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Interesting article by the Football Scientist. He dissects just how much better Larry Fitzgerald is than Anquan Boldin and why Terrell Owens and Lee Evans are a poor fit together. Evans is a much, much better vertical threat than T.O. at this stage of their careers.

I’m not sure what to make of this, but when David Price says “My slider’s gone away,” there’s some cause for concern.

I could go on and on about the Jay Cutler saga, but I’m not sure who has come across as the bigger idiot, Josh McDaniels or the general media. Make no mistake, Cutler has been a whiny bitch throughout this process, and his agent deserves blame as well. That said, who does McDaniels think he is? Way to alienate one of the NFL’s top-5 properties before even coaching one game in your career. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. And then there’s the media, and while this isn’t all encompassing, many have written about Cutler as if he’s some solid, yet nothing special quarterback, sighting asinine statistics like the fact he hasn’t made the playoffs during the two years he’s been Denver’s starter. Ya Jay, a true leader would have never allowed his defense to give up 7.7 YPA, a 98.5 QB rating, 5.0 YPC and a 46:13 TD:INT ratio. What a loser! After all, this Cowboys writer states Cutler is “too insensitive to be a championship quarterback.” I’m just glad he stayed away from anecdotal evidence. I’d also have to respectfully disagree with Trent Dilfer, who claims Cutler would not be a big upgrade for the Vikings.

Poor guy.

Barry! Barry! Barry!

A terrific article by the always solid Joe Posnanski about managers’ affects on baseball teams.

Interesting study over at The Hardball Times regarding double plays.

It’s taken long enough, but it does appear my main man Nnamdi Asomugha is finally getting his proper due. Too bad even in this effusive profile they erroneously tell you how to pronounce his name. Ah, it’s still progress for the NFL’s best defensive player.

Barry Zito when asked his opinion of the Giants’ competition at second base between Kevin Frandsen and Emmanuel Burriss: ”Is that it, the battle between them? Is that what’s going on? Is Renteria starting at short?” Ladies and gentlemen, your $126 million dollar man!

Your weekly Stephen Strasburg update. It’s safe to say the Nationals picked a good year to have the No. 1 pick.

It looks like the old Pronk isn’t ever coming back. Victor Martinez, meanwhile, is a strong bounce back candidate.

Comments

By: Erickson
On: 3/23/2009 2:01:00 AM
Good stuff all around. I think Cutler's on-field reputation suffers some because of the immediate success from the likes Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan, when in both cases their respective defensive units were far superior.
 
By: Dalton Del Don
On: 3/23/2009 9:19:00 AM
Good point Jeff.
 
By: Chris Liss
On: 3/23/2009 9:14:00 PM
Like the link to the guy's name - that's my kind of demented humor.
 

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