Vinny Better Than Son of BobSeptember 26th, 2008
Joe likes Paul Zimmerman. Bucs fans may know him better as Dr. Z of Sports Illustrated. One of the reasons Joe likes Dr. Z, aside from the fact he is a sarcastic old cuss, is that Dr. Z is a football historian who studies the game like a biologist would snails eggs.
Today, Dr. Z has on SI.com a breakdown on just how miserable quarterbacking is in today’s NFL. He compares each team’s quarterback to the starting quarterback for the same team 20 years ago.
The vast majority of the teams had better quarterbacks 20 years ago.
In a bit of a suprise, Dr. Z claims Vinny Testaverde is a better quarterback than Son of Bob.
Tampa Bay Bucs
Vinny Testaverde vs. Brian Griese
Edge: 1988. This was Vinny’s third year of a career that has washed up onto the very shores of today… well, at least last year, but I have a feeling that we have not seen the last of him. Griese is another early-season switcheroo, this time for Jeff Garcia.
Again, this surprises Joe a little bit, but not much. Regular readers know Joe thinks little of Son of Bob. Sure, Vinnie was an interception machine. But so too is Son of Bob.