Re: Colts' Manning undergoes 2nd neck surgery Since Feb 2010. Beginning of the end?
posted at 6/10/2011 10:02 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Colts' Manning undergoes 2nd neck surgery Since Feb 2010. Beginning of the end?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Colts' Manning undergoes 2nd neck surgery Since Feb 2010. Beginning of the end? : Brady's accomplishments are even more impressive. Three SB rings, two SBMVPs, two MVPs, one unanimous, a comeback player of the year award, the record for TDs in a season, the record for most passes w/o an INT, leading the greatest scoring offense in NFL history, quarterbacking the only undefeated 16 game season, Sportsman of the year (that had not been awarded to an NFL player for some 20 years), and numerous other playoff and regular season records. And all this - not in a dome. Manning is a great one. But at this point he is overshadowed by Brady. If he can win another SB it will be closer, but he will still trail. And the tendency is going Brady's way. Hopefully neither will get hurt, and be able to perform at a high level for years to come. They are two special QBs. (Oh, btw, Brady has also led the league in TD passes 3 times, same as Manning.)
Posted by BabeParilli[/QUOTE]
With all due respect, I disagree.
Brady is the perfect game manager. When he wasn't required to win the game and could rely on his defense, he delivered. Since he's had to put the team on his back, he's demonstrated that he can do it (2 MVPs but he hasn't won a superbowl during that time. Manning's always had that pressure on him, and he's won an SB with it.
I give no credence to comeback player of the year award especially when compared to Manning. Manning's never missed a game. That will always be significantly more impressive.
As for the undefeated season Manning had no control over the possibility for his. Given that the colts were ahead in Indy vs. NYJ at the time Manning left in 09, I'd pretty much say he accomplished that, too.
As for the most TD's yep, Brady beat Manning, but it took him more game play to do it. Manning had 49 after 15 games and played the first series of the 16th and was pulled.
Then Manning has 4 MVPs, 1 SB MVP, 5 1st team All-Pros and 3 2nd team all pros. If Brady was so spectacular all of those years, why didn't he get some of these instead of Manning?
If Brady can win another or another MVP then I think he may overtake Manning - if Manning deteriorates.
Ultimately, we are splitting hairs and fortunate to have the QB's we have. Hopefully everyone realizes that my belief that Manning is better is not diminishing how great that I think Brady is.