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According to the website that was used as a source for this, Chad Pennington is ranked as a better QB than Jay Cutler. People who don't watch Jets games think he has a noodle arm, because they're reliant on ESPN for their information about other teams, so your ignorance is forgivable.
haha, I rick-rolled ya, Henry! :) :)
I am in the camp which states that Pennington AND Cutler are both weenies, albeit for different reasons.
Oh, this was my first thought when I saw the title:
But, there ARE a lot of misconceptions about the guy, namely that he was a weak armed prospect. Certainly not top 10, but prior to his second injury (and even after, in 2008, that he got the Dolphins 11 wins, relying on smarts more than talent or wide receivers) dude could toss it with the best of them. Don't forget that Randy Moss was a forgettable prospect when he transferred to Marshall, and Chad is the one who got him back on the map. Look up some highlights.
It took him 2 games in 2002 to get his rhythm going, (I'm still pissed at the 3 win Bears for potentially ruining their season; also, if Wayne Chrebet didn't fumble that ball, the Bears could've drafted Andre Johnson, instead of trading back, so you guys should be pissed too, lol) and still, my 2 favorite moments in 20+ years of watching football, were when the Jets smashed the shit out of Brett Favre, and Chad out-dueled him (foreshadowing for 2008) in the final game, going 42-17 to win the division. They followed it up, with beating Peyton Manning 41-0 in the wild card round, and completely humiliating Colts fans. The Raiders, of course, beat the shit out of them, but being able to build an early lead, which let the Oakland defense pin their ears back and sack him to eternity.
In the offseason, the Redskins picked up the Jets best receiver, and offensive lineman. Bam, non throwing hand injury, and forced back into action early.
2004, the Jets were fucking fantastic, and when Chad went down with a minor leg injury, frickin' Quincy Carter got us 2 wins (should've been 3, but Jesus Christ, Herm Edwards ***** that up). We go to the wildcard round, Chad takes advantage of a missed field goal in overtime, and leads them to a field goal. THEN against the 15-1 Steelers, the Jets were beating them, and could have put the game away with a field goal. Herm Edwards does what Herm Edwards does to get fired, and calls an amazingly conservative gameplan for the FG attempt, knowing that his kicker has a weak leg, and isn't the most accurate(You guys should remember Doug Brien, he was the POS that Robbie Gould replaced), and the FG misses. THEN the Jets get lucky with an interception, and with the knowledge that his kicker needs a shorter distance for a FG, he again goes conservative, and has him attempt a 50+ yard attempt. They lost in overtime on a FG.
TL;DR, Dude was a damn good player, and even after his first two freak injuries, didn't lose much athleticism, and 2006 would've been a perfect year to have a QB that DOESN'T want to throw it deep all the time. Kinda like now...
honestly, I was surprised that, outside of the two seasons which I cited, his TD to INT ratio wasn't significantly better. I always viewed him as a smart guy who took care of the football, but for most of his career, he had a relatively low TD to INT ratio.
He is the all-time leader, in the entire history of the NFL, in completion percentage. Yeah, he's a bum. :D
Just gotta ask one question: Where did all this Chad Pennington talk come from, all of a sudden? His stats speak for themselves, I get that. I'm just wondering where is the parallel in all of this?
Brad has a hardon for Chad
Correction, for Henry!!!! ;););)