Skip to comments.SUPER BOWL XLVI DISCUSSION THREAD - Patriots v Giants
Posted on 02/05/2012 8:15:19 AM PST by doug from upland
click here to read article
A player drafted by a team does not have to play for that team. I assume >90% of players drafted are ecstatic that they have been drafted and couldn't care less who the team was. But there have been players who have been drafted and refused to show up to Summer camp seeking a larger signing bonus. A player can ignore the team that drafted him, sit out a year, and then become a free agent. I remember outstanding players in the past who let it be known they would not play for a certain team who had a high draft pick and that team would affect a trade for draft picks with another team. On Draft Day you commonly hear about teams trading up or down to guarantee a player goes to a certain team.
I can only repeat what I have said previously, if you have a resume great enough on draft day you can attempt to dictate your own terms. It is the nature of the beast that the NFL has created.
One last thing. The players you focus on, Elway and Eli Manning certainly have proved their elite status post draft. Elway's heroics are legendary and Manning now is a 2X Super Bowl winner and a 2X Super Bowl MVP. Both have proved their worth.
The comment was about SEC option quarterbacks ...
BOTH Mannings played in the SEC, as drop-back quarterbacks - Peyton at Tennessee and Eli at Ole' Miss ...
The reason Giants won the Super Bowl. And no hand was in his face to make him drop it. Brady was right on the money and the receiver dropped that he could catch in his sleep.
“NBC commentator Cris Collinsworth said Welker makes that catch “100 times out of 100.” I’d argue that 99 out of 100 would’ve been more accurate.
The Giants went ahead with a touchdown on the ensuing drive, and it would prove to be the last score of the game. 21-17 Giants was your final.
According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, Welker’s having a tough time dealing with it. “It’s one I’ll have to live with,” he said as he fought back tears.
The Patriots did have a chance to come back after the drop and the Giants touchdown. They took possession on their own 20 yard-line with :57 to play, but again, drops buried them. Deion Branch dropped a ball on first down, Aaron Hernandez dropped one on second, and the Patriots were behind the eight-ball. They did get close to midfield for a Hail Mary attempt, but it was a pipe dream that wasn’t meant to be.
Of all things, the Pats were done in by a drop by Wes Welker. He was targeted eight times on the day, and caught seven balls. That’s the one he missed. He’s made a career out of having terrific hands and coming up with big-time catches in traffic. Not that this catch would’ve been the easiest one in the world, but it’s one you can usually depend on Welker to make. If you could pick any receiver in the world to make that catch, Welker wouldn’t be far down your list”
Not a good Super Bowl match-up.
I would have preferred the Ravens, Texans, or Steelers from the AFC and Packers, Saints, and 49ers at least from the NFC.
Since I’m from Pittsburgh, I’ll make some obnoxious comments in favor of Pittsburgh qbs:
Montana > Brady as a plain old winner
Namath > Eli as lucky champion that plays in NY
Marino > Peyton statistically for his time
I think about some of the great players of the 50s and 60s and they must be absolutely aghast at what the game has become. Especially the amount of money that is tossed around. These kids that celebrate a big play when their team is down by 20 point are a disgrace. Yeah, you are so special that your team is losing. Its less about the team and more about the individual.
I taped the game in the hope that the Giants would lose. Then I could have sat back in leisure as I watched the ever so slightly less hated Pats do it to them. Oh, well. Instead I will watch last years SB between the Packers and Steelers!
I agree totally with the penalty. However, the NFL seems to be totally embracing the whole “gangsta” mentality.
And the pink shoes this year made my head hurt. Its a good cause stopping Breast Cancer but could you see someone like Mean Joe Green or Jack Lambert or Randy White wearing pink? LOL. Or Dan Dierdorf or Mike Dikta?
I guess we should just go and watch NFL Films and remember the Good Old Days.
I missed the palm trees Friday night when I was downtown in this MESS!!
We were just getting ready to park (after taking 45 minutes to go 3 blocks!)
Lmao I legitimately laughed at this
Make some real $$$$$$$$
You saw it here!!!
Hope you didnt put the mortgage on either one of those!
Joe Biden is calling San Fransisco right now to congratulate their Mayor.
This deserved more love. Best laugh on the thread!
Overall it was an exciting game from start to finish.
1st. Congrats to the Giants for winning the SB.
2nd. Why there was the call for good sportmanship on the part of some posters here is because just because it two pro football teams is because good sportmanship must be practiced by fans be it pro teams or kids football, and that extends to championship games. I make no apologies for this. NONE.
It was. LOL.
Q. What do you call a Patriots fan with a bottle of champagne?
A. A waiter.
Got a Patriots fan in your life? Sic 'em. (Lots of John 'why the long face' Kerry types around New England this morning...)
Makes no bit of difference, both NY and NE is FULL of liberals!
One difference...the New England liberals LOST!!! It’s a beautiful morning in America!
With the sun coming up, it is going to be a beautiful day, with a very mild winter which has been very kind to northeasters indeed. :)
Enjoy your day...I KNOW I will...
Me too! Win or lose, this is BEAUTIFUL DAY! :)=^..^=
Plus I look forward again to college basketball games again and pitchers and catchers reporting in the next few weeks. :)=^..^=