Re: Best QB in the Past 5 Years?
posted at 4/20/2012 12:32 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Best QB in the Past 5 Years?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Best QB in the Past 5 Years? : 08 and 09 were gifts to Manning for no reason, Brees was better both years! Always this argument of how he's more important to the team than any other player is to any other team....well UD6 as you now know that's simply because they built an offense around one player for a decade with no contingency plan and that absolutely killed them last year. I mean is it Peyton's brilliance or is it just awful GMing that put him in the position as the most important player, I would point to the latter because Brady's been better or just as good since 07 when he started passing more (not that i like it). So would you have given up a few of Manning's stats over the years for a shot at the superbowl last year? I'm talking simplification of the offense so someone else could run it, so that you didn't need the laser rocket arm on every play to run it. Peyton was your best player for over a decade in that time he won 1 championship, but i mean what if Luck turns out to be a bust (i don't think he will)...ultimately he could have sent the colts back to the doldrums for 5 years...6 if you include last year, if that does happen are you still going to come to this forum and talk up Peyton...i'd bet not!
Posted by danemcmenamin[/QUOTE]
Absolutely laughable response. Gifts? really?
2008 - Saints were 8-8, Colts were 12-4. Sure Brees passed for a ton of yards, but he threw the ball 80 more times than Manning. His TD to INT ratio was worse than Manning, and his completion percentage was lower than Manning. For goodness sake, at least lead your team to the playoffs as opposed to last place in the division if you think he deserves MVP, right?
2009 - The colts were undefeated until Manning was benched at the end of the season. He did it a rookie 4th rounder and a 2nd year 6th rounder who caught only 4 balls the previous year. If that doesn't prove Peyton's "brilliance" I don't know what does.
As for a shot at the SB last year, even if the colts were better, they never would have made it with a back up QB. You blast the stats while eliminating the effectiveness that wen't with those stats. The pats had the benefit of a dominant defense that allowed the pats to be competitive with a "reigned" in offense. That no longer exists, and the pats have been to one superbowl with it and lost.
Regardless, this is about the best QB of the past 5 years, and here you diminishing Manning's accomplishments as gifts. Bet you never do that with Brady. His are all deserved, right?