Maybe he mistook him for Aaron Rodgers.

I don’t know what it is about KC Joyner and his penchant for using stats to come up with all manner of bizarre conclusions and predictions about the SEC, but all I can say after reading this doozy

ESPN’s K.C. Joyner has ranked his top quarterback-receiver tandems in the SEC  going into the 2012 season, and his choice for No. 1 is going to surprise a lot of people.

He has Vanderbilt’s Jordan Rodgers and Jordan Matthews at the top of his list.

In choosing his top tandems, Joyner used a list of metrics from the 2011 season that detailed such things as how the combo fared in short pass yards per attempt, vertical yards per attempt and overall yards per attempt.

… is that it’s time to get some new metrics, bud.

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14 responses to “Maybe he mistook him for Aaron Rodgers.

  1. Castleberry

    And to think you paid for that story…

    • Heathbar09

      Kind of ashamed to admit I have Insider. Not really worth it for CFB. It’s only good for MLB and the NFL draft 1 week out of the year.

      • Castleberry

        Yeah – I couldn’t read the article without giving the WWL $3 a month.

      • Silver Creek Dawg

        It was included with my ESPN the Mag subscription. Otherwise, I wouldn’t waste my time with it.

    • Cojones

      Pretty obvious that the Senator DIDN’T pay for that because the other rankings had to be paid for. The top one was for free on the site.

      Anyone know who was the next four ranked combos? Agree with you , Senator, that you have to bend over backwards and open up to believe whatever he used to come to that conclusion. The same figuring has continued with Mizzou without anyone factoring in changes to their starting personnel.

  2. Anon

    In choosing his top tandems, Joyner used a list of metrics from the 2011 season that detailed such things as how the combo fared in short pass yards per attempt, vertical yards per attempt and overall yards per attempt.

    You’ll notice that actually watching football was not part of this clown’s metrics.

  3. cousin eddie

    “Statistics are no substitute for judgment.” — Henry Clay

  4. charlottedawg

    All I know was we kept collapsing the pocket on Rodgers, and he kept scrambling and creating big yards out of nothing. Kwame had the guy by the shoulders in the end zone for what would’ve been a game icing safety but somehow the guy managed to wriggle free and scramble for 10+ yards.

  5. FCDore

    For what it’s worth, here are Matthews’ receiving numbers in the games played after Rodgers became the starter:
    Army: 1 catch for 8 yards (probably still recovering from Sean Williams attempt to decapitate him 20 yards away from the play the prior week)

    http://outkickthecoverage.com/the-play-that-led-to-georgia-vandy-confrontation-georgia-defensive-back-shawn-williams-cheap-shot-.php

    Arkansas: 6 for 151, 1 TD
    Florida: 9 for 170, 1 TD
    Kentucky: 6 for 131, 1 TD
    Tennessee: 6 for 74
    Wake Forest: 2 for 79, 1 TD
    Cincinnati: 4 for 56
    See you guys on Sept. 22!

  6. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Joyner did pick Murray to King as his number 2 tandem though.