Originally written on 18 To 88  |  Last updated 11/20/14

19 May 2009: Texans Dan Orlovsky and Mike Brisiel work out with the Houston Texans during the team's first mini camp held at the Texans training facility. Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom
Some have made the claim recently that Orlvosky has played at a level Curtis Painter is not capable of. I believe Painter not only played at that level, but surpassed it. Painter's play was never the same after the New Orleans game. Something about that experience damaged him going forward. While Orlovsky is clearly better than Painter was in his last few weeks, he's not better than Painter was in his first four games. Here are those numbers comparing Painter's first four games (Pittsburgh, Tampa, KC, and Cincinnati) to Orlvosky's last four games (NE, Balt, Tenn, Hou) Comp Att % Yards YPA TD INT Rating Sack Rate Fumbles Painter 56 102 55.0 806 7.9 5 1 93.0 5.6 3 Orlovsky 81 132 61.4 815 6.2 5 2 85.3 6.4 5 Orlvosky is clearly inferior. He's especially bad in the pocket, taking more sacks and fumbling more often. How did the offense do with each player? Painter: 18.7 PPG (just for the 3 starts, leaving Pittsburgh off since he didn't play the whole...
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