I will say I have never seen Namath play outside of some historical film here and there. I think it's crazy how much people like to come back and hate on him. His numbers were never all that great but given the league at the time he was a great playaaaa (in the words of Undead Al, RIP). Media and other fans just look for any opportunity to denigrate the Jets, this would be another time. And to them, I rarely say this, but GFY and GTFO.
15 completions for 496 yards. In todays era you would have to complete 200 passes to get to 496. Years ago Joe said he could complete 70% of his passes if he threw the short stuff they throw now. Also had his jaw broken in a game in Oakland by Ben Davidson. Of course he kept playing.
I'll admit I get frustrated with ole Joe Willie from time to time when he shoots of at the mouth but even then he is usually partially right. But his playin' I always have to remind myself that his wr were being held, bumped, and molested out there and then I think his #'s are pretty good.
That game he averaged 33yds a completion, wow.
#1 QB duel on the list was Ken O'Brien vs Dan Marino sept. 21 ,1986.
That was ONE OF Wesley Walkers greatest days. (My all time fav)
[QUOTE=FF2®;4479188]If by pussification you mean takes advantage of the current rules to throw for a gazillion yards, I agree.
Namath was the greatest QB of his time, Brady the greatest of his.[/QUOTE]A fair assessment. As to Brady getting killed, remember he and all QB's of this era are stronger, faster and better conditioned as well. The linemen are 30-50lbs heavier now. He would probably fair pretty well way back when.
[QUOTE=Guitarjet;4480365]A fair assessment. As to Brady getting killed, remember he and all QB's of this era are stronger, faster and better conditioned as well. The linemen are 30-50lbs heavier now. He would probably fair pretty well way back when.[/QUOTE]
The game has changed so must to the point where the positions have changed so much. Petty much impossible to compare with the old days.
I'll say one thing, I would NOT have wanted to be a receiver back then compared to now.