Fitzgerald heard 'nothing' on Pats tr...

Fitzgerald heard 'nothing' on Pats trade rumors

There are 1 comment on the CBS Sports story from Jul 12, 2014, titled Fitzgerald heard 'nothing' on Pats trade rumors. In it, CBS Sports reports that:

Last year during the playoffs, a rumor about the Patriots chasing Larry Fitzgerald prior to the trade deadline emerged.

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Dave

Cypress, CA

#1 Jul 12, 2014
Why would Larry Fitzgerald hear anything from the Patriots? His own general manager shot down any ideas of making the trade. If the Pats had spoken directly to Larry, that would have been tampering with a lost draft pick as a penalty. This is another non-story that surfaced because the media is not very good at digging up legitimate stories of interest, and yet another dig at the Patriots.
How about a few stories on how the media uses stats incorrectly to hype QBs. Comparing total yards to completions instead of comparing total yards to attempts is a better yardstick to who throws the shorter passes. Then to get even more accurate, subtract YAC (yards after catch) to further identify QBs that throw the shortest passes (because the actual yardage gained is in the hands of the receiver, and should be credited to them not the QB. Last years short pass leader, yep, Peyton Manning, with over 3500 yards YAC. That means he actually passed for under 2000 yards and his stable of thoroughbreds took it the other 3500 plus yards to get his total to 5477 (including the 7 extra yards added by the league so Peyton would have the passing yards record). Had Peyton's receivers gottn their fair share of the credit, Peyton would not have won the MVP. The media working in concert with the league arranged the MVP for Peyton. The league giving him the extra 7 yards also gave Peyton a record he didn't earn but facilitated his MVP. The league strong arming an official to pick up a pass interference call against the Panthers also stole a game from the Patriots giving the Broncos the top seed and gave further support for Peyton's MVP. After all it has been a Peyton biased league, going on two decades now. Why would we expect anything different?

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