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Pretty lousy coachng in Seattle today!! 6 years 8 months ago #12575

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Yeah John ... warm here, but I'm taking off in a week or so - may watch the Olympics first. Genie's doing something with her kids, then flying out to meet me and we're hitting Death Valley and Sequoia.

I never can figure out Manning - and I have always thought of the two, Eli is the better QB, despite the "records" ... etc.

For some reason beyond my ability to fathom, Peyton shows up everywhere - commercials, talk shows, news, sport talk, but his negatives speak just as loudly as his positives. A true enigma.

He nearly ALWAYS crunches under pressure when he gets in trouble, it's all over for his team - he simply cannot function when he gets behind (usually) - such as the first play... When that ball flew over his head on the first scrimmage, I said to Genie - "Denver is gonna get killed today."

When Manning gets flustered, he's cooked. And once again, despite all his records, he still has a LOSING record in playoffs. I always believe if the press says it or a coach thinks it, and sets it up every play, a average to good player can set all the record he wants, but still lose when it counts. And look Seattle, a good team, great team play on both sides of the ball despite a mediocre head coach. Seattle team won in spite of Pete Carroll. Seattle would have won if Carroll stayed home that day.

Look at Eric Dickerson -- give him the ball every play, and he'll eventually break one off, and gain a lot of yards every game. Doesn't make his team a winner ... Look at Dan Fouts, nothing but pass, pass, pass, and more pass. So what? Any coach can set a player to look better than he is if a player has any talent at all, and so can the press in some cases. The Press! Look at the press for Tebow - an average QB if that, but excellent PR team, the press treated him like he was way too special. He finally proved it ... not much of a player at the NFL level. Now Tebow is making commercials "tooting" the fact that he didn't make it in NFL ... truly a lack of character.

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Pretty lousy coachng in Seattle today!! 6 years 8 months ago #12577

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Sounds nice stan. At this point I'd settle for a HIGH in the 60's!! :laugh:

Good point Bill. I can think of a bunch of players who set individual records, but whose teams fell short when it counted.
Dan Marino, Tony Romo, O.J. Simpson, Barry Saunders, Adrian Peterson....the list goes on and on.
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Pretty lousy coachng in Seattle today!! 6 years 8 months ago #12580

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Goes to show you ONE player doesn't make a team. And the player that sets those records needs a team around him or he won't set anything.

Always cracks me up when a coach/GM/owner bets the farm and the franchise on one pick in the draft - then pay him a fortune for years and years, and can't afford any other players to back him up. So a good player often plays out his career on an average low-market non-competitive team.

I read an interesting note the other day (Hmmm, actually forget who) But think it was Steve Young who had a deferred contract and is still getting paid ten million a year for the next ten years or so, and has been off the field forever, it seems.

I'll give an example too - using Manning just because he's in the news all the time (part of the problem) But as soon as the Colts / Broncos win, Manning is the greatest QB ever and gets all the credit - just ask any press guy - but, when the Colts/Broncos lose, The WHOLE team blew it (for Manning, not his fault).

In my personal opinion, Manning a PR magician with a great PR department (like Tim Tebow, only Manning is a much better athlete) -- but we see Manning ALL the time, like a politician that has his name out there continuously - it doesn't make him good, it only makes him better known than anyone else. Manning might have a lot of records, but he folds EVERY TIME under stress and pressure - look at the stats ...

Eli Manning = 2-0 (HA, little brother!)
Montana = 4-0
Bradshaw = 4-0
Brady = 3-2
Aikman = 3-0

THEN: Payton Manning 1-2 And his playoff record is more losses than wins.

Seems like I'm picking on Manning, and I probably am a little, but mostly because a commercial (stupid ones at that) doesn't make a player a winner - and it becomes a popularity contest instead of athletic ability - Manning is just one current example of that - along with Tebow ... everyone thought Tebow was gonna come out and tear up the league - but the press made a mediocre athlete famous before he even set a foot on the NFL field. Winning at Florida means very little in the grand scheme of collage football either, as we sure saw in a couple seasons in the NFL. And it ERKS me to no end because a lot of the sports writer are very lazy, and regurgitate what everyone says because it's convenient.

Well, so much for the Monkey football rant - gonna go eat a banana. :)

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