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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

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IndCharger
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Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2008 3:17 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

I do not give a damn about rings. This is only one criteria. Saying this the 2 most OVER-RATED QB's of all time are Montana and Bradshaw.

Man as a football fan isn't it all about the rings ... a QB is a position designed to manage and win games, not throw pretty passes.  At that point, heck Ryan Leaf should be up there in "pretty passes" and "gunslinger" categories.  I guess for a Charger fan its hard to let that go but "let it go".  Didn't Dan Fouts also credit Coryell for his success in the NFL and being the so called gun slinger.  I

Jeff George is a gunslinger ... I wouldn't want him.  How about Warren Moon?  System QB's win Championships which most can be said that Montana, Brady and even Manning to this day credits their coaches and owners surrounding them with talent to win the Super Bowl.  Montana & Bradshaw over rated?  Dude, no offense but even people they play against give them their props for their on the field tactics and how they play the game.  I'd still take them both being so over inflated.  Are you more a fan of stats and player than the actual team itself? 

I guarantee you if Marino can chose Super Bowl or Passing Record ... he'd gladly switch with Joe Montana. 
A couple of seasons ago, wasn't Brett Farve the Interception machine?  Didn't Packer fans that year question his effectiveness?  YES winning is what its all about, I can argue also Rice in the beginning wouldn't have been the same receiver with Montana ... even with Young replacing him, he credits Joe for a lot of his success. 


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Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2008 2:58 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

I'm also a guy who never actually saw a lot of the great QBs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, so I can really only go by the highlights and stories that we've all heard.  That being said, for me the greatest measure of a quarterback is what he does in the big games when all the pressure is on.  So, clearly for me it's Joe Montana. 

Elway came up big late in his career when he had TD, Rod Smith, Shannon Sharpe, and a good defense, but he always seemed to be scratching and fighting his way through the game.  Bradshaw was cool under pressure, but he was bailed often out by terrific efforts by his receivers and the greatest defense of all time.

Any of you ever notice how every time they talk about most great wide receivers they show these amazing acrobatic , diving, leaping, juggling catches, but when they talk about Jerry Rice they just show him running smoothly into the end zone?  That's because Montana never missed, not even by a hair.  The ball was perfectly thrown on time and in stride.  The smoothest, the coolest, the best of all time.  Joe Montana.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2008 2:54 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

Otto Graham...simply the most winning QB ever.  105-17-4 record.  In 11 years of professional football, he made the championship game all 11 times, and won 8 of them.  #7 in the Sporting News top 100 football players of all time list. 




Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2008 2:54 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

Brett Favre. He's number 1 in all major passing catagories.



Since: Jul 28, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2008 2:30 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

An argument can be made for many greats at the QB position. At the end of the day I'm going to have to give Joe Montana the nod. There are QBs that were more athletic, better arms, bigger physical stature etc.....however, there was never a QB that was or is smarter or could see the game quicker. Montana always seemed to be 5 steps ahead of everyone and although he didn't throw bombs or have a cannon for an arm he always made the right throw on time and on the mark. Here are some negatives that I see in other top tier QBs.

John Elway "the comeback kid" - yes he could bring a team back with the best of them, but how often were the Broncos behind because of things that Elway did or didn't do. No arguing that he was a great QB and clutch when needed though. I just don't think he's the best.

Brett Farve - Fun to watch, great competitor, great QB........far too many turnovers.

Peyton Manning - Yes he's extremely smart, makes amazing throws and has won a Super Bowl, but he seems to choke a lot in big games.

Dan Marino - He did amazing things and probably never had the supporting cast to take him to a Super Bowl win, but he never won the Super Bowl and that takes him out of contention.

Tom Brady - It's hard to vote him for anything right now with all the cheating accusations surrounding the team. Were the accusations true? Don't know. Has his Super Bowl victories and stats had anything to do with cheating? Don't know. I do know that I can't seriously talk about him amongst the greats until there's some diffinitive proof that cheating didn't have anything to do with it.

I'm fairly young and so my experiences are from the 80s and 90s. No disprespect to the older generation QBs, cause there were many greats, but having seen and watched so many great QBs in the last 25 years it's hard to imagine that the best QB in history wouldn't come from my generation.




Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2008 1:59 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

John Elway, for all the reasons already listed. Took three weak teams to the Show, won both SBs when he finally had the talent, good coaching and a scheme that suited his strengths. Great arm, great scrambler, most comebacks in NFL history. And Elway was a football player, not just a QB...



Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2008 1:48 pm
 

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A QB

It simply must be the best QB to run a team and no one did more with less than John Elway. Can you imagine John Elway throwing to Jerry Rice and John Taylor instead of the "Three Amigos" (other than Broncos fans can you name even one?)? Just when you think you have the receivers covered, Elway takes off to pick up first downs (spinning helicopter anyone). He simply did whatever it took to win games and more times than not it was in spite of the mediocre talent surrounding him.



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