View Full Version : Are You Really Impressed By Brees Breaking The Marino Record?

01-05-2012, 20:51
There is no question that the record broken by Drew
Brees for the single season passing yards established
by Dan Marino in 1984 is more than impressive.
However, the one thing that comes to mind when you
look at the fact that it was a broken not once but
twice this year and by 2 different quarterbacks and a
third was with in 40 yards of it is the question that
gets asked quite a bit about Quarterbacks these days:
Are they starting to put skirts on these quarterbacks?

In this particular instance when I say skirts I don't
mean just the fact that you can't hit a quarterback
below the knees, above the shoulders, at a certain time
of a day, but also the fact that cornerbacks can barely
even look at a wide receiver let alone defend them.
Make no mistake about it, What Brees, and Brady did this
year as well what Matthew Stafford almost did is still
very impressive. These are all very good quarterbacks,
but although I will wait before I say that Stafford is
ready to them in the elite status company, and yet it
is still impressive nonetheless.

The old saying goes "records are meant to be broken" and
usually when they are most of us are impressed, that being
said when three, or four guys are in line to break the same
record, you have to ask yourself is there something wrong
here? Has the playing field changed? I for one think it
has, and add another old saying goes on to say "defense wins
championships", and though points are sexy I myself would not
mind seeing a little defense once in awhile. I myself grew
up in an era were bump and run play was very prevalent, so
maybe it's not just time to take the skirts off of some of
these quarterbacks but to take them off of some of these wide
receivers as well. though you don't want see anybody get
seriously hurt or hospitalized, keep in mind that a hard hit
every once in a while is part of the game. I mean it is still
American football, right?

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Jimmy from Brooklyn
01-05-2012, 20:58
I'm not impressed. First off all, I find it almost impossible to believe that this record had not been broken along with all the others in recent years. I was honestly shocked to hear it. Offensive records in football are going to be pretty meaningless soon. It's hard to judge how good someone is by looking at their numbers anymore. Except for the number of wins they have

01-05-2012, 21:49
If by saying you're not surprised, you mean you agree that the rules against the defense are
a joke, I agree, and as far as number of wins meaning more, that's debatable too.
16-0 Pats lose to Giants in Super Bowl, and 7-9 Seahawks not only win their division, but
a home playoff game too. Nothing is a sure thing anymore with that either.

The Boss
01-05-2012, 21:52
It is impressive whenever something like this happens, but we all realize it's not as if it happened before the rules changes. Nice job, but certainly not the best season ever.

01-05-2012, 23:22
I think the mark of a players talent is best judged in comparison with his peers. Babe Ruth hit 60 HR's and the next guy hit 18 or whatever it was. I'm not sure how far ahead Brees was from #2 and 3 on the list for this year but it sounds like it was close. Therefore, not as impressive as breaking the record might indicate.

01-05-2012, 23:31
Well said.