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QB Power Rankings - Week 7

Tuesday, Oct, 16 2012

My Week 7 QB Power Rankings... Wilson CATAPULTS while Kolb and Bradford PLUMMET

1.) Matt Ryan (ATL):  Another big week for the leading MVP candidate (-)

2.) El Manning (NYG): A HUGE weekend for Eli and the Giants in San Francisco (+4)

3.) Peyton Manning (DEN): One Word:  COMEBACK, Two Words:  SAN DIEGO (+4)

4.) Drew Brees (NO): Can the Saints make a run at 1-4 after the BYE (-)

5.) Aaron Rodgers (GB): “Shhhhh” but can  he do it again? (+5)

6.) Joe Flacco (BAL): a bounce back week for Flacco though he was outshined by some Super Bowl guys (-2)

7.) Tom Brady (NE): You have to score TDs in the NFL or you will get burned(-4)

8.) Matt Schaub (HOU): Completely unimpressed Sunday Night (-6)

9.) Robert Griffin III (WAS): Simply AMAZING performance against the Vikings (+5)

10.) Andy Dalton (CIN): Solid week but back-to-back loses to Miami & Cleveland? (-2)

11.) Ben Roethlisberger (PIT): Not a good week but not as bad as some (-)

12.) Jay Cutler (CHI):  Up four spots on a bye shows you how bad some were this week (+4)

13.) Alex Smith (SF): 4-2 but falling out of  favor in San Fran(-5)

14.) Russell Wilson (SEA): His 4th quarter performance warrants this high of a jump (+10)

15.) Matthew Stafford (DET):  Wonder if his 4th quarter performance was the start of what we expected from him this year (+3)

16.) Christian Ponder (MIN): 3-early field goals…if any are TDs, outcome may have changed (-4)

17.) Andrew Luck (IND): Rex Ryan made him look like a rookie (-4)

18.) Phillip Rivers (SD): I went to bed thinking the game was over…oops! (-3)

19.) Michael Vick (PHI): Vowed he would commit less turnovers, how did that go? (-3)

20.) Cam Newton (CAR): Wonder how the bye week might change things? (-)

21.) Tony Romo (DAL): Dez Bryant isn’t helping the Romo hate (+2)

22.) Ryan Tannehill (MIA): You win in this league, you make fans quickly (+5)

23.) Blaine Gabbert (JAX): Plain Blaine…bye week, nothing new (-1)

24.) Mark Sanchez (NYJ): Tebow who? (+4)

25.) Josh Freeman (TB): I had Tampa in the post season because of Josh…Sunday is what I thought we would see (+4)

26.) Ryan Fitzpatrick (BUF): Team won but Fitzpatrick was subpar (-)

27.) Kevin Kolb (ARZ):  Dropped this far because it may be Skelton time soon (-10)

28.) Matt Hasselbeck (TEN): Feeling good after coming back on Pittsburgh (+2)

29.) Carson Palmer (OAK): You see flashes…the good and the bad (-4)

30.) Brandon Weeden (CLE): Finally down the turnovers and look what happened (+1)

31.) Sam Bradford (STL): Can you name one of his receivers (who didn’t play at Wisconsin) (-10)

32.) Brady Quinn (KC):  Fans may cheer for Cassel to return! (-)

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Feeling better?

Monday, Oct, 15 2012

Heading into this past football weekend, Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer fans had more collective “concern” about their teams than any time in recent memory.  Wisconsin was off to a tough 3-2 start but their record did not necessarily reflect how the season was going.  The Packers were 2-3 and going up against a 5-0 team that many had pegged as the favorite in the AFC; 2-4 may have been too big of a hole to dig out of. However, convincing wins by both teams may be enough to turn the confidence around for many.

The Badgers win over Purdue isn’t necessarily a “season saver” for the small percent of fans who believe its National Title or bust, but it put Wisconsin in position to obtain their number goal of the year; Rose Bowl.  By taking out Purdue, Wisconsin has, essentially, a two game lead in the Leaders Division of the Big Ten which would guarantee them a spot in the Big Ten Title Game in Indy.  Winner of that game goes to the Rose Bowl.  It helps that Ohio State and Penn State are ineligible, but if Wisconsin made it to Pasadena for a 3rd straight year, feelings will definitely change about the year.

The Packers situation was a little more interesting when it came to season outlook.  I felt that a lost for Green Bay would have been too big of a hole to dig out of considering what the rest of the schedule looked like.  Anyway, I felt a win would be the turning point of the season that put this team where I originally thought they would be; the Super Bowl.  Now, there is a long way to go and a lot of capable NFC teams that will be in the fight but nothing is guaranteed.  So the win puts them back in the conversation.  Obviously a long way to go but if they can repeat the performance from Sunday night in the next three games (St. Louis, Jacksonville, Arizona), the Packers will be just fine heading into the bye.  Again, they have to continue that what they started.  This whole “Aaron Rodgers quitted the critics” notion is nice, but if they don’t follow throw the heat will come back twice as hard!

A good Wisconsin sports weekend and a building point for two teams whose fans expect the most!  As is well once again in the dairy state.

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QB Power Rankings - Week 6

Tuesday, Oct, 9 2012

A look at my week 6 QB Power Rankings...Andrew Luck the biggest climber while Matt Cassel falls to the bottom.

1.) Matt Ryan (ATL):  Another big week for the leading MVP candidate (-)

2.) Matt Schaub (HOU): ESPN pointed-out his play-action game...we will see if Green Bay notices (-)

3.) Tom Brady (NE): Allowing his running game to win games and still getting his numbers (+1)

4.) Drew Brees (NO): Tough year for Brees...team is 0-4 but he continues to shine (+1)

5.) Joe Flacco (BAL): A rough week but his team is still 4-1 on the year (-2)

6.) El Manning (NYG): If Jim Harbuagh was "Captain Comeback"...what should Eli be? (+3)

7.) Peyton Manning (DEN): Continues to look great, tough schedule has Broncos 2-3 (+1)

8.) Alex Smith (SF): Smith not needing to be an elite QB will keep him in this range (+3)

9.) Andy Dalton (CIN): Laying an egg is an understatement for losing at home to Miami (-2)

10.) Aaron Rodgers (GB): What happened to the MVP? (-4)

11.) Ben Roethlisberger (PIT): Game winning drive drew the praise of his coach (+2)

12.) Christian Ponder (MIN): Continues to not lose games for the Vikings (-)

13.) Andrew Luck (IND): This weakest biggest jump goes to the guy that everyone is in love with (+6)

14.) Robert Griffin III (WAS): Concussion has paved the way for Luck to hop him (-4)

15.) Phillip Rivers (SD):  An injured left tackle may have cost him a shot to beat the Saints (+1)

16.) Jay Cutler (CHI):  Another week of looking great for Jay as the Bears are 4-1 at their bye (+5)

17.) Kevin Kolb (ARZ):  Kolb couldn't stay upright...not all his fault (-3)

18.) Matthew Stafford (DET):  QB play league wide is so average, Stafford climbs without playing (+2)

19.) Michael Vick (PHI): Good News; another comeback (sorta of), Bad News; more turnovers (-3)

20.) Cam Newton (CAR): QB's with attitudes fall out of favor FAST!  Right Mr. Cutler? (-3)

21.) Sam Bradford (STL): Another Rams win with another average Bradford day (+3)

22.) Blaine Gabbert (JAX): His team losing 41-3 hurts him in the rankings (-4)

23.) Tony Romo (DAL): A week off and all I can think of is Monday vs the Bears (-1)

24.) Russell Wilson (SEA): Got the win, put up yards but too many turnovers as Flynn waits another week (+2)

25.) Carson Palmer (OAK): We will see if the Bye week helps the former #1 pick (-)

26.) Ryan Fitzpatrick (BUF): Bill have been outscored 90-17 in their last 6-quarters (-3)

27.) Ryan Tannehill (MIA): Playing on the road is tough for rookies...Tannehill has done well there (+3)

28.) Mark Sanchez (NYJ): Played better than everyone (Tebow included) thought he would Monday...(+4)

29.) Josh Freeman (TB): Lots to prove with his team 1-3 coming off a bye (-)

30.) Matt Hasselbeck (TEN): A rough start to filling in for Locker (-1)

31.) Brandon Weeden (CLE): Great plays and turnovers can't be equal to win games (-)

32.) Matt Cassel (KC): Ouch!  Cheered for getting hurt?  KC fans are tasteless...Brady Quinn? (-5)

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QB Power Rankings

Tuesday, Oct, 2 2012

Every website and expert goes through their "weekly power rankings" giving you their opinions on the best team in the NFL.  I have done this in the past but am hoping to put a J-Hull twist on it.  After watching an epic battle between Jay Cutler and Tony Romo on Monday night, I thought about looking at the league's QBs and ranking them...

1.) Matt Ryan (ATL):  Ryan has been a HUGE factor in Falcons perfect start...best in league so far

2.) Matt Schaub (HOU): Like Ryan, Schaub has stepped his game up for an unbeaten team

3.) Joe Flacco (BAL): Ravens are relying on him more in 2012 and the team is benefiting

4.) Tom Brady (NE): His 2nd half against the Bills was UNREAL!  Remains one of the best in the game

5.) Drew Brees (NO): Tough year for Brees...team is 0-4 but he continues to shine

6.) Aaron Rodgers (GB): Offensive looked normal Sunday...is this a starting point or was it the just the Saints

7.) Andy Dalton (CIN): A star target (A.J Green) is making his life easy

8.) Peyton Manning (DEN): Durability is still a concern but the guy can still play

9.) El Manning (NYG): It was weird seeing Eli NOT lead a game winning drive Sunday night

10.) Robert Griffin III (WAS): Sunday's game-winning drive was performed without helmet communication

11.) Alex Smith (SF): Smith not needing to be an elite QB will keep him in this range

12.) Christian Ponder (MIN): Only NFL started who has not thrown a pick this year

13.) Ben Roethlisberger (PIT): Big numbers for Ben but a 1-2 record and lack of clutch throws

14.) Kevin Kolb (ARZ):  Kolb is unblemished as the starter; Skelton who?

15.) Michael Vick (PHI): Lots of turnovers but 3-game winning drives...best of both worlds

16.) Phillip Rivers (SD):  Chargers are 3-1 but Rivers has been blah...

17.) Cam Newton (CAR): Nothing overly special, teammates have questioned his attitude...not good

18.) Blaine Gabbert (JAX): Yeah, Gabbert is this high.  5-TD vs just 1-INT.  He is playing solid so far

19.) Andrew Luck (IND): Luck's skill set has shown, just needs to get to NFL decision making standards

20.) Matthew Stafford (DET):  Last year, 41-touchdown passes...on pace for 12 this year

21.) Jay Cutler (CHI):  When he is good, he looks really good

22.) Tony Romo (DAL): When his is bad, he looks really bad...

23.) Ryan Fitzpatrick (BUF): Leads the league in TDs...but 2nd in picks

24.) Sam Bradford (STL): Team is 2-2...not sure how much of that is Bradford

25.) Carson Palmer (OAK): Raiders will be paying for trading for him for years...

26.) Russell Wilson (SEA): Love fest over?  Fans are starting to talk about Matt Flynn

27.) Matt Cassell (KC): If Dewayne Bowe is so good, how is Cassell so bad?

28.) Matt Hasselbeck (TEN): He replaces Locker...good luck in Tennessee!

29.) Josh Freeman (TB): Expected so much more from him this year

30.) Ryan Tannehill (MIA): 2012 version of Blaine Gabbert...curious about 2013

31.) Brandon Weeden (CLE): Has show some promise...but has also tossed 7-picks

32.) Mark Sanchez (NYJ): Tim Tebow, that is all...

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posted by: The Home Stretch with Justin Hull 18 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


QB Power Rankings

Tuesday, Oct, 2 2012

Every website and expert goes through their "weekly power rankings" giving you their opinions on the best team in the NFL.  I have done this in the past but am hoping to put a J-Hull twist on it.  After watching an epic battle between Jay Cutler and Tony Romo on Monday night, I thought about looking at the league's QBs and ranking them...

1.) Matt Ryan (ATL):  Ryan has been a HUGE factor in Falcons perfect start...best in league so far

2.) Matt Schaub (HOU): Like Ryan, Schaub has stepped his game up for an unbeaten team

3.) Joe Flacco (BAL): Ravens are relying on him more in 2012 and the team is benefiting

4.) Tom Brady (NE): His 2nd half against the Bills was UNREAL!  Remains one of the best in the game

5.) Drew Brees (NO): Tough year for Brees...team is 0-4 but he continues to shine

6.) Aaron Rodgers (GB): Offensive looked normal Sunday...is this a starting point or was it the just the Saints

7.) Andy Dalton (CIN): A star target (A.J Green) is making his life easy

8.) Peyton Manning (DEN): Durability is still a concern but the guy can still play

9.) El Manning (NYG): It was weird seeing Eli NOT lead a game winning drive Sunday night

10.) Robert Griffin III (WAS): Sunday's game-winning drive was performed without helmet communication

11.) Alex Smith (SF): Smith not needing to be an elite QB will keep him in this range

12.) Christian Ponder (MIN): Only NFL started who has not thrown a pick this year

13.) Ben Roethlisberger (PIT): Big numbers for Ben but a 1-2 record and lack of clutch throws

14.) Kevin Kolb (ARZ):  Kolb is unblemished as the starter; Skelton who?

15.) Michael Vick (PHI): Lots of turnovers but 3-game winning drives...best of both worlds

16.) Phillip Rivers (SD):  Chargers are 3-1 but Rivers has been blah...

17.) Cam Newton (CAR): Nothing overly special, teammates have questioned his attitude...not good

18.) Blaine Gabbert (JAX): Yeah, Gabbert is this high.  5-TD vs just 1-INT.  He is playing solid so far

19.) Andrew Luck (IND): Luck's skill set has shown, just needs to get to NFL decision making standards

20.) Matthew Stafford (DET):  Last year, 41-touchdown passes...on pace for 12 this year

21.) Jay Cutler (CHI):  When he is good, he looks really good

22.) Tony Romo (DAL): When his is bad, he looks really bad...

23.) Ryan Fitzpatrick (BUF): Leads the league in TDs...but 2nd in picks

24.) Sam Bradford (STL): Team is 2-2...not sure how much of that is Bradford

25.) Carson Palmer (OAK): Raiders will be paying for trading for him for years...

26.) Russell Wilson (SEA): Love fest over?  Fans are starting to talk about Matt Flynn

27.) Matt Cassell (KC): If Dewayne Bowe is so good, how is Cassell so bad?

28.) Matt Hasselbeck (TEN): He replaces Locker...good luck in Tennessee!

29.) Josh Freeman (TB): Expected so much more from him this year

30.) Ryan Tannehill (MIA): 2012 version of Blaine Gabbert...curious about 2013

31.) Brandon Weeden (CLE): Has show some promise...but has also tossed 7-picks

32.) Mark Sanchez (NYJ): Tim Tebow, that is all...

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