Originally posted by fropwns:
Originally posted by TheNaitch:
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Originally posted by Negrodamus:
Originally posted by Brazilian49er:
This is why gunslingers like Marino and Favre can never be compared to guys like Montana/Brady/Manning. Sure they put up big stats. But a lot of times they hurt their teams in the process.
Exactly. Give me W's and Superbowls over big stats.
"Stats are for losers," Belichick said. "The final score is for winners."
You all are conveniently forgetting one thing: Favre won a Super Bowl. He also lost one, but nonetheless, he has done better than Marino. And besides, Belichick lost a Super Bowl!
I'm not talking only about SB victories. I'm talking abou stats that really don't help your team.
When you look at gunslingers what you see is impressive "ABSOLUTE" number: numbers of yards, attempts, TDs etc. However they are pretty mediocre when it comes to "RELATIVE" stats: comp. pct, TD-INT ratio, QB rating.
Which means their stats smany times hurt their teams. Sure passing for 4.000 yards a season is sexy, but not when you're doing it with a "f**k-it-I'm-throwing-deep" mentality. Look at the number of INTs Marino and Favre have had over the years.
You can say that Marino never played on a great team. But I can recall numerous times when he would throw games away with boneheaded plays like Favre did yesterday.