Originally posted by blunt_probe:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
What a load of crock. You guys make it sound like Manning has nothing and isn't playing in a more pass friendly era. The real reason everyone says Montana is because of how clutch he was. Ask yourself this. One drive to win it at all. Who do you choose: Manning or Montana? /discussion
Originally posted by Niners99:
Originally posted by krizay:
Originally posted by Shaj:
Joe cool didn't lose a superbowl and never played like Brady is in today's playoff game. There was lack of clarity and conviction on this debate a couple of years ago. No more. When the big games come, the debate is over. Joe Montana is the better QB.
I agree with you.
But Peyton > than Montana
lol. 4 super bowls > 1 super bowl
Peyton Manning is Dan Marino with 1 ring.
Joe Montana is the greatest player in NFL postseason history. period.
4 Super Bowls has something to do with the team you are on. The biggest myth in the world is that it's all the QB. And people right here on this very WZ believe that.
Montana had Ronnie Lott, Charles Haley, Fred Dean, Jerry Rice just to name a short few. It was pre salary cap era and nobody was as big of a spender as Eddie D. The 49ers fieled the best O Lines and best defenses year in and year out. And they had outstanding WR's, TE's and good special teams.
Montana didn't do that by himself. In fact in the salary cap era my bet would be he wouldn't win 4 times. Maybe 1 or 2.
People forget how many times Joe Montana DID NOT complete the comeback and they are also oblivious to how often Peyton Manning has brought his team back to win games. Aside from "The Catch" and the Super Bowl drive, most people can't even name a time when Joe Montana did his magic. I'm not saying Montana was not the most clutch QB of all time, I believe he is, but Peyton Manning is no slouch in that category or any other category pertaining to quarterbacking.
I really wouldn't expect anyone else here, in a 49ers fan forum, to acknowledge anyone other than Joe Montana as the greatest QB of all time, but people are really overlooking how great Peyton Manning really is.