Welcome to the first meeting of the General’s fan club! We would like to give a special warm welcome to those who have joined us from Fooch’s Hall of worship. We are always open, just like 7-11! (And no hanging Chad’s here.)
As self-appointed president of the QP bandwagon, my first order of business is to just say QUINTON PATTON IS A HECK OF A PLAYMAKER! The tat-master himself, the glorious #7, has high praise for him. Though it was only pre-season, there seems to be justification for the praise. If any of our members have a good youtube highlight, let me know and I’ll insert it here. Edit: Thanks to andresantanajr for the link to the video.
Next, the Offensive Rookie of the Year subject. Will the object of our bandwagon fandom be able to accomplish such a mighty goal? With the fascination with QB’s cause his downfall from this prize? Will the fact that a 4th rounder from a run-first team stop the General from gaining the recognition he deserves?
I SAY NAY!
Looking over the OROY’s, there have been two WR’s picked over the past 10 years: Percy Harvin and Anquan Boldin. Yes, OUR Anquan Boldin. Over the past 25 years, there have been 4 WR’s picked. Since 1967, there have been 8 WR’s picked. Relatively slim percentage, but consistent. QB’s have had 6 over the past 10 years, 6 over the past 25 years (that is not a typo, no QB’s between 1988 and 2003), and only 7 picked since 1967. RB’s have had 2 over the past 10 years, 15 over the past 25 years, and 31 since 1967. The trend has been for QB’s to be picked instead of RB’s, which was the trend originally.
Point 1: WR has just as much of a chance now as ever.
Point 2: Our very own Quinton Patton has a previous OROY to be mentored by.
Point 3: With the trend in QB’s lately, and the lack of a good starting rookie QB, there is a next-to-nil chance of a QB taking the spot.
Now, there is some competition. Cordarrelle Patterson from the Vikings. Our own Vance McDonald. The rookie RB’s in Green Bay could break out. I can discount most of these right away. Patterson has Ponder throwing to him. McDonald is a TE; never in the history of the current NFL has a TE ever been picked. Green Bay is a pass-happy team, plus there are two rookies there to take glory away from each other.
That leaves only one option: Quinton Patton. He’s a playmaker, he has a dynamic QB throwing to him who is not afraid to throw it, and the General will probably be the #2 or #3 WR. He has the drive and desire to be a great football player. A grand setup for success.
WHO'S WITH ME IN SUPPORTING HIM?
We will try to have as many weekly meetings as possible throughout this season to watch the ascension of our rookie WR sensation.
I now turn the time over to the floor. Please leave your comments below.
7-11 Always Open!