Originally Posted by KB1122
I tend to point out that the Colts have had a great quarterbacking tradition, because no one ever thinks of the Colts as having one of the great quarterbacking traditions.
Unitas and Manning.
Faulk and Dickerson.
Harrison and Berry.
That was the only team I thought of as being comparable to us.
I would rank Unitas & Manning above Staubach and Aikman.
Emmitt & Dorsett rank well above Dickerson & Faulk who both only played a few years with the Colts and played their best years with the Rams.
Raymond Berry and Marvin Harrison vs Michael Irvin and Bob Hayes (you could add in Reggie Wayne for them and Drew Pearson for us). I think I would have to give the edge to the Colts at WR mostly on production. They caught a LOT of passes in their careers!
Overall, I would give the edge to the Cowboys since we were far better at RB than the Colts and slightly lower at QB 7 WR.
People don't think about the Rams but they have had some great QBs, RBs & WRs in their history:
QBs: Bob Waterfield, Norm van Brocklin, Roman Gabriel, & Kurt Warner
RB: Dan Towler, Lawrence McCutcheon, Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, & Steven Jackson
WRs: Jim Benton, Tom Fears, Elroy Hirsch, Red Phillips, Jack Snow, Henry Ellard, Issac Bruce, & Torry Holt
I still think we were better at every position though.
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