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Yep we seem to be in agreement here. And I meant the Raiders game not the AFCCG. My mistake.

fair enough, I dont remember a dropped pick but there might of been one i forgot . . . and yes, had the woodsen/Brady incident been a fumble it would have been game over as it was after 2 min warning and no TOs for the pats . . .
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This thread is a train wreck. AM, there are so many folks here who just bait you into this kind of thing, and I'm not sure why you bite, man! LOL...

 

I will try to bring it back to the original topic.

 

To me, Manning is a sure-fire, first-ballot Hall of Fame player who had a major hand in changing the game. When you look at the NFL now, with QBs regularly throwing for 4,000 yards a season and 30+ TDs on a regular basis, I can't help but think that a lot of that is the result of what a productive passer he's always been. Whether or not the prominence of the passing game is a good thing is subject to debate. Personally I hate that defenders aren't allowed to defend anymore, but I digress...

 

He's the league's only 4-time MVP.

 

He holds a ton of records and, if Favre had retired when he probably should have, Manning would probably have passed him in most if not all major categories.

 

I find it impossible (and also, just a silly waste of time) to try to compare guys, make rankings or lists, or hold a guy up from one era against another. Fact is, no one knows how Peyton Manning would have fared as a QB in the 1960s, or whether Johnny Unitas would have been Johnny U if he played in the modern era.

 

But if I had to make a list of the top five QBs I've seen play regularly in my lifetime (and I'll be 41 years old this summer), those five guys, in no specific order, would be:

 

Montana

Marino

Elway

Brady

Manning

 

I can't even attempt to rank guys like Unitas, Otto Graham, Sammy Baugh, etc. Because I'd be talking out of my you-know-what.

 

Nice post.

 

In the end it's all just a qualitative judgement.  Any one of those QBs you mentioned (and several you didn't) has sufficient credentials to be effectively argued as the greatest ever.  

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Yes it has gotten a little side tracked . . .

I forgot to mention in my original post - I wanted to add another thing to Manning's legacy and that being he was an overall #1 draft pick that was successful under this spotlight . . . something that does not happen very often to the #1 overall pick . . .

Thank you Yehoodi. A very valid point that often gets glossed over: Peyton Manning lived up to his #1 draft billing & delivered a Championship. Too many people get preoccupied with post season stats & it is easy to forget that Peyton has indeed made good on his #1 draft status. He's no Ryan Leaf after all. Extremely rare among QBs chosen that high in the NFL.

 

I always respect your fairness, objectivity, wit, & intelligence my friend. It's the reason I view you as one of my favorite bloggers on this site.  :hat:  I don't expect a like on this reply. I just feel it is necessary to tell my friends what they do well & why I respect them so much. Thank you.

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This thread is a train wreck. AM, there are so many folks here who just bait you into this kind of thing, and I'm not sure why you bite, man! LOL...

 

I will try to bring it back to the original topic.

 

To me, Manning is a sure-fire, first-ballot Hall of Fame player who had a major hand in changing the game. When you look at the NFL now, with QBs regularly throwing for 4,000 yards a season and 30+ TDs on a regular basis, I can't help but think that a lot of that is the result of what a productive passer he's always been. Whether or not the prominence of the passing game is a good thing is subject to debate. Personally I hate that defenders aren't allowed to defend anymore, but I digress...

 

He's the league's only 4-time MVP.

 

He holds a ton of records and, if Favre had retired when he probably should have, Manning would probably have passed him in most if not all major categories.

 

I find it impossible (and also, just a silly waste of time) to try to compare guys, make rankings or lists, or hold a guy up from one era against another. Fact is, no one knows how Peyton Manning would have fared as a QB in the 1960s, or whether Johnny Unitas would have been Johnny U if he played in the modern era.

 

But if I had to make a list of the top five QBs I've seen play regularly in my lifetime (and I'll be 41 years old this summer), those five guys, in no specific order, would be:

 

Montana

Marino

Elway

Brady

Manning

 

I can't even attempt to rank guys like Unitas, Otto Graham, Sammy Baugh, etc. Because I'd be talking out of my you-know-what.

 

Re This thread is a train wreck.

This is what i first saw when looked at this topic, been busy , thanks I dont need to read more to guess whats its about, . its been done before

 

Re  five QBs I've seen play

 

SEEING UNITAS IT STARTS AND STOPS THERE FOR ME, BUT many old ones were great , but I only put Unbitas on the pedastal, the rest u name beat the rest of the older ones

 

Re He's the league's only 4-time MVP.

 

Hows this stat , he's the only player to come in second in MVP voting to the 3 RBs that won during his career

 

LT, Shaun Alexander, & AP, , , 2 nd dont count , just thought was interesting thats all , probably as informational as rest of this thread but as i haven't read it I really shouldn't say that, 

 

I am sure there are incite full comments as well as the bizarre

 

Have a good day

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In some respects, it is nice to see a changing of the QB guard. Yes, Peyton Manning is a HOF QB, but his time in the sun can't last forever Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, RG3, Russell Wilson, & Andrew Luck deserve a chance to shine & display their potential greatness as well. This league is not just defined by 5 elite QBs. It's time for other QBs to receive some newfound attention now IMO.

 

I'm not trying to trivialize #18's NFL contributions to this great game, but other QBs deserve a shot at attaining HOF Greatness now. Just my 2 cents...

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In some respects, it is nice to see a changing of the QB guard. Yes, Peyton Manning is a HOF QB, but his time in the sun can't last forever Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, RG3, Russell Wilson, & Andrew Luck deserve a chance to shine & display their potential greatness as well. This league is not just defined by 5 elite QBs. It's time for other QBs to receive some newfound attention now IMO.

 

I'm not trying to trivialize #18's NFL contributions to this great game, but other QBs deserve a shot at attaining HOF Greatness now. Just my 2 cents...

 

Of course u r , u think hes Darth Vader ( LOL )

 

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In some respects, it is nice to see a changing of the QB guard. Yes, Peyton Manning is a HOF QB, but his time in the sun can't last forever Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, RG3, Russell Wilson, & Andrew Luck deserve a chance to shine & display their potential greatness as well. This league is not just defined by 5 elite QBs. It's time for other QBs to receive some newfound attention now IMO.

 

I'm not trying to trivialize #18's NFL contributions to this great game, but other QBs deserve a shot at attaining HOF Greatness now. Just my 2 cents...

All is true except the Matt Schaub part...smh, never been close to elite, and a fringe Pro Bowl player in his best year if other guys get hurt...Now Wilson is Tarkington-like and a mobile Drew Brees, RG111's talent is undeniable and he is capable of being MVP if his health allows, and Luck will be this decades Elway/Manning hybrid...Ryan is Pro-Bowl caliber, but I'm not sure he will ever be elite..He has 2 top 10 receivers, greatest TE ever, and a great line and solid D but always falls short.

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All is true except the Matt Schaub part...smh, never been close to elite, and a fringe Pro Bowl player in his best year if other guys get hurt...Now Wilson is Tarkington-like and a mobile Drew Brees, RG111's talent is undeniable and he is capable of being MVP if his health allows, and Luck will be this decades Elway/Manning hybrid...Ryan is Pro-Bowl caliber, but I'm not sure he will ever be elite..He has 2 top 10 receivers, greatest TE ever, and a great line and solid D but always falls short.

Notice I said "potential greatness"in my original reply...I wasn't knighting any quarterback or performing a royal coronation ceremony. These field generals still have to earn a  :lombardi: trophy. Regarding Matt Schaub, that team is loaded with talent. Matt doesn't have to be great just a decent game manager ala Trent Dilfer or Brad Johnson. Defense not offense wins championships..

 

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Notice I said "potential greatness"in my original reply...I wasn't knighting any quarterback or performing a royal coronation ceremony. These field generals still have to earn a  :lombardi: trophy. Regarding Matt Schaub, that team is loaded with talent. Matt doesn't have to be great just a decent game manager ala Trent Dilfer or Brad Johnson. Defense not offense wins championships..

 

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Schaub is a little old to be talking about potential....

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Of course u r , u think hes Darth Vader ( LOL )

 

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haha  No Barry my friend. I always refer to Peyton Manning as "Yoda" because of his line of scrimmage mastery. But, I must admit Darth Vader's "Imperial March" song does kick some serious caboose though. 

 

 

I do have a "dark side" though & I love to root for the villain in action adventure films though.  lmao

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haha  No Barry my friend. I always refer to Peyton Manning as "Yoda" because of his line of scrimmage mastery. But, I must admit Darth Vader's "Imperial March" song does kick some serious caboose though. 

 

 

I do have a "dark side" though & I love to root for the villain in action adventure films though.  lmao

 

 

I know that , thats why i added ( LOL ) Darth is the anti of Yooda i guess as far as the good & the darkside, wowowooowooooooooo

 

Cant be here any longer, have a good day, will be busy much odf days through next tuesday & I include weekends

 

When can, just like today I grabbed a peak

 

Have a good one

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Schaub is a little old to be talking about potential....

John Elway wasn't exactly a spring chicken when he won his last 2 SBs in Denver & like Dustin so eloquently stated the reason for those Championships is RB Terrell Davis [& I would add TE Shannon Sharpe too.]

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I know that , thats why i added ( LOL ) Darth is the anti of Yoda i guess as far as the good & the darkside, wowowooowooooooooo

 

Cant be here any longer, have a good day, will be busy much odf days through next tuesday & I include weekends

 

When can, just like today I grabbed a peak

 

Have a good one

Very funny Barry! And yes, I did grasp the hidden meaning as well. Clever buddy, clever. I ran out of likes. Crap! Here are 5 thumbs up for you:  :thmup:  :thmup:  :thmup:  :thmup:  :thmup:

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I will concede that at times Matt Schaub turns the ball over way to often like he's playing with a smoldering hot potato with greasy fingers. But, with JJ Watt, Brian Cushing, Johnathan Joseph, & now Ed Reed. Matt just has to relax & throw the ball away & don't force the ball into double or triple coverage. Punting is not always a bad thing IMO.

Ed Reed completely changes the other sides ability to score TDs now. Just don't bleep it up Matt. Less is more; Less is more.

The Colts are still my favorite NFL team; I haven't changed my allegiance at all. But the Texans are extremely dangerous. I can't ignore that fact.

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This thread is a train wreck. AM, there are so many folks here who just bait you into this kind of thing, and I'm not sure why you bite, man! LOL...

 

I will try to bring it back to the original topic.

 

To me, Manning is a sure-fire, first-ballot Hall of Fame player who had a major hand in changing the game. When you look at the NFL now, with QBs regularly throwing for 4,000 yards a season and 30+ TDs on a regular basis, I can't help but think that a lot of that is the result of what a productive passer he's always been. Whether or not the prominence of the passing game is a good thing is subject to debate. Personally I hate that defenders aren't allowed to defend anymore, but I digress...

 

He's the league's only 4-time MVP.

 

He holds a ton of records and, if Favre had retired when he probably should have, Manning would probably have passed him in most if not all major categories.

 

I find it impossible (and also, just a silly waste of time) to try to compare guys, make rankings or lists, or hold a guy up from one era against another. Fact is, no one knows how Peyton Manning would have fared as a QB in the 1960s, or whether Johnny Unitas would have been Johnny U if he played in the modern era.

 

But if I had to make a list of the top five QBs I've seen play regularly in my lifetime (and I'll be 41 years old this summer), those five guys, in no specific order, would be:

 

Montana

Marino

Elway

Brady

Manning

 

I can't even attempt to rank guys like Unitas, Otto Graham, Sammy Baugh, etc. Because I'd be talking out of my you-know-what.

Lol. Not a train wreck. We were on top there for awhile and thought the debates were good and civil. And how many threads stay on topic here anyways? Not many that I have seen.

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When you are talking about a player's legacy, you HAVE to have a comparison to all the all-time quarterbacks in the game, not just some players that one person has seen. You can't totally compare eras, I get that, but many of these records, championships, and MVP's stand on their own. This is like having a baseball argument about the legacy of a modern, great home run hitter, and leaving out Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron from the discussion. A " Legacy " Quarterback , by nature, must be compared to all the greats of the game.

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When you are talking about a player's legacy, you HAVE to have a comparison to all the all-time quarterbacks in the game, not just some players that one person has seen. You can't totally compare eras, I get that, but many of these records, championships, and MVP's stand on their own. This is like having a baseball argument about the legacy of a modern, great home run hitter, and leaving out Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron from the discussion. A " Legacy " Quarterback , by nature, must be compared to all the greats of the game.

great point.

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