Originally Posted by ObsiWan
Don't underestimate the significance of the lucky-a$$ break either....
- Like Jacoby's miracle catch to force O/T against the Broncos.
- Or Welker dropping key passes in the division championship game.
- Or Jacoby making what appeared to be a stumble-bum catch (did you know that was his ONLY catch of the game) in the Super Bowl that he turned into six points.
Decided to look at the last six years for Manning and compare it to Schaub's six years as a starter. Manning played in every game, so had to pro-rate the average yards per season numbers to account for Schaub missing games in three seasons:
Accuracy - 65.1 to 60.4 Schaub
Average Yards per Season - 4192 to 3913 Schaub
Average yards per Attempt - 7.87 to 7.38 Schaub
TD:Int Ratio - 1.78 to 1.57 Schaub
QB Rating - 92 to 83 Schaub
Average Season Record - 10-6 to 9-7 Manning
Post Season Appearances - 3 to 2 Manning (Yes, Matt was hurt in 2011 but there was no doubt that the team was well on the way to making the playoffs at 7-3 when he went down)
The main difference between the two? The two seasons when Manning got hot in the playoffs and took a 10-6 team and a 9-7 team to Super Bowl wins. But he has NEVER won a playoff game outside of those two Super Bowl runs and his teams have missed the playoffs four times in his nine year career.
This isn't to argue that Schaub is an elite QB, because he is not. But how can you be considered an "Elite" quarterback when your stats are no better then Matty Half-Ear and you miss the playoffs entirely half of the time?