Saturday, November 15, 2008

Standout QB's at NFL's Halfway Point

Kurt Warner's heyday was last century with the Ram's Super Bowl win! He had some other pretty good years in this century as well, but was written off in Arizona as Matt Leinart was thought to be their future. The Phoenix arose from the ashes and is putting together a memorable year for himself and giving the Cardinals hope in the second half of the season and that is something we can all get excited about in this climate of doom around the country regarding the economic mess.
Tyler Thigpen has also ignited some excitement in Kansas City. Too early to tell if he will become a great one, but his athleticism at QB and quick release give hope in a city that has none on the football field.
Brett Favre! Holy cow man. Down here in Tampa, I wasn't too hip on the idea of him coming in for a year with Jeff Garcia coming of a good year and already building good comrarderie with his club. But after Thursday night's OT win over the Patriots and a couple of other superb performances, he has won me over again. His 39 year old enthusiasm is contagious and the Jets have caught it!
Although they lost a thriller to the Jets, Matt Cassel (first QB in NFL history to throw for 400 yards and run for 60 in a game) has filled in admirably for Tom Brady this season and while the Pats are 6-4 at this point, they can beat anybody.
Matt Ryan has surpassed everyone's expectations! Well, maybe not his own, but regardless, the Falcons are a team to be reckoned with down the stretch. Even if they don't finish well, he has allowed the Atlanta area to forget about what's his name.

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