Originally Posted by Corrosion
I've been thinking about this data comparison since I saw it yesterday .... It sure paints Bridgewater in a favorable light ..... but it doesn't factor in the level of competition which has to be an issue as it makes projection to playing with the big boys difficult.
While Manziel is putting up video game numbers against the best teams in the country including 562 yards against Bama's defense .... Bridgewater is slugging it out with heavyweights like Floridia International University.
This disparity in strength of opposition makes comparison difficult at best.
I'm with you on this and will expand on it a little more. What happens when a QB is pressured constantly and the correct pass is to throw it away? What about dropped passes? What about receivers who were hurt during the year? Easy wide open receivers or fitting it into tight spaces constantly? Stat nerds love this kind of stuff, but I'd rather just turn on the film to evaluate a QB effectively.