I admit it, although Kyle comes through with solid summaries of the Coach's Monday press interviews, I still like to watch them (see: unapologetic Ohio State Football junkie). One thing that strikes me is the statement of which players grade out as Champions. I'm sure it's a very technical and thoughtful review of each player's contributions, or as Herm Edwards might say, how they "win" their individual matchups.
That said, I'm struck by how few times Braxton has graded out a champion - at least via my cursory review. What must one do to grade out as a champion at the QB position? Granted, he did have a turnover, but he also busted out a few fantastic runs along with leading the offense to over 50 pts (defense accounted for 9 of our 60). I'm curious if his one turnover led to an automatic disqualification from the Champions definition. Or perhaps it was the fact he had an off day throwing the ball with under 50% completions. Maybe it's the fact the offense had too many 3 and outs. Perhaps he didn't make enough of the right reads at the option mesh point. I'm very, very interested to find out.
If anyone can shed light on this, I would love to hear an explanation how these football grades work.
As a side note, I'm also wondering how I can qualify as a Champion while watching the game. Number of brewskis consumed? Amount of Doritos I can put in my mouth at one time during the commercial breaks? I'm ready to get my name on the list of peak performers at the post-game press conference.