Monday, December 26, 2005

The 2005 All-Douched Team

The Cold, Hard Football Facts have a list of players who were worse than snubbed by not getting named to the 2005 Pro-Bowl - these players were douched.

My favorite is this nugget:
Every year in the NFC there’s one quarterback – and we should create an annual award for this – who gets douched by Pro Bowl voters in favor of Michael Vick. Last year it was Brian Griese. This year it’s Mark Brunell.

Entering Week 16, Brunell led Vick in every major (and in most incredibly minor) passing categories, including yards (2,790 to 2,136), completion percentage (58.9 to 54.3), passer rating (87.0 to 71.8) and total (rushing and passing) touchdowns (20 to 19). Of course, Vick leads all QBs in rushing yards and overblown media hype for the second straight season.

In the past, Vick supporters defended their boy by saying “yeah, his passing numbers aren’t that great but all he does is win.” Well, the Falcons, who played in the NFC championship game last season, stand at just 8-7 today and need a victory and a miracle on Sunday to make the playoffs. Brunell, who was injured in Washington’s win over the N.Y. Giants this weekend, has led the Redskins to a 9-5 mark, a late-season surge and a likely playoff appearance – all following a 6-10 campaign in 2004.
Michael Vick is reaching Tony Mandrich levels of over-ratedness.

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