Originally posted by Marvin49:
Give it up.
I've been making the Cowboys comparison for years and peeps just don't buy it. People have an inflated view of how good Aikman was based on the 3 SBs.
He threw more than 20 TDs only once in his entire career and finished his career with 165 TDs and 141 INTs. Wanna see his TD-INT ration in his Super Bowl Seasons?
92: 23 TDs, 14 INTs (His only season EVER over 20)
93: 15 TDs, 6 INTs
95: 16 TDs, 7 INTs
In his first 2 years before he got Norv, he had 20 TDs and 36 INTs. Aikman was thought to be a bust and now he's in the Hall.
Peeps kep saying "Different Age" and crap like that. Please. It was a passing leage in the early 90s with the 49ers (Young), Denver (ELway), Buffalo (Kelly), and Houston (Moon). They said THEN that the Cowboys were doing it the old fashioned way. Football isn't static. Its cyclical. Its a passing league for awhile till defenses adjust and then it becomes a running league till defenses adjust. That's what's happening now.
If Alex takes the Niners to a SB things will look much different.
Bradshaw is similar. 212 TDs and 210 INTs. FOUR Super Bowls Championships. He was also thought to be a bust. Now he's in the Hall.
Thanks - I got to Ninersnation.com for breaks of rationality. Today's QB ratings are only 4% higher than back then.
I disagree on Bradshaw though. He played pre-1978, where everyone was allowed to manhandle WRs like the Seahawks were allowed to last night.