Re: RUSTY, WHO WOULD YOU PREFER AS THE PATS QB?
posted at 4/4/2012 10:20 AM EDT
In Response to Re: RUSTY, WHO WOULD YOU PREFER AS THE PATS QB?
Are you being sarcastic? It was at the Ponitac Silverdome, so unless Montana was locked out in the cold right before kick off, I don't get your point. I think the reason why his stats didn't look fantastic early in his career is for a few reasons, but mainly one and that reason is Jerry Rice. It was until 1984 where their offense really becme balanced with Roger Craig replacing Wendell Tyler full time (scaling back Tyler a bit helped the offense) and Walsh bringing in guys like John Frank, Mike Wilson, etc. WR Solomon and Cooper at TE along with Dwight Clark were already there. Montana had good weaponry then, stability, certainly more so than Brady. As much as we love Brown, Branch, Givens, Patten, etc, Brady's weapons aren't quite as good as what Montana had. He also had years and years with his weapons while Brady did not. Brown was the only mainstay type. Branch and Givens were new, Patten a scrapheap WR pick up. SF was a very efficient offense from 1981-1983 (this mirrors Brady's 2001-2004), but they dind't really have the ability to overwhelm teams until 1984. Obviously, Rice coming on board in 1985 only enhanced Montana's stats. Add in John Taylor and Brent Jones later, and their weaponry only improved. I think this only strengthens Brady's case against MOntana, which is the point I think you're going for. Each have mirror images type careers, but Montana had far more stability as compared to Brady. Cap era. This is where the dopes who say Montana had great SB games lose. Montana had an easier platform to play due to SF easily keeping any player they wanted, or upgrading without a cap. The only thing Brady is missing now is performing like Montana did late in his career in SBs. PS In SB 19, it was foggy, rainy and damp at Stanford Stadium, so I don't really buy into Montana was only a warm weather QB. He was fine in any conditions mostly due to the West Coast offense providing a QB to keep in rhythm and unload the ball quickly. This is more so what Brady needs to get back to which is the Weis Hybrid West Coast Offense that WE USED TO RUN. I know you agree with this, I am just adding this in there. There are only two QB greats who must have good weather to be themselves: Dan Marino and Peyton Manning.
Posted by BassFishing
Yeah, that makes sense. I was watching a video of that SB, and the announcer was talking about how frigid it was. Even though it was in the dome it looked cold on the field, I wonder what the temp was in the silver dome that day?
Anyway that had almost nothing to do with the post, and really took away from what I was saying which was that Montana's SB victories(after the 1st one) was due to HEAVY use of the run game and the RB's as receivers. The running backs accounted for 6 tds on 110 touches for over 600 yards in 3 SB victories. Montana's offense was predictated on balance as ours used to be when we won 3 SB's in 4 years