Originally written on Seahawk Addicts  |  Last updated 10/20/14

MINNEAPOLIS - AUGUST 28: Charlie Whitehurst of the Seattle Seahawks looks to hand off against the Minnesota Vikings during a preseason NFL game at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on August 28, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
In sports, stats are at their best when they can be averaged over a wide number of games.  That's easy enough to do in baseball, where the pros get a whopping 162 games a year.   NBA and NHL players get the benefit of 82 games a year to show their stuff.  Even Major League Soccer players can count on 34 regular season appearances to average out their stats.  Compared to those figures, the NFL's 16 game season is downright unforgiving.  With so few opportunities to work with, the relative importance of each and every performance is greatly magnified.  If one of the hitters on your MLB team goes into a mid-season slump for ten or twenty games, who cares?  He'll snap out of it eventually, and besides, there's plenty more games where those came from.  Let your players get away with a slump like that in the NFL and you'll be out of a job faster than you can say Scooter McLean. Which brings us to Charlie Whitehurst and how we should view his performance against the B...
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