Article: "The Kolb Delusion"
Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:22 PM
Interesting banter from a former Football Outsiders writer about Kolb, Fitz, and other scrubs...
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:08 PM
There's no real downside to the signing. He'll bridge us to our franchise quarterback and will prove to be capable back up.
Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:58 PM
Best qb-related article I've read in a long time. Thanks for finding and sharing. Not that my opinion matters, but I think this should be linked to on the TBD main page.
It makes the point I've been making: when salary is factored out, Fitzpatrick is better than Kolb (who sucks). The Bills, because of a terrible contract handed out by Nix, were forced to downgrade an already bad QB situation.
I'm becoming more and more convinced that the Bills will take a QB at #8. The present situation is untenable.
Edited by dave mcbride, 08 April 2013 - 10:05 PM.
Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:06 PM
Yup. And once you start getting sacked too much, as a qb, you become damaged mentally. He's the qb equivalent of a traumatized child.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:45 PM
Aaron Rodgers was sacked more than any other QB this season and he seems to be ok. It all comes down to toughness. All these guys are tough, including guys like Trent, but some of these guys can take the hits better than others. I would think someone like Kolb can take hits with the best of them.
I dont ever remember a team questioning Rodgers toughness which I cant say for Kolb. Just when I think the Kool-aid drinkers cant get anymore delusional we get a Rodgers-Kolb comparison. And if Kolb had the same attempts as Rodgers and he would of been on pace for a 81 sack season.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:19 AM
I'll take a wait and see when pre season starts and see what he's got. He has showed flashes of greatness. Should be fun.
The writer doesn't mention it but there are a quite a few joureymen type QBs that have gone on to do some pretty good things. Jake Delhomme, Rich Gannon, Craig Morton, Matt Hasselbeck, Curt Warner, Brad Johnson. So it is possible.
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