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Tebow over Rodgers? QB stat says yes

Posted on: October 10, 2011 9:48 pm
Edited on: October 11, 2011 12:45 am
 
Who ya got, Aaron Rodgers or Tim Tebow? No, seriously. (Getty Images/US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

We're sure a lot of work went into ESPN's new Total QBR metric. But based on its Week 5 output, we're guessing this thing isn't so much a fancy tabulatin' machine as a random name generator. Because that's the only logical explanation for how Tim Tebow's two quarters of football against the Chargers could rank him ahead of Aaron Rodgers and his performance in Atlanta.

And we could understand if, say, Tebow had a lights-out effort Sunday afternoon. He did not. In fact, he was slightly better than the guy he replaced, Kyle Orton, who everyone agrees was absolutely dreadful.

Tebow's final line -- passing: 4 for 10 for 79 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT; rushing: 6 for 38, 1 TD.
Rodgers' final line -- passing: 26 for 39 for 396 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT; rushing: 1 for -1, 0 TD.

So, yeah, that makes a ton of sense.

According to QBR, Tebow was the fifth-best quarterback in Week 5, behind Alex Smith, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees and Matt Cassel, and ahead of the Rodgers and Tom Brady. No word if Tebow got extra QBR points for Brandon Lloyd intentionally dropping the two-point conversion.


Skip Bayless, everybody!

It gets better: Orton, who was 6 for 13 for 34 yards and an interception, ranked dead last in Week 5, according QBR's Random Wheel of Destiny. By the way, last week's Hank Williams Jr. public relations debacle might have been less embarrassing for ESPN.

via PFT

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Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: October 15, 2011 8:09 pm
 

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Stokomo..........  I don't think so, you should check out all the stuff Ryan Wilson wrote here at cbs, have you seen the Tim tebow watch he wrote almost every week. He does not write anything about Tim Tebow that he is not serious about, better check and read everything here first before stupidly commenting, check your facts...... And i am not the only one here commenting that Ryan Wilson is wrong so don't just put out my name out you should post all the names who commented here.....



Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 10:02 am
 

Tebow over Rodgers? QB stat says yes

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Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:08 am
 

Tebow over Rodgers? QB stat says yes

Do not get the Tebow fanfare from this writer, you should just make a website solely dedicated to Tim Tebow. Maybe you got it all wrong it should be Rodgers over Tebow. He has accomplished a lot and he is a better quarterback. given a few years maybe Tebow can catch up. But as for being the better player hands downit is definitely Rodgers.



Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 12:42 am
 

Tebow over Rodgers? QB stat says yes

The more I think about it, the more I believe football analysts/commentators/experts are trying to come up with a method for rating football players for fantasy rankings similar to sabermetrics in baseball.  In the case of QBs, passer rating and QBR are synonomous with ERA and WHIP for pitchers.  For Tebow to have a higher QBR than Rodgers is like a reliever that pitches 1 or 2 innings and has an ERA of 1.5 compared to a starting pitcher that has a quality start but has an ERA of 3.0  A starter lasting 7 innings is obviously worth more than a reliever coming in for 1 inning over the course of the season. BUT, you might argue there is still value to a reliever consistentlyentering in the late innings and keeping your team competitive.  I don't think it's fair to extrapolate a relievers stats as if he pitched a full 9 innings.  Nor is it fair to extrapolate Tebow's perforance in one half as if he played a full game.


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