Re: If we lived in Indy
posted at 1/6/2011 1:29 AM EST
In Response to Re: If we lived in Indy
[QUOTE]C'mon I'm talking overall-you can always find the minority in any stat. Listen I am all #12 also-but thinking objectively we must all admit we admire Peyton Manning for what he has done on the field! And enough of these jokes about his head-how juvenile. Let's keep it sensible. The man has one ring and is still playing. Lets also state the obvious-no closet posting here. PM is the last person us Pats fans want to see-he can win a game by himself,esp. if we were to have a few turnovers! Lets get real Pats fans!!!
Posted by jimmytantric[/QUOTE]
"Speak" for yourself. A lot of us are pretty sore about the way he got that ring at the expense of any semblance of a fair game vs. the Pats in the AFCC.
You don't have to travel back far in time to get a sampling, either. In last Sunday's Colts-Titans game, the Colts got more freebies and non-calls. Take away even one of the more significant P/I calls and the Colts may lose.
Same thing happened the week before. They got a ridiculous P/I call that put them in close proximity to score thereafter.
In fact, it is so common that I have read (and written) posts here that the only fear in a Pats-Colts post-season game is the potential for rigged officiating so Manning can "win" another ring.
Take away all of his special help over the years, put him out in the cold elements, like Denver, Foxboro, Buffalo, Green Bay or such, and he is merely a pretty good QB. In fact, a third of the QBs on the NFL's Top 100 list were warm weather or dome QBs (Young, Montana, Manning, Marino, Staubach, Aikman, Warner), and it makes me wonder how the would have stacked up in cold, miserable playing conditions. You can't compare fairly their stats to those of Favre, Starr, Unitias, Luckman, Bradshaw and so forth.
Then there is Brady, who took a major step to the front this year, and just two years removed from a major knee injury, and with a far less raw talent available at the skill positions on the offense with which to support him, compared to those other guys on the list. Montana and Young had Rice, the no. 1 player in most minds. Unitas had Ray Berry.
Brady, for my money, is the best in all the important things that count.
And to better prove you wrong, I think it is safe to say that before this season, most fans here would have said that Montana was the best QB ever. Heck, even six or seven weeks ago they would have agreed with that. I would have. But simply put, the NFL has never witnessed a finer, more dominant QB performance - PERIOD. Brady is playing in a way that nobody has done before, not even him. The stats make it clear. So do the talking retired QBs on the shows. A sane, unbiased fan living on the moon should be able to see that Brady has finally separated himself from the pack this season. Still not convinced Brady has had the best season ever?
You've heard by now that Brady went for 36 TDs and four INTs, right? Well here is an insight being missed by all: The first two of those INTs were to Moss, who quit on the plays and surrendered both INTs.
Brady could not be blamed.
Brady threw a third INT that was caught by Edleman, but it was wrestled away by the defender.
Brady could not be blamed.
The fourth INT was a Hail Mary pass at the end of the half in the Ravens game.
Again, Brady could not be blamed.
That is four INTs, but not one of them caused by Brady. The only turnover for which he can be blamed was his sole fumble of the season
. I dare you to scour the history of the NFL and find any QB who has come close to a season like this. Find me another one that did not cause even one of his INTs for a full season.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it.