Originally posted by 9moon:
uhmmmm... I couldn't agree on the Montana vs. Simms.. I just didn't think even the NFL then would put another QB besides Joe's name.. he was pretty much left alone... I remember Simms vs Theismann... Ferigamo vs Bartkowski...
too bad the 80s didnt get a chance to see lots of Marino Elway, or Kelly Elway duel year in and year out..
All the premier QBs of the '80s were in the AFC except for our own Montana. Theismann, Simms and Everett were very good QBs, but not quite at the level of Marino, Elway, etc.
NFC had the nasty defenses and running games and that's why they owned the entire decade save for the LA Raiders lone win against the Redskins.
Just think how many problems those defenses gave our elite QB.....and it's not like we didn't have a top defense or running game.....we did.
Looking back, I miss that level of parity. In today's game, an '84 SF crushes an '85 Chicago based on QB differential but back then those games were tight. We've lost to all of those non HOF '80s QBs in big games.
[ Edited by JTsBiggestFan on Jul 17, 2015 at 1:15 PM ]