Skip to comments.Bradshaw on Peyton: If you like losing Super Bowls, he’s your guy
Posted on 06/19/2014 1:01:09 PM PDT by kingattax
Former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw says current Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is great as long as you stop watching after the regular season ends.
Bradshaw said during his his one-man show, Americas Favorite Dumb Blonde, that he views Manning as a regular-season star and a playoff choker.
Peyton Manning, considered the best quarterback to play the game today. Nobody would argue with that if you like winning good during the season and losing Super Bowls, thats your guy, Bradshaw said, via PFT Commenter.
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And a lot of us will agree.
Bradshaw is your typical sports announcer PC liberal. He has to be if he wants to keep his job. With that said, I don’t put too much stock in what he says about anything.
Maybe the fact is that playing the best teams you need to have a running game, which Peyton's team ignore since Peyton is the star.
Elway didn't win his Super Bowls, until Denver got a 1st rate running game.
Considering his position as a studio analyst, it was.
Look we are not talking about a guy who does color commentary or play by play during the game.
Bradshaw is a studio voice for Fox’s NFL studio show.
For him, that is uncalled for.If I were Peyton, I would never do another Fox interview until he personalty apologized.
You never would have heard those words come from NFL voices in the past.
Low, very low Terry.
Truly a stand-up guy.
I’m not a Colts fan, but Mannning is a class act.
It is a cheap shot. Which doesn’t make it false.
cheap shot indeed
PC, I agree. He didn’t have much good to say about Hillary on Fox the other day though and he is qualified to speak on football being a 4time super bowl champ in 6 yrs. A feat still not bested.
Just uncalled for.
It memory serves, Tom Brady has lost more Super Bowls than Payton Manning. So why isn’t Brady “your guy”, dumbass?
Yes, you need a running game and a good defense to actually win the Super Bowl. Problem is, Peyton Manning commands an enormous salary. With that amount of money going to Manning, his teams don’t actually have the room under the cap to build a decent team around him.
It seems to be the case league wide. Brady won his Super Bowls before he got his truly big money. The Steelers won a couple of Super Bowls before Roethlisberger got paid. The Giants did not win Super Bowls after Eli Manning got the money. The Ravens haven’t won since the gave Flacco the big bucks. It may not be a hard and fast rule, but it sure seems that having a big money QB is not necessarily the best way to build a Super Bowl winner.
Didn’t Bradshaw also agree that the Redskins’ name SHOULD be changed? What happened to him?
I like Manning, but come on.....he’s 11-12 in his playoff history. He’s been knocked out in the first round of the playoffs, what, like 6 times ? He’s not in my top 5 of all time. Montana, Brady, Elway, Star & Young in any order you want.
Probably because Brady has also won 3 to Manning’s 1. If a QB wins 1 people can always say it was a fluke. Winning multiples kind of silences that kind of talk.
They’ve both lost 2. But there’s a lot of difference between being 1-2 and 3-2. 3 rings puts Brady in rarefied air, not many QB get that many. And 5 total trips even with 2 loses is also a rare feat.
Yes he did.
I know right? but 4 super bowl championships in 6yrs. and 1970 was his rookie year. His numbers really don’t compare at all to Brady, or Manning or Marino, but when you win 4, that’s really all that matters.
Your memory is not serving you. Try google.
As a Seahawk fan....I predicted the blowout (said it would be by at least 18) because Peyton relies on timing routs and adjusting the play to the defense he is presented at the line of scrimmage.
Seattle Just presses and plays physical and that throws off the timing...and they don’t do many stunts or odd tricks on defense.
That made it a competition between athletes and if you lined up both teams and ranked them on skill (offense vs defensive players for both teams).....only a few of the Bronco’s defensive lineman would have topped the Seattle offensive linemen.
my two cents.
Rings count, a lot, but it’s not all about rings. Marino was a great QB....but the only Superbowl he went to, he lost.
Bradshaw also had an outstanding running back in Franco Harris plus 2 of the best wide receivers of that era, Lynn Swann and John Stallworth. He had to because despite all the stats and hoopla, Bradshaw was really an erratic quarterback. In particular, he couldn't throw. His receivers had to do some spectacular acrobatics to catch any of the balls he threw. Bradshaw wouldn't have been touted as a great quarterback were it not for his teammates.
Agreed. No doubt!
If you have to pick one guy I would go with Montana. Tremendous QB.
It's not right to put wins or losses on any one player. Way too many variables.
He's too dumb to form an intelligent opinion!
Good point. That’s why it’s difficult to say one guy is it....but Manning, in my opinion, lacks big game talent. If I was picking a QB, in his prime, for my team, it would not be Manning.
I think Bradshaw ha shad too much sun on his noggin. And I am a longh time Steeler fan. Payton is 1 of the greatest ever, hands down. If not the greatest.
This past year he ran against a stupid Seahawk team that was flat out amazing! I can’t stand the stupid Seahawks but man what a great team they have right now.
The big problem I see with Peyton is actually his OCs. So much gets made of Peyton being so smart and calling his own plays and being almost a coach, but when the games get big coaching matters more and more. And his coaches never seem to push him in the right direction, they always seem comfortable letting Peyton be Peyton. You can see that in his SB loss to The Saints, anybody that’s ever watched Peyton knows he loves to throw to the left flat when the blitz comes from that side, you’ll see him do it 2 or 3 times a game... including the interception NO ran back for the TD that effectively won the game. Because they had 2 weeks to watch tape and lure him into that play with a fake blitz on that side the had the LB drop to cover Peyton’s favorite spot. Good coaches would have spent the 2 weeks telling Peyton not to do that pass because everybody knows he loves it and Gregg Williams will have a plan for it. But Peyton’s coaches never seem to want to control him like that.
In short, you need a quarterback that can pass well from the pocket but be able to run and escape the pass rush on an as-needed basis. That's why Russell Wilson was so effective--he could run to escape the pass rush if needed.
Manning has bounced around in different systems with different coaching staffs so he has not had the stability like Brady has had, but in crunch time I don’t think Payton can hold himself together very well. I’ve seen his fall apart in the first round of the playoffs against teams he should have beat with ease.
Ahhh, Chuck Noll’s Pittsburgh Steroiders————better winning through chemistry.
I wouldn’t say Manning has bounced around at all. He spent most of his career under Dungy, and when Dungy retired he was replaced by his QB coach. So that was all the same system, which boiled down to let Peyton call his own plays. Now he’s in Denver but the system still seems to be let Peyton do whatever he wants.
The problem is the self coaching player will eventually be out coached by a full time coach. Which sets him up for falling apart, because he’s got nobody to fall back on. If you put Peyton’s work ethic and smarts with a team that actually coached him he’d probably have 4 or even 5 rings. But somehow or another all his coaches seem to not want to do that.
With many of the great QB’s, you have a key WR that has a lot to do with the success of the offense, and the team. Imagine Montana without Rice, Bradshaw without Swann or Stallworth? Manning had Marvin Harrison for years, and put up some big numbers. Brady seems to be able to do good with just about any receiver.
Yup....which is why I would take Brady over Manning every day of the week.
I think Manning lacks big game instincts. I won’t say he chokes, but he often comes up small, and you can’t coach that.
in college, Bradshaw sat on the bench for 2 years and only got to be the starter when Phil Robertson (Duck Dynasty) quit football because he preferred to go duck hunting.
so if you love a backup bench warming QB, bradshaw is your guy.
heres a question :
with the same lineup and Brady at QB instead of Manning, would the Broncos have beaten the Seahawks ?
my answer is NO. Seattle would have won no matter who the Broncos QB was.
The Ravens havent won since the gave Flacco the big bucks.
LOL. You do realize that it’s been only 1 season since Flacco got the big bucks, right?
And yes, we Ravens fans were in complete denial about the loss of leadership Ray Lewis’ retirement would mean for the team.
Because he was also won more maybe. 2 more to be exact. 1 less than Bradshaw.
Yep, but he didn’t have any suggestions for changing the Fighting Irish or the Seminoles etc. Again, if he was to say he’s for keeping the Redskin name he’s probably lose his job. It’s hard to find anyone these days who don’t have a price.
Jim Kelly lost four. John Elway lost three. Those are your guys for losing Super Bowls.
He never beat Florida.
“Bradshaw is your typical sports announcer PC liberal.”
Meanwhile Brett Favre is making political commercials for Thad Cochran in Mississippi.
He could hardly get the sh*t out of his mouth.
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