Let's look at two qb's Matt Ryan and Drew Brees last night. When the center failed to get the snap to Matty Ice, he backed away and let the Saints have great field position and no less than a field goal. When Drew Brees threw an interception to Abraham, who made a great athletic play, Brees saved a td by tackling the defensive end. That is a swing of no less than ten points in a game settled by only three.
You want to know an interesting stat in ten seasons in the NFL, Drew has fumbled the ball 14 times, he has lost only two. He has personally recovered seven of those fourteen fumbles. He is not willing to give up the ball. I don't want him getting hurt, but I also don't want him losing that competitive edge.
I'd like to answer several talking heads, who have been blogging and saying that Matty Ice is the best qb in the NFC South:
Road records (last three seasons):
Brees 15 - 9
Ryan 13 - 11
Playoff record (last three seasons):
Brees 3 - 0
Ryan 0 - 1
Number of 4000 yards seasons (last three seasons):
Number of 400 completion seasons (Last three seasons):
Number of 65% completion percentage (Last three seasons):
TD's last three seasons:
Int Pct. Last three seasons:
QB Rating last three seasons:
BTW, Brees became the first passer to have three 400 completion seasons and needs 15 completions against Tampa Bay to break his own single season completion record. Because of this season's 21 interceptions, Ryan leads in one category interception percentage. I would argue, if he didn't have Michael Turner, he would not have so few int's.