Grantland: The NFL Entertainment Index

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by IlliniJen, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. IlliniJen

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    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/8553749/ranking-nfl-teams-watchability

    Where do the Texans rank?

    Not too shabby. Only RG3 beats us in the entertainment factor.
     
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    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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    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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    There's RGIII,

    and then there's everybody else.

    I think he's that good.
     
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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
     
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    Funny read, thanks for posting Jen.
     
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    I would still prefer Luck, that guy is already really good at chucking the ball.
     


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    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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    Meh, I favor more of a traditional passer which is what Luck is. Luck is also averaging like 41 pass attempts per game where as RGIII is averaging about 25 or so. Not that RGIII isn't electric but I think that Luck is the better pocket passer at this point where as RGIII is a threat to do it all pretty well.
     
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    the only reason rgiii comp rate is what it is rest soley on the fact he completes more check downs and short passes to running backs than he does passes to wr a la TJ yates
     
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    RG3 is so much fun to watch. Ive actually never watched another team on GameRewind, but I find myself rewatching redskin games. Just because RGIII is so great to see. Plus I love it when Texas boys make it big.
     
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    Are you serious bro? RG3 throws it downfield as much as anyone
     
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    Luck on the other hand is 11/28 in 20+ attempts 2.5 times as many attempts and completes nearly 50% more of those attempts than RGIII
     
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    funny that the word "execution" became a joke under capers. with kubiak, the most boring team becomes a must watch because of that same word. we run plays from the 90's, and use the same formation all day, but "execution" leads to a brand of football that's about as genuine as anything in sports.
     

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