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No Respect For Quarterbacks


Do quarterbacks get the respect they deserve?

Doesn’t seem so according to the latest Top 100 player ranking by NFL network.

That’s why our own Philip Rivers only came in at #61 and Michael Vick ranked a lowly #70.

Charley Casserly thinks Rivers and Vick are ranked too high, but he bases his opinion on last season only.

“Philip Rivers turned the ball over too many times.” he says. “Sure, some of the turnovers were not his fault, but there also were some that were his mistakes from bad decisions. Michael Vick missed time in 2011. He was also inconsistent. He did not stay with his read from the pocket like he did at the beginning of the 2010 season. I did not see the consistency to warrant this ranking.”

How can you rank a player based on one season? This is why I don’t pay too much attention to Casserly’s opinion. (with that kind of thinking, could be why he’s not an NFL GM anymore.)

On the other hand, Jeff Darlington counters with “If there’s one element of the “Top 100″ players that has become most bothersome, it is the general lack of respect for the quarterback position.”

He says in his article that “quarterbacks have the most difficult, most critical job on the football field.

He went on to say “I’m not suggesting QBs should be listed from #1 to #32, but I am at least saying a quarterback of Rivers’ caliber, regardless of one down year in 2011, simply cannot be listed as the 61st best player in the NFL. He belongs higher.”

Albert Breer at NFL.com did a ranking of all 32 quarterbacks and has Rivers at number 8.

Philip Rivers has passed for over 4000 yards the past 4 seasons.

He also has the 5th top quarterback rating OF ALL TIME! That’s higher than Peyton Mannhog and even Joe Montana.

So how is it that our beloved quarterback ranked a lowly 61?

Tony Romo ranked at #91. Are you kidding me? Tim Tebow ranked only 4 spots lower at #95.

I’m sorry but you can’t convince me that Tony Romo deserves to be in the bottom 10 with Tebow.

That goes a long way in proving the “no respect” theory.

Our Philip Rivers should be ranked higher. Way higher.

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  • MikeTuck

    Phillip had a off year by anybodys standards, but until they quit blaming QB’s for tipped or muffed passes you can’t go by turnovers. Rivers gave the ball up in other ways too, but your only as efficient as your offensive line provides good blocking. The Chargers line was hurt and the backups were inefficient until they got the big lazy and mixed the line-up a bit. Then Rivers burnt Buffalo, Jacksonville, Baltimor etc.Coaches polls as far as the leagues best would be the only poll worth reading. QB’s are responsible for reading the intire defense, and then running a play or checking down accordingly. Sapp who also dissed Rivers was good a a position. Cavemen have their jobs and brain surgeons have theirs. I’m not dissing all other positions but Sapp’s remarks were that of a brainless wonder. Then there are QB’s and there are winning QB’s alla Brady, Manning, etc. Rivers has the ability to call his own offense like these two if the Coach would put his trust into him, we’ll never know until they turn it over to him for a game. But Rivers father being a coach has made his son very adept at reading defenses, his passing is right on the money and hisline hasn’t gave him the time to show his complete abilitys. My opinion, if this years line gets a leader and pulls together to serve phillip Rivers we’ll see a Superbowl caliber QB.  Any QB with a great line can look good. It takes a great QB to use that line to confuse and keep a defense off balance.

  • BoogaP

    Tebow is not in my top 100.  Romo is in 91-100 for me though……

  • BrandonReisinger

    Ready for the part that will really piss people off…… We all know that Payton will be in the top 100 at some point, and the guy did not even play in 2011! Yet cause of 20 ints last year Rivers can drop as far as he did?!?! At least be consistent people! 

  • pels04

    Unfortunately River will probably never get the respect he deserves until he wins a Superbowl. Thats all he has to do……just look at Eli. Everyone seems to be forgetting about his 2010 season where he had 25 ints and 5 fumbles. Eli wasnt even on the 2011 list now watch, he will be top 20 maybe even top 10

  • pels04

    Unfortunately Rivers will probably never get the respect he deserves until he wins a Superbowl. Thats all he has to do……just look at Eli. Everyone seems to be forgetting about his 2010 season where he had 25 ints and 5 fumbles. Eli wasnt even on the 2011 list now watch, he will be top 20 maybe even top 10

  • Chargertom

    Casserly has a bad Tupet to boot!

  • Bleu

    These dudes are natural born haters. Somebody always got something to say about pr17 like he a bum or something.