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Posted on: February 6, 2012 12:26 am

The next Manning family get together....

Eli: "Hey big Bro....just HOW many superbowl rings do you have?"
Peyton: "One."
Eli: "Hey big Bro who was the quarterback you beat for that championship?"
Peyton: "Rex Grossman."
Eli: "Hey big Bro....isn't Tom Brady your arch nemesis in the AFC?"
Peyton: "SHUT UP or I'm going to head-butt you!"

Category: NFL
Posted on: February 8, 2010 5:36 pm

The Manning Supremacy

Peyton Manning showed how classless an individual he really is when he stomped off the field without shaking hands with the Saints .   That is an act of a spoiled brat.   Then in Peyton Prima Donna fashion he pretty much takes a shot at his team's defense for "not getting him the ball back".   Peyton is just another Marino that got LUCKY that his TEAM faced possibly the WORST Quarterback in the HISTORY of the Superbowl to 'earn' his ring.   But I doubt he praised his defense THEN when they were the ones who really won that game. 

I've thought for a long time that the Mannings were a group of arrogant athletes that view themselves as better than everyone else.   The fact that Who Dat Daddy REFUSED to allow his widdle Eli to play for the San Diego Chargers just emphasized their sense of entitlement.   (Though I have to admit that Eli seems much more humble than "The Forehead" and Daddy-M)   They, and the media, try to present themselves as these great human beings but watching Peyton walk off the field in a snit just revealed their true character. 

As far as "The Greatest Quarterback of ALL TIME", Manning shouldn't even be in consideration.   In fact, it takes THREE Mannings to equal ONE Roethlisberger.   I would much rather have Big Ben in the clutch than Peyton or Eli and it isn't even CLOSE.

Archie Manning:  
  • Played 14 years - His record as a starter was 35–101–3 (26.3%), the worst in NFL history among QB's with at least 100 starts
  • ZERO Championships
  • ZERO Superbowl appearances
Peyton Manning:
  • Played 12 years - record stands at 117-59  (Playoff record is 9-9 I believe)
  • ONE Championship (And you can thank Turnoverasaurus Rex for that one)
  • TWO Superbowl appearances
Eli Manning :
  • Played 6 years - record as a starter is 46-32  (Playoff record is 4-3)
  • ONE Championship
  • ONE Superbowl appearance
In total that gives the Manning Three a total of TWO Championships in THREE Superbowls.

Ben Roethlisberger :
  • Played 6 years - record as a starter is 68-28  (Playoff record is 8-2)
  • TWO Championships
  • TWO Superbowl appearances
Talk all you want about surrounding talent, it is the Quarterback that is looked to for wins or they would not post "Record as Starting Quarterback" so prominently and they would do the same won/loss record for every other position as well.   Stats don't win you championships, leadership and coming through with big plays in crucial moments does.    Just look at the last two Superbowls.   Roethlisberger drives his team down the field in the last two minutes and hits Holmes for a game winning touchdown with seconds left, while Manning throws a horrible pick-six to seal the LOSS for the Colts .   

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 23, 2008 11:11 am

When will the NFL get over its fascination?

You really have to wonder about the intelligence of some personnel managers.    Why are so many teams seemingly entranced by the 'dual-threat quarterback'?    I know that watching a Michael Vick scurry around and make dazzling runs for highlight reels can be entertaining, but can it REALLY be a winning formula?    Before I go further, please do not take this as a slam at 'African-American QBs', because it is not.   This is an attempt to seriously evaluate the effectiveness of the so-called dual-threat quarterback.  

The NFL has set itself up to be a passing league.   They have made the rules favor the passing game.    So why are so many teams so enamored with a running quarterback?   That type of offense is what you typically find on poorly coached junior high teams.   In lieu of actually running an offense, they stick their best athlete at quarterback and when they get to 3rd and 17, they call a drop back pass.   The QB then will go back into a five step drop never even looking down field and then take off running.   This type of garbage works in high school, and sometimes you even get an exceptional athlete that can make it work in college.   But in the long run, you will NEVER be successful hoping to find that exceptional athlete that is so far above other players talent-wise that this style of play can be sustained at a high level.   Granted, having the ability to run and pick up a first down is a very significant advantage to have in a quarterback.   However, expecting that to happen on 3rd and 27 when you are down by 14 with four minutes to go is ludicrous.   

And yet, NFL teams keep pinning their hopes on the likes of a Tavaris Jackson or a Vince Young.   They can be great leaders, great players, have hearts of champions, but if they do not have the skills to make things happen in the passing game WHEN YOU NEED IT, they are in truth a liability to your team.    So what are the NFL teams really looking for?    A quarterback that can lead their teams into the post season with aspirations of a Super Bowl Championship or a nice highlight reel that will sell a few tickets until they are boo'ed out of town for failing to win the big games?
Category: NFL
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