NFL Passer Ratings

Bryan just called me asking what I thought of Kerry Collins’ negative-seven yard passing performance yesterday. I pulled up the box score for the game to review his stat line (2 for 12 for -7 yards, 0 TDs and a pick) and said “well there have been worse performances.” After Bryan understandably expressed his confusion about my confidence in that remark I read the last number on the stat line: “as bad as it was he still had a 4.9 passer rating and we know that there are definitely players who have had passer ratings of 0.0″ to which we wondered just how bad a quarterback would have to play in order to earn that dreadful 0.0 mark. Well after some brief discussion on the matter Bryan pointed out that this could turn into a pretty good post to which I simply responded “I’m on it.” Continue reading

The Ineptitude of the Cardinals Franchise

I’m talking about the football team. The current Arizona Cardinals. The former Chicago and St. Louis Cardinals. Not the baseball team Albert Pujols plays for now.

Anyway, this is a paragraph straight from the latest Sports Illustrated, which has an article about those Super Bowl-bound Cardinals. I had to post this. It’s like 10 stats of the day in one, and just hilarious in general. So enjoy the following quoted excerpt.

“Still, coaches have enjoyed job security compared with Cardinals quarterbacks. Since 1960 the team has had 39 starting QBs. In 1950 Jim Hardy threw eight interceptions in the season opener. In late ’73 Gary Keithley had a passer rating of 0.00 in consecutive weeks. In 1981 the Cards snapped a nine-year streak without a quarterback sneak. And yet, in ’95, they allowed a 76-yard sneak to Kansas City QB Steve Bono, one of the slowest players in the league.”

That’s just downright hilarious.

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