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Rain Man
10-03-2012, 08:47 PM
Okay, final heat as we finish our top 64. There are some very interesting matchups in this heat.

cdcox
10-03-2012, 08:58 PM
People need to take another look at Sammy Baugh. Four time first team all-pro. That means he was the dominant QB of his era. No one would come close to saying that about Drew Bledsoe.

Bump
10-03-2012, 08:59 PM
YA Tittle
Craig Morton

who? lol I'll go with YA Tittle 'cause his name is funny

Bobby Layne
Boomer Esiason

Boomer! Largely in part because Boomer was awesome and shortly in part because I have no idea who Bobby Layne is

John Brodie
Big Ben

well Ben has won 2 out of 3 Superbowls, prettah prettah prettah good. And who the fuck is John Brodie?

Phil Simms
Dave Krieg

Phill Simms fo sho

Drew Bledsoe
Sammy Baugh

tough one, but I'll go with the statue

Steve McNair
Len Dawson

you already know

Jim Plunkett
Dan Fouts

hmmmm, who's highlights have I seen more of on TV? Can't think of either, go with Plunkett just out of a gut feeling.

Norm Van Who?
Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner is a sure first ballot Hall of Famer and the most incredible story maybe in sports history.

cdcox
10-03-2012, 09:02 PM
I voted Van Brocklin (10 pro bowls) over Kurt Warner due to consistency, but I wouldn't blame someone for taking Warner.

Rain Man
10-03-2012, 09:23 PM
Game 1: Going with Tittle. It seems like he was pretty productive, and Craig Morton could never really establish himself as a long-term starter anywhere.

Game 2: I could go either way here, so I'll go with the old-school guy in Bobby Layne. Plus I'll bet he's got more interesting stories.

Game 3: This is a tough one. I view Brodie as being very similar to Len Dawson. He was a pretty legendary quarterback in San Fran just like Dawson is in KC. Unfortunately, Montana and Young have pushed Brodie out of the limelight. While I like him, though, I'm going with Roethlisberger in a one-game playoff. The rapist is going to get it done.

Game 4: Simms vs. Krieg. A big battle of meh. I'll vote for Simms because he had larger hands and fumbled less.

Game 5: Bledsoe vs. Baugh. How can you not go with Baugh? The guy is a legend. Bledsoe was good, but Baugh was great.

Game 6: C'mon. Lenny the cool against a guy who can't even dodge a bullet? Lenny wins.

Game 7: This was a tough one. I like Plunkett's story, but I never felt that he was a dominant player. On the other hand, I think Fouts was a system quarterback. I'd take Fouts in this matchup, but I'm not wowed by him.

Game 8: Van Brocklin is worthy and produced a lot of great offense, and doesn't he still hold the single-game passing record? However, Warner was a scoring machine and is perhaps my favorite non-Chiefs quarterback other than maybe Randall Cunningham. I'll go with Warner.

RJ
10-03-2012, 09:45 PM
Screw Roethlisberger. Brodie was a top QB in his day, not to mention an excellent golfer.

Ebolapox
10-03-2012, 09:48 PM
bobby layne and norm van brocklin are both underrated in this.

Bwana
10-03-2012, 09:48 PM
Sammy Baugh was a beast.

Ebolapox
10-03-2012, 09:48 PM
Sammy Baugh was a beast.

a hell of a punter as well, believe it or not.

Bwana
10-03-2012, 09:51 PM
a hell of a punter as well, believe it or not.

He also played DB, Ones of his sons is a local judge here in Billings.

Baugh:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammy_Baugh

mcaj22
10-03-2012, 09:52 PM
bobby layne threw a lot of picks lol

DJ's left nut
10-03-2012, 09:54 PM
Tough, tough draw for Van Brocklin. Good QB, but Warner was the best pure passer of my lifetime.

Not always the best decisionmaker, certainly not the most dynamic or athletic guy. But if you give every QB on the field the same line, same WRs and same coverages, I'm confident that Warner would hit more of his WRs than the rest of them. His accuracy, especially downfield, was exceptional.

Ebolapox
10-03-2012, 11:22 PM
bobby layne threw a lot of picks lol

so did sammy baugh. that was just a different era, man.

DaneMcCloud
10-03-2012, 11:26 PM
Where's Roman Gabriel? I loved that guy when I was kid. Bert Jones, too.

Man, if medicine were as advanced back then as it is today, we'd have a different view of QB's in the 70's. Pastorini, Jones, Namath, Cook, etc. and so on.

Rain Man
10-04-2012, 09:37 AM
Where's Roman Gabriel? I loved that guy when I was kid. Bert Jones, too.

Man, if medicine were as advanced back then as it is today, we'd have a different view of QB's in the 70's. Pastorini, Jones, Namath, Cook, etc. and so on.

Gabriel was in an earlier heat, but didn't manage to beat his opponent, Joe Montana.

I too was a fan of Bert Jones, but he wasn't in the top 52 career passers. He's at 107, so he didn't make the tourney.

Predarat
10-04-2012, 09:41 AM
McNair got screwed, and in the end, that was his undoing.

pimpchief
10-04-2012, 10:19 AM
Lol oh crap, mcnair got Dawson? Tough luck.

Chest Rockwell
10-04-2012, 11:29 AM
Lol oh crap, mcnair got Dawson? Tough luck.

Not as tough as the Sahel Kazemi matchup.

I'll take one ticket on the express train to hell, please!

whoman69
10-04-2012, 12:02 PM
People are only voting for Esiason because they don't know anything about Bobby Layne. Sammy Baugh was probably the greatest QB before Unitas. It should be 100% over Drew "the Statue" Bledsoe. People will hate on Krieg because he didn't do much here, but aside from the one Super Bowl, Simms couldn't carry his jockstrap.

KC Tattoo
10-04-2012, 12:33 PM
People are only voting for Esiason because they don't know anything about Bobby Layne. Sammy Baugh was probably the greatest QB before Unitas. It should be 100% over Drew "the Statue" Bledsoe. People will hate on Krieg because he didn't do much here, but aside from the one Super Bowl, Simms couldn't carry his jockstrap.

I didn't vote for Krieg because he has tiny hands.

I think he lead the league in fumbles one year.

Rain Man
10-04-2012, 09:54 PM
Moving on are Tittle, Boomer, Rape, Simms, Baugh, Lenny, Fouts, and Warner.

I hope Roethlisberger and Tittle get matched up in the next round. It makes me laugh.