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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: May 9, 2007
Posted on: May 28, 2008 1:15 am
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

I have to say Steve Young, he was great, has great numbers and just imagine what he would of did if he wasn't behind the 2nd greatest of all time during his early prime.




Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: May 28, 2008 12:35 am
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

Winning a ring gets the QB in question into the conversation.  But I think too many people throw around the word 'great.'   Honestly, have Terry Bradshaw, Troy Aikman, Tom Brady, to name a few, turned in an eye-opening purformance based on their own guts in the clutch?  A resounding No for all three. 

Brady never drove the length of the field for a touchdown to win a playoff game--yes, the FG drives he engineered did win the game, but this dicussion is about style points.  Clearly the degree of difficulty is less.  Also, the NE defense gave Brady a short field and "Mr. Clutch" really is Vinatieri for kicking those FGs.  Brady might've gotten more consideration if his TD drive, culminated with his pass to Moss in the endzone, towards the end of SB 42 was the final score.  However, that wasn't the case.  And if you're going to credit him for that near comeback, you have to give Eli Manning equal consideration, which I doubt anyone is willing to do.  Afterall, Eli Manning was the FIRST AND ONLY quarterback to answer a would-be game-winning drive with one of his own.  But I digress--Brady, back of the line!  Also, take your vcr with you. 

I love Joe Montana, as a notre dame football fan.  Even as  Giants fan I have to give him some consideration for number 1.  However, he had Roger Craig, Taylor and Rice on his championship teams.  I'll give you the Dwight Clark prayer--clearly he had to just throw it up to the guy and hope.  Montana also did it with the Chiefs in the twilight of his career during the playoffs. 

However, Montana's moments weren't as clutch as when Elway did it against the Browns (twice) and the Packers (SB). 




Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2008 11:38 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

Terry Bradshaw - 4 Superbowl rings.  Nuff Said.



Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2008 10:21 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

For right now, Montana.  For the same question in about 5 years, Tom Brady.  I really hate saying that.



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2008 8:58 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

Peyton Manning -- He is the Indianapolis Colts' Offensive Coordinator.



Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2008 7:53 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

The only redeeming aspect of Notre Dame happened to also be the greatest QB in the history of mankind, Joe Montana.



Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2008 7:48 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

Eli Manning is the greatest of course!.  Obviously I'm joking, so don't accuse me of being a homer.   

Jim Kelly, Dan Marino, John Elway, Johnny Unitas, Sammy Baugh Brett Favre, Steve Young and Joe Namath immediately come to mind as my short list. 

However, I have to pare that down according to a simple, two-fold criteria: First, not just that you were PART of the Championship ride--ie Ben Rothlisburger, Payton Manning, Bart Starr, et al.  No to be GREAT VERSUS GOOD the quarterback in question should have his stamp on the success of the team from start to finish.  ie. would the team be able to win without him?  Second, he's gotta be an athlete, which leaves Tom Brady shiite out of luck.  Like I said, this is a discussion of all-time great versus good or very good. 

Jim Kelly and Dan Marino have to be removed.  Before most of you say Dan Marino is the greatest QB but didn't win because he had no running game or defense, people forget about Dan Fouts.  Clearly, he had Air Coreal with nothing else.  A lot more people forget about how great Jim Kelly was--he led his team to the Super Bowl four straight years.  No one else (pre WWII anyway) can claim that.  However, he doesn't have that signature moment--if he was QB in the comeback against Houston instead of Riech, then maybe we'll talk.  Thankfully, he didn't get it done against the Giants otherwise he'd have that moment (a 40-something yard FG isn't easy so he probably should've gotten them closer but it's academic). 

Sammy Baugh played before or right after WWII so he doesn't pass the criteria established by the original poster.  Also, I think he gets a lot of credit for his diversity more than playing that position much better than anyone ever did before, during or after his prime.

Brett Favre, Steve Young and Joe Namath clearly have signature moments.  They've each won games and engineered comebacks.  They're also athletes--the first were absolute magicians with their feet and Namath had such a quick release with great acuracy.  Each deserve some distinction.  However, they seemed to be luckier than great; the gun-slinger type doesn't do it for me as the greatest of all-time.  So I'd have to eliminate them from my number 1 spot.  Otherwise, you'd have to nominate Kenny Stabler--he'll receive very few votes if any for good reason. 

John Elway and Johnny Unitas are left.  Both are athletes, but I'd have to give Elway the nod over Unitas.  Unitas played on a loaded team--much notable the 58 Colts (much to my chagrin as a Giants fan they beat my team that year, but I won't directly cite that SI article where the Colts admitted to cheating a la the Patriots). 

Elway was definetly a great athlete with signature moments.  He was drafted to play third base for the Yankees.  Watching old film (over and over again) of SB 21, Madden would show imprints of the "cross" left on the chest of many of Elway's targets.  He's also a physical specimen--almost as tall if not as tall as some of his linemen. 

He's the original Captain Comeback--sorry Browns' fans.  You were never felt safe with him as QB for the oposing team until the clock read tripple zeros after the fourth quarter.

Lastly, we have to put to bed something about Elway.  He had very good teams--on offense and defense--so let's not get carried away.  The "three amigos" were very highly regarded (Mark Jackson, Vance Johnson and Ricki Nattiel--each of which were merely undersized).  Mobley, who played in SB 21 was an absolute beast of an TE with great hands.  Ok, Elway didn't have an all-world runningback, but he didn't have table scraps in the backfield either.  He later got Shannon Sharpe, who might be the best TE to ever play.  Ironically, his receiving corps for the 2 SBs he DID win weren't that much better or worse than the Three Amigos.  You Broncos fans don't need to rely on hyperbole to push Elway as the greatest QB. 




Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2008 7:35 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

Joe Montana so far.....When Brady is done with his career, he will be the greatest.....



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2008 7:19 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

I'd go with Payton Manning.  Only because im a Colt fan of course, but the way he runs his offenses, none of the other quaterbacks could call a game the way he can.



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2008 7:06 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

Hey IndCharger do me a favor and post about 50 more coments on here that everyone will have to skip over, thanks for the 1 star rating, anyone who hasn't rated these posts yet please just ignore IND's posts and hopefully he will go away. BTW I'm not sure who you voted for but it will not be counted.


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