U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Pro Football
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-23-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
5,147 posts, read 6,350,077 times
Reputation: 1561

Advertisements

Bradshaw, Montana, Young, Starr, Marino, Elway, and Aikman would be my list.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-24-2014, 12:01 PM
 
1,678 posts, read 757,084 times
Reputation: 1875
#1 Montana, the dude was amazing. And this comes from a niner hater.

Bradshaw could be in the top 10, but the 70's Steelers get most of their love on the defensive side.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-24-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
5,147 posts, read 6,350,077 times
Reputation: 1561
Yeh, sure, discount Terry's 4 rings. While we're at it, what other rings can we discount? The Giants had a dynamic defense too with Michael Strahan. So discount Eli's two rings? This is why these lists become a joke. People massage the data till it means nothing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-24-2014, 06:42 PM
 
4,749 posts, read 3,615,868 times
Reputation: 3225
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.M.M View Post
Out of curiosity, why Favre over Young? Favre was tough as nails and had a rocket of an arm, but was too much of a gunslinger imo, thus the very high rate of ints. Young was very accurate and still holds the third or fourth highest rating of all time (might still be the highest if not for all the rule changes). He was also an unbelievably mobile qb. He is imo the most underrated qb ever
Young's a great QB and a major reason why the 49ers were able to sustain their success after Montana left the team. I think a person could make arguments for Favre over Young and Young over Favre. I've always felt that the 49ers team had better players than the Packers teams that came later, and Young benefited from that. Even so, we're probably splitting hairs. They were both outstanding.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-24-2014, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
5,147 posts, read 6,350,077 times
Reputation: 1561
Or, as I do, take BOTH Montana and Young over some of these other people.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2014, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
5,683 posts, read 4,239,915 times
Reputation: 4636
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beenhere4ever View Post
Can't understand why Terry Bradshaw with his four wins doesn't place on top.
well, 1st round Bradshaw is up against Otto Graham who has 7 ! ??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2014, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
5,147 posts, read 6,350,077 times
Reputation: 1561
But people are excluding Terry from the top 10. I do think pre-merger QBs need to be considered. Or at least make it the "greatest post-merger QBs"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2014, 05:46 PM
 
579 posts, read 641,365 times
Reputation: 614
Terry Bradshaw
212 TD's - 210 INTs
QB rating: 70.9


If you want to do the "Rings should be more rewarded" then Troy Aikman is your man, not Terry.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2014, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
5,147 posts, read 6,350,077 times
Reputation: 1561
You can cite the total, but that could be a distortion. I'll have to look up the seasons and the breakdown. INTs are sometimes an indication of the porousness of the offensive line. And I'm totally in for Troy Aikman.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2014, 06:52 PM
 
16,532 posts, read 21,009,154 times
Reputation: 47991
Default About Troy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beenhere4ever View Post
You can cite the total, but that could be a distortion. I'll have to look up the seasons and the breakdown. INTs are sometimes an indication of the porousness of the offensive line. And I'm totally in for Troy Aikman.
I am as well. I always think about the "what if" regarding Troy. And the only "what if' is the separation of Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson. Did Troy have a great supporting cast on offense with a great defense?

Sure did. But Aikman won 90 games in the decade of the 1990's and IIRC that stat is an NFL record. When I looked at SB XXVII, Troy's stats are 22/30 for 273 yards and four touchdowns. The quarterback rating was 140.7, second (I think) to Phil Simms.

And in the ultimate "big game", the Super Bowl, Aikman's combined quarterback rating for the three Super Bowls that he played in comes in at 111.9, third in NFL history behind Montana (127.8) and Bradshaw (112.7) The Super Bowl qb rating means more to me than any other stat. In big games Aikman came up big, just like Montana and Bradshaw.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Pro Football
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top