A little example of how players' reputations influence characterization of their performance--FOX commentator Moose Johnston just referred to Jeff Garcia's crappy play in the first quarter of the Saints-Eagles game as "not efficient."
Of course, Jeff Garcia's reputation is that of a "game manager." Were it Rex Grossman being crappy, I imagine Moose would have gone with "careless" or "BadRex." Were it Peyton Manning, the phrase "slow start" would have undoubtedly surfaced.
Ok, this post was stupid. But that title is pretty catchy, eh?