Weigh-In Wednesday IX

Oh yeah, a good week!  I am down to 176.2.  Fun fact, I noticed that some of my shirts that were starting to get tight around the neck, now fit again.  I am a happy camper.

This week I would like to weigh-in on Joe Flacco’s comments about being the best quarterback in the NFL.  Actually, I just want to comment about what I heard on a Pittsburgh radio station about it.  The host had Flacco’s agent on and they debated about the comment.  The people calling in were so outraged that Flacco and his agent would say such things.  At least the host of the show was rational.

Obviously Flacco thinks he is one of the best QBs in the league.  I bet almost every player thinks they are the best.  Then people were calling in saying that Flacco is a bum and/or a very mediocre QB.  Granted, I do not believe he is one of the five best (that is what his agent said), but I think you could make an argument for him being in that 10-15 range.  This reminds me of the argument that Imler and I had during the Super Bowl.  Off the top of my head this is my list of the best QBs:

Drew Brees
Tom Brady
Aaron Rodgers
Ben Roethlisberger
Eli Manning
Philip Rivers
Tony Romo
Matt Schaub
Matthew Stafford
Matt Ryan
Joe Flacco
Jay Cutler
Cam Newton
Mark Sanchez
Sam Bradford

When Imler and I argued, I said that Tebow was in the top 15 if you consider that winning is important.  Based on last year, I would probably put him with that bottom five.  I think you could probably shift the Matt’s around and make an argument for all of them.

Anyways, Flacco is not as horrible as Pittsburgh fans like to think and what he said is not really all that shocking.

4 thoughts on “Weigh-In Wednesday IX

  1. That was a good argument. I still don’t put Tebow in the top 15, even based on winning. As I previously argued, he didn’t win, his defense and his kicker won.

    That being said, on your main point about Flacco, I think you are right on. Pittsburgh fans are too rough on him. I think he’s only a tier below Rapistburger, er… Roethlisberger. I’d say that he is clearly better thann Bradford, Cutler, Sanchez, and probably Stafford. Newton really has potential.

    Also, did you intentionally leave Peyton off that list?

  2. Yeah what the f? Where’s manning? And if you’re wondering what to get me for my birthday, a manning jersey will do.

  3. As I said, it was basically off the top of my head. I omitted Peyton Manning because he did not play last year. I struggle with where to rank Michael Vick. I would probably put him somewhere in there with that bottom seven.

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