Originally posted by sacniner:
Originally posted by skeetskeet:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Irvin was overrated, Aikman was not though.
Ill argue that. Best O-Line possibly of all time. One of the Best rushing attacks of all time. Never had to carry his team. He was the original game manager. Only had one season over 20 touchdowns.
Teams stacked the box and left him with favorable match ups one on one.
Steve Young on those early 90s cowboys teams, wins 10 superbowls.
This is more like it. I don't think either was really overrated, but if one of them was it is probably Aikman. He had an overall ridiculous amount of talent around him.
When Smith first came into the league, the one Hall-of-Fame player he reminded me of most was Aikman. Everybody laughed when I said that.
Aikman had talent around him, and he was a statue in the pocket. Zero mobility. However, I think Aikman made Irvin's career. Aikman had phenomenal accuracy. One of the most accurate quarterbacks of all time, I hate to say. Irvin was a big, physical receiver who was able to dominate because Aikman would drop pass after pass on a dime to him. Even if Irvin was well covered, the catch would be completed anyway because it was thrown perfectly, and Irvin would out muscle the DB for position.
Irvin was a like a lesser Andre Johnson, with a quarterback who threw picture perfect, breathtakingly accurate footballs, year after year. There are plenty of WR's not in the Hall-of-Fame who are better than Michael Irvin.