Re: Brady or Manning. I think the offseason solved that question once and for all.
posted at 3/28/2012 9:05 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Brady or Manning. I think the offseason solved that question once and for all.
[QUOTE]In Response to Brady or Manning. I think the offseason solved that question once and for all. : This is nonsense. Manning is still one of the best QBs and deserves legend status. The Saturday thing, Manning was the first person that Saturday called after making the decision on GB, according to reports. His reason was that the Packers clearly wanted him more, and that DEN only wanted him because of Manning. Manning said one bad thing about the oline, and a million of great things about everyone else. Your argument is so one-sided. About passing on SF...You're blaming him for choosing an environment that he's comfortable with? There are plenty of players who chose to go after the money and play in situations they weren't exactly comfortable with...many of them struggled. Working in an environment youre comfortable with is important in any occupation. And I think the Broncos chances at the title are as good as the 49ers. I don't think theyre better, but the NFC is clearly much stronger than the AFC. The fact that Saturday and Wayne did not follow him into Indy, or that he made a negative comment about his oline in one game out of 227 makes him a phony. He carried that franchise throughout his time there. Without him, they wouldve been like the Browns, Bills and other bottom dweller teams. Manning and Brady are both in the same class, and should/will be argued as Top 5 QBS of all time
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I couldn't disagree with you more strongly. Maybe Saturday and Wayne signing elsewhere had nothing to do with them not wanting to play with Manning again. To me, it's just one piece of a bigger picture. But it's an assumption on my part and I could be wrong.
But the fact that he's in Denver and not San Francisco tells me a lot about what kind of person he is. No offense, but some of the rationalizations you are employing sounds exactly like something that would come from UD.
First of all, SF has a top 3 defense, maybe the best in the league. They have excellent special teams. They are well coached.They have a rushing attack that ranked 8th in the league. They have a great young WR and they just added one who is headed to The Hall of Fame. Reports are that Moss is in great shape. And the last time he was this motivated and hungry he set the regular season TD record. With a healthy Manning, that team would have been a juggernaut and the favorite to win the title. They were within two boneheaded plays from appearing in the Superbowl last year. And that was with first round bust Alex Smith! And no Moss.
Again, no offense but to compare the 49ers and Broncos chances with Manning is completely insane. Even with a healthy Manning the Broncos aren't getting anywhere near the Superbowl. Even all the "experts" who love hyperbole aren't picking them to do anything.
Secondly, I don't know why any Pats fan would choose to marginalize an NFL QB, supposedly a great one, throwing his teammates under the bus after a tough loss. Especially after seeing how Brady and this organization has handled themselves. Using your logic I could go rape someone or shoot a guy in an armed robbery and It would have no bearing on how people judge my character. As long as I only did it once. That's crazy! It was disgusting. No matter how many times he did it.
What you don't seem to get is that "one moment" was a window into a man's soul. It's a weakness that Brady doesn't have. Manning did what losers do, And this isn't limited to sports- it happens in all walks of life. People who are mentally weak make excuses and blame their failures on other people. You have NEVER seen Brady do that and you never will. He's not soft. He has a drive that golden boy Mannning will never have. And it's not surprising considering where they both came from.
Manning is not in Brady's class. It took a while to shake out but he proved it by signing with Denver. If you can't understand that I feel bad for you.