Re: Brady or Manning. I think the offseason solved that question once and for all.
posted at 3/28/2012 11:55 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Brady or Manning. I think the offseason solved that question once and for all.
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Brady or Manning. I think the offseason solved that question once and for all. : 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.
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You can't say Denver won't even sniff the Super Bowl. How many people thought SF would be within a Kyle Williams fumble from potentially being in the Super Bowl? I bet you even wrote the Giants off midseason.
I'm not completely sold on the 49ers yet either. They had a great season. But so did the 2008 Tennessee Titans...who were similar to the 49ers in that they had a great defense and a game manager at QB. Titans went 8-8 the next season.
Not saying that happens to the 49ers, but it wouldn't surprise me if it did.
I also don't think he chose DEN because of the money, otherwise he wouldve went to MIA.
He went to a place where he thought he would play best. DEN is giving him the flexibility to control his offense, Harbaugh wanted his offense in SF.
Look at what happened to Ochocinco after switching systems. His production dropped by 67%.
Mannings been in one system his entire career. It wouldnt be easy to switch. Vikings and Jets used offensive systems that Favre was familiar with, thats why he chose to go to those teams, not because they were atop their conferences.
Manning's best chance of winning would be for him to play at his best. If he didn't think he could play his best in SF, then I wouldnt like their chances.
Patriots have been successful this past decade, not by having the best players, but by having players that believe in the system and playing by it.
I would personally choose Brady over Manning...but I still believe that Manning was the second best Qb of the past decade...He's elite