Originally posted by KowboyKiller:
Originally posted by martysofresh:
Has anybody noticed how all of the "elite qb"s in the league arnt really looking too elite so far? Brady, Rogers, Eli and Peyton Manning, and Drew Brees
I thought the lack of offseason and training camps really gave those elite passing teams a big advantage last year that they don't have now. Defenses have had time to prepare for them and get their schemes down. What the niners did last year was truly remarkable and quite frankly are going to annihiliate teams this year.
That's likely part of it. I think another big part is the officials. They are calling a college game which allows for more physical play by the DBs. What that is doing is taking the NFL back to the pre-1990s rules changes. Heck, I doubt Rodgers, Brady, or Brees would look very elite back in the 80s under the old system. They would still be good but not putting up the crazy numbers they have in previous seasons.
I always think about if Marino played in today's NFL. I think he would put all these QBs to shame. The same with Montana (just not the same crazy stats as Marino).