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  • I used to rank Dan Marrino...

    ..ahead of Brett Favre when it came to the greatest QB's. I 've changed my mind. Now it's..

    1.Joe Montana
    2.John Elway
    3.Brett Favre
    4.Dan Marino
    5.Johnny Unitas
    6.Otto Graham
    7.Tom Brady
    8.Peyton Manning
    9.Fran Tarkenton
    10.Steve Young

    Second 10 (11) no order...

    Dan Fouts, Joe Namath, Sammy Baugh, Jim Kelly, Terry Bradshaw, Warren Moon, Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach, Bart Starr, Sonny Jurgenson...and...Kenny Stabler.

    Nobody out of the Big12...hmm?

  • #2
    As good as some on that list, but always overlooked: Kenny Stabler.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by gh
      As good as some on that list, but always overlooked: Kenny Stabler.
      Stabler does belong doesn't he? I know Swann and Stallworth got the nod as the greatest wide receiver combo (SI) but Biletnikoff and Branch can't be far behind. Let's put Stabler up there.

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      • #4
        Re: I used to rank Dan Marrino...

        Originally posted by Texas
        I 've changed my mind. Now it's..

        1.Joe Montana
        2.John Elway
        3.Brett Favre
        4.Dan Marino
        Marino hasn't played a game in more than 8 years; Montana and Elway retired before that. Why have you changed your mind now?

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        • #5
          Re: I used to rank Dan Marrino...

          Originally posted by tandfman
          1.Joe Montana
          2.John Elway
          3.Brett Favre
          4.Dan Marino
          Marino was the best pure passer.
          Favre was the best competitor.
          Elway had the strongest and most accurate arm.
          Montana just won (baby).

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          • #6
            Re: I used to rank Dan Marrino...

            Originally posted by tandfman
            Originally posted by Texas
            I 've changed my mind. Now it's..

            1.Joe Montana
            2.John Elway
            3.Brett Favre
            4.Dan Marino
            Marino hasn't played a game in more than 8 years; Montana and Elway retired before that. Why have you changed your mind now?
            To watch Favre take a team like the ho hum NY Jets to being legit Superbowl contenders is amazing. Yes the fact Marino never won the big one is beginning to look bigger.

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            • #7
              Re: I used to rank Dan Marrino...

              Originally posted by Marlow
              Originally posted by tandfman
              1.Joe Montana
              2.John Elway
              3.Brett Favre
              4.Dan Marino
              Marino was the best pure passer.
              Favre was the best competitor.
              Elway had the strongest and most accurate arm.
              Montana just won (baby).
              I think ya nailed it 8-)

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              • #8
                Re: I used to rank Dan Marrino...

                Originally posted by Marlow
                Originally posted by tandfman
                1.Joe Montana
                2.John Elway
                3.Brett Favre
                4.Dan Marino
                Marino was the best pure passer.
                Favre was the best competitor.
                Elway had the strongest and most accurate arm.
                Montana just won (baby).

                A lot of guys have the physical things in place to be an outstanding quarterback, but the true test of a QB is in the intangibles--leadership, temperament (the key to how you make those amazing wins happen), and the ability to read defenses.

                Arm strength is overrated. Jeff George is a prime example. [So is that catch-all term "athleticism" (usually prefaced with "sheer"). Most of the great ones didn't run much because they were looking to pass.] You need a good arm, of course, and accuracy. But the above factors separate the great ones from the good.

                That said, Namath is a little underrated; he did with the Jets pretty much did what Favre is doing now. Perhaps the abreviated career or backlash from the hype following his Superbowl win.

                Or maybe it was the pantyhose commercial. :]

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                • #9
                  Re: I used to rank Dan Marrino...

                  Why is Brady so low on the list, because he is a relatively young player or surrounded by a great supporting cast? How are New England this year? ( don't know other than i see they have four losses) Is it the reverse of the Farve effect?

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                  • #10
                    That said, Namath is a little underrated; he did with the Jets pretty much did what Favre is doing now. Perhaps the abreviated career or backlash from the hype following his Superbowl win.

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                    Namath had Matt Snell and Emerson Boozer to keep them out of third and long. He had fellow Hall of Famer Don Maynard to throw to. George Sauer wasn't bad either. The Jets also had a good defense. Funny thing however is like Favre, Joe Willie also threw a lot of INT's.

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                    • #11
                      Re: I used to rank Dan Marrino...

                      Originally posted by Daisy
                      Why is Brady so low on the list, because he is a relatively young player or surrounded by a great supporting cast? How are New England this year? ( don't know other than i see they have four losses) Is it the reverse of the Farve effect?
                      Hard to put any "active" player above those legends. Favre being the exception. When Brady finally wraps it up...hmmm?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Texas
                        That said, Namath is a little underrated; he did with the Jets pretty much did what Favre is doing now. Perhaps the abreviated career or backlash from the hype following his Superbowl win.

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                        Namath had Matt Snell and Emerson Boozer to keep them out of third and long. He had fellow Hall of Famer Don Maynard to throw to. George Sauer wasn't bad either. The Jets also had a good defense. Funny thing however is like Favre, Joe Willie also threw a lot of INT's.

                        Good point.

                        I thought Emerson Boozer was the coolest name. Of course, I was like 10 at the time.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Texas
                          That said, Namath is a little underrated; he did with the Jets pretty much did what Favre is doing now. Perhaps the abreviated career or backlash from the hype following his Superbowl win.

                          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                          Namath had Matt Snell and Emerson Boozer to keep them out of third and long. He had fellow Hall of Famer Don Maynard to throw to. George Sauer wasn't bad either. The Jets also had a good defense. Funny thing however is like Favre, Joe Willie also threw a lot of INT's.
                          Nah, he's way over-rated because he played in NYC and because he happened to win a seminal game. His overall numbers aren't all that good.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Brian
                            Originally posted by Texas
                            That said, Namath is a little underrated; he did with the Jets pretty much did what Favre is doing now. Perhaps the abreviated career or backlash from the hype following his Superbowl win.

                            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                            Namath had Matt Snell and Emerson Boozer to keep them out of third and long. He had fellow Hall of Famer Don Maynard to throw to. George Sauer wasn't bad either. The Jets also had a good defense. Funny thing however is like Favre, Joe Willie also threw a lot of INT's.

                            Good point.

                            I thought Emerson Boozer was the coolest name. Of course, I was like 10 at the time.
                            The AFL did have all those cool names. Emerson Boozer being one of them.

                            How about..

                            Hewritt Dixon..Raiders
                            Abner Haynes..Chiefs
                            "Cookie" Gilchrist..Bills
                            Clemon Daneils..Raiders
                            Houston Antwine...Patriots
                            Buck Buchanon..Chiefs
                            Elbert "Golden Wheels" Dubenion...Bills
                            Billy Joe..Broncos
                            Warren McVea...Chiefs
                            Cotton Davidson..Raiders
                            Lance Alworth...Chargers

                            The original AFL of 1960 looked like this...

                            Eastern Conference

                            Boston Patriots
                            New York Titans
                            Buffalo Bills
                            Houston Oilers

                            Western Conference

                            Oakland Raiders
                            Dallas Texans (KC Chiefs)
                            Los Angeles Chargers
                            Denver Broncos

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                            • #15
                              Re: I used to rank Dan Marrino...

                              Originally posted by Brian
                              Arm strength is overrated. Jeff George is a prime example.
                              John Madden once said that of the 10 best passes he's ever seen, George threw 9 of them. The guy just had nothing else other than a great arm.

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