Saturday, September 05, 2009

Russell Is Right On Track

I came across some very interesting statistics in the most recent EPSN magazine. Stat guru KC Joyner compared Russell with Joe Flaco and Matt Ryan. The comparison was for the last 7 games of the 2008 season.

I can't tell you how many times I've heard and read 'Russell is a bust' ... 'this is a do or die year for Russell' ... ' Yeah look at Ryan and Flacco' ... 'Russell isn't progressing fast enough' etc.

Russell was in his first full season at the helm last year. The last 7 games of the season showed his true development and overall progress as a QB.

If Flacco and Ryan are considered the "gold" standard for first year QBs, what does it mean if Russell had a higher QB rating than both of them for the final 7 games? What it means to me is that Russell is right on track (if not ahead of schedule) with his career development.

QB Category

QB Rating88.58184.8


Blogger Stick'em said...

Holy Crap! Richard Seymour just traded to the Raiders for a 2011 draft pick...

That'll fix the run "D"... maybe

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Tooz 72 said...

CJ, Rankin made the team. I'd like to see him get some playing time. What an exciting dude. It's taking away some of the sting of losing Garcia. He was no QB of the future -- we've supposedly got one of them already -- but he was a much-needed steady hand to either 1) develop JamRuss or 2) fill in for his pine-riding butt.

Ah, the return of the season. Was going to be at the Monday night game but now have to be in NJ on biz travel.

Looking forward to the good blogwork this year.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great comparison numbers on Russell versus the other young "phenoms" QBs. The pundits won't give Russell and the Raiders credit until it becomes obvious. It just way too fashionable and fun to bash the Silver and Black right now. But, times..they are a' changin'.....

8:49 AM  

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