Cult of the Quarterback: NFL QB Rules Erode the Game

Posted: 26th November 2009 by David Xaviel is the Real Mr. X in NFL
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Here is a topic that grinds my gears: the debate on whether the NFL should inordinately protect the quarterback, and whether it makes the game better. Frankly, I think it makes the game worse. To me, it is the same as home runs from steroids, only in the NFL it is a codified inflation of stats. Statistics don't make the game better, they make it worse. It is that simple.á Remember the movie The Incredibles ? In this case, stats aren't special when nearly every quarterback has comparable stats. The numbers are nihilistic. Rather than making the game exciting, they become more of a sedative than an endorphin. Since 2004, two quarterbacksùPeyton Manning and Tom Bradyùhave broken the single-season record for touchdown passes, with Daunte Culpepper also coming close. Never mind that Randy ...

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