Sunday, October 17, 2010

Len Barker #6 (Diamond King and the Top 10 Grid Iron QB Kings of all-time)

The top 10 QBs of All-Time. 1. John Elway 2. Joe Montana 3. Terry Bradshaw 4. Brett Farve 5. Tom Brady 6. Steve Young 7. Roger Staubach 8. Peyton Manning 9. Johnny Unitas 10. Bart Starr.

Just Missing the Cut Dan Marino.

The Perfect Game and QB edition.

John Elway is the greatest QB of all time. He had a great arm, was a great athlete and had 
an aura about him. I remember his first game in 1983 at Three Rivers Stadium. The Pittsburgh Paper that day ran an article about him with a picture of him in a cape with a S on his chest. He was 1 out of 8 for 6 yards that game against the Steelers. He did not look like NFL QB much less Superman. However, later that season I saw him go against the Browns, from his own 20 yard line he threw a pass 80 yards into the other end zone (though it was incomplete) and you just had to say WOW.

Joe Montana was the James Bond, Joe Dimaggio, Jedi Knight of QBs, he was just so SMOOTH.
He was not as strong or athletic as Elway and tended to fade during the end of his career. The other great fact about Elway, he went to the Super Bowl in his 4th season and in his 16th and last season.

Terry Bradshaw another physical specimen, he was built like a fullback (in fact after his rookie season there was talk of converting him to a full back). He had a powerful arm and was very athletic. He was also the greatest winner as a QB.

Brett Farve – Jokes aside, while not as swift as some QBs, he is/was probably the Strongest to play the game. I remember about 10 years ago, As one pass rusher closed in on him, Brett with his left arm just flicked him away. Even though he only won one Super Bowl, he is the most durable QB ever.

Tom Brady – Joe Montana lite. He seems to do what Joe does but seems to lack Joe Elusiveness. His Jedi powers are not as developed as Joe.

Steve Young – maybe the most athletic QB of all time. When he was coming out of College, he ran the 40 in a faster time than Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Rozier. The only lefty in the top ten.
His 49 yard run vs. the Vikings in the late 1980s was one of the most incredible feats ever performed by a QB (besides his 6 TD passes in a Super Bowl)

Roger Staubach – Roger the Dodger. If you look his career mirrors Steve Young. Both got starting jobs in their late 20, both took over already great teams, though Steve replaced a legend where Roger replaced Craig Morton. Roger was also a great Athlete but not quite Steve Young

Peyton Manning – Brett Farve lite. A big strong guy but not that swift. Peyton game and stats do seem to be helped by the more open passing offense rules of the NFL in the first decade of the 21th century. He was won more MVPs than any other players.

Johnny Unitas – a tough guy to classify, not like any other QB on the list. It is hard to define why he was great but he was. A man for a different time. The John Wayne of QBs.

Bart Starr – Tom Brady lite. If Tom Brady was a QB in the 1960s, he would have been Bart Starr. 

Len Barker #6 (Diamond King)

A Diamond King. On the back mentions that his perfect game on May 15, 1981 was the first PERFECT  game in the majors since 1968 (Catfish Hunter)

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