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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Another high-flying NFL season is about to start, and that's great news for quarterbacks and for fans of the high-tech air assault that defines modern pro football. After all, it's never been easier to pass the ball in the NFL. ...

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Old 08-26-2010, 08:20 PM   #1
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Another high-flying NFL season is about to start, and that's great news for quarterbacks and for fans of the high-tech air assault that defines modern pro football.
After all, it's never been easier to pass the ball in the NFL. Just look at the long list of passing records that have fallen in recent years:
Peyton Manning set the record for passer rating in 2004 (121.1).
Drew Brees set the record for completions in 2007 (440).
Tom Brady set a new standard for touchdown passes in 2007 (50).
Brees rewrote the record for completion percentage in 2009 (70.62).
Brett Favre set virtually every career passing mark in recent years, including new standards for completions, attempts, yards and touchdowns that he'll pad here in 2010.
And perhaps most importantly, the 2008 and 2009 seasons were the best passing years in NFL history, with record leaguewide passer ratings of 81.5 and 81.2, respectively.
With all the gaudy passing stats of the past decade, you'd think that scoring is at an alltime high, too.
But you'd be wrong. Way wrong.
The truth is the revolution in the modern passing game has not produced a revolution on the scoreboard. The truth is offenses scored at a greater clip back when the helmets were leather and the handoff was the preferred offensive weapon.


Read more: NFL offenses rely too much on pass, and*scoring suffers - Kerry J. Byrne - SI.com

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Old 08-26-2010, 10:50 PM   #2
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I love the passing game. Hi I'm your Captian Drew Bress, get ready for the 2010 passing season.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:34 AM   #3
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Hell yeahh,,,,,,,,,,,
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