Originally posted by Amir:
Originally posted by ninermedic:
Pats haven't won a SB since after the '04 season...
My bad. But they still have Brady, an Elite QB and they upgraded their defense. I can understand them being rated ahead of us going into the season.
I honestly think we have a better TEAM than the three ahead of us but they have proven Elite QB's.
Alex's top 10 QB rating combined with the NO game where both nuts dropped in the last 3 minutes, will allow him to finally shine. Together with a real HC, a real OC (two years finally), real weapons other than Gore and VD, a real OL, and the rest of the team. He apparently fixed his stance with that House guy that fixed Brees after his shoulder injury. Nowin and Sing did a number, mentally and physically.
I'm not saying that he is "Elite". I'm saying that I have a feeling that Alex will have a great, Pro Bowl kinda year, 30+ TDs, less than 15 ints, over 4000 yards, while guys like Brees, Manning (Eli), and Rodgers struggle. I wouldn't be surprised if Alex's year, combined with those guys having down years, have people "whisper" that Alex approaches Elite status.
For god's sake, Alex already tied Joe's record for 4 fourth quarter comebacks on the road last year.
I know Harbaugh will be the first to say it