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Old 10-26-2012   #1
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Default Grantland: The NFL Entertainment Index

One of my fav sites, Grantland, has an article with a different take on ranking NFL teams: which teams are the most entertaining to watch?

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/...s-watchability

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Against an average opponent, which team would I want to watch the most? Would I rather watch this team play that average opponent than that team? And so on and so on. Being good helps, obviously, but an entertaining bad team (like last year's Panthers) are going to be more fun to watch than a boring good team (like last year's Steelers). You get the idea. I tend to prefer teams that throw the ball and make a lot of big plays on defense, so my bias leans there.
Where do the Texans rank?

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The Texans are brutal efficiency personified, running the ball down people's throats with the same play, over and over again, without any answer. They run the same route combinations that Gary Kubiak was putting together for Ed McCaffrey and Rod Smith to catch passes from Brian Griese in Denver, and it doesn't matter. They could show you the play before the snap and still beat you to the punch. They knock down a half-dozen of your passes at the line of scrimmage, and if you're lucky, they don't return any of them for a touchdown. They somehow let a first overall pick go and got better on defense, and their best player is so obviously the league's Most Valuable Player that he's become a household name despite playing a position commonly regarded as statless and anonymous. They are the German national soccer team of the NFL, ruthless and consistent and a testament to how to win. But they are not Brazil. Brazil is …
Not too shabby. Only RG3 beats us in the entertainment factor.
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Default Re: Grantland: The NFL Entertainment Index

Funny because he breaks his own rule when picking the Texans. We run the ball a lot and aren't too explosive on offensive

I loved reading the Jags and Raiders
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Default Re: Grantland: The NFL Entertainment Index

Judging based solely on his description, I'd say we wouldn't be very entertaining.

"...running the ball down people's throats with the same play, over and over again, without any answer. They run the same route combinations that Gary Kubiak was putting together for Ed McCaffrey and Rod Smith to catch passes from Brian Griese in Denver, and it doesn't matter."

Seems like it would get repetitive...BUT IT AIN'T!
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Default Re: Grantland: The NFL Entertainment Index

There's RGIII,

and then there's everybody else.

I think he's that good.
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Default Re: Grantland: The NFL Entertainment Index

To a neutral observer, the 2010 Texans were the most enjoyable team ever.
To a fan, I had to keep a defibrillator at the house
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To a neutral observer, the 2010 Texans were the most enjoyable team ever.
To a fan, I had to keep a defibrillator at the house
Now that I think about it... that might be why I had heart problems then.
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There's RGIII,

and then there's everybody else.

I think he's that good.
I would still prefer Luck, that guy is already really good at chucking the ball.
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I would still prefer Luck, that guy is already really good at chucking the ball.
RGIII has completed 70% of his passes this year. It's too early to say who's the best, but early on RGIII is easily ahead. He's awesome. I'm just afraid he's going to get hurt by running it so often.
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Default Re: Grantland: The NFL Entertainment Index

Funny read, thanks for posting Jen.
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