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  1. So long as he is willing to change the Panthers uniforms. Theyre in dire need of an update.
  2. Ertz. Wentz to Ertz is going to blow up. Kids gonna have a career year. I am calling the duo "Target Zone."
  3. Montana on Brady's longevity

    I guess it is going to be up to me to set all of this straight. But I will start by saying this is why you don't listen to "NFL EXPERTS" who are forced to create their own narrative because they weren't there and don't know the details. Montana used to dive to the ground when he saw sacks coming. I've never seen anyone mention that. And even with that, he was extremely injury prone. That is what injury prone QBs are supposed to do. His status as a great is so inflated it's ridiculous. You would think he got the Michael Jordan marketing. His status as a great is only inflated by hindsight. What he was doing at the time was ridiculous. Nobody seems to realize that Bill Walsh didn't think nearly as highly of Montana as everyone else. Walsh not only had other QBs rated ahead of him in the 1979 draft (including Steve Dils), Nobody "realizes" it because it isn't true. At least not after drafting Montana and working with him. Whether he had other QBs rated higher in the draft is irrelevant. Once Walsh had Montana in the fold, he knew what he had. You think Walsh spent any time regretting not getting his hands on Dils??? Coaches and GMs are wrong all the time in the draft. The fact that 31 teams didn't want to have anything to do with Tom Brady has nothing to do with how they feel about him NOW. but he really wanted Steve Young to take the starting job from him in 1987 and 1988. The supposed "GOAT" spent much of the second half of his 49er career mired in QB controversy. No he didn't. This is ridiculous nonsense. Steve Young wasn't brought in because Bill Walsh didn't care for Montana and wanted to find his replacement. Steve Young was brought in as insurance because Joe Montana, at 30 years old, the age many QBs started to break down in those days, had suffered a severe back injury the year prior. An injury so sever that doctors suggested he retire from football altogether. Old QB + Back Injury = Better Have a Plan B In Place. And I'm sure people will retroactively go, "but it was Steve Young," but Steve Young was not Steve Young in those days. Steve Young was a bust from Tampa Bay, turned into a project. People shouldn't retroactively go "Steve Young." They should retroactively go "RUPTURED DISK AND BACK SURGERY AT THIRTY!" Walsh was eager to replace Montana, but Young hadn't mastered the offense yet. If Montana's time as the 49ers' starting QB ends at that point, nobody is mentioning him as an all-time great. Do you have any idea how silly that your narrative sounds? How far off the mark it is? Montana's status is based more on emotion and charisma than substance. He built a legacy largely out of game winning drives that shouldn't have been necessary in the first place. Don't get reductive. He built his legacy on the numbers he produced. How efficient he was. How he carved up defenses. AND how he was never rattled when down late. Why is his team - with a loaded offense - losing 16-13 late in the 4th quarter to the Bengals when he's facing a mediocre defense that had lost its best player (Krumrie)? He wasn't having a great game. But he didn't let it rattle him. And when all the chips were on the table, he produced the winning hand. The fact that the team had to come back from behind is some kind of negative??? It's not like the guy was throwing pick 6's. What about the 3 INTs in the 81-82 NFC Championship game that set up the need for that game winning drive and "The Catch?" He had a bad game against a good team. In his first season as a full time starter. And first time in the playoffs. With a less than stellar offensive support cast. But again, with all the chips on the table, he managed to come up with the winning hand. So... yeah? Care to deliver a list of the QBs you have ahead of him? Hope they never struggled in a playoff game. And here were the points allowed in all 3 postseason games combined for the 84, 88, and 89 seasons: 26, 28, 26. They never allowed more than 16 points in a postseason game in those 3 Super Bowl runs. I like my odds of winning the Super Bowl that way with at least 50 QBs. Especially if your point totals in those seasons are 82, 82 and 126 respectively. You really are terrible at this, by the way. For me, Montana was a good, not great quarterback. Good mobility, good on rollouts, very nice touch on the shorter throws, and could drop a rainbow deep pass right in the bucket every now and then. But he was too programmed. If the opponent had the right game plan that day, he couldn't make something happen. The offense would be completely anemic. There was no real urgency with him. Steve Young, on the other hand, would fight to the death to get something going...ad-lib, scramble, defy the coaches and try another target. Brett Favre would ad-lib, defy the coaches, try another target. There's an entertaining video on Youtube where Young and Favre chatted on stage, and at one point, Young mentions that the biggest thing he learned from Favre is that you have to be an "artist" in the red zone, because, "if you do what the coaches tell you, you kick a field goal." Montana was that guy who did what the coaches told him. Aaaaaaand you close with a completely apropos dud. Great job. I have no idea what NFL you are the expert of. But it aint the NFL that Joe Montana played in. Maybe you are an expert on Newfoundland???
  4. How would Alabama fare in the NFL?

    Crushed. By. Everyone. The best NCAA football team might has 12 "NFL worthy" players. And only a few of those are "NFL ready." Meanwhile, every player on an NFL team is not only NFL worthy, but, aside from a few rookies that the teams generally dont need to depend on, , they are NFL ready. And many of them are experienced players with years on the field breaking down and diagnosing the players on the other side of the scrimmage line. Experience, alone, would handicap Bama. You add in the monumental deficit in talent and it's not even close.
  5. Montana on Brady's longevity

    Highlights tend to be big plays. Big plays tend to happen when guys are wide open. Show me a highlight reel of any QB. It won’t be showing you the 3 yard dump threading the needle with hands in his face to convert a 3rd down on his own 35. It’s going to be some long bomb over the top to a single covered receiver with a step on the corner. That’s how highlight reels work. Trust me, if Montana was throwing to wide open guys, his numbers would be a lot more grand.
  6. Montana on Brady's longevity

    Sure, nobody is SUGGESTING otherwise. But the dude I was specifically responding to said it doesn’t happen. At all. He wasn’t suggesting it. He was stating it as a matter of fact. Which was the reason for the videos. Read my prior comments in the thread if you would like a response to what you just said.
  7. Montana on Brady's longevity

    I often wonder if you are trying to be creative and imaginative or if you are just hallucinating.
  8. Montana on Brady's longevity

  9. The inside scoop is that Starbucks got his order wrong yesterday morning. Meaning he is going to run even angrier. He is a lock for five thousand yards rushing this year and he may even kill a couple careless tacklers. Quote me on that.
  10. Does the NFL really need a draft?

    Whether I choose to FEEL insulted or not is irrelevant. Because my feelings have nothing to do with whether you are being insulting or not.You are being insulting regardless of how I feel. If you go into a site dedicated to knitting, and call people who love to knit a bunch of idiots, you are insulting pretty much every single person that frequents that site. Just like if you go to a site dedicated to the draft, and you call people who get excited over it a bunch of idiots, you are taking a shot at everyone and you know it.You aren't reinventing the wheel here. It's a perfectly transparent passive aggressive shot at basically everyone that frequents these boards. I have raised enough 10 year olds to know the drill. You're like my daughter who out of the blue decides to share with me that, "Girls who wear red lipstick look like sluts" while my other daughter is sitting on the other side of me... wearing red lipstick. And then she is like... "What? I didnt say SHE looked like a ****! I am saying 'girls in general that wear red lipstick.' it's not my fault if she takes it personally." If you arent a 10 year old girl, you should know better.
  11. Does the NFL really need a draft?

    By helping to maintain the competitive balance necessary for a league to become the most successful/popular sports league in the country. Aaaaaaand... done. Swear to god. It's like talking to a fence post.
  12. Does the NFL really need a draft?

    Says the guy who argues that "competitive balance really doesn't matter to the fans" and "the draft has nothing to do with competitive balance." You deliberately take a stance contrary to common sense just to promote your own argument and you want to call other people out? If fans don't care about competitive balance, as you stated in a response to me a few pages ago, why is fan support demonstrably proportional to the teams success? Fans quit on teams when the chips are down. And they will quit in droves if the chips are down too long. Which is exactly what the draft and the salary cap seek to avoid. Whether successful or not, that is the aim. And no quote from 60 years ago is going to change what the draft is NOW. And it is solely driven by the desire to keep the league competitive. "Fans love dynasties because they love to have a team to hate." Yeah... sure. And that has kept the Raiders and Rams fans tuning in over the past 15 years, right? You tried earlier to compare the Cowboys to the Jags in an effort to prove that, I am guessing, competitiveness doesnt matter. That the Jags have fewer fans and less support than the Cowboys despite being the better team. But, aside from it being a short sighted argument, it's invalid because you are talking about THE most popular team in the NFL (since the merger... "America's Team") vs one of the last expansion teams, in a small market, who has just had its first winning season in 10 seasons. OF COURSE the Cowboys are going to have more fans and more support. Theyre the more popular, more established, overall more successful team sitting in a far larger market. That, to you, suggests fans don't care about the wins or losses? And they dont care whether the team they root for fields a competitive team or not? And, lastly, are you arguing that the NFL should keep revenue sharing while ditching the salary cap? So you think Jerry Jones should hand over his money to Shaw Khan so that Shaw Khan can bid against him for players in an uncapped market? Is that "fair" to you? The whole impetus for your argument seems to stem from your opinion of what is "fair." Is revenue sharing fair to Jerry Jones or any of the other larger market teams with larger fan bases? Of course not. What it is... is it is best for the league. What it is, is an acknowledgement that some folks might have to bear a bit more of the burden for the overall viability of the league. Which is exactly what the draft does. It taps the rookies to bear that extra burden for the overall health and wellbeing of the league, just like revenue sharing taps the owners that bring in more money. Now, I am absolutely positive you will do the whole, "agree to disagree" thing in an effort to dismiss the obvious, but there it is. And I am done. Again. Because this discussion has become a nonsensical rabbit hole. Still.
  13. Does the NFL really need a draft?

    Mindless drivel.
  14. Does the NFL really need a draft?

    No, it really isn't like an "every day job." No arguing that. But... 1. They put themselves in the position to make that money through years of hard work. You might hold how much they make against them, but I don't. 2. It isn't always called "termination." Sometimes it is called "restructure." You seem to be under the faulty impression that workers in "real life" are nothing but unskilled fry cooks. Plenty of people in "real life" force a restructure. Sometimes individually. Sometimes as part of a union.
  15. Does the NFL really need a draft?

    Why do you insist on coming to this site and insulting its members?