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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Postseason-Induced Quarterback Schizophrenia

It's when a quarterback's postseason career is clearly divided into two distinct periods--a streak of mediocrity and a streak of genius, in either order.

I have already identified this "illness" in three historical cases: Jake Delhomme, Troy Aikman, and Doug Williams.

I don't think my term is wholly accurate. What I have identified indicates a quarterback who either "lost it" or "figured it out" in the postseason. Truer "schizophrenic" tendency would be a wild inconsistency.

Regardless, I am on the lookout for other diagnoses, and if you can make suggestions, they would be appreciated.

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