Thursday, December 13, 2007

Scouts Inc rates your team's Quarterback!


The reason why is very simple. Simple enough that they admit it themselves, before the list is even seen.

The hardest part was deciding how to rank them. Do we look at just this year? Do we look at their careers and their body of work? We decided it would be a mixture of the two, that we couldn't completely ignore a veteran with a history of great success having a subpar year.

The hardest part is coming up with a method of evalutation. Really? I can give you a ton of ways of evaluating QBs (in no particular order, as Scouts Inc. would prefer it):

yards per attempt
completion percentage
consecutive starts
college starts
drawn out of a hat
drawn out of a shoebox
alphabetically by last name
alphabetically by first name
alphabetically by middle name
color of teams home jersey

and last and most definately least:


The point is, if you are going to make a list, you need to have criteria. "A mix" of the criteria does not cut it. Then you just have subjective dribble.


Robocats said...

Just one example of why vague, subjective rating criteria suck:
Brian Griese #35
Sage Rosenfels #43

Look at these descriptions and see if you can figure out which is which:

"______ is a caretaker quarterback who turns the ball over too much. Obviously, that is not an ideal combination. However, he runs hot and cold and can come off the bench and ignite an offense. He is bright and grew up around the game. ______ is an accurate thrower but has an average arm and doesn't scramble well." DVOA Rank = 34

"_______ is a big, strong quarterback and a classic pocket passer. He has limited mobility but can make all the throws necessary, with accuracy. When given the chance with ______'s injury, ______ performed well, and it appears there isn't a drop-off when he is leading the club." DVOA Rank = 10

Robocats said...

I'll give a hint, the second description is of someone who isn't going to be (correctly!) benched for Kyle Orton.

GTripp said...

You gave the DVOA rank. That totally gives it away! Fool!