Originally Posted by NY2FLDWC85
And some of you claim that I post "worthless" statistics? Those are about as worthless as they come man. First, how about comparing (in regards to the opponents) each and every road defense that Brees faces vs each and every home defense that Brees faced? Were there injuries to opposing defenses when Brees played on the road? What about injuries to opposing defenses when Brees played at home? Were the teams he faced in domes stronger against the run, or stronger against the pass etc, etc.
Let's not make Drew Brees out to be some type of dome quarterback. The man is a great quarterback regardless. He made a name for himself coming out of Purdue, who wasn't a dome school, and was selected during the 2nd round (32nd overall). He emerged onto the scene in 2004, putting up an amazing season with the Chargers. Who aren't a dome team. Putting up 27 TD's/7 INT's, completion percentage of 65.5, 104.8 QB rating and followed that up with a very strong performance the following season with SD.
He's an elite quarterback. He doesn't need a dome to dominate opposing defenses.
Do you believe that dome and weather statistics influence a QB's stats?
P.S. I'm just going to assume that a 14-pt scoring differential in the dome vs. on the road is somewhat relevant and can't totally be explained away by the quality of the defenses faced. You are more than welcome to do a stats analysis to prove me wrong. Common sense might prevail.
And you are right... he doesn't need a dome to dominate opposing defenses... he just dominates them a hell of a lot more in the confines of his dome.
I am not ****ting on Brees, I love Brees, he's one of my favorite QBs in the league. Top 2, maybe 3, I routinely put him ahead of Brady so I am not a homer about this. But his numbers are a bit dome-inflated.