Indy5 wrote: Bison-Vikes #1 wrote:
The Schwab wrote:I guess that's what happens when they reach for a qb in the first round that would have been available in the third or fourth round.
Here's some interesting information on comparing Ponder to "Franchise QBs".
Class of 2012 - Luck #1 (2/4), Griffin III #2 (3/4), Tannehill 8 (3/4)
Class of 2011 - Newton #1 (3/4), Locker #8 (4/4), Gabbert #10 (3/4)
Class of 2010 - Bradford #1 (2/4)
Class of 2009 - Stafford #1 (2/4), Sanchez #5 (4/4)
In 4 QB categories, Yds, Completions, TDs, and INTs: Ponder is ahead of the QBs above a minimum of 2 of 4.
Is he really doing that bad or do you simply not like the guy?
As others have said, it's not all about stats. The eye test is more important. You can't argue that Percy is an elite receiver. His only problem is he's hurt a lot. Out of that list, I only take him over Sanchez and Locker. I could also note that a couple of those guys are reaches as well, but I guess that happens when you need a franchise QB.
Well, stats are what we use to compare athletes. The rest is all up for debate because it is opinion. I find it humorous that stats really don't count if they don't back up one's opinion. My position all along has been that he wasn't that much of a reach at the point he was drafted and don't believe he would have been there in the second round. The stats are to show that he has comparable numbers to QBs who were all drafted higher. A number of you have stated you would take him over some of the QBs listed, so I believe I made my point.
I would like to know how many of the Ponder haters on here have ever played the QB position at any level. Have ever been behind a bad offensive line and have an idea what goes through your head as the pass rush is bearing down on you.
Indy5, you also stated that Newton wouldn't be a good QB in the NFL and shouldn't be drafted in the top 25. With all due respect, I will take my stats and you can use your eye test and other intangibles. IMO, give him a full year and then make a decision, that's only fair.