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BossChief
08-15-2011, 10:45 PM
KEEP FUCKING DOUBTING RICKY STANZI!!!

Stronger arm than Cassel...check
Better moving around than Cassel...check
Keeps eyes on receivers more than Cassel...check
Had taken over gifd up...check

Bowser
08-15-2011, 10:46 PM
FIRST

KC Tattoo
08-15-2011, 10:47 PM
I'm in!

SNR
08-15-2011, 10:48 PM
I was right about Ricky Stanzi

I was right about him being FABULOUS

aturnis
08-15-2011, 10:48 PM
Let's ride...

cabletech94
08-15-2011, 10:49 PM
in it, to win it!

aturnis
08-15-2011, 10:49 PM
I was right about Ricky Stanzi

I was right about him being FABULOUS

TGHS!





(Thank God He's Fabulous)

KC Tattoo
08-15-2011, 10:49 PM
True Ameerican Fuck yea!!!

BossChief
08-15-2011, 10:50 PM
We aint doin nothin but poppin Don n eatin filet mignon round hea.

Rams Fan
08-15-2011, 10:51 PM
I was right about Ricky Stanzi

I was right about him being FABULOUS

You didn't do it right.

Bowser
08-15-2011, 10:52 PM
beryllium

tk13
08-15-2011, 10:52 PM
This isn't official until someone posts some Hulk Hogan theme music up in this thread.

SNR
08-15-2011, 10:54 PM
You didn't do it right.Different beat. Own drummer.

BossChief
08-15-2011, 10:56 PM
get some

<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NiUKYaHGlzE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

BossChief
08-15-2011, 11:00 PM
I didnt write this guys cue cards

<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6IMEyR-xMDQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

KC Tattoo
08-15-2011, 11:03 PM
This isn't official until someone posts some Hulk Hogan theme music up in this thread.

<object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/jlU0GQgooWM?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/jlU0GQgooWM?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></object>

Baconeater
08-15-2011, 11:03 PM
KEEP FUCKING DOUBTING RICKY STANZI!!!

Stronger arm than Cassel...check
Better moving around than Cassel...check
Keeps eyes on receivers more than Cassel...check
Had taken over gifd up...check
Will never get the job over Cassel because Cassel is getting paid too much so this thread is stupid and pointless...check.

Count Zarth
08-15-2011, 11:05 PM
Ricky Stanzi stands proud. He stands tall.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/eb/fullj.f37b218a8e38da6f6823203fe4202637/f37b218a8e38da6f6823203fe4202637-getty-120993543.jpg

chefsos
08-15-2011, 11:06 PM
"Ricky Stanzi" actually rhymes with "America Fuck Yeah". If you think that's incorrect, wait just a bit.

Now try saying it without a face.

That's what Ricky thought.

BossChief
08-15-2011, 11:08 PM
Will never get the job over Cassel because Cassel is getting paid too much so this thread is stupid and pointless...check.

Cassels salary for remainder of contract:

2012: 5.25 million
2013: 7.5 million
2014: 9 million

Looks like a very nice, tradable contract.

Can I get a what what?

haha

SNR
08-15-2011, 11:10 PM
Ricky Stanzi stands proud. He stands tall.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/eb/fullj.f37b218a8e38da6f6823203fe4202637/f37b218a8e38da6f6823203fe4202637-getty-120993543.jpgDamn. He's got better form than even Trent Green.

Count Zarth
08-15-2011, 11:10 PM
<object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/jlU0GQgooWM?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/jlU0GQgooWM?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></object>

mp3 saved for future use

http://bagdragger.com/files/2011/03/Squints-the-sandlot-2092414-400-300.jpg

Bewbies
08-15-2011, 11:12 PM
I fully support his efforts to move Matt Cassel somewhere the hell else.

BossChief
08-15-2011, 11:16 PM
before someone else does it...."Picky Stanzi"

Count Zarth
08-15-2011, 11:22 PM
Dramatically, Ricky entered his first pro game.

http://i56.tinypic.com/e1b2bt.jpg

KC Tattoo
08-15-2011, 11:34 PM
before someone else does it...."Picky Stanzi"

I just hope Chiefs fans can be patient with him if he does throw a bunch of picks and that we know he will get better not throwing them. LOL, TrInt Green did his share.

It has been a rare event that we get to watch a draft pick get the opportunity to become a QB for our future hopes.

Not expecting any thing from this year but hopefully soon very soon he gets to replace Cassel. Cassel just needs to hang on and do good enough for Stanzi to get acclimated to the job and then take over.

BossChief
08-15-2011, 11:37 PM
Hopefully "Pick 6" doesn't get replaced by "Pick Rick"....or just "PRick"

Count Zarth
08-15-2011, 11:39 PM
Rickterception

Count Zarth
08-15-2011, 11:40 PM
What the Rick?

chefsos
08-15-2011, 11:41 PM
RickterceptionSucks

What the Rick?Good

keg in kc
08-15-2011, 11:41 PM
I copyrighted "Ricky Cassel" several months ago. Nathan Fillion was not happy.

Count Zarth
08-15-2011, 11:42 PM
Music for Ricky's first video:

<iframe width="320" height="240" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6ZlLQLFq_H4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

chefsos
08-15-2011, 11:44 PM
I'm guessing all the cool kids will use Stanzerception.

chefsos
08-15-2011, 11:48 PM
I really like "What the Rick?" though. It's pretty ricking funny.

WTR??!!

MoreLemonPledge
08-15-2011, 11:48 PM
http://www.stabilitees.com/store/image/cache/data/Designs/jfc-jesus-fucking-christ-t-shirt-250x250.jpg

ChiefsCountry
08-15-2011, 11:48 PM
For one get rid of that damn number. #13 gives me nightmares of Bono.

Also he is way better with the media than Cassel already. I guess being a starter in college helps in that regard, but when Dawson interviewed him after the game he came off cool and confident. Cassel normally fumbles around and uses all of the queer football cliches.

BWillie
08-15-2011, 11:49 PM
you guys are going a little over board with stanzi. I love the guy, but he's played one preseason game. There is zero chance he supplants Cassel this year unless he gets injured. If Cassel and Stanzi were to play this season as a starter, Cassel would be the much better choice, Stanzi just has room to develop into a more solid starter than Cassel IMO.

BossChief
08-15-2011, 11:52 PM
All we need is for KnowMo and CoMo to come in here and say the kid sucks and we are set to roll, baby!!!!ELEVENTY!!!!!

SNR
08-15-2011, 11:56 PM
That TD pass by Stanzi was so incredible it registered an "Awesome" on the Rickter Scale

D-Train6906
08-15-2011, 11:58 PM
The keep ****ing doubting (insert chiefs player's name) makes me lawl so hard. No matter what player it is.

Edit: chiefs player's name/chiefs personnel's name make me lawl so hard.

MoreLemonPledge
08-15-2011, 11:59 PM
you guys are going a little over board with stanzi. I love the guy, but he's played one preseason game. There is zero chance he supplants Cassel this year unless he gets injured. If Cassel and Stanzi were to play this season as a starter, Cassel would be the much better choice, Stanzi just has room to develop into a more solid starter than Cassel IMO.

Don't try to talk logic with them. Trust me.

Same people said the same shit about Jimmy Clausen. Look how he's doing.

BossChief
08-16-2011, 12:00 AM
Ricky Stanzi went to Church and they immediately started praying to him.

Count Zarth
08-16-2011, 12:00 AM
The Stanzi Revolution is the next great Chiefsplanet movement.

SNR
08-16-2011, 12:01 AM
The keep ****ing doubting (insert chiefs player's name) makes me lawl so hard. No matter what player it is.

Edit: chiefs player's name/chiefs personnel's name make me lawl so hard.Incase you haven't seen it yet, the original:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=44219

That's right, this meme is nearly 9 years old. What of it?

MoreLemonPledge
08-16-2011, 12:02 AM
Incase you haven't seen it yet, the original:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=44219

That's right, this meme is nearly 9 years old. What of it?

KEEP FUCKING DOUBTING THIS MEME

SNR
08-16-2011, 12:03 AM
Don't try to talk logic with them. Trust me.

Same people said the same shit about Jimmy Clausen. Look how he's doing.AN UNBELIEVER!!!

<iframe width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/krb2OdQksMc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

BossChief
08-16-2011, 12:28 AM
Ricky Stanzi is gonna make the drafturbators wish he was drafted in the first round.

Tribal Warfare
08-16-2011, 01:09 AM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/12/06/article-1092477-029EC8D0000005DC-550_233x684.jpg

Stanzi is Fonzie approved

Crush
08-16-2011, 02:49 AM
Hell yeah, I'm in.

Hog Farmer
08-16-2011, 03:42 AM
Stanzi will be Rick rolling the AFC west.

RustShack
08-16-2011, 04:06 AM
Stanzi City Chiefs

kysirsoze
08-16-2011, 04:29 AM
It's nice to know for an absolute fact that in 15 years we will look back at Stanzi as the biggest steal in the history of professional sports drafts. Fuck you Tom Brady.

Tribal Warfare
08-16-2011, 04:47 AM
It's nice to know for an absolute fact that in 15 years we will look back at Stanzi as the biggest steal in the history of professional sports drafts. Fuck you Tom Brady.

or the 2011 draft will be remembered as the best since the '72 Steelers picks

MahiMike
08-16-2011, 06:00 AM
Why do so many people want to see Stanzi succeed? /sarcasm

Saul Good
08-16-2011, 07:49 AM
That TD pass by Stanzi was so incredible it registered an "Awesome" on the Rickter Scale

Did it give you an eRicktion?

Pasta Giant Meatball
08-16-2011, 07:54 AM
Stanzi is the Manzi

talastan
08-16-2011, 08:47 AM
I'm pulling for the guy. He has all the same college experience as any other QB prospect the Planet has wished for. Played in a Pro-Style system, in a competitive division, and started for more than just one year. The kid is going to be something special....I'm calling it right now!!

donkhater
08-16-2011, 09:20 AM
KEEP ****ING DOUBTING RICKY STANZI!!!

Stronger arm than Cassel...check
Better moving around than Cassel...check
Keeps eyes on receivers more than Cassel...check
Had taken over gifd up...check

Well, at least until he gets a chance to play in a real game. Then this board will turn on him like like rotten cheese.

talastan
08-16-2011, 09:28 AM
Well, at least until he gets a chance to play in a real game. Then this board will turn on him like like rotten cheese.


Developing Stanzi will require patience if the FO thinks he's the guy. The failed Brokie Croyle experience has left many on the Planet a little sour IMO on anyone not drafted in the first round. Again that is JMO though.

allen_kcCard
08-16-2011, 09:35 AM
Ricky Stanzi stands proud. He stands tall. He doesn't like to pull up his socks.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/eb/fullj.f37b218a8e38da6f6823203fe4202637/f37b218a8e38da6f6823203fe4202637-getty-120993543.jpg

added to post

boogblaster
08-16-2011, 09:48 AM
I hope he's the real deal .. couple years learning under Zorn then .. making Chiefs history ....

BossChief
08-16-2011, 12:31 PM
It's running WILD!!!

rocknrolla
08-16-2011, 01:28 PM
I never saw him play at Iowa, other than highlights. But I was impressed with his poise and determination on Friday. If he keeps that up, I could be on board. I'm a little leery to jump to conclusions after the Brokie disaster.

rocknrolla
08-16-2011, 02:22 PM
http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2011/8/16/2366402/the-veteran-backup-qb-problem#storyjump

THE GUY

Ricky Stanzi- Is he ready? Nope. Is he the second best quarterback on our roster? Absolutely. Listening to Bob and Josh on 610 Sports this morning, I keep hearing the "Well, he's just a rookie" excuse. It's a viable one, but here are some other rookies that just got their playbooks and are going to be called on potentially at some point: QB Cam Newton, QB Andy Dalton, QB Jake Locker, QB Colin Kaepernick. I am not ready to order my Stanzi City Chiefs t-shirt yet, but when it comes down to it I would roll the dice with Stanzi over any of the aforementioned quarterbacks. Will he take some lumps? Sure, but this is the one guy the team and Chiefs nation would rally behind the strongest in this author's opinion. In summation, the talk about a veteran quarterback should be shelved for now and we need to move forward with Stanzi as the backup.

I totally agree, talk of a veteran quarterback should be shelved.

TrickyNicky
08-16-2011, 04:40 PM
Today in shitty photoshop...

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5216/stanzwithafist.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/98/stanzwithafist.jpg/)

Stanz with a Fist

Can't wait till he grows out the lettuce.

KC Tattoo
08-16-2011, 09:15 PM
"If you aint first your last" Ricky Bobby Stanzi

chefsos
08-16-2011, 09:20 PM
It's a Ricky thing. You wouldn't understanz.

DBOSHO
08-17-2011, 05:47 PM
<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jlU0GQgooWM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Molitoth
08-17-2011, 05:51 PM
http://bagdragger.com/files/2011/03/Squints-the-sandlot-2092414-400-300.jpg

LOL

Detoxing
08-17-2011, 05:53 PM
Heh.

Stanzi-City Chiefs. Nice.

Okie_Apparition
08-17-2011, 06:04 PM
The #13 is for the orignal 13 stars & 13 stripes of the first flag of the United States of America. He was born to play in a patroitic system & though he was built for war. His goal at the end of the motherfucking day is peace

BossChief
08-17-2011, 06:11 PM
I wonder what the real story is behind him taking #13.

I doubt it has anything to do with Brady...but I bet there is a good story behind it.

Tribal Warfare
08-17-2011, 06:14 PM
I wonder what the real story is behind him taking #13.

I doubt it has anything to do with Brady...but I bet there is a good story behind it.

IMO, it was partially due to he was unsure Croyle would be returning.

Detoxing
08-17-2011, 06:23 PM
IMO, it was partially due to he was unsure Croyle would be returning.

hopefully he takes 12 once he makes the roster. 13 is unlucky.

Easy 6
08-17-2011, 06:23 PM
I flat out loved his play, he was like a rabbit caught in the middle of a 5 lane expressway but still managed to keep his feet under him & get rid of the ball, that Favre-like sideways shovel pass under duress was super sweet.

And he can obviously wing it without too much of a windup, me likey that... although his accuracy needs some work.

But lets not cast his cock in bronze just yet, still much to learn.

Count Zarth
08-17-2011, 06:26 PM
And he can obviously wing it without too much of a windup, me likey that... although his accuracy needs some work.
.

Dude, what?

I don't remember a bad throw all night.

Maybe that throw to Baldwin?

milkman
08-17-2011, 06:27 PM
The press conference held to announce the ascension of Ricky Stanzi to the starting QB position for the Kansas City Chiefs will become known in football anals as "The Declaration of Stanzipation".

Count Zarth
08-17-2011, 06:29 PM
The press conference held to announce the ascension of Ricky Stanzi to the starting QB position for the Kansas City Chiefs will become known in football anals as "The Declaration of Stanzipation".

Then he gonna start firing shots like a Stanzer Tank

Tribal Warfare
08-17-2011, 06:31 PM
hopefully he takes 12 once he makes the roster. 13 is unlucky.

Bono or Marino


two polar opposites

BossChief
08-17-2011, 06:32 PM
The press conference held to announce the ascension of Ricky Stanzi to the starting QB position for the Kansas City Chiefs will become known in football anals as "The Declaration of Stanzipation".

why dont you guys quit with this shit. Cassel is the starting quarterback for KC FOREVER!!!! ...and his dick tastes like white chocolate. /TRR +Pawnmower

aturnis
08-17-2011, 06:33 PM
Dude, what?

I don't remember a bad throw all night.

Maybe that throw to Baldwin?

His very first NFL throw(I believe anyways) to a receiver he has known for a week or two...

I'll let that one slide. Other than that, spot on. He was pretty accurate his senior season. I've always really liked his accuracy on the run.

Easy 6
08-17-2011, 06:35 PM
Dude, what?

I don't remember a bad throw all night.

Maybe that throw to Baldwin?

I dont remember the particular throws, but a few looked a bit off to me. Not making too big a deal out of it because he was under constant pressure & he's a rookie with plenty of time to tighten that up.

He was, in a word, impressive... just trying not to get ahead of myself.

milkman
08-17-2011, 06:38 PM
When the Chiefs are running the two minute offense, opponent defenses will be Stanzinized.

Count Zarth
08-17-2011, 06:39 PM
When the Chiefs are running the two minute offense, opponent defenses will be Stanzinized.

By the Stanzinator.

"I'll Drop Back"

BossChief
08-17-2011, 06:40 PM
Re-watch his passes, Scott. All of them were on target IMO except for the first pass.

to note: one of the problems Stanzi had (more so in his sophomore and junior years) was playing a little too excited early in games...as he cooled down, his decisions were much better. A lot of his mistakes seemed like they happened early in games.

No doubt, that is something they have/will work on.

Count Zarth
08-17-2011, 06:41 PM
to note: one of the problems Stanzi had (more so in his sophomore and junior years) was playing a little too excited early in games...

Yeah that first pass he was like

http://one4theotherthumb.com/images/stories/09regularseason/week4/im-goin-deep-fan-club.jpg

gonefishin53
08-17-2011, 07:47 PM
I think Zorn will be able to do a lot more with Stanzi's basic skill set than Cassel's. If his work ethic is as advertised, Stanzi should be better than Cassel by this time next year. I really like Stanzi's quick release and he showed surprising athleticism Friday night.

rocknrolla
08-17-2011, 09:33 PM
I think Zorn will be able to do a lot more with Stanzi's basic skill set than Cassel's. If his work ethic is as advertised, Stanzi should be better than Cassel by this time next year. I really like Stanzi's quick release and he showed surprising athleticism Friday night.

I know it's a little early to judge him in the NFL, but he could be the first in long time to be a starting QB that we have drafted. In a couple of years. I love his fire.
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aturnis
08-17-2011, 09:46 PM
– Rookie QB Ricky Stanzi got in a nice throw as well, hitting WR Keary Colbert on a crossing pattern over the middle that required a great pass route and then a very accurate throw.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfx3d2M1on1qzeq60.gif

evenfall
08-17-2011, 09:55 PM
I am also anxious for this stanza of Chiefs history to begin.

keg in kc
08-17-2011, 10:02 PM
The press conference held to announce the ascension of Ricky Stanzi to the starting QB position for the Kansas City Chiefs will become known in football anals as "The Declaration of Stanzipation".Is a football anal what turns a tight end into a wide receiver?

BWillie
08-17-2011, 10:03 PM
Anybody have all the highlights of his preseason game? I was there, but you don't get a very good perspective being in the 5th row up from the field. Shoulda stayed in club level, ugh. I thought I'd like being down by the field better.

aturnis
08-17-2011, 10:11 PM
I am also anxious for this stanza of Chiefs history to begin.

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/babyISWYDT.gif

BWillie
08-17-2011, 10:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p9xT-7-UkU&playnext=1&list=PL5D6C289DEE36588E

BWillie
08-17-2011, 10:27 PM
Ricky Stanzi and the deep ball, errr....just not Matt Cassel balls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGg04Vop7TI

BossChief
08-17-2011, 10:35 PM
.<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zGg04Vop7TI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

just post the embed code...first hit "share" then click "embed" and copy and paste

aturnis
08-18-2011, 01:40 PM
Parody of Gruden's QB Camp with Ricky Stanzi. HAHAHA! (http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2011/4/28/2139231/qb-camp-with-jon-gruden-draft-day-recap-with-ricky-stanzi)

vailpass
08-18-2011, 02:02 PM
As a Hawkeye it's funny as hell to see people going gaga over Ricky.

aturnis
08-18-2011, 02:34 PM
As a Hawkeye it's funny as hell to see people going gaga over Ricky.

As a Hawkeye fan it seems just about right. As a Hawkeye fan, there is no one I would rather have had under center than big dick Rick.

I hate stupid Hawkeye fans.

rocknrolla
08-18-2011, 09:42 PM
Who thinks we will see more Stanzi tomorrow night. I hope we see him after Cassel.
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RustShack
08-18-2011, 10:23 PM
As a Hawkeye it's funny as hell to see people going gaga over Ricky.

From what I can recall, seems about right for Hawks to love Stanzi before the season and during shit games. But 2nd half of the season and during big games they hate him.

Count Zarth
08-18-2011, 10:24 PM
Who thinks we will see more Stanzi tomorrow night. I hope we see him after Cassel.
Posted via Mobile Device

EVERYONE wants to see this, so we won't.

aturnis
08-18-2011, 11:02 PM
From what I can recall, seems about right for Hawks to love Stanzi before the season and during shit games. But 2nd half of the season and during big games they hate him.

Yeah...Only the idiots who blame games like Arizona on him...

BossChief
08-18-2011, 11:46 PM
From what I can recall, seems about right for Hawks to love Stanzi before the season and during shit games. But 2nd half of the season and during big games they hate him.
every part of this post is wrong.

He played very well in almost every big game he was ever in and he never lost a bowl game in three starts.

At least make factual comments.

FD
08-23-2011, 07:30 PM
Heads up, ESPNU is re-airing Iowa vs Arizona 2010 game right now. 1st quarter just ended.

BossChief
08-23-2011, 07:46 PM
IIIRC this was a huge comeback that fell short due to the OL folding in the final minutes.

good game

Extra Point
08-23-2011, 09:03 PM
I feel so good after reading this thread, I can't Stanzit.

BossChief
08-23-2011, 09:05 PM
I am a real Stanzmerican!

RustShack
08-23-2011, 10:47 PM
Americanzi

xztop12
08-23-2011, 11:05 PM
http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2011/6/13/2221275/ricky-stanzi-tom-brady-mentor

http://coachhuey.com/index.cgi?board=genoffense&action=display&thread=47733



unrelated to the first 2 links and a repost - http://fantasyfootballmetrics.com/Player_News/Content/NFL-Draft_2011_Stanzi_2-23-2011.htm

BossChief
08-23-2011, 11:18 PM
Lots of reading, but worth it.

NFL Draft 2011: Statistical Analysis of Ricky Stanzi, the Best QB in the 2011 NFL Draft and/or the next Tom Brady? (http://fantasyfootballmetrics.com/Player_News/Content/NFL-Draft_2011_Stanzi_2-23-2011.htm)

*An on-going series of putting college QBs in our mathematical analysis. We don’t have all the needed data until the 2011 NFL Combine results, but we can assume some of it (for now) and we have all the game performance/statistics.

See this link for details on the College QB rating system -- Predicting the Unpredictable…Projecting a College QB to the NFL with a Mathematical Formula
Ricky Stanzi, Iowa - NFL Draft 2011
I know you are going to find this completely insane...

New readers, I may have already lost you with the title...but bear with me on this. At worst, this will just be an interesting read and something you will say "no way" to. At best, this will be a tremendous call and huge validation for our mathematical model's ability to project college QBs to the NFL. (I also have a few years to hide from it potentially too!)

I have to confess I did not watch many Iowa Hawkeye football games this season. As the college QBs start their journey to the NFL, I get more interested for the Fantasy Football aspect. This season, I was aware of the usual "big names" -- Newton, Locker, Gabbert, Mallett and had been intrigued by Andy Dalton...but I have to say when I saw Ricky Stanzi's name on a list -- I wondered, "how did he make it in the QBs list for the 2011 NFL Draft"? Don't ask me why I had that reaction, I just know I did. Big-10 bias (against), maybe? Flashbacks to Chuck Long, perhaps? Whatever the reason, I just had an irrational gut reaction. Which is why I love what I do, I try to eliminate the emotional and just rely on the data. Not knowing Stanzi, I was curious as how the analysis would turn out.

As I input the key game/tougher opponent game data for Ricky Stanzi into our algorithm for analyzing college QBs, I just kept saying "that's pretty good" after each game entered...and it just kept rolling. Before I went to take a look at Stanzi's overall total score in our system I thought, "this could be pretty good". When I did finally look at the overall rating, it wasn't good -- it was great. It was college-to-NFL projected "elite". High up on the list wedged in-between Carson Palmer and Mark Sanchez, and slightly above Philip Rivers and Aaron Rodgers. I had to go back check a 2nd and 3rd time to see if I had made an error. No error...

Can Ricky Stanzi really be a future elite NFL QB? Can he really be the # 1 overall best QB (according to our system right now)? Right now he is for us. A lot of this potential stardom projection is riding on his Wonderlic scores from the NFL Combine, a bad score can tumble Stanzi right out of great and into maybe good or mediocre. Assuming an average/good Wonderlic score, Ricky Stanzi is the hidden gem QB of 2011.
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What about Stanzi makes him pop in our system?

NO Red-flags in our system!

We found multiple things that future NFL elite QB's had in common in college. Subsequently, we found things future NFL bust/weak QB's had in common as well -- we called them, simply, "red-flag metrics". Some red-flags for the QBs are historical killers (90%+ probable), such as -- QB's with low Wonderlic scores, "short" (in height) QB's, high or low ratios on key advanced metrics we have on various passing stats. Just one red-flag is one foot in the grave for their future NFL elite prospects, 2 red-flags is almost an assured question mark on even being good in the NFL, 3+ red-flags is almost guaranteed a bust in our system (3+ red-flag QB examples in our system = Ryan Leaf, Tim Tebow, Chad Henne, Max Hall, Rex Grossman, Derek Anderson and Tavaris Jackson...among others. Jay Cutler is the probably the best NFL QB with 3+ red-flags in our system).

No red-flags is just not avoiding trouble, it is several key metrics that when we look back at history -- the QBs with particular red-flags in our system were not as good as hyped and/or "busted" from lofty expectations. Perhaps a list of current QBs in our mathematical system that have NO red-flags, will impress you on the fact that Ricky Stanzi could be special.

The 14 QBs with no red-flags of 60+ studied in the last decade (and a few outside of the last decade) *in alphabetical order:

Bradford, Sam

Brady, Tom

Elway, John (sketchy, we have yet to be able fully break him down due to some missing data...but of what we have, he has none)

Flacco, Joe

Kolb, Kevin

Leftwich, Byron

Luck, Andrew

Manning, Peyton

Palmer, Carson

Pike, Tony (may not belong here, we have a sketchy Wonderlic data point we have assumed neutral until we know...but if bad, he would fall off list)

Pennington, Chad

Rodgers, Philip

Roethlisberger, Ben

Sanchez, Mark

14 QBs with no red-flags. Take away Andrew Luck because he is not even draft eligible. Take away John Elway and Tony Pike, because of some possible data question marks on our end and we have 11 QB's who have played in the NFL -- with 9 of the 11 (82%) as good, great and good/potentially great on this list. The 2 misses in our system so far are (1) Byron Leftwich is not elite, maybe not even good. (2) Kevin Kolb is incomplete (however, I think he will ultimately be star of this magnitude...those of you that have been with the site awhile know my Kolb love affair). If Kolb hits, then our NO red-flag indicator for future success would be up to a 91% accuracy of predicting NFL good/greatness.

It's a laundry list of mostly impressive QBs. Now add to that list Ricky Stanzi, the only 2011 QB prospect with no red-flags in our system currently. (Andrew Luck would have been too). I'm as shocked as you are...Ricky Stanzi, really?



Great against better competition

Stanzi had 3 major tests in conference in 2010, a Big-10 Conference in which Stanzi has started for 3 seasons...and these teams have a book on him. Facing Wisconsin (11-2), Michigan State (11-2) and Ohio State (12-1), Stanzi put up the following stats:

7 Passing TDs and NO Interceptions

The elite QBs of the NFL threw for between 15-19 Pass Attempts per Passing TD in "key" games, and some QBs hit as low (good) as 10-12 Pass Attempts per Passing TD. Stanzi averaged a very low (good) 11.9 Passing TDs per Pass Attempts in these 3 big matchups

Besides a stellar/perfect NO interceptions in these big 3 games, Stanzi hit on a 67.4% Completion Percentage as well

Iowa/Stanzi played the Arizona Wildcats this season, coached by defensive guru Mike Stoops. Stoops/Arizona only allowed two QBs to throw for 3+ TDs in a game against them this season -- not Andrew Luck (he had 2), but it was Oregon's Darron Thomas and yes...Ricky Stanzi.



Better than Gabbert in the 2010 Bowl Game vs. Missouri?

This may be crazy talk too, but hang with me...

Stanzi statistically bombed in one game in 2010 -- the Insight Bowl Game matchup against Missouri. Stanzi had no TDs and 2 INTs. Stanzi's only 2 INT game of the season. In that game Blaine Gabbert had 434 yards passing and won the hearts of everyone who just watched the game from a stat tally perspective. But was Gabbert really the better QB that day?

434 yards for Gabbert is awesome, but it was on 57 Pass Attempts. Stanzi only had 21 pass attempts in this game, in part because Iowa RB Marcus Coker had 33 carries for 219 yards. Why pass if you can run all over Mizzu, and win (which Iowa did)? Looking at the passing productivity by breaking it down to the view from the per passing attempts...a quick look at Gabbert vs. Stanzi in the Bowl Game from a different perspective:

Yards per Pass Attempt = 7.6 for Gabbert, 9.5 for Stanzi

Yards per Completion = 10.6 for Gabbert, 18.2 for Stanzi

If both QBs equally had 35 pass attempts at their above pace, Gabbert would have thrown for 266 yards to Stanzi's 332.

Not to say Stanzi had a great game...because it was his worst game of 2010. It's to point out that looking only at the totals -- Stanzi vs. Gabbert total stats in this game would have made Stanzi forgettable and Gabbert brilliant, but it really had to do more with Pass Attempt totals. Stanzi wasn't as bad as it seemed, and Gabbert wasn't near as impressive as his 434 yards would show. Gabbert also threw 2 INTs as well in this game (like Stanzi), and 1 TD.



Ricky Stanzi as the next Tom Brady?

Blasphemy I know...

Please keep in mind, I have no loyalty to the University of Iowa. I had seen Ricky Stanzi play a little before I started this research. Of what I remember, I didn't really remember anything great (or bad). Stanzi never registered anything in my mind. This statement comparing him to Brady is just as crazy to me as it is to you. However, I am now suddenly very intrigued (and hand-cuffed) to Ricky Stanzi with this statement.

When I went into to see why Stanzi was so good in our ratings, it wasn't just one good thing (it never is to achieve the scores the future elites ultimately did). It's just that Stanzi is well above average in every metric we judge, with no red-flags or outliers. His numbers parallel nicely against the best of today's NFL QBs data in college. When I started filtering Stanzi's metrics in our system and considered similar QBs around his height and weight...out popped Tom Brady. What is eerie and cheesy about that is, when I started researching Stanzi more because of the high score that popped up in our system analysis -- I went and watched some game tape and when I looked at him I exclaimed, "he looks just like Tom Brady". Tall, thin, accurate, steady. When I then filtered our college QB database of metrics and Brady was sitting there as a best match, I was amazed and felt weird at the same time. It's cliché' to say "the next Tom Brady", but the numbers are saying -- Ricky Stanzi might be the next Tom Brady.

A few key metrics on Brady & Stanzi below:

"Adj" means just key games/better competition -- weighted for strength of opponent

"per 35 att" numbers are the key games, weighted for strength of opponent and then translated into an average as if every QB had an equal 35 Pass Attempts per game all the time, and thus what would each QB produce if they had 35 passes per game based on the key games their final college season.

QB Yr College H W adj Comp Pct Adj Yds per Comp adj Pass Att per TD adj Pass Att Per INT Yds per game 35 Att TDs per game 35 Att INTs per game 35 Att
Brady, Tom 1999 Michigan 76.3 211 64.6% 11.8 15.0 37.9 266.3 2.3 0.9
Stanzi, Ricky 2010 Iowa 76.1 221 63.6% 12.5 15.5 57.7 277.6 2.3 0.6

A respected scouting report on Brady in 2000 pre-draft (found on a Google search) = "Poor build, very skinny and narrow, lacks mobility and the ability to avoid the rush, lacks a strong arm."

A scouting report I just read on Stanzi = "Average arm, nothing spectacular about his throws...Not a great runner...Limited ceiling because of his average physical talents..."



Ricky Stanzi Overall Score = 1.012

*see historical rating chart on link to original study = Predicting the Unpredictable…Projecting a College QB to the NFL with a Mathematical Formula

As I re-examine the numbers, another thing that is rare on Stanzi is -- that as we refine the numbers to looking at just the better opponents, then adding in a weighted system to the most difficult opponents -- that is where Stanzi's passing metrics actually increase. Where most all other QBs in our mathematical system tail off a little (understandably with facing the toughest competition) as we "weight" the stats for opponents difficulty...Stanzi actually improves his performance against the better competition.

All this is great for Ricky Stanzi now, but we're still assuming some data. If Stanzi bombs or underperforms the Wonderlic...no more Tom Brady comparisons, and down he will fall from possible elite to possible just mediocre/good. If Stanzi scores well on the Wonderlic don't be shocked if Stanzi starts moving from a current potential 4-5th Round pick to a 2nd-3rd Round pick...and then don't be shocked if he actually becomes a first round actual selection...you heard it hear first (again, unless he bombs the Wonderlic). If Stanzi doesn't work his way into the 1st Round -- I'll bet a "smart" team snags Stanzi (like a NE, PIT, PHI, SD, etc) in the 2nd-3rd Round.



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NJChiefsFan
08-24-2011, 01:06 AM
Who wrote that article?

BossChief
08-24-2011, 11:14 PM
Iowa Wisconsin on ESPNU right now.

BossChief
08-26-2011, 08:53 PM
Shit was running wild tonight.

Kid is the future of this team.

Chiefs=Good
08-26-2011, 09:15 PM
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SDChiefs
08-26-2011, 09:17 PM
I've never seen a megathread with so many posts. How will I ever catch up?