Another old fart - Fran Tarkenton disrespects the Pats year

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    #12 Jersey

    Fran was talking on NFL Radio this morning discussing the Super Bowl on the Mike and Mike show

    Fran says that while the Patriots were destroying teams earlier during the last part of the season the Patriots were an average team and looked sluggish and tired from the pressure that has been building week after week during the past 2 months

    He said that Brady has been terrible in several games late in the season especially the Eagles and Ravens game and was just tossing the ball up for grabs and looked tired and beaten at times while he said Peyton looked better during this stretch.

    He goes on to say the Giants are fresher and have less to lose and he predicts a Giants upset.

    Another washed up old fart QB who must have got together with the '72 Dolphins for a chat just prior to this rant -

    Does this idiot Tarkenton (who I always thought was overated when I was a young kid and watching him lose those all those Super Bowls) really have a leg to stand on when criticizing what may very well be the most important game in Patriots history and a defining moment for one of the greatest QBs of all time at the still young age of 30.

    All I can say is...Jealousy,Jealousy,Jealousy
  2. DonBlackmon55

    DonBlackmon55 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    LOL......How many SB did this worthless QB win, after appearing in 4 with Vikes ?

    .....ummmmmmm here's a hint......just as many passes as Tony Eason completed in SB XX

    Another loser(literally and figuratively) stepping up to the eat your crow podium
  3. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    If a guy who loses so many Super Bowls picks your team to win, is that a good thing?
  4. Grogan's neck roll

    Grogan's neck roll On the Game Day Roster

    T. Brady 34/54 380 1 0

    That was against Philly, you're right Fran, TERRIBLE
  5. marcus

    marcus On the Game Day Roster

    He's entitled to his opinion...but come on how about a dose of reality

    This "average team" was 8-0 over that stretch.

    Tarkenton played for the Giants and clearly is biased.

    Just like if you asked Steve Nelson, Steve Grogan or John Hannah about the game they probably would disparage Eli and the Giants
  6. DonBlackmon55

    DonBlackmon55 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Anyone names "FRAN" has no credibility, especially if she was QB
  7. Clonamery

    Clonamery Supporter Supporter

    Nah, BB asked him to go on M&M and throw that sh*t out there....
  8. BostonBullit

    BostonBullit On the Game Day Roster

    I heard the interview and got a kick out of him saying that the Eagles and Ravens "shut down the Patriots offense", yea 31pts and 27pts on the board respectively.....a real shutdown. :rolleyes:
  9. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress In the Starting Line-Up

    I recently rewatched Tarkenton's pathetic performance in Sb IX. This clown has no business in the HOF. He was gimmick, 5'10'' scat back with a pop-gun arm who choked in every big game he played in. No wonder he loves P. Manning. I guess all the money from his infomercials dried up, so he's raising his profile by biting the boots of his betters.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2008
  10. SavioKid

    SavioKid On the Game Day Roster

    The purple eaters! Doormats for the AFC in the '70s. I remember Oaklands LB (Hendrix) just slamming Tarkenton in the SB - his head was on aswivel the whole game almost!
  11. questionman

    questionman Practice Squad Player

    I'm getting a little tired of the disrespect card. So what if the guy gives his opinion and you don't agree with it, that doesn't mean disrespect every time. Everyone knows that the Patriots are 18-0. The world would be boring if it was only filled with ball washers. If the biggest complaint surrounding your team is that former players or writers disagree with the way you think, just sit back and enjoy your team and it's play. And if you really look at it there are far more comments and articles giving the Patriots their props all season long than those that don't, so constantly pointing out the latter is almost getting whiney. Just my opinion.


    #12 Jersey

    I don't really let what sportswriters who have never played football in thier lives think nor do I care what a little jerk like Costas thinks but when it comes to a guy that has been in the NFL and Super Bowls yet never won any of them like Fran and still goes out to criticize this team it irritates me
  13. karran_s

    karran_s On the Game Day Roster

    Ha ha.. great response ! I think he's picking another loser - Eli !!
  14. questionman

    questionman Practice Squad Player

    Without hearing the interview myself, I can't say if he was really criticizing of just point out his thoughts. To be honest when you compare the first half of the season to the second, the Pats weren't playing at the same pace or level. There were time that they just looked out of sorts, but the difference with this team and other teams is they always found a way to overcome the situation and get a win. Even if they didn't play a complete game, they played good enough. So, his comments, even if you don't agree, are totally off base.
  15. spacecrime

    spacecrime Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    It's nice you have an opinion, but you do realize this isn't the board for your team, right? It's a Patriots forum.

    What I'm trying to say is that while it is very nice that you have an opinioin, no one really cares about your opinion here, or what you think of our team, or the way we look at our team, or your instructions on what we should be doing.

    Some of us find it humorous that Fran thinks that holding the Brady to 34 completions, 354 yards, no interceptions and one TD (31 points total) is shutting us down. That fact that you don't find it at all humorous is not a reason for us not to laugh.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2008
  16. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    I have NO problem with an ex NY QB and his thinking that the team he played for will win the Super Bowl...but when he states facts how teh ravens and others DOMINATED the Patriots on D and in his opinion have an excellent chance to win, I frankly find that quite silly and hardly whining when it's pointed out and laughed at. Excellent chance? That he did not surprise...
  17. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

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    Well said, although his characterization of some of what's happened (if he did, indeed, state it the way it's portrayed in this thread) is pretty clearly not accurate.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2008
  18. alamo

    alamo praedica numerum! Supporter

    Except that the message you responded to has more truth in it than many many posted here lately.
  19. Patsfanin Philly

    Patsfanin Philly Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #95 Jersey

    46/89 489 yds 1 TD 6 Int QB rating 43.7
    Tarkenton's stats for 3 Super Bowls.....
  20. DonBlackmon55

    DonBlackmon55 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    hahaha. and he says he nor his teamates never felt pressure after losing SB's.
    What a tool
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