A lot being made of Jones being flaming garbage, especially this past Sunday (including me). A funny thing happened on the way to the lynching though, his numbers actually were pretty good. Granted, it took a great play by DHB to take a horrendous pick six off the board, but let's not pretend that Ben does not throw awful interceptions too.
Below is a list of the primary backup QBs for every team at the beginning of this season. How many can you honestly say is better than Landry? I do not mean "has more upside" or "will be better in future years." I mean, who would give us a better chance to win this Sunday in the playoffs if Ben could not go? Are there even ten?
Drew Stanton, Cardinals
AJ McCarron, Bengals
Josh McCown, Browns
Geno Smith, Jets
Colt McCoy, Redskins
Colin Kaepernick, 49ers
Brian Hoyer, Bears
Luke McCown, Saints
Derek Anderson, Panthers
Mike Glennon, Bucs
Shaun Hill, Vikings
EJ Manuel, Bills
Mark Sanchez, Cowboys
Chase Daniel, Eagles
Nick Foles, Chiefs
We have a big time game ahead of us, and I'm not sure I've ever felt so good about a Ravens game in my life. Yes, we have some injuries (Coates and Green are officially Doubtful, Tuitt is Questionable), but Baltimore's offense, and specifically Joe "guys I swear I'm elite" Flacco, scares no one and their defense, while top notch, is going to be missing their best CB, Jimmy Smith. Meaning Rookie Tavon Young, who's been solid but is still a rookie, and Shareece Wright, who has given up 6 TDs in Baltimore's last 10 games, will be their starting CBs. We have to take advantage of that. If the O line holds up against Baltimore's pass rush, and can provide even a little push in the run game for Bell, I don't see us having any trouble putting points on the board.
The biggest factor here, IMO, is that this game is at Heinz Field. I would not being confident at all if this game were in Baltimore given Ben's road woes this season. I expect Big Ben and the offense to put up some points....
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Not that i put much weight on a pro bowl selection, i must admit that I thought for certain that Shazier was a lock to make it.
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I'm not sure if you guys have seen/read this article, so i'll post the link below:
Within the article, ProFootball Focus lists the top 16 worst picks in the 2016 draft. I find it interesting that Artie Burns (#6) and Sean Davis (#10) are on the list, as well as a few other rookies having very good seasons (Eli Apple, Keanu Neal, Deion Jones, Derrick Henry, etc.).
I know the season and the careers of these players are still young, but in my opinion, PFF so far has missed on at least 6 of the 16.
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