Originally Posted by DatWin
Sorry, Romo is not FAR BETTER than Joe Flacco. Flacco just put together one of the greatest post-seasons in NFL history culminating with a Super Bowl victory. Joe Montana gets all his praise for the exact same reason, not due to his stats because they certainly weren't earth shattering.
All of those guys have won a Super Bowl, Romo hasn't even made it past the divisional round of the playoffs. I don't want to hear about how their respective teams were light years better because some of them weren't; they just got hot at the right time. Romo is who he's always been. He's a great TALENT, but he hasn't shown that he can get it down when it matters the most and I'm sorry, that counts as far as measuring the value of a QB.
Eli took two wild-card teams into the playoffs and came away as champion. His teams weren't world beaters by any means, but they played their best when it mattered the most and so did Flacco this post-season.
[View Full Quote]Romo is a good QB, but he's not elite and he won't be until he wins something significant and that's just the way it is. Stats are becoming more and more meaningless as the NFL clearly favors the offense. In the last 2 years alone I'm pretty sure that the previous top ten passing yardage seasons have all been eclipsed.
Romo's actual value is somewhere between the opinions of the homers and the haters.
I agree that I used the wrong language when comparing Brees, Romo, Brady and Roth to Flacco.
No, they are not "far better". But will maintain that they are all better and will leave it at that.
Stats are just as meaningful today as they were 10, 20 or 50 years ago. What has to be done is "normalize" the stats and look at them in the context of everyone else's stats within the same time frame.
Just like comparing the offensive stats for the 1930 baseball season to any in the "dead-ball" era isn't going to be very meaningful, trying to compare today's passing numbers to those put up in 1970 is going to be just as meaningless. However you can get a good read on a player by comparing his stats to those of his contemporaries.