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  1. MDD

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    http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/9952400


    I don't agree with this one. Both were overrated unlikeable franchise QB's in the mid-80's and both were garbage by the late 80's.
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    Jim McMahon vs. Tony Eason, Super Bowl XX

    OK, so McMahon wasn't McAccurate. In 15 seasons, he had 10 more touchdowns than interceptions, a 58 percent completion rate and one Pro-Bowl season. But this was that season, with McMahon the "punky QB" who would lead the Bears to a 12-0 start and their first Super Bowl ever. McMahon was as bold and arrogant as he was effective -- mooning a helicopter that circled Chicago's practice fields the week before the Super Bowl. Eason was another story.


    Tony Eason found himself painfully overmatched in XX. (US Presswire)
    The Pats' first-round draft choice in 1983, he never lived up to expectations -- with six more interceptions than touchdowns in 1985. Sure, he looked like a keeper in '84 when he had nearly three times as many TDs (23) as interceptions (eight), but he tailed off the following season and was such wreck in the Super Bowl that the Fridge was better on offense.

    Eason failed to complete his first six passes, fumbled once and was sacked three times before he was sent to the bench. He and the Patriots had an improbable and exhilarating playoff run, winning three times on the road, but they blew a tire before reaching the finish line. Maybe you forgot about Eason, but I couldn't: He's the only starting quarterback to start a Super Bowl and not complete a pass.
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    I seriously doubt this writer even remembers or watched the game. If he did he might remember Stanley Morgan dropping a perfectly thrown TD pass in the end zone, or Lin Dawson dropping one on the sideline while going down with a serious injury.
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    #12 Jersey

    Still think Grogan should have been starting...

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