Often times we hear ESPN and their minion breaking down and analyzing the importance of certain aspects in a Quarterback. His "work ethic" "his desire" "his abs" "his passion" blah, blah, blah bullsh*t! Give me Gradkowski to Moss over Montana to Jett ANYDAY!
The NFL sells it's Qbs like your local pusher. Lobbying for it's favorites and lining them with elite receivers. (See Jets, Ravens, Dolphins, Patriots, etc.) The NFL have lined these teams with some of the best receivers in the game via "free" agency.
How many times have we seen Qbs like Brett Favre drop back, close his eyes, and hope that one of his supremely talented receivers come up with a big play? This is why he leads the league in interceptions virtually every year, with last year being the exception. The numbers ultimately balance out with an elite receiver to make the QB look good.
Take the Oakland Raiders for example. Last year their starting Qb struggled with a young, inexperienced, stone handed receiving corp, yet was expected to carry his team to the playoffs. Yeah, right.
Their supposed oft injured "elite" receiver Chaz Schilens missed most of the season for the second year in a row with a torn ovary. He is not an elite receiver. However he is the only receiver on the Oakland Raiders who can catch consistently.
Enter Bruce Gradkowski. Here is a guy who would be mistaken for waterboy by the casual NFL fan, yet was able to make plays and look great with the return of Chittlins to the lineup.
Some people will argue that it was Gradkowski's "work ethic" and "preparation" and blah blah blah. I say catch the damn ball, regardless of who's Qb.
This is why the Raiders will select Dez Bryant at number 8 in the NFL Draft. I know it sounds foolish being that they selected a receiver in the first round in 09, but the Raiders can't afford another injury plagued season for the supposed number one receiver. Good Qbs have good receivers, no one can deny that. Let me be the first on record to have the Oakland Raiders selecting Dez Bryant (or Tate) in spite of Schilens.