1. QBER/Week 8: Would You Choose Elvis Grbac over Johnny U?

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback to ...

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  2. QBER/Week 7: Oh, What It's Like to Be a Manning These Days

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback ...

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  3. Steelers Report Card/Week 7: Champs Flex Muscles, Pass Muster

    Here’s my take on the Steelers’ 27-17 victory against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon. 1. I’m not ready to concede the champs are back to their Super form, but they needed this one badly for a number of reasons...

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  4. QBER/Week 6: J.C. Superstar Who? All Orton Does Is Win Football Games

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 726 reads 12 comments

  5. Steelers Report Card/Week 6: Minny Challenge Is Needed Here

    Here’s my take on the Steelers’ 27-14 victory on Sunday afternoon. 1. Another beatable opponent -- the Browns are the fourth-best team in Ohio behind the Cincinnati Bengals, ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 1,514 reads 14 comments

  6. QBER/Week 5: Most Efficient Quarterback? Surprise, It's Hasselbeck

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive and easily understood rating system that places the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback to advance ...

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  7. Steelers Report Card/Week 5: Still No Cure for Super Hangover

    Here’s my take on the Steelers’ 28-20 victory against the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon: 1. Once is an accident; twice is a trend. But what do you call three or four times? Fatal, that’s what...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 759 reads 6 comments

  8. QBER/Week 4: Old New Favre Is Better Than Ever

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive and easily understood rating system that places the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback to advance ...

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  9. Steelers Report Card/Week 4: Hey, Look Who's Back—the Champs

    Here’s my take on the Steelers’ 38-28 victory on Sunday night: 1. Boy, is that Bruce Arians a genius or what? Four hundred and ninety-eight yards of total offense? Aggressive ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 929 reads 10 comments

  10. QBER/Week 3: Matt Schaub Rates as Best Little Quarterback in Texas

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive and easily understood rating system that places the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback to ...

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  11. Steelers Report Card/Week 3: D Grows Old Before Our Eyes

    Here’s my take on the Steelers’ 23-20 defeat against the Bengals in Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon:   1. There’s a fine line between experienced and past-your-prime, and this could be the season that the Steelers defense crosses it finally...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 500 reads 12 comments

  12. Steelers MAQB: Will '06 Nightmare Repeat Itself?

    The Monday Afternoon Quarterback goes deep while he wonders if the Steelers really did select Rashard Mendenhall one spot ahead of Chris Johnson in the 2008 NFL Draft.....

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 471 reads 10 comments

  13. QBER/Week 2: Manning, Warner Movin' on Up, Romo Tumbles

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive and easily understood rating system that places the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback to advance ...

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  14. Steelers Report Card/Week 2: Champs Must Face Bear Facts

    Here’s my take on the Steelers’ 17-14 defeat on Sunday afternoon: 1. There are good losses and no-so-good losses. And then there is the kind that the Steelers had against a very beatable Chicago Bears team...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 1,023 reads 12 comments

  15. Steelers MAQB: Relax, Passburgh, It's Not 2003 All Over Again

    The Monday Afternoon Quarterback goes deep while he waits for the Black-and-gold Eyed Peas to take the stage... First down There’s one hyphenated word that scares Steelers World like no other...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 437 reads 8 comments

  16. New QB rating system has Brees, Romo, McNabb on top

    Everyone from coaches to players to fantasy league geeks make a point to check out the NFL quarterback ratings each week. And more times than not, they find it difficult to tell up from down, good from bad...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 1,271 reads 17 comments

  17. Bears Circle Wagons Around Gen. Cutler in Battle of Little Bigscorn

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Two days after NFL Network analyst Mike Martz said that Jay Cutler “just doesn’t get it,” and broadcast partner Jim Mora suggested that he “acted ...

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  18. Steelers Report Card/Week 1: Smash-mouth? Big Ben Wings It

    Here’s what I got out of the Steelers’ 13-10 overtime victory in the regular-season opener: 1...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 385 reads 14 comments

  19. SAM I Am: Terrible Titans Will Throw in Towel This Time

    The Steelers Answer Man sees all, knows all, shares all...Yo, SAM: The Steelers players and coaches said the Terrible Towel incident in the game against Tennessee last season was no big deal...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 58 reads 0 comments

  20. Steelers MAQB: Could Be Time for That Super '70s Show

    Goin’ deep while I wonder how much John Madden really liked his final game as a broadcaster. First down If the Steelers don’t win at least 12 games in the regular season, then Arlen Specter will call for an investigation...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 405 reads 10 comments

  21. Steelers Report Card: Champs Are Able, Willing, Ready

    Even some football people will tell you not to take the preseason too seriously. For the majority of teams, that may be true. Not so much if you're the Steelers, though...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 1,324 reads 4 comments

  22. SAM I Am: Who's to Blame For Short-Yardage Shortcomings?

    The Steelers Answer Man sees all, knows all, shares all . . . Hi, SAM, It seems that ever since Jerome Bettis retired,the Steelers have had problems on third-and-short and fourth-and-short situations...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 635 reads 20 comments

  23. Steelers MAQB: Tomlin Has Problems—the Good Kind

    Goin’ deep while I decide whether Jim (Cannonball) Butler would have made the cut this week... First Down Head Coach Mike Tomlin and his staff will make some difficult roster decisions ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 1,416 reads 32 comments

  24. Steelers Report Card: The '09 Model Is Built to Last

    History tells us that, if anything can sabotage the Steelers in their latest repeat attempt, then it’s most likely to be attitude and/or health problems...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 1,040 reads 18 comments

  25. Steelers MAQB: Just Give Logan the Da*n Ball Already

    Goin’ deep while I wonder if Bobby Layne retired one year too early . . . First Down Rookie return man Stefan Logan was so special that Steelers fans would have liked to reach out and hug the 5'6" scatback last Saturday night...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 5 years ago 1,531 reads 8 comments