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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jwp333, Dec 28, 2015.
"Eli has more rings than me"
People forget about Bob Griese because he just never had the numbers other QBs had and he was anything but a flamboyant character. But he was the very model of a smart, savvy field general who got the job done, whatever it took. It's worth noting that those '72 Dolphins had not one, but TWO running backs with 1000 yards rushing... not exactly conducive to a high QB rating.
You make an excellent point. You refuted my argument easily.
Maybe the truth is we'll never know how deep Griese could dig, because he played for the best coach (Shula) and was surrounded with so much talent. I still think of him as a very formidable adversary.
Bradshaw definitely wins the "best bar brawl scene" award.
Sipe and Testaverde.
Last Browns football worth watching.
For those who have forgotten, go back and see who the coach was. I dare you.
No one assumed you meant Eli....
Dare to dream . . .
Okay, I'll play ... talk about your love/hate relationships.
Brady (I hate him and the Patriots)
Montana (I hated him when I was at Purdue and he was at ND as 'the comeback kid')
Staubach (hated the Cowboys)
Bradshaw (hated the Steelers)
Manning, P. (hated Tennessee, but after that ... we're good. I love Papa Johns.)
Staubach was frankly, boring to watch. Some might say he was better than John Elway, but wouldn't you rather watch John? Of course you would. And so long as you didn't bet money on the game, Tarkenton was a blast to watch. I loved the way he had the Vikings fans peeing in their pants all the time.
I like recognizing people that played for the team I wanted to see lose, anytime they played. It would be foolish to say bad things about Joe (Montana), even though he played for those bums in South Bend. I always wanted Miami (Fins) to lose, always, but man it made you proud when your team actually beat them! :^)
5 QB's with rock star names
Peyton Manning And The HGH
Or maybe that a band name...
1) Johnny Unitas. The flat-top hair, the high-top cleats, the bow-legged clumsiness, the stooped back in that handsome old Colt uniform. And those lofting, right-on-target passes. NICE. So much fun to underestimate time after time.
2) Joe Namath for his Mod Style, them Elvis-y 'burns, and drunkenly trying to kiss a pretty reporter on live national TV. He's the pivot toward modern "Which camera is on?" football. I don't like modern football, but Joe played the part great.
3) Whoever the Real Football guy below is--for so aptly admiring his linebacker's Michelango-carved linebacker face.
Add Bernie Kosar. He moved around the backfield like he was running in wet concrete and got rid of the ball any which way he could.
Actually I partly agree. For me one of the all time great is Kurt Warner. I like the way he played the game and he is the reason I am a RAMS and Cardinals fan today (mostly Cardinals ). His story, his attitude and respect towards other players, and so on - that meant a lot to me. Thats what I mean by being a great QB. Tim Tebow has the same mentality.
But you are right. OP is talking about the playing abilities. Tim Tebow does not fit that bill . I think he can learn and he does have potential but he needs the right trainer team to be able to bring that out in him.
I do still think Kurt Warner is up there. There was something brilliant in his playing style that I just really like
The other QBs on the list would be:
I am not a big fan of Tom Brady but he does play well
Okay then, move to Los Angeles and we can talk RAMS all day.
that'd be your Sammy Baugh of the Washington Redskins. another of the all-time greats.
I'm still sticking with my 5.
Elway comes up a lot and I understand that he's in the Hall of Fame, but what sticks in may mind was that he was god awful in one Super Bowl against the Niners, almost looked like he was under the influence, and he lost 2 before that and didn't have great games.
Even though I put Aaron Rodgers in my top 5, I'm surprised Favre hasn't been chosen by more people.
The Sonny Jurgenson choice is interesting. I obviously first saw him late in his career, but Billy Kilmer was the starter most of the time back in the early 70's. And Kilmer was throwing some wobblers.
I don't think Joe Theismann has been mentioned, but he was excellent before the broken leg game.
Dan Fouts had some great years, not mentioned much as I expected.
Here's another good one not mentioned yet: Ken Anderson of the Bengals. Some others that I thought were highly effective: Burt Jones, John Brodie, Jim Zorn, Phil Simms.
Fran Tarkenton would be my sixth choice.
I liked the comments about the play callers of old compared to the current practice of plays being called from the sidelines. The micromanagement of players from the sidelines is one thing that kind of irritates me about football today. Peyton Manning is probably the best "field general" of recent years. Would love to see how a game would turn out if you just let the players call the plays.
You have no idea just how tempting that is