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The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

Posted on: May 23, 2008 11:41 am
 

Ok, here is the deal, every Friday I will post a new Blog in which we will choose the greatest player ever at a certain position. Until the next position is posted CBS members may vote for who they think the greatest ever is, at the end of the voting I will calculate every ones votes and will add that player to The Greatest Team Ever. I hope lots of you participate because I think this could be fun. I will try to post a running tally in a comment every day.

19th Position- Quarter Back    Vote for the best Quarter Back of all time!! Please post your vote in a comment, if you wish to give some insight on your choice feel free to do so. Please start your post with the players name, and please make sure that you are naming someone who played the position being voted on for that week, as those are the only votes that will count..........So who is our Quarter Back?

Please remember to rate this blog entry, and all comments as I appear to be losing value points for doing this blog, I happen to believe a lot of you enjoy it however, so I will continue even though I may be a rookie by the time it is over!

CBS SPORTSLINE GREATEST EVER TEAM

QB -

RB -                   Barry Sanders                   Detroit Lions                             65 votes                  2320+ views

FB-                     Jim Brown                          Cleveland Browns                    29 votes                 1094+ views

WR1-                 Jerry Rice                          San Francisco 49ers                72 votes                 1324+ views

WR2-                 Steve Largent                   Seattle Seahawks                     18 votes                 1324+ views
                          
( Terrell Owens ) My Choice

TE-                     Shannon Sharpe              Denver Broncos                         13 votes                  1223+ views

LT-                     Anthony Munoz                 Cincinnati Bengals                     42 votes                1166+ views

LG-                     John Hannah                     New England Patriots                18 votes                1103+ views
                            
( Steve Hutchenson ) My Choice              

C-                        Mike Webster                    Pittsburgh Steelers                   46 votes               4400+  views

RG-                     Bruce Matthews                Houston Oilers                            14 votes                1103+ views

RT-                     Forrest Gregg                     Green Bay Packers                      7 votes                1166+ views
                           
( Walter Jones ) My Choice

K-                       Adam Vinatieri                  New England Patriots                  21 votes                1465+ views

P-                       Ray Guy                               Oakland Raiders                          34 votes                  1144+ views
                           
( Sammy Baugh ) My Choice

PR-                     Devin Hester                      Chicago Bears                             26 votes                 1600+ views
                            
( Brian Mitchell ) My Choice

KR-                     Gale Sayers                         Chicago Bears                            24 votes                 1600+ views

ST1-                   Steve Tasker                       Buffalo Bills                                 28 votes                  977+ views 

ST2-                    Bill Bates                              Dallas Cowboys                            7 votes                 977+ views

DE1-                    Reggie White                       Green Bay Packers                    45 votes               1137+ views

DE2-                    Deacon Jones                    Los Angeles Rams                      33 votes               1137+ views

DL1-                    Joe Greene                          Pittsburgh Steelers                    26 votes              1803+ views

DL2-                    Alan Page                             Minnesota Vikings                      16 votes              1803+ views
                           
( Jerome Brown ) My Choice

OLB1-                Lawrence Taylor                  New York Giants                          50 votes              1329+ views

MLB-                  Dick Butkus                           Chicago Bears                              24 votes             1777+ views
                           
( Jack Lambert ) My Choice

OLB2-                Jack Ham                               Pittsburgh Steelers                     13 votes              1329+ views
                           
( Derrick Thomas ) My Choice

CB1-                   Darrell Green                        Washington Redskins                 23 votes               1273+ views

CB2-                   Deion Sanders                      Dallas Cowboys                            17 votes               1273+ views
                            
( Dick Lane ) My Choice

FS-                       Ronnie Lott                            San Francisco 49ers                  37 votes               1164+ views

SS-                       Ken Houston                         Houston Oilers                             13 votes               1164+ views

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2008 12:12 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

This is the hardest position to pick by far. Let's see there is Montana, Elway, P. Manning, T. Brady, Marino, Unitas, Favre, Young, Bradshaw, Tarkenton, O. Graham, B. Starr, Len Dawson, R. Staughback, among many more. I have lived to see the modern age qb's and have only seen highlights from the old school qb's.

So with that said i will vote for Peyton Manning. The main reason is because he makes the most unbelievable throws i have seen. The guy is dead accurate and has a riffle for a arm. He is by far the smartest qb playing today. Very rarely does he make mistakes. He makes throws even when the wr has a cb drapped all over him. Now i am a Florida Gator fan and have hated Manning for a long time going back to his days at Tennesse (good thing he never beat the Gators) but the guy is flat out outstanding and makes whatever team he plays for instantly a contendor.

 




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2008 11:56 am
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

I really want to go Tarvaris Jackson, being an unbiased Viking fan and all. Just Kidding. To me it comes down to John Elway and Joe Montana. The deciding facter to me is that although Montana was great, he also had a great system, and when he left, Steve Young won a Superbowl and was a HoFer. I know that Elway didn't win a Superbowl until he got Terrell Davis, but he took 2 teams to the Superbowl with average talent before that. Plus in his early days, Elway was a great all around athlete. So after all that babbling, my chice is:

JOHN ELWAY




Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2008 11:50 am
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

John Elway, for the reason that no one ever did more with less than he did.  I mean, until Shanahan got here, the Broncos not only didn't have much talent around him, but they didn't even have a system that fit his skill sets.  Why do you think Denver was always coming from behind?  Because Dan Reeves run run pass on third down offense had gotten them in a hole.  You know all the stats.  I think what Rick Reilly once said sums it up best (and this is a paraphrase): put Elway on Montana's teams, with Montana's coach and Montana's line, nothing much changes in San Francisco.  Put Montana on Elway's teams, and by the time he's 30 Montana's either dead or selling life insurance.



Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2008 11:44 am
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

I am using Post-WWII as a criteria.

This is the hardest spot to go with. You can’t go by championships or people like Dilfer, Delhome, and Rypien have to be considered. For me it came down to the fact that my #1 called all his own plays while executing…something lost on today’s game.

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#1 - Johnny Unitas – Won the most significant game in NFL history. He combined great leadership with pinpoint passing. At the same time he was dissecting the defense by setting them up for his next move with his superb play calling. He is the Gold Standard!

#2 - John Elway – He got slaughtered in a number of Super Bowls because his team had no business being there. When he finally got a running game it was lights out. Best arm in NFL history, he also called many of his own plays. Great at 4<sup>th</sup> qtr comebacks.

#3 – Brett Favre – He was probably the toughest guy to play the position. Cannon arm, great moxie, loved by his teammates, incredible talent, staying power.

#4 – Roger Staubach – Perhaps the best leader to ever play the position. “Roger the Dodger” served a 4year Naval term after winning the Heisman or he would have undoubtedly ranked higher. He and Unitas mastered the 2 minute drill.

#5 – Sammy Baugh – Defined the position. He was the first great passer in NFL history. If you compare a player to their contemporaries, he was without parallel.

#6 – Sonny Jurgenson – Lombardi called him the greatest QB of all-time. Sonny was the reason he left Green Bay to coach the Redskins before he succumbed to Cancer. Sonny was a classic pocket passer with great field vision.

#7 – Joe Montana – The biggest overachiever of all-time. Short. Slight. OK arm. OK speed. Didn’t matter.  Had great vision and field awareness that separated him from those more talented. Great in the clutch.

#8 – Dan Marino – Maybe the best pure passer the game has ever known. His quick release was second to none. Was the most NFL-ready rookie QB I have ever seen, He was ‘Dan the Man’ from day one.

#9 – Joe Namath – Super Bowl III victory, which he “guaranteed” over the Colts, changed the modern game. Broadway Joe owned <st1:state><st1:place>N
ew York</st1:place></st1:stat
e> and that takes a special person. Learned the nuances of the game from Bear Bryant. Had the quickest release of any QB ever.

#10 – Otto Graham – The greatest winner in NFL history. Graham had size, awareness, field vision, good arm, great talent, superb playcalling. He executed, while Paul Brown masterminded everything leading up to the game.

#11 – Steve Young – SF didn’t really miss a beat when he took over for <st1:state><st1:place>M
ontana</st1:place></st1:st
ate>. Combined great running skills with pinpoint accuracy to become perhaps, the greatest running QB in league history.

#12 – Y.A.Tittle – The General was the epitome of a great playcaller. Back in the day, QB’s called all their own plays. A lost art today, no one called a better game than Y.A. Tittle.

#13 – Norm Van Brocklin – “The Dutchman” had unbelievable passing skills with no fear of failure. Nine-time Pro Bowler. Held the single game passing record for years. A mad bomber who was a big time winner both in LA and Philly.

#14 – Fran Tarkenton – Fran was the best scrambler in the pocket of anyone, period. He would drive linemen crazy as he would scramble around for literally 10 seconds waiting for a receiver to come open. DL’s hated playing against Tark.

#15 – Sid Luckman – Great Championship QB for Halas coached Bears. Always ready on game day, would do what it took to win.

#16 – Peyton Manning – He is the best QB today. Don’t even start with the 6<sup>th</sup> round pick out of Michgan. Understands the game better than any QB of his generation.

#17 – Ken Stabler – “The Snake” was a perfect QB for Madden’s Raiders. Free-spirited off the field, he was all business on Sundays. First learned the game from The Bear.

#18 – Jim Kelly – Never won the SB but to go 4 years in a row is amazing. Unquestioned leader of the Bills, had a linebacker’s mentality. A gamer.

#19 – Terry Bradshaw – Always surrounded by great talent, Terry lost his starting job in the middle of his career due to his erratic play. Fought back to be one of the most famous QB’s of all-time. Had a big arm and a big heart.

#20 – Bobby Layne – Could play with the best of them, he was as tough as nails. Former Longhorn who actually brought a title <st1:city><st1:place>De
troit</st1:place></st1:cit
y>. Was as famous for his partying as his playing and could he ever play!

#21 – Bart Starr – Was the QB for all the Lombardi years in <st1:city><st1:place>Gr
een Bay</st1:place></st1:city&
gt;. Never rattled, Bart was a cool, classy performer who also got his start, like Namath & Stabler, in Bama.

#22 – Dan Fouts – Gunslinger for Air Coryell. Dan had one of the all-time great cannons.

#23 – Len Dawson – Played for Hank Stram, a great offensive mind, on the Chiefs in the old AFL. Perennial all-star also won SB IV.

#24 – Bob Waterfield – A great bombs away QB for the Cleveland and LA Rams. Helped Fears, and Hirsch become HOFers.

#25 – Jim Hart – Most underrated QB in NFL history. Toiled in obscurity with the St. Louis Cardinals. He had a big arm, great mental and physical toughness. His problem is he had very little talent around him and his defenses were woeful.

Alphabetical HM: <st1:place>Troy</st1:place
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Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2008 11:43 am
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

Much like the RB position I can see only one answer for this....Joe Montana


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