Originally posted by dtg_9er:
But they usually explain extenuating circumstances...such as, he sat on the bench for the first four years, or he played in the USFL for a year or two and then for a bad TB team. So, we can get a more accurate picture rather than stating a number of years. Another example--Smith and Rodgers have almost the same number of yards per season. Of course, I did not explain that I am not counting Smith's lost year but I am counting Rodgers years as a non starter (he did have yards those years but Smith had no yards during the year he did not play).
Whether you love or hate Smith it's better to put all the info out for examination. That is why I appreciate posters like Oldman9er--even when I disagree with him it is not for lack of understanding his position. There are many posters on both sides of the Smith debate I appreciate...just can't name them all.
I think it's fair to bring up Alex's actual start total just like it's fair to bring up that he's on his 7th coordinator in 7 years.
He's delt with alot of extenuating circumstances over the years, and it should be noted. I just had to point out that when people say year 7 that's an accurate description of his career length. Rodgers is in year 7 too even though this is his 4th year as a starter. That's not a number that can be adjusted. It's just stating how long you've been removed from college and how many calendar years you've participated in the NFL.
[ Edited by tjd808185 on Sep 29, 2011 at 8:10 PM ]