Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
But the guy is not overrated. Anyone who thought he would throw for 400 yards and 5 TD against the Pats defense in the snow would have lost many a bet. Yes, the importance of having a guy like Manning can be overstated - he doesn't win games by himself- but geesh, the guy will go down as one of the best ever.
Don you make some good points. And I admit I am really predjudiced against stats put up in domes on artificial surfaces. The game was made to be played outdoors. I didn't expect Manning to throw 5 tds on Sunday but I don't think asking him to compete is too much. He scored 3 points against a team missing two cornerbacks and an all pro lineman. And he spent the whole game looking like he just wanted to be someplace else. Could you imagine Unitis, Montana, or Starr playing a game like that? You simply can't be labeled "great" if you can't win outdoors and you can't get past game two of the playoffs. Manning had a chance to shut people like me up Sunday and he failed miserably.
Oh and Munoz wasn't the greatest tackle ever, Forrest Gregg was.