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In a world where words can describe certain actions such as “twerking”, the word zombified comes to mind when trying to understand what has happen to all these Super Bowl quarterbacks this year. Who would have thought that 2-time Super Bowl quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants would be at an all-time, career high 15 interceptions! Or last year’s Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens at 6 interceptions? Stiff and unsure are the throws of these star quarterbacks that one has to think that their star power has been, well…. mummified.
Let’s not ignore the ridiculous absence of Pittsburgh Steelers’s quarterback Ben Rothlesburger whose team is currently 0-4. None of his receivers seem to find the ball coming when he throws it. Is it because they play like dead men? Oh wait but there’s more! New England Patriot’s darling QB Tom Brady was not able to throw a touchdown in last weeks 6-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The entire Patriot offense was a zombie wasteland. How about QB Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers starting the year off at 2-3? Do the coaches of these teams not see what has happened?
This theory of zombies overtaking Super Bowl quarterbacks might explain the incredible success of young quarterbacks such as Geno Smith, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Colin Kapernick. Fresh blood plays hot, fast and supernatural. They see things that veteran quarterbacks fail to see. They can run with speed when the rickety legs of the aged can’t run the field. It’s a different league, a different mindset and the time for veteran players to retire and usher in the new breed.
Zombies walk the football field and in the next NFL draft new fast players will replace tired quarterbacks, bruised linebackers and beat-up defensive tackles. The circle of life comes full circle in the National Football League and the young players are fresh for the taking. Many have already made record-breaking plays in their rookie year and it will only get worse for the veteran players,
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