24 Sep 2005
I post this not because anyone really cares who Don Banks thinks is going to win on Sunday, but because I was intrigued by this comment about the Falcons-Bills matchup:
I know it's heresy and I'll be excommunicated for suggesting it, but if the Falcons have to play Matt Schaub for the injured Michael Vick, they will improve offensively. Atlanta will be more balanced and feature a more potent passing game without Vick and his one-of-a-kind rushing threat. Remember, folks. You heard it here first.
Welcome to the club, Don. We at Football Outsiders have been saying for quite some time that Vick's passing game is seriously flawed. Just take a look at his passing DVOA from last season. That doesn't mean Matt Schaub is any better -- Schaub is Mr. August and has yet to prove himself in the regular season -- but it is nice to see that the idea that Vick isn't all he's cracked up to be is starting to catch on.
17 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2005, 10:23am by JonL
They weren't perfect, but Tampa Bay's two youngest offensive linemen -- Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet -- shined in the Bucs' loss to Los Angeles.