Originally posted by Jakemall:
LOL @ Joe poking fun at my mythical information. Of all the people....
Hold on, you are comparing Alex Smith's highest year of long balls to Rodgers? You do know that Rodgers lowest year of long balls is about as much as Alex's highest. Why don't you look at how dramatically Alex's % drops when he threw for over 20+ in 2006. Why don't you show their completion percentages on long balls? There's a dramatic difference.
Now, let's go back to your 2006 year of the most Alex ever threw deep...really, 7 years ago?
21-30, 32%, 25 attempts
31-40, 20%, 15 attempts
41+, 33%, 9 attempts
2012 Alex: Even if you double the attempts, it is a very low number and you may as well decrease the percentages because he would be throwing into tighter coverage. To give you an idea of how low this is, Shaun Hill in 2007 threw a total of 28 passes beyond 20 yards (20, 5, 3).
21-30, 62%, 8 attempts
31-40, 33%, 6 attempts
41+, 33%, 3 attempts
2012 Rodgers: one of Rodgers' weaker years.
21-30, 39.5%, 38 attempts
31-40, 55.6%, 9 attempts
41+, 14.3%, 7 attempts
Keep cherry picking stats (bad ones at that) to try to show that Alex Smith did do something that other QB's do on a normal basis. Pay no attention to the fact that it may have been a blip on his career timeline as compared to other top QB's.