Posts Tagged ‘Tarvaris Jackson’

The Crack Smoker Is Back

December 17, 2007

Tempting as it is to engage Andy on his nerf punting prowess, I’ll pass.

But on Greg Jennings, I’ll happily answer his rather bizarre claims. Andy has been a Jennings doubter since early last year, for no apparent reason. (Just as he is quick with his man-crushes, he is fast with his man-aversions, if you will. And speaking of man-crushes, as I’m writing this, Andy’s current man-crush, Tarvaris Jackson, threw his second interception of the first half.)

Back to Jennings. He is currently the 13th receiver in the NFL in yards per game. And he’s 4th — that’s right, 4th — in touchdown receptions. Did I mention that he missed two games? Factor that in and he’s scoring TDs at a better pace than any receiver in the league other than Randy Moss. All that, and Andy concedes Jennings “isn’t bad — he’s very good?” That’s it?

And here’s a question that should end this silly debate: If Jennings causes Favre to throw risky passes, why is Favre having his best season ever in terms of pass attempts to interception ratio? See this article, which reads, in relevant part: “He’s on pace to surpass his career marks in completion percentage, yards passing and fewest interceptions per attempts.”

Response to crack smoking accusation

December 5, 2007

To the untrained eye, Steve’s response to my Tarvaris Jackson warning may have seemed critical or “mocking” as he prefers. But my interpretation is that he is actually fighting himself right now not to agree with me. His comment that Tarvaris doesn’t “completely suck” may have seemed like a non-comment to most, but considering how many times Steve has bashed Tarvaris and overstated his poor quality, not “completely sucking” from Steve is a verbal step up from being “horrible”, the “worst QB in the NFL”, “just another one of your lame mancrushes” etc. Now, I think it’s fair we give Tarvaris until the end of the season to prove he’s got some game, but if he does that, Steve will need to hold himself accountable for his position that Tarvaris is not quality.


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