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    Let's Talk Interceptions

    In the NFL the reality is that there is some bad luck in throwing an interception. 2 QBs can throw the same pass in the same situation and 1 clanks off the CBs shoulderpads for an incomplete pass and one is caught for an interception.

    It happens all the time. It seems that every QB throws a ball or 2 that SHOULD be intercepted but are not. I know that some of the stat analysis sites actually keep regular season statistics on balls thrown that "should" have been intercepted. It is accounted for in QBR as well.

    Simms played awesome tonight. He made the 53 roster tonight, and set himself up to likely be the #2 QB for the Jets maybe as soon as game 1.

    But he threw two balls that SHOULD have been interceptions. One for a likely pick 6. But both were dropped and not only does his statline look better, but we completely forget the throws that were bad and should have been picked.

    Sanchez in the first preseason game, throw the pick 6 to Ansah but also had like 3 or 4 others (depending on where you come down on the Winslow out) that SHOULD have been intercepted. And 2 or 3 in week 2 as well.

    Geno in his two gems has thrown 3 passes that could have been picked. And all 3 of them were. Geno is quite unlucky in that. Spadola had his hands on the first one, and that is rarely a pick, and even though late down the middle is one of the worst passes in football from a ball protection standpoint, that type of pass is actually intercepted less than 10% of the time on average.

    Geno is getting destroyed because of the three interceptions, while no one remembers the fact that Sanchez has actually thrown more balls that should have been picked and Simms who has none should probably have 1 or 2 himself.

    People need perspective on what actually happens in the game. A couple more people hold on to Sanchez' bad throws and no one is thinking he won the competition. There is some luck in the way the ball bounces.

    I have never seen fans turn so soon as they have at Geno, when if you go play by play there is a different picture. Intercpetions are only one of many data points to assess a QB

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    Who turned on Geno?!

    The Sanchez lovers?! They've been intimidated by Geno's presence from the get go.

    At least Geno has shown he can learn

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post
    In the NFL the reality is that there is some bad luck in throwing an interception. 2 QBs can throw the same pass in the same situation and 1 clanks off the CBs shoulderpads for an incomplete pass and one is caught for an interception.

    It happens all the time. It seems that every QB throws a ball or 2 that SHOULD be intercepted but are not. I know that some of the stat analysis sites actually keep regular season statistics on balls thrown that "should" have been intercepted. It is accounted for in QBR as well.

    Simms played awesome tonight. He made the 53 roster tonight, and set himself up to likely be the #2 QB for the Jets maybe as soon as game 1.

    But he threw two balls that SHOULD have been interceptions. One for a likely pick 6. But both were dropped and not only does his statline look better, but we completely forget the throws that were bad and should have been picked.

    Sanchez in the first preseason game, throw the pick 6 to Ansah but also had like 3 or 4 others (depending on where you come down on the Winslow out) that SHOULD have been intercepted. And 2 or 3 in week 2 as well.

    Geno in his two gems has thrown 3 passes that could have been picked. And all 3 of them were. Geno is quite unlucky in that. Spadola had his hands on the first one, and that is rarely a pick, and even though late down the middle is one of the worst passes in football from a ball protection standpoint, that type of pass is actually intercepted less than 10% of the time on average.

    Geno is getting destroyed because of the three interceptions, while no one remembers the fact that Sanchez has actually thrown more balls that should have been picked and Simms who has none should probably have 1 or 2 himself.

    People need perspective on what actually happens in the game. A couple more people hold on to Sanchez' bad throws and no one is thinking he won the competition. There is some luck in the way the ball bounces.

    I have never seen fans turn so soon as they have at Geno, when if you go play by play there is a different picture. Intercpetions are only one of many data points to assess a QB
    Other than the overthrow to Winslow and running out of the endzone i think Geno had a solid night. But that's just me.....and Anthony Becht...

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