How ’bout them Broncos?
So, after a year and four games I am willing to admit that John Elway was right and I was wrong. Peyton Manning was a superior choice at QB than Tim Tebow.
I still think Tebow should get a chance, and he would, I believe, be an upgrade at QB for several current NFL teams, including the NY Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars, but c’est la vie. Tim needs to work out his own life and as much as I enjoyed watching him pull miracles on the field, I have to agree that the current juggernaut that the Broncos have become is a more comfortable viewing experience.
I really haven’t been paying that much attention to the NFL so far this year. It is impossible to live in the Denver area and not be inundated with Denver Broncos status, so I know most of what’s going on at Dove Valley and Mile High stadium, but beyond that I haven’t watched a game or paid much attention to the stats.
Looking over the current rankings, ratings and win-loss records, here are my thoughts so far, for teams other than the one wearing orange and a horse-head on their helmets:
- Tom Brady is probably doing more to demonstrate why I think he’s the best QB in the NFL right now than he has done in some time. Yes the Patriots are struggling, yes Brady’s stats are probably the lowest they’ve been in a decade or more, yes, they have yet to play an elite NFL team, but dude, they’re 4-0 with an entirely new set of receivers, many of whom are rank rookies, and Brady is still managing to win with them.
- RG3 and Michael Vick are doing a real good job demonstrating why an NFL team might prefer a Peyton Manning style QB to a Tim Tebow style QB. Sure they are fun to watch, but people are starting to wonder if RG3 will ever fully recover from his knee injury last year, and Michael Vick is running around like a lunatic, but both teams are 1-3, and barely 1-3 at that.
- Dallas. Ha. Another year of mediocrity. Romo is having a pretty solid season again, but Dallas simply seems incapable of crawling out of the ranks of NFL also-rans. I suspect the NFC East will come down to the last week of the season again, and whatever team manages to scrape out a 9-7 season will win the division and get summarily kicked out of the playoffs by a serious contender.
- I think Seattle is over-rated.
- Tonight’s game will go a long way to show if the Saints are back to their Super Bowl form or if they will have to fight to reach the playoffs again.
- I wonder how long it will be in NYC before people start calling for Eli Manning to be benched. I’ve always thought Eli was overrated, but this year he has been simply awful. The entire Giants team strategy right now seems to be “throw the ball as far as Eli can and hope for the best.”
- Pittsburgh is 0-4 and looking like they’re really worse than that.