Wednesday, August 19, 2009

God Damnit, Rick Morrissey

At it again, are we? In his retarded piece on Brett Favre, entitled "All Brett Favre Questions Have the Same Answer: He Makes Vikings Better" (which I won't fisk line by line, since that would be talking about Favre too much, and I'm tired of doing that), he manages to take a thinly veiled shot at Jay Cutler....again-

"Question: If you're a Bears fan and want to win games (not fantasy leagues) this season, would you rather have Favre, Adrian Peterson and Bernard Berrian on your team or Jay Cutler, Matt Forte and Devin Hester?

Answer: Despite the declarations of undying love for Cutler in these parts, you would be insane not to go with Favre, et al. "

Other than the fact that Cutler is 13 years younger, has a stronger arm, Doesn't have a torn rotator cuff or surgically repaired arm, threw for more yards the last two years (8023 to 7622), a higher yards per attempt average (7.4 to 7.2), fewer interceptions (32 to 37), and had a higher rating last year, Favre's absolutely a better quarterback. Adrian Peterson is the greatest runningback in the NFL, and maybe on his way to the Hall of Fame if he stays healthy and keeps up his torrid pace, but his total yards from scrimmage last year (1885) and total TDs (10) weren't all that much better than what Matt Forte managed as a rookie (1715 and 12 tds). You could argue that Favre will make Peterson better, but you can also argue that Cutler will make Forte better. So while I'd rather have Peterson, Forte's skills as a receiver make him one of the top backs in the league nonetheless. Berrian may be better than Hester at this point, but as Bears fans know, he drops a lot of passes and has yet to have a 1,000 yd receiving season, and we'll see exactly what Hester is worth this year after he's been catching passes from Cutler.

It's really going to be fun this year to see Cutler put up great numbers and watch Morrissey try to act like he didn't spend the entire offseason ranting and raving rather than admitting he was wrong in saying the Bears shouldn't trade for Jay.

Go to Hell, Rick Morrissey.