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Subject: Re: Poll: OT: Manning? Date: 1/19/2013 2:01 AM
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1. Otto Graham/Johnny U
2. Joe Montana
3. Peyton Manning
4. Kurt Warner
5. Dan Marino/Dan Fouts


People today forget how terrific Fouts was. He was the definition of a great QB hamstrung by a poor defense [although, like Marino and everyone else, he had a bad playoff game or two.]

Injuries also slowed him down to the point where he was slower than Marino[!] and probably had to retire many years earlier than if he played today. Guy was big as a house it seemed, and had the 2nd fastest release I've ever seen, also after Marino.

Every single playoff game they won, he had to lead a game-winning comeback usually after the defense had blown a huge lead. [i.e. Best Playoff Game Ever - the Kellen Winslow blocked FG game - OT win over the Fins]. They had the #1 Offense and the #26 Defense that year -- you just can win the Super Bowl that way.

In 1980 they fell behind 28-7 to Oakland early in Q2, the SB winner, in the AFC-C and Fouts got them all the way back to 28-24 in the 3rd before losing by 6.

After that epic game, they had to go to Cinci in like minus-30 windchill and play a good Bengals team at home when Ken Anderson was on fire and won MVP that year. Chargers had nothing left. Pretty good Bengals team also, lost by 5 to Montana after storming back from a 20-0 deficit.
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