Originally posted by danimal:
Thats the problem with Alex supporters. I have been saying this for years. You guys don't pay enough attention to the other QB's in the world.
This may very well be true. Unfortunately, I wonder if the same could be said of you.
I say this primarly because you seem to (in my mind) have a very unrealistic concept of what it means to make "accurate" throws. Alex will throw a ball that requires a receiver to make a minor adjustment and there are some on this board that will jump all over him for his lack of accuracy. You'll no doubt find a video of a pass from Peyton Manning that was thrown right on the money, hitting the receiver in stride and point to it as what Alex is lacking.
But if you watch the rest of the QBs in the nfl on a weekly basis - those "perfect" passes are very few and far between. Most of the best QBs in the game are considered accurate when they allow a receiver to make a play on the ball. Often, those QBs are even bailed out of poorly thrown passes by excellent receivers. Alex threw his share of "perfect" passes last night. He also threw very few innacurate ones.
Take Drew Brees this week for instance. Alex threw the ball with as much or more accuracy than Drew. Take any of those QBs you listed and watch each pass and you'll find the same.
I think that perhaps the real problem is that Alex will never be as good as Joe or Steve, not how he does or doesn't stack up with the rest of the league.