Originally posted by Young2Rice:
I guess you didn't watch much TV or listen to much radio after SEA went down.
Maybe if you stuck around here after SEA lost you would of read the multiple links and reports about KAep.
Anyyyways...enjoy reading meaningless articles. And i hope you do read them. Because you almost had me convinced with those links, But these guys here brought me back to reality.
Entering the day, ESPN Stats and Info compiled some numbers over the previous nine weeks of the NFL season with its QBR system that takes into account rushing as well as passing. The conclusion: Kaepernick and Wilson were the best.
1. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, 82.8
2. Russell Wilson, Seattle 81.7.
"I'm not ready to crown him as the best quarterback in the NFL just yet, but as long asKaepernick stays healthy, avoids the big hit and continues to develop under the tutelage of Harbaugh, he has a chance to become the most dangerous NFL quarterback that has ever lived."
"No experts recommend Russell Wilson over Colin Kaepernick"
"Colin Kaepernick is the best quarterback in the NFC West"
"Kaepernick has been at his best when the game is on the line. He leads all qualified quarterbacks with a fourth quarter Total QBR of 95.8, well ahead of Russell Wilson's 63.2. When the score is within three points, Kaepernick leads the league with a 74.5 completion percentage and 10.5 yards per attempt (minimum 50 attempts)."
How much of a liar are you, exactly? Click your own fantasypros.com link. With me so far? Now, click the Notes tab on there. See anything suspicious? Those were the recommended picks for those two players for the week after the Seahawks were eliminated from the playoffs. Nobody recommended Wilson because Wilson wasn't playing at that time. Are you so insecure inside about Kaepernick that you have to resort to this, or was it just a critical mistake?
Now. Step two. On that same link, click the performance tab. See anything suspicious yet again? Perhaps their average points per week for the year in fantasy? Oh, whoops; Wilson averaged 17.2 compared to Kaepernick's 13.4. Sorry about that. Well, no I'm not. Better go back to believing the truth, not your own confirmation bias.
As for Kaepernick having 1.1 more QBR points for the postseason - meh, QBR is still a somewhat flawed stat. It gives too many points for some things, not enough for others Sando even admitted it needs tweaking, and that he's looking forward to it for next year as ESPN tweaks it with last season's data. It's not worthless, though; I don't mean to imply that. However, a HUGE bump in Kaepernick's QBR came from the rushing yards and TDs against Green Bay. He was a much better quarterback against Atlanta than he was against Green Bay. Let's look at their postseason stats only. http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14001/colin-kaepernick
Kaepernick: 61.3% completion, 9.98 avg, 4 TDs, 2 ints, 100.9 QB rating.
Wilson: 62.9% completion, 9.23 avg, 3 TDs, 1 int, 102.4 QB rating.
Whoops. Kaepernick had a higher yards per catch average, they tied in ints, (1 int per two games) but Wilson had a higher completion rating, more TDs per game, and a higher QB rating. Remember, Wilson played two playoff games; Kaepernick played in four. Kaepernick led in one of those categories, at least. Obviously, he went farther in the playoffs; but Wilson played better. What's that tell you? At the time, the 49ers as a team were getting it done more than the Seahawks. Losing our one and only good pass rusher during the Redskins game really hurt us; I'm not making excuses, though. We just didn't get it done for a variety of reasons. This discussion is about Wilson vs. Kaepernick, and you've been resorting to lies and half-truths to try and say Kaepernick has been better than Wilson when the facts simply do not back that up. That doesn't mean he might not be next year, or down the road in the future. He very well might be. However, you can't say he is right now. At least, not based on reality.
@Legbreaker: Before you accuse me of walking in here and trying to justify Wilson being better because of fantasy, that's not what I'm doing. I was pointing out the critical problems with Young2Rice's own fantasy-based link and assertion for Kaepernick being better. Considerable difference.