Re: Would you trade Welker for the Colts' first round pick next year?
posted at 8/26/2012 8:37 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Would you trade Welker for the Colts' first round pick next year?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Would you trade Welker for the Colts' first round pick next year? : A poor example to represent your argument my friend. Brady took a team with almost no talent on offense, got them to the AFC game and then scored 34 points only to watch the vaunted defense that everyone screams for blow a 21 point lead and really a 4rth SB as the Bears had less then a zero % chance of beating us. I think the lesson to be learned is that when you have a talented QB, do what you can to make sure you have a talented defense, and a complimentary offense, because when you start building your team around a QB who doesn't really need it, you get what we have become for the past 5 years. A team that lost 2 SB's despite scoring 34 ppg a year.
Posted by TrueChamp[/QUOTE]
In the last 60 years we have seen A LOT of really good QBs who never win or sometimes even get to a SB. I could point out guys like Sonny Jurgensen (one of the top 6 or 7 all time), I could point to Dan Fouts, I could point to Marino, (got to one SB and lost), Jim Kelly (got to a few SBs but lost all of them), and more.... today you can point to Tony Romo, to Matt Ryan, to Schaub, to Cutler, etc.
THe first point is NO team has EVER won a SB with only a great QB. No one. My original point was to illustrate that the Pats were more limited offesnively that year than in any year Brady QB'd here and the response by BB was to get him targets. I think BB's ACTIONS illustrate the point.
Said a different way: if you have a really good QB you need to have talent around him IN ORDER TO GET THE VALUE OF HIS TALENTS. That means an O line. THat means people who can catch the ball. It also helps to be able to run the ball. And it helps to be able to play D. But at the LEAST you need an O line and guys that can catch the ball.
I don't think the example is bad at all. Especially as BB as taken that leason to heart since the playoff game v the Colts in 2006.