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Best Available Offensive Players
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Â Â 1. QB Michael Vick
Â Â 2. RB Knowshon Moreno
Â Â 3. RB LeGarrette Blount
Â Â 4. RB Maurice Jones-Drew
Â Â 5. TE Jermichael Finley
Â Â 6. RB Andre Brown
Â Â 7. QB Josh Freeman
Â Â 8. OG Travelle Wharton
Â Â 9. TE Owen Daniels
Â Â 10. WR Santonio Holmes
Â Â 1. DE Jared Allen
Â Â 2. DB Antonio Cromartie
Â Â 3. LB Brandon Spikes
Â Â 4. DT Henry Melton
Â Â 5. DE Anthony Spencer
Â Â 6. LB Shaun Phillips.
Â Â 7. DE Corey Wotten
Â Â 8. DE Robert Ayers
Â Â 9. LB Arthur Moats
Â 10 DB Dimitri Patterson
Brady. Manning. Brees. Rodgers. Wilson. Kaepernick. Luck. Newton.
All are great QBs. All made the playoffs.
1. Michael Vick
2. Josh McCown
Both of these QBs have been successful starters in the NFL. Just a few years ago, Michael Vick threw for 21 TDs and rushed for another 9. And Josh McKown(13 TDs, 66% completions) performed nearly flawlessly as fill-in starter for the Chicago Bears last season.
3. Josh Freeman
4. Chad Henne
5. Matt Cassel
These three have had their ups and down but when they're good...watch out. Josh Freeman has serious upside, considering he threw 29TDs and 4064 yards in 2012.
6. Shaun Hill
7. Matt Flynn
8. Kellen Clemens
9. Derek Anderson
Each has had a few truly memorable performances but have not had the consistency to be great. Perhaps a change of scenery is just what they need?
10. Tim Tebow
Why not, right?
Hello I'm Evan R. and welcome to the first article of Quarterback Match Up. Today we are talking about the Vikings situation of quarterbacks. We have, three count them THREE, quarterbacks. Josh Freeman, Matt Cassel, and Christian Ponder. I will be doing reasons that these quarterbacks are good and how they are bad. So let's get started shall we?
1. Josh Freeman
Can throw deep
Not afraid to throw
On third down he always rolls out to the right and throws it 10 yards out of bounds!
All in all summary:
I don't know why they would get this quarterback, he is so bad throwing the ball it's not worth having him on your team! Stick with the quarterback who knows your plays and doesn't do the same thing over and over again on third down.
2. Matt Cassel
Throws good short
Not afraid to throw
Can scramble out of the pocket
Throws interceptions 24/7
All in All summary:
Decent but not as good as Christen Ponder. He throws interceptions so much he has a phone service about it! SO CALL 1-800-555-PIK6 TODAY for your free interception and "How to throw a Pick 6 booklet"! No wonder the Chiefs got rid of him because he led them to 2-14 due to his interceptions.
3. Christian Ponder
Makes good choices
Knows the plays
Trusts his arm a little too much
Throws it deep too often
All in All summary:
If he's healthy, this is the quarterback you choose for Pete's Sake! He does mostly everything right for his offense and they deserve a quarterback like this. THAT'S THAT this quarterback needs to start if there going to get a win.
This is Evan and I'm signing out!
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They're on the board! The New York Giants (1-6) defeated the Minnesota Vikings (1-5) 23-7 to notch their first victory of the season.
QB Eli Manning connected with WR Ruben Randle on a 24-yard TD pas to give the Giants the lead in the 2nd quarter. The recently signed RB Peyton Hillis added a 1-yard TD to put the Giants up comfortably.
The Josh Freeman era got off to a rough start for the Vikings, as they were unable to mount much of a threat the entire night. Marcus Sherels sweet 86-yard TD punt return was the only highlight for the Vikings.
The Minnesota Vikings (1-5) battle the New York Giants (0-6) in tonight's Monday Night Football matchup. Both teams need a win big-time so this should be an epic battle!
The Vikings have a new slinger as ex-Buccanneer QB Josh Freeman makes his first start with the team. If Freeman can provide a spark through the air then All-Pro RB Adrian Peterson will be all the more dangerous.
There's no denying that the proud Giants are struggling but a team with so many stars cannot be held down for long. Look for two-time Super Bowl winning QB Eli Manning to target WR Victor Cruz early and often.
Be sure to watch Monday Night Football at 8:40pm ET on ESPN tonight.
The Vikings have a lot of decent quarterbacks on their roster that can all be starters for other teams. One is Josh Freeman, who they just got from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was a starter there but now is the third string on the Vikings because of all the turnovers or missed throws in Tampa Bay. The Vikings second string quarterback is Christian Ponder. He was a good starter once on the Vikings but then lost his job to a former quarterback from the Kansas City Chiefs, Matt Cassel. Matt is now the starting quarterback for the Vikings. The reason he came to Minnesota was because the San Francisco 49ers dropped Alex Smith and the Chiefs got him and replaced Cassel. Matt Cassel is not doing bad in Minnesota and I think it is good that he is starting. In my opinion, I think they should trade one of their quarterbacks to a team who needs one like the Jacksonville Jaguars. Minnesota is doing a good job on improving their passing game.
So Minnesota now has three pretty good quarterbacks, since they recently signed Josh Freeman. The Vikings other two quarterbacks are Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder. I think this was a good signing for the Minnesota Vikings because now they have a decent quarterback to go with an outstanding runningback if they start Josh Freeman. Freeman is far better than Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel. He has a lot of potential and has just not been able to show all of it when he was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has a stronger arm and he can run a little better than the other two quarterbacks.
I think Josh Freeman will easily be the starting quarterback. All he has to do is learn the plays in the playbook. Once he does that, the offense for the Vikings should be stronger and more consistent.
The Vikings might end up trading or releasing one of the other quarterbacks. I think the team that could use the most help is the Jacksonville Jaguars or the Cleveland Browns since Brian Hoyer is now out. Out of the two quarterbacks, I think Matt Cassel will be the guy they trade or release. I can see him helping the Jaguars or the Browns a lot.
I think the new Vikings QB situation is a little crazy, but not as bad as the Jets situation. Acquiring Josh Freeman wasn't the best idea in my opinion. I strongly believe that Christian Ponder will get the starting job as long as he continues to work and keeps his team chemistry positive. I can almost guarantee it. I have a feeling Josh Freeman would have a better chance with a different team like the Dolphins. But we will all have to wait to see what happens.
Recently acquired QB Josh Freeman speaks with one of the coaches at the Minnesota Vikings practice.
Christian Ponder should be the quarterback in Minnesota. He is well deserving of the role as well. While the offense has been riding on Peterson's success, there hasn't been much talk about the job under Leslie Frazier. Given the fact that the Vikings are 1-3 , the quarterback situation has been brought up.
According to sources, the Vikings have recently signed Josh Freeman. He was the former quarterback of Tampa Bay under Schiano. Even though Minnesota had a rough start, Ponder contributed to the Vikings surge to the Playoffs, but was benched in the first game due to a shoulder injury. One reason the Vikings have struggled is their lack of passing. Opposing defenses are prepared for the run which could possibly be causing the Vikings to lose. Bringing in Jennings was a smart move by the front office. Now Frazier needs to Ponder more opportunities to throw and develop as a passer. If he develops in a positive manner the Vikings offense will be set. With Matt Kalil blocking, Adrian in the backfield, Jennings catching passes and Ponder improving, they could be a 12-13 win team.
We have seen what Josh Freeman can do. The Bucs brought in star receiver Vincent Jackson from San Diego and they still could not surpass the Saints, Falcons and the Panthers.
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There are many okay Quarterbacks in the NFL, but not many have been great and there have been some shake-ups already. I'm going to talk about some of the teams that need their Quarterbacks to play better. So far in the season, I think the Minnesota Vikings desperately need one of their Quarterbacks to play better. Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel are both okay, but I think by the end of the season Christian Ponder will keep the job. The past years for Matt Cassel when he was with the Kansas City Chiefs were not good. He threw a lot of interceptions and didn't get the ball to open receivers. Even though Matt Cassel did pretty good last week, I don't think it will be enough to take over the starting job. Christian Ponder did pretty good the week before with two rushing touchdowns giving the Vikings an extra running threat to their game from the Quarterback position.
I think Josh Freeman has the potential inside of him to be a really great Quarterback. I don't think Mike Glennon showed very much from the ONE WEEK that he played, but the Buccaneers are going with him anyway and released Josh Freeman today. I think Josh Freeman could go to the St. Louis Rams or the Jacksonville Jaguars and possibly win the starting job. Sam Bradford still hasn't played well, and the Jaguars have much less talent than Freeman. I would say he should go to Jacksonville, because he could quickly make the Jaguars a better team. Maurice Jones-Drew and Freeman together in the backfield could make a very nice offensive attack for the Jaguars.
Seeing where Josh Freeman goes and who wins the starting job in Minnesota is going be a really interesting thing to me.
I think Josh Freeman has the potential to get traded and be a QB for another team, but I dont think he can be a starter unless he goes to Jacksonville. They have some big time issues there. Thatis the only place that I can think of that might make him a starting QB. He throws to many interceptions and is not very accurate. If he improves those things, he might just be able to become a starting QB.
Going into week 5 there are some looming quaterback questions.
One of the biggest is who will be the Vikings starting quarterback in 2 weeks coming off the bye week. This past week Matt Cassel took over the QB job for the injured Chritian Ponder. He led the Vikings to a 34-27 win over the Steelers. The real controversy is when Adrian Petersen seemed to imply that Cassel was a better leader in the huddle. It will be interesting to see who Leslie Frazier starts next game.
Some people have questioned wether Matt Schaub, should maintain the starting quarterback job. For me, it's a no brainer. Can you really start TJ Yates?
In my opinion, the Josh Freeman story in Tampa Bay intrigues me the most. After Mike Glennon started on Sunday, you have to wonder what will happen to Josh Freeman. Will he go to Jacksonville, where he can start, or a team like Green Bay to back up Aaron Rogers?
I can't wait to see how these all play out.
There is quarterback controversy all over the National Football League. Often, these battles begin in the offseason and then carry into the regular season. Normally, when teams are facing a quarterback controversy, it gets ugly. A coach can either look at this scenario as the glass half empty, or is it full? The manager of a team can look at the two quarterbacks he has battling for the starting job on his roster and think to himself, "Which is more talented?" or "Which throws more interceptions and will not score in the red zone as often as the other?" No matter what the case, they are left with an option. The teams that are facing this fateful decision include Minnesota, Oakland, and a couple others. Here are all the battles in detail and how they will turn out.
First, Mike Glennon replaces Josh Freeman in Tampa Bay. The rookie has looked solid so far in the one game he has played. It is not appropriate to judge a quarterback, especially a rookie quarterback, after only one game. Josh Freeman led the Bucs to 0-3, but with Mike Glennon, they are still winless. It is improbable that Freeman will become a starter again this year, but like Matt Cassel, he should try to find another job somewhere else.
Speaking of Matt Cassel, that brings us to our second quarterback controversy in the NFC. The Vikings' Christian Ponder, like Freeman, caused Minnesota to play through the first three weeks without a win. That is why Matt Cassel, the 2-14 Chiefs quarterback from the year before, had to step in. He came out victorious in his first week as a starter wearing a purple jersey, but when you have to put in a quarterback like Cassel, you know things are not moving along so well in your town.
Now we go down to Texas where, not the Cowboys, but the Texans are strangely enough in a difficult situation with their starter, Matt Schaub. Schaub led his Houston team into the postseason last year, but now he does not look like the same quarterback. After three straight weeks with interceptions returned for touchdowns, some people, including his own team, are questioning his ability to be the leader of this talented Texans offense. If Schaub can have a solid week, he will probably silent this talk for the most part, but so far, he is yet to have a week like so.
The Raiders are in a position in which they are looking at too mediocre quarterbacks. Matt Flynn has really had only one game that had teams even really wanting considering him as a starter. Terrelle Pryor's mobile abilities make him a tough opponent for Flynn. Matt should take advantage of the fact that Pryor is injure and use this time to prove that he deserves the starting job for the Raiders. In the end, unfortunately, Pryor's injury will lose him his job.
Every one of these controversies will make coaches skeptical over something they do not want to be skeptical about. None of these quarterbacks have performed at the level their fans and their coaches are expecting them too. Maybe, with some luck, these quarterbacks will start to perform more efficiently and start heading their team in the right direction.
The NFL season has gotten off to a quick start and a lot of surprising things have been happening. Here are some of the top storylines.
1. Peyton Manning is back to breaking records.
The off season acquisition of Peyton Manning for the Broncos two years ago has paid even higher dividends this season than last. Manning has broken the record for most touchdown passes in the first 4 weeks (16), including a 7 TD performance against the Baltimore Ravens. As a result, the Broncos are 4-0 with wins over the Ravens, Giants, Raiders, and Eagles. The high scoring offense should continue its eye popping ways, but do not expect the Broncos to go undefeated. Manning has usually been benched in the last couple games of the season over the last couple years, and they face the Houston Texans in Week 16 at Houston. Other tough road games include away match ups against the Cowboys, Chiefs, and Patriots.
2. Intrigue at the Quarterback Position
This season, quarterbacks have been hard to predict, including the question of which will start. Most notably the Buccaneers benched Josh Freeman in favor of rookie Mike Glennon, who lost his first start this week to the Cardinals. Tampa Bay has gone 0-4, and the controversy could cost head coach Greg Schiano his job. Four other quarterbacks have lost their job to injury: Tennessee's Jake Locker, Minnesota's Christian Ponder, Oakland's Terrelle Pryor, and Cleveland's Brandon Weeden. 3 of these quarterbacks should regain their job soon, but Weeden may not with the great play of 3rd string quarterback Brian Hoyer, who beat out Jason Campbell for starting duties and then won close games against the Vikings and Bengals.
3. Undefeated Teams
Prior to the Miami-New Orleans game, 6 teams (including the Dolphins and Saints) have started the season with no defeats. The most surprising team is the 4-0 Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have already doubled their win total from last year, and are a legitimate playoff threat with a great offense and great defense. The Seahawks and Broncos were more obvious, and New England's relatively easy schedule also made them a probable 4-0 team. The Saints, who played on Monday Night Football, started 0-4 last year without Sean Payton, but had an impressive win over the Falcons, and followed up with wins over the Buccaneers and Cardinals.
4. 0-4 Teams
As well as the teams at the top of the league, there are a few teams on the rock bottom of their divisions that are still searching for wins. The most surprising team is the New York Giants, who won the Super Bowl two years ago but have lost all of their games, including the last 3 by 18 points or more. Both the defense and offense have had horrible performances, and as a result the Giants are believed to be out of playoff contention. The Steelers have also had a disappointing start, losing to 2 teams that they should have beat easily, the Vikings and the Titans. The Buccaneers have transformed from a wild card contender to a total mess, benching quarterback Josh Freeman and losing team morale quickly. The least surprising team is the Jaguars, who are expected to finish last in the NFL in offense, defense, and wins. With the exception of the game against the Raiders, the Jaguars have been blown out in 3 of their 4 games, and have not shown any signs of improving.
5. Quarterbacks Up, Quarterbacks Down
As stated earlier, one of the most intriguing story lines this season has been the unpredictable quarterback play. So far, the worst performances have been by Eli Manning and Robert Griffin III. Manning has had, by far, the worst season for the elite quarterback that he is. Unlike his brother, the younger Eli has thrown for a lot of interceptions and few touchdowns. On another NFC East team, Robert Griffin III has shown that the decision to not practice over rehab and go right into a game was not a great one as he was rusty in the first couple of weeks. Griffin has turned the ball over a lot and his only win was over the Oakland Raiders, who were without their starting quarterback (Terrelle Pryor) and running back (Darren McFadden).
The unpredictable performances were positive for some of the quarterbacks. Ryan Tannehill, Andrew Luck, and Russell Wilson have avoided a sophomore slump and each has won at least 3 games this season. But the best two quarterbacks that have improved are veterans Philip Rivers and Jay Cutler. Rivers, who has underachieved over the last 4 seasons, has thrived under new coach Mike McCoy and new offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. He has established targets in wide receiver Eddie Royal and rejuvenated tight end Antonio Gates. Another positive performance caused by a coaching change is the performance of Jay Cutler. Cutler has played well in his first games of the season, leading the Bears to a 3-1 record. He is also passing to players besides Brandon Marshall, and the offense is doing well as a result.
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Unfortunately for several cities, there are a few teams in the NFL this year that have the record 0-3 to start 2013. However, some teams are in the situation where if two or three plays turn out differently, they could almost have a winning record. Some that are coming off good years are disappointing while others are coming off bad years and are simply playing as expected. Nevertheless, they are all 0-3, but that does not mean that some winless teams have played a bit less expected, or startling, than others. Here is something called the "startled rankings." It is a scale from one to five where the higher the number given to a team, the more baffling it is that they are winless. Now, for how surprising a winless record is for a team and why.
First, the Jaguars. Coming off two consecutive ugly seasons, Jacksonville continued to ignore the desperate need for a solid quarterback in the offseason. Their defense was not exactly horrendous and their wide receivers were good. Inevitably, though, there is absolutely no way you can win without a quarterback. This year's 0-3 start has come with no gasps: 1 out of 5
Secondly, are the swashbucklers, also known as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Josh Freeman has shown signs of accuracy, leadership, and what it takes to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. He has not produced at a high enough standard as well. Doug Martin is one of the only bright spots on this team, and you cannot depend solely on a running back for wins. Hopefully rookie quarterback Mike Glennon can help them, because with the way Josh Freeman is playing, you are not going to be getting too many more wins: 2 out of 5
Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings had a tremendous year in 2012 to say the least, and is having another solid year so far, but if you have heard it once, you have heard it a million times, you are not going to win without a quarterback. Christian Ponder helped taking his team to the playoffs, but Peterson did a lot of work as well. Disregarding Jared Allen and Adrian Peterson, the entire team is mediocre. So, though they made it to the playoffs, they will not be there again until they get a new quarterback. This year, though many might disagree, 0-3 should be nothing out of the ordinary for Minnesota: 2 out of 5
It is a strange thought that only two years ago, the New York Giants were World Champions. Now, they have been embarrassed every second they were on the field in the three weeks that have been played. It is flustering when you are shut out for sixty minutes in an entire NFL game. It is even more so when it happens while you are on the same field as the Carolina Panthers. Peter King, one of the most well known NFL experts, had the Panthers placing last in the NFC, so to not only be beat or crushed, but to not be able to score on that team, you know that you are getting ready for a long season. You cannot really say you did not see this coming either. The Giants really do not look like an NFL team right now: 3 out of 5
After an unremarkable preseason, rookie QB Geno Smith had a pretty remarkable debut by leading the New York Jets to a thrilling 18-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It appeared that Tampa Bay had the game put away after Josh Freeman led the Buccaneers to a Rian Lindell FG with just 37 seconds left on the clock. As it turned out that was plenty of time. Geno displayed poise beyond his years in leading the Jets to a 48-yard game winning FG by Nick Folk.