Manning Over Brady For All Decade Team?

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  1. Article Article In the Starting Line-Up

    Ian's Daily Blog - Former Boston Globe columnist and one of my favorite guys Michael Smith puts Peyton Manning over Tom Brady for the “All Decade” team for quarterbacks.* No offense Michael…but I think you’re out of your mind. Three Super Bowl rings, an undefeated regular season, and breaking Manning’s touchdown record should say enough to end this [...]

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  2. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. Supporter

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    Is it because he points and yells at the line of scrimmage? Putting aside all homerisms, Brady is simply a better football player and leader of men than Peyton.
  3. Patjew

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    ESPN agrees with you.
  4. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. Supporter

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    Does that make my opinion invalid? ;)
  5. PatsWickedPissah

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    THIS is a knife!
  6. Fixit

    Fixit Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I'm through with even entertaining the notion that there's a logical reason to debate this anymore, or that there has been for a long time.
  7. PatsBoy12

    PatsBoy12 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Explain. What exactly makes Manning a better leader of men? How do you measure that attribute?
  8. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. Supporter

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    Re-read the comment mate....
  9. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- Supporter

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    What he said ................... :yeahthat:
  10. Patjew

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    Crickey, I hope not.
  11. PatsBoy12

    PatsBoy12 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I meant Brady. Sorry. Mistake withstanding, what makes Brady a better leader of men? I think you knew what I was asking regardless.;)
  12. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. Supporter

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    His post-season play and ability to inspire his team mates to make the clutch plays when needed. There's also not been footage of Brady lambasting his own team mates, with the graphic audio attached. I'm sure there have been instances, but not as demonstrated by Peyton. Peyton's off field performance this pre-season has been less than complimentary to the Colt's organisation, mis-reported or not.

    A leader leads by his own actions or his ability to inspire or improve those around him. IMO, I'd rather having Tom Brady leading the team than Peyton Manning.
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  13. nashvillepatsfan

    nashvillepatsfan In the Starting Line-Up

    You forgot to mention that Brady has never voiced his displeasure over losing coaches, to the media! and god knows that boy has lost some coaches compared to Manning.

    Either way it doesnt matter because any idiot can see that Manning is better. Afterall, he won a SB. Oh and Brady, up till 07, had little talent at WR compared to Manning. Brady also has yet to master the art of whining.

    Im sorry but the facts are outlined above. Manning is a god :rolleyes:
  14. Scouse Patriot

    Scouse Patriot 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Mannings "reputation" still gets him the nod in these things. People who watch and know football know Brady took over as the best QB in the NFL a long time ago...
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2009
  15. fair catch fryar

    fair catch fryar In the Starting Line-Up

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    Don't forget about the legions of "ball-washers" out there with their #18 jerseys and one superbowl memento that refuse debate.
  16. Steamer86

    Steamer86 On the Game Day Roster

    We are a stat obsessed society and manning's stats dwarf brady's.....except superbowl wins, which the manning apologists say is a result of NE having a better team/coach...Who really cares about who some media idiots think is team or QB of decade....
  17. PatsWSB47

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    I think they must have figured in TV commercials in coming up with their all decade team
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2009
  18. MoLewisrocks

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    Michael Smith prefaced his comments by saying he was being somewhat the contrarian.

    I think the stat argument went out the door in 2007. Sad thing is the Colt fans responding to the rest of ESPN giving Brady the nod are now whining about how they'd like to see Brady win with the crew Manning had to work with last season. I guess they missed 2001-2006 when he even won in the post season absent talents like Moss and Welker. Of course they also fail to acknowledge that Welker was a former UDFA who most scoffed at trading a second for in 2007...

    Both Manning and Brady elevate the play of those around them by challenging them. They just do it differently. Tom behaves more like an in the trenches with you leader. And Brady's approach includes a financial component. In the end he does more than elevate their play, he creates a mentality/atmosphere where they want to run through walls for him.
  19. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    Can't say I'm overly bothered by what Michael Smith thinks in this instance. He's in the minority, and he's obviously wrong. Don't think I'm going to lose sleep over it.
  20. RussFrancis

    RussFrancis Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Any of us who've seen the Colts play dozens of times over the last decade or so, and we all have, have obviously observed all that Manning does during a game interacting with his teammates on the sidelines. He doesnt. After every series, the guy goes back and sits on the bench and throws his nose in a collection of photos. He doesnt show support for the other players. He doesnt really interact much with his teammates. Hell, Marvin Harrison would walk to the other end of the bench, nowhere near Manning, and sit by himself the entire time. And that type of stuff may not factor in when youre playing Houston or Cleveland in the regular season. But when youve reached the playoffs, and teams are reaching for any and every edge they can find, the level of support players offer one another, the level of unity within the team, can elevate many a player. It clearly hasnt happened much over the years in Indy. And to that, you point straight to the leader. jmho.
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