Perfect! One for each side of the ball.
Let’s start with Michael Vick. The folks at Pro Football Focus, one of those websites with a focus on stats that really no one other than coaches should care about, did give us one little nugget to show how pathetic and generally terrible Michael Vick is at the quarterback position: he’s second in the league in “time to throw,” at 3.12 seconds. Only rookie Russell Wilson takes longer– 3.14 seconds. Vick also leads the league in drop backs (thanks, Andy), with 366. So, I got my math on: 3.12 times 366 equals 1,141 seconds, or, 19:03. Vick has spent over 19 minutes standing or running (“time to throw” counts until throw, sack, or scramble) in no man’s land. Tom Brady, who has a league-best 2.49 triple-t? 13:90. That’s right, Michael Vick has spent more than five minutes longer looking to make a pass than Tom Brady, in just the first eight weeks of the season, and that’s with perhaps the worst offensive line in the history of the history of the history of football! How Vick isn’t dead is beyond me.
Turning over to the defense, something Vick does as quickly and jarringly as I just did: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had some interesting things to say today about how his peers around the league feel about the Philadelphia Eagles. Let’s hear those things! From Philly.com:
Eagles cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie said the word around the league on the Birds' defense is “y’all guys are talented, but y’all don’t wanna hit nobody.”
Rodgers-Cromartie says the defense has to go out and show the “want to” to disprove that notion. “Until you fix it, it’s always going to show itself,” he said. “Everybody looks at us as a ‘pretty’ defense that don’t wanna be physical. We gotta go out and make a name for ourselves.”
Yeah, people around the league think the Eagles are a bunch of pussies. I hate this team.