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How Peyton Manning is the most overrated QB in history
He's one of the best in the game currently, if not THE best in the game, currently. Because of that, and because of his fantasy numbers last year and of late, not only is he worthy of a lot of praise, but YES he is going to be overrated. He'd be screwed if he were on the Texans. But that doesn't change what he is... one of, if not the best currently playing.
Peyton has had a great o-line, elite talent at wr, and a great rb for his entire NFL career.
These things are symbiotic in nature. The Bears O-line is the only reason that Kyle Orton looks better than Krentzel, or will keep the job over Grossman, this year. Having a great QB makes a decent O-line more effective. Having a passing game makes a RB more effective. BEING a great QB will create elite WRs. It's not that these guys won't develop on their own, but a lot of talented WRs never get near their potential, because of who is throwing them the ball.
He consistently has put up big-time numbers due to the fact that his defense stunk for years and he was forced to pass alot.
This is a problem? How does this even TOUCH on being a criticism? Isn't that EXACTLY what you want from a QB, if your defense is weak?
He usually gets the majority of his td's in games against subpar competition.
You don't make your own schedule. Every crap team that Peyton has scored on has had to play 15 other games each season as well. It stands to reason that every QB should be as great as Peyton, by that rationale.
He is as immobile as they come.
So are you going to go ahead and trash all of history's great pocket passers? Is Peyton being somehow less effective, because of this perceived immobility issue? I don't think you can make that argument.
He has choked in every post-season he ever played in (choked in big games in college too)
OR he played better teams, or was outplayed.
He is unbelievably egotistical and is not always the most popular teammate.
I'll assume this is by some personal experience. Because otherwise, it just doesn't mean anything to me. How many star athletes DON'T consider themselves the greatest at what they do?
He puts up big numbers and stats in a dome, something other qb's don't have to contend with.
Why wasn't Culpepper the best QB this year? There are what, 5 other domes as well. Why isn't this a knock on those players? And what about teams that play at home in domes, and play more road games against other NFC dome teams (most of the domes are NFC)... it's a bogus complaint, really.
If Manning wins the super bowl this year, I'll have to give him credit. But if you put him on any other NFL team, he'd be just another good NFL qb.
I think, rather, that if you put him on a bad NFL team, he'll look bad. If you put him anywhere halfway decent, he's going to be a stud, no matter how you cut it. He's as good as most give him credit for.