Is Brady Manning the greatest QB rivalry ever?

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  1. sarge

    sarge Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I mean really?

    I think 20 years from now people will still argue who number 1 is, but I think history will show that whomever you believe number 1 is, it will be common knowledge that these were the two best quarterbacks ever!

    And the fact that both have been so infinately succesfully means that they get to play each other every single year.

    Did Marino and Elway ever face each other?

    It is really special that these two get to see each other every year.

    And I think Patriot and Colt fans are going to wake up one day and realize how truly amazing both these quarterbacks are when they retire.

    For both franchises sakes, I hope both retire with there teams.

    Guys, we are really witnessing something beyond special in sports.

    Two quarterbacks that are in a whole other dimension compared to everyone else.

    I don't think there has been or ever will be a better QB rivalry in the history of the game then what we are witnessing now.

    Both Pats and Colts fans have been truly blessed!
  2. N.Eman

    N.Eman Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    They are both great Qb's , I see Brady turning like manning now and manning turning like brady. In other words, brady's passing success and with great receivers, then manning with easing off the passing and actually running the ball more. But Brady is better cause he has twice as much of great receivers!
  3. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    I honestly don't think there's a rivalry as far as Brady and Manning go - QBs don't play each other.

    As far as fans go, that's a different thing entirely.

    I'll say this though - Manning went up more than a few notches in my book when he did the United Way spoof on SNL
  4. FrontSeven

    FrontSeven Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I think they compare favorably to the Marino-Elway rivalry.

    Both rivalries are and were as good as it gets. This one is better in that their teams play each other far more often.

    It reminds me of the Bird-Magic duels, and the Clemens-Stewart duels. Especially Bird-Magic was special because that sport lends itself to head-to-head combat.

    Doesn't matter to me though that football does not do that because both cities get to see their stars on the field Sunday during the same game, and only will be victorious.
  5. ColtinIraq

    ColtinIraq Banned

    I think the Babe Parilli - George Blanda rivalry was better.
  6. ATippett56

    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

  7. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    I'm leaning towards the Ryan Leaf / Akili Smith rivalry

    that was one for the ages.
  8. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    There will be no rivalary after Brady breaks, ahem, shatters Manning's TD record.
    By the end of 2007 Brady will have 4 rings AND the stats to prove that he is the GREATEST!
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  9. Aqua4Ever04

    Aqua4Ever04 Banned

    Kelly Marino any one?

    My personal fave was opening day 1994 when Marino pitched 400+ yards and 5 TDs for the Miami win, especially after all the critics said his achilles injury ruined his career.
  10. primetime

    primetime Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Staubach-Bradshaw, Starr-Unitas, Young-Aikman... Marino wasn't Elway's biggest rival, Kosar was. That said, this will go down as the greatest of all, I think, when all's said and done.
  11. PATRIOT64

    PATRIOT64 In the Starting Line-Up

    What??? - Nobody mentioned Marino (the 80s version of Manning) Vs. Montana (the 80s version of Brady)

    Marino vs. Montana was the best IMO
  12. primetime

    primetime Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    How many times did they actually play each other, though? Obviously the one Super Bowl, but other than that I don't know if there were many times the two teams met.
  13. Patriotic

    Patriotic Supporter Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    In 1970, the Pats had two QBs whose talent and performance were far apart from their fellow NFL Quarterbacks.

    Joe Kapp vs. Mike Taliferro.

    No two QBs ever distance themselves from the rest of the league like these two outstanding rivals.
  14. Pats Fanatic

    Pats Fanatic Supporter Supporter

    #54 Jersey

    Good one and don't forget Tom Hodson vs. Hugh Millen make one longing for those days don't it.
  15. PATRIOT64

    PATRIOT64 In the Starting Line-Up

    IMO The greatest rivalry is 2 guys at QB who are so good that they stood head and shoulders above the rest of the group of QBs - That was the 80s with Montan and Marino setting all kinds of records and nobody was even near these 2
  16. FSUPatsFan

    FSUPatsFan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I'm not sure it gets any better than Brady/Manning. It would be nice if they were able to face off in a superbowl, but that would mean we wouldn't get the annual regular season match up with one of them being over in the NFC. I'm glad the Colts moved out of the AFC east because it wouldn't be fair for one of these teams to have to be a wild card every year. I think having two great quarterbacks on two great teams in the same conference, but in different divisions is the best scenario for a great qb rivalry.
  17. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    :rocker: :rocker: ..............:D:rofl:

    Don't try to butter me up, you're still a Colt fan.
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  18. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    #75 Jersey

    These guys weren'r rivals age wise but...

    I saw this game, what a show!!

    I know some people don't think Namath deserves the hall and they've got a case stats wise, but he had it all as a QB (except knees). Grace under pressure, leadership, balls and a great arm. He could zip it or drop it in like a feather.

    Even I'm not old enough to compare Unitas in his prime to today's greats, but he was considered the best ever by many back then.
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  19. Patriot Games

    Patriot Games On the Roster

    You're absolutely right. It was a bit of an untraditional rivalry, because they didn't play each other much. But those 2 were measured against each other constantly while they played. It was never "whose better, Marino or Elway?" It was always Marino v. Montana. That was the best - but I think Brady Vs. Manning will eclipse that - they may already have - and they both seem to have a lot of time left at the top of the league.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2007
  20. bluepatriot

    bluepatriot On the Roster

    we will have to see when their career end but no doubt it will be one of the top qb rivalry that the future generation will still be talking about...

    how come it's not game time yet?
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