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QBs in Focus: Drew Brees

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Though we certainly miss football during the offseason, it’s always a good time to take a step back and analyze our plethora of data. We’re often so busy grading and collecting data during the season that we’re unable to put ...

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Old 07-18-2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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Though we certainly miss football during the offseason, it’s always a good time to take a step back and analyze our plethora of data.

We’re often so busy grading and collecting data during the season that we’re unable to put a lot of the information to good use. With that said, we’ve decided to declare June as “QB Month” as we break down NFL quarterbacks every which way.

We’re going to examine quarterbacks from a number of situations before looking at each of them individually. The grades and numbers should reveal each quarterback’s strengths and weaknesses from the 2013 season.

As we go through this series, it’s important to understand the relationship between QB Rating (NFL’s version) and PFF Grade.

While QB Rating is obviously supposed to be a QB statistic, it’s actually a better gauge of what the entire offense did in a given situation. This is the type of information that is actually extremely valuable to our NFL team customers as their game planning efforts must go towards stopping an entire passing offense, not just the quarterback.

If the quarterback throws an easy dump off pass to the RB who then weaves through the defense for the touchdown, it’s certainly not a great indicator of quarterbacking skill as it is the running back and defense accounting for the majority of the work on the play. Of course the QB Rating will look quite shiny in that situation.

On the other hand, PFF Grade is a good indicator of how well the quarterback actually performed in a given situation. Whether they throw an accurate pass that was dropped, or perhaps an inaccurate one that should have been intercepted and the defense dropped, the PFF grade will account for those situations with a positive and a negative grade respectively while QB Rating will simply reflect the 0-for-1 passing.

It’s important to distinguish between QB Rating and PFF grade, though there’s a good chance they’ll match up in most situations.

After taking a look at the entire league in various situations, it’s time to break down each quarterback individually.



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5 years from now NewCo will be formed and NewCo will publish "Be$t Player Ranking$." NewCo's rankings will be superior in every way and NewCo will have a chart to prove it. Just make sure to patronize NewCo's adverti$ers.

Meanwhile failcon fans will still argue their QB with no rings is somehow the best ever. And E$PN will still publish its own list of 15 top 5 QBs this week.

E$PN fill-in-blanks journali$m is a big part of this: Is [player name here] an elite QB? Stats from [business name here] show [player name] can be elite. [Journali$t name here] said last week that [player name] is [tard comment here] and of course [player name] won last Sunday. [Player name] doesn't have any rings but he looks super!
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