Re: Brady vs. Manning; the double standard.
posted at 1/16/2014 12:15 AM EST
In response to UD6's comment:
In response to 49Patriots' comment:
When ever these two come up in a debate over who is the superior QB, the Manning guys always say "Look at the stats, Peyton owns all the records! Rings are team accomplishments, not individual accolades!" And they're right.
A ring is a team based honor, but so what? A Quarterbacks offensive stats are team based honors as well. Does Peyton Manning snap the ball to himself, pass blocks, throws the ball and then catches it? No, he has a good offensive team to make the stats work. Where BB gave Brady a good defense from 2001-2006, with mediocre and subpar receivers, Peyton had great offenses with mediocre and subpar defenses.
So why is Tom faulted for his team when Peyton gets praised for his?
This isn't a double standard. You've defended Manning with your own words. A defense as a whole is more important than receivers as an offensive group. I also think that pats fans have a habit of downgrading their receivers. Brady's had plenty of good receivers - maybe not overall as good as Manning, but not too far off. On the other hand, Manning's defenses have been much worse.
Brady's also had better special teams than Manning. His kickers didn't miss in crucial playoff moments. Manning's did. The pats had better punt and kickoff return teams, as well.
Finally, Brady's had a better head coach and only one head coach. Manning's had 4.
Come, come, a hand from either:
Let me be blest to make this happy close;
'Twere pity two such friends should be long foes.
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Act V, Scene 4
Xlation .... give them both a hand of praise, I like thier fights anyway .... a pity, I like both.