Show me where I called any of those qbs great.
How many "great" qbs do they have to play to be considered a legit defense? How many "great" qbs did the niners and seahawks play?
Let me narrow the list for you the niners played the cards and rams twice each, ponder, sanchez, fitzpatrick and tannehill. That leaves a possible 8 games against "great" qbs so they must be frauds right? The hawks played cards and rams twice, fitzpatrick, alex smith, Tannehill, Sanchez and Ponder. That leaves 7 games against possibly good qbs... frauds again.
If you're not seeing the obvious bias in discrediting Dalton, Flacco, and Luck while listing Freeman, Cutler, and Stafford as examples of good qbs I don't know what to tell you.
As far as Luck being overrated, its fun to zero in on one stat rather than watching the games right? You can't possibly be a good qb if you have a 3 game stretch with 1td and 9 int (Freeman) right? You can't possibly be a good qb with 0 300 yard games and 9 games UNDER 200 yards (R Wilson) right? You couldn't possibly be a good qb when you lead the league in pass attempts by a wide margin, have hands down the best receiver in the league and only threw 20 tds (Stafford) right?
What about the Panthers? I'm not the one calling defenses overrated for playing well against the teams they're scheduled to play.
Are you saying alex smith isn't a good qb? I know he's not a GREAT qb like stafford but not even good? you didn't watch him in the playoffs last year? I'm just trying to reconcile luck, smith, dalton, flacco being scrubs while your defense is to be applauded for stopping stafford and freeman. I guess its just me though.
Yes Rivers is a turnover machine and wildly inconsistent, just like Eli.
I never said that AFC defenses weren't legit. I said the reason why you see so many at the top is because they are inflated by playing pooty QBs in the AFC. In my last paragraph I said when you hear about a "good" defense in the AFC, be sure to check their schedule.
If you actually read what i wrote I list Cutler, Stafford, Schaub, and Flacco in basically the same category. Good but short of elite.
Dalton may be in the top half, but if he is, it is barely.
All I said about Stafford is that he has incredible talent and is a top half of the NFL QB. I don't think he is great yet.
And I don't zero in on one stat. When I analyze a QB it is a conglomerate of things from statistical analysis and actually watching them play. HOWEVER, by any metric if you are not completing 50% of your passes you are not playing that well. If you don't complete 50% of your passes over 5 games, you are not playing well for an extended period of time. If for a season you are below 55%, you aren't playing very well. After all, a QBs primary objective is to actually complete passes.
No Alex Smith is not good.
To put it simply, when you have the luxury of playing teams that are Qb'd by the likes of Weeden, Gabbert, Fitzgerald, Sanchez, Tannehill, Quinn/Cassel, Palmer, etc. and your 4th best QB in your conference is probably Joe Flacco, your defenses are going to rank higher than most teams in the NFC whose worst QB is whoever the Cardinals are currently using and then Sam Bradford. After that, there are no truly terrible QBs like the ones I listed above. And Bradford isn't terrible, he just isn't very good. After that you have maybe Vick. Yes, Mike Vick might be the third worst QB in the NFC, and he was an MVP candidate just 3 years ago.