Re-posting this amazing post I found on AcmePackingCompany, I wish I could agree more.
For starters, this accomplishment is a great one. To break a record that lasted for 27 years is a fantastic feat, however, in this case, it is somewhat tarnished to me.
1. Over half of his games are in passing friendly domes. There are no variances to consider. No wind, no weather, no nothing. 11/16 games in New Orleans and other places.
2. The extreme pass first tendancy of the league now a days where 2 players, Brees and Brady should break that number. Sound a little like Sosa / McGuire a bit? I'm not saying they're juicing, just that the rules are stacked on their sides.
3. 4 massive blowouts where they just kept throwing the ball.62-7? If Green Bay was up 35-7, bet your bottom dollar Rodgers is sitting the last 1.5 quarters.
4. Rodgers has sat for at least 6 quarters this season. If Rodgers had an arrogant ass of a coach such as Sean Peyton who enjoys running up scores on people, I'd have Rodgers at around 5,150 yards with 50 TD's and only 7 ints.
In this consideration, Brees wouldn't even be considered in the conversation of for MVP, and very certainly wouldn't have Marino's passing record. but with four less TD's and 7 more interceptions, people are saying he's in consideration for the MVP?