DOLPHINS: Marino (was RE: All time QB ranking)
ldouglas at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 19:04:27 GMT 2010
Marino could have won it then too - he just needed a running game. or
a defense. or both.
On 2/17/10, Patrick McLaughlin <pluvlaw at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I think it was at some point earlier this season, in one of his picks
> columns, that Bill Simmons asked whether there was any other former player
> that had to look at today's NFL and wonder "what if" more than Dan Marino.
> Simmons, as a die-hard Pats fan, has no reason to pine for Marino. In fact,
> he has historically bemoaned the Madden video games removal of the late hits
> causing injuries where the ambulance would come onto the field (Summerall:
> "There's a man down") by gleefully recalling the fun in blowing out Marino's
> knee while playing and pissing off his Marino-controlling friends.
> But Simmons had a good point. Marino has to look at how protected these
> guys are today and how offense friendly the rules are and wonder not only
> how ridiculous the stats he would put would be, but also how long he could
> have played and the success his teams would have had. Basically the
> argument is that a great passer can basically win a championship in today's
> NFL and practically play forever. I think he's right.
> Patrick, getting down verbally...
>> Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:59:28 -0500
>> From: cheesefrog at usa.net
>> To: dolphins-disc at phins.com
>> Subject: Re: DOLPHINS: All time QB ranking
>> One way I like to distinguish Marino is by calling him the greatest passer
>> ever, as opposed to greatest QB. Maybe that's a cop-out but I do believe
>> ------ Original Message ------
>> From: dolfandave at att.net
>> > Nobody EVER threw the ball like Dan the Man, that's the thing that
>> > separates
>> him from everyone else even if his records get broken. Especially early in
>> career, it took the league 2-3 years to get used to him a bit and even
>> then he
>> scorched people on a regular basis. He had the knack for splitting
>> that no one else had.
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