Originally posted by GarciaStinks:Originally posted by ElephantHaley:This is so accurate, I appreciated Young a lot but he failed how many times in the playoffs with loaded teams
0 times. The 1993 49ers had a horrible defense. The 1992 49ers had a mediocre, declining defense. The 1995 49ers...had one offensive weapon, Jerry Rice. Unless you consider Derek Loville, Adam Walker, a beat up John Taylor with one foot into a retirement home, J.J. Stokes, and Brent Jones with a torn MCL, wearing a knee brace, "weapons."
He played only 1 or 2 series against the Packers in the 96 playoff game. The 1997 49ers had no running game with Hearst coming off the broken collarbone and looking horrible. That was the only one where you can make a case Young really had a chance to make any difference in the outcome, but that was the year Rice was out with a torn ACL and Owens was still developing. Jones was banged up and headed into retirement. Stokes...well, we know the deal with Stokes.
1998, another terrible defense. Hearst broke his ankle on the opening series of the loss to Atlanta.
The 49ers lost to the superior team in the playoffs in those years they didn't win with Young.
People also act like Montana's games against the Giants and Vikings never happened.
1998- def 13th off 3rd (both are points) loss to Atl 20-18 Young - 3 picks
1997- def 3rd Off 5th loss to GB 23-10 0 TD 1 INT
1996- def 4th Off 3rd. Loss to GB 35-14. 7 attempts got hurt.
1995- def 2nd Off 1st Loss to GB 27-17. 2 INTs
1994- Super Bowl Win
1993- def 16th Off 1st. Loss to Dal 38-21. 2TDs 1 INT
1992- def 3rd Off 1st. Loss to Dal 30-20. 1TD 2 INTs
1991- def 4th Off 3rd. 10-6 didn't make the playoffs.
And you can say they had no weapons all you want just because 20 years later They are not household names but they still ranked in the top five in offense every year. Six years of those years they had a top 4 defense to got with it. I love Young, but that is some under achieving.
Joe Montana: 460 of 734 (62.7 percent) for 5,772 yards (7.9 YPA), 45 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions.
Quarterback rating of 95.5.
Steve Young: 275 of 447 (61.5 percent) for 3,118 yards (7.0 YPA), 20 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.
Quarterback rating of 86.1.
During the postseason, it is Joe Montana who ranks ahead of Steve Young in all of the passing categories. As a matter of fact, Montana's postseason quarterback rating actually increased 3.2 points while Steve Young's rating decreased by 10.7 points.
While Young's postseason quarterback rating is still higher than the career quarterback rating of Jim Kelly (84.4), the fact that his productivity sunk while Montana's increased certainly plays a factor in this evaluation.