It's not even worth discussing with you anymore.
So, if given the choice between taking Dan Marino, and Trent Dilfer in a draft, you are trying to ell us that Trent Dilfer is the better QB, and you pass on Marino, all because his teams never managed to bring it all together, and Dilfer's team was able to carry him to a Super Bowl once?
The QB does the QBs job. And Payton Manning does the QBs job at least as well asTroy Aikman, Joe Montana, or John Elway ever did.
You can't give a QB credit, nor blame, for making INTs on defense, because they are not doing it. They are on the sideline when that happens. You can't blame them for missing a block, because they are not being asked to block, you can't block with the ball in your hands.
There is far more to NFL football than just The Super Bowl. Hence the 31 teams that are not champions each year.
• Sept. 9: Atlanta, noon L - I expect a slow start here, and The Falcons are an established team that has been together for a while now, so there is little adjustment time needed for them.
• Sept. 16: at Buffalo, noon W - Not this time Pal. We slept on the second game of the year last year, and it really hurt us for the entire season. They will be ready for this like no other, especially if we come in at 0-1. Chan had his revenge too, so that is diminished.
• Sept. 23: at New Orleans, noon W - The Saints will not be trashed for the whole year, but they may not be "rolling" right out of the gates. There are changes that The Sainst will have to work through, plus an image to have to defend from the controversy and that makes them very vulnerable, especially early in the year.
• Sept. 30: San Diego, noon W - 2-1 at this point, with a chance to really establish ourselves for the year. These games with The Chargers have always been good ones. But I see San Diego as a team going the opposite direct from The Chiefs, and homefield advantage is big at Arrowhead.
• Oct. 7: Baltimore, noon L - If we are 3-1 coming into this one, overconfidence could need to be put in check. I think this game is extremely winnable for The Chiefs, especially if Charles is cut loose against them. But I also know that this game is easily losable too.
• Oct. 14: at Tampa Bay, noon L - It would not be a KC Chiefs season, if it did not allow all the haters to run in screaming how they were a fluke all along. So this game, on the road, gives the haters a chance to run their mouths and demand that everybody gets fired and what-not.
• Oct. 21: bye Just an extra week for all the arguing to get heated here.
• Oct. 28: Oakland, 3:05 p.m. W - No big accomplishment here. This will not stop the calls for everybodys heads.
• Nov. 1: at San Diego, 7:20 p.m. L - The Chargers are still no slouch, and it keeps the heat on. But all the whining is about to get silenced...
• Nov. 12: at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. W - The Chiefs play well against The STeelers. And The Chiefs are a much improved team, while The Steelers are going to be trying to just maintain the long-term success they have always been built on.
• Nov. 18: Cincinnati, noon W - Homecoming, after a big Monday night win? The Bengals still need to prove to me that they are actually a good team, but I don't think it matters at this point. The Chiefs are getting confident, even while keeping their feet on the ground. The fact is that this is a pretty good football team.
• Nov. 25: Denver, noon W - Manning has gone through the adjustment to his new team, and is now looking to lead the chaarge to the playoffs. Unfortunately, The Chiefs have been expecting him all along, and he is hand-cuffed by Romeo, as he often is.
• Dec. 2: Carolina, noon L - 7-4, and playing at home? All the fans will be overlooking this one, and something will go wrong. But the haters will be quiet here, they must now wait until the season ends, because you just can't say much when the team is in position to clinch a playoff spot. But they finally see hope again, after having had to sit through a three game sewwp of playoff teams.
• Dec. 9: at Cleveland, noon W - Peyton Hillis scores big this week. But worse for The Browns, it takes their defensive focus off of Charles, and the running game just explodes.
• Dec. 16: at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. W - The Chiefs finally get back to doing what they do best, and that is stringing together wins against The Raiders.
• Dec. 23: Indianapolis, noon W - move to 10-5, and clinch the division.
• Dec. 30: at Denver, 3:15 p.m. L - Not that The Chiefs sit their starters, or anything. But they have little to play for, and the Broncos are hoping for some help to go along with this win, to put them in the playoffs.(They will not get it)
Now, that's just how I see the season going, not really how I think each game would go. But I had fun with it. I'll probably have a different season prediction after I see what we do in the draft, and the second FA period.
But what I expect of The Chiefs is to do so well that everybody has to stop the complaining, but not so well that the Cassel haters would have to admit much. They will still get to blame him for the 6 losses, and give all credit for the 11 wins to the team that "carried him" and his 3,668 Passing Yards.:D
I just think you are giving far too much credit/blame to a single player.
W/L is a team statistic, whereas passing stats tend to be far more relative to the play of the QB, as it removes the entire defense, all run-blocking, and most of the rushing from a season, or game, and deals with happenes more directly as a result of the QB's play.
I mean you included Terry Bradshaw, who was not a real good QB. But the rest of the team was not going to suddenly fall to the worst record in the league, if he missed a year.
Anyway.... Not trying to attack ya. Just thinking you are putting far too much on the shoulders of some (Manning/Marino), while putting very little on the other (Bradshaw). It just seems like the scale you are using is way off balance.