Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
Originally posted by danimal:
The fact that there is 3 QB's breaking or seriously threatening records speaks more about todays NFL, then it does about the particular QB's historical greatness. So these records are less meaningful now to anyone except the casual fan
I totally agree. It has to do with rule changes. I have no idea what Marino, Elway would have done with these rules. Imagine Rice in his prime with the current receiving rules.
But still good for Brees, Rodgers, and Brady if they do it. Doesnt change my mind on greatness though.
Hell naw it does not change their greatness. I also am kind of impressed with the NFL's ability to gently nudge along new records. Think about it, 27 years is a perfect record from a business point of view...had they made too drastic of changes Marino's record would have been broken too quickly, had they done nothing it probably would have stood 50+ years.
The business of sports dictates that every generation wants their own star, and you want to give them a tangible basis to believe their star is the best ever