Originally posted by 49erFaithful6:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Steve Young was excellent in the playoffs. Dallas was insanely talented, there will never be anther team like that, certainly not another O-line like that.
Against Green Bay, we couldn't keep up with Favre and Holmgren, they would blow up our defense with brilliant play. The only game we didn't play in sloppy conditions, we won. Did I mention we had NOTHING at running back?
Despite all of this, he beat very good Eagles, Bears, Viking, Redskins and Giants teams in the playoffs. He played FANTASTIC in almost every playoff game where he wasn't injured or where he had a running back.
He did save his worst performances of the year often for the postseason.
In 1992 he threw 7 INTs during the regular season then threw 3 in two postseason games. He threw 2 in the NFC Championship loss to Dallas.
In 1995 he threw 2 INTs in the playoff loss to Green Bay
In 1997 we had the #1 ranked defense in football. Hosting the NFC Championship game we scored only 10 points and lost. Our only TD came on a late game kick return.
During the 3 straight playoff losses to Green Bay, Young threw the ball 108 times for a grand total of zero touchdowns and three interceptions.
Losing the turnover battle killed us against Green Bay just as it did versus the Giants this year.
Did you watch those games? If not, then its truly hard to appreciate 1) How talented those early 90's Cowboy teams were, and 2) How Holmgren picked us apart, plus the s**t weather that we were playing in.
The Packers also had Reggie White who was unblockable.
The point is, you have to have watched those games and understood the injury situations, weather, game-planning and context of the situations.
Steve Young was an incredible quarterback, he was in his late 30's while playing against the Packers, was on pain killers, and wasn't in prime health. And Dallas, I mean, there has never been another team like that, and with the salary cap, there never will be another team like that.
The 92-95 Cowboys would have won the last 10 Super Bowls in a row if they were around today. Same with the 94 Niners. There is nothing even remotely close to those teams in existence today.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Feb 21, 2012 at 6:51 PM ]