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Better Dallas QB (White v Bledsoe)

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by KD, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Bledsoe has thrown over twice as many passes. He did not win 2 AFC Championship games. He was hardly a factor in those games. The defense and special teams dominated both those games. Drew isn't a bad QB by any means and neither was White. Like you said, they are pretty equal. Drew has career totals and Danny has more efficient numbers.
  2. lurkercowboy

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    I remember one thing especially about those two losses to the Rams. No running game for Dallas. In that 20-0 loss, the defense could not stop Dickerson at all. Dallas was inept all around in that game, including White. Ditto in the 1980 NFC title game. Montgomery ran wild that day. What a frustrating game that was.

    White did seem to throw a lot of ints, What did he have? 27 in 1980? But he really improved in 1981. That was perhaps his best year. He also had a good year in 1983, albeit with a bad finish.

    Here are my rankings of Dallas starting QBs I have seen. Not spot starters, but guys who began at least one season as the #1 QB.

    Staubach
    Aikman
    White
    Bledsoe
    (yawning chasm)
    Carter
    Hogeboom
    Testeverde
    Pelluer
  3. KD

    KD Active Member

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    Where the Don at?
  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    This is how I would rank them as far as full time starters for Dallas
  5. dwmyers

    dwmyers Well-Known Member

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    I've been reading this thread and I think dbair captures Danny as well as anyone here. Danny did throw more interceptions than Staubach but he tended to have the 1-2 bad game syndrome and then otherwise was okay.

    I tend to recall he was a very efficient quarterback when he wasn't in one of his "bad hair" days. Early on he was punter and QB, but later they got a punter because he was too precious a resource to waste as a punter.

    As far as his losing NFC Championships goes.. even the catch game, he had the Boys within 10 yards of a field goal at the end, and then he was caught in a sack and fumbled. Not like a QB has a lot of control over a sack.

    Danny's teams weren't quite as strong all round as Roger's. The year of the "Catch" was probably his best chance to win it all; that team did have a chance to do it. Luck wasn't with the Boys that day.

    David.
  6. lurkercowboy

    lurkercowboy Active Member

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    I never saw him play. That was before my time.
  7. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    I think that's the think people lose site of those teams were just not that great. The yr hr got hurt though the offense was averaging 36 points a game through like 8 games. I'd take that.
  8. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    bwhahaha :lmao2:
  9. p1_

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    +---------------------------------------+-----------------+
    | Passing | Rushing |
    +----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+
    | Year TM | G | Comp Att PCT YD Y/A TD INT | Att Yards TD |
    +----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+
    | 1976 dal | 14 | 13 20 65.0 213 10.7 2 2 | 6 17 0 |
    | 1977 dal | 14 | 4 10 40.0 35 3.5 0 1 | 1 -2 0 |
    | 1978 dal | 16 | 20 34 58.8 215 6.3 0 1 | 5 7 0 |
    | 1979 dal | 16 | 19 39 48.7 267 6.8 1 2 | 1 25 0 |
    | 1980 dal | 16 | 260 436 59.6 3287 7.5 28 25 | 27 114 1 |
    | 1981 dal | 16 | 223 391 57.0 3098 7.9 22 13 | 38 104 0 |
    | 1982 dal | 9 | 156 247 63.2 2079 8.4 16 12 | 17 91 0 |
    | 1983 dal | 16 | 334 533 62.7 3980 7.5 29 23 | 18 31 4 |
    | 1984 dal | 14 | 126 233 54.1 1580 6.8 11 11 | 6 21 0 |
    | 1985 dal | 14 | 267 450 59.3 3157 7.0 21 17 | 22 44 1 |
    | 1986 dal | 7 | 95 153 62.1 1157 7.6 12 5 | 8 16 1 |
    | 1987 dal | 11 | 215 362 59.4 2617 7.2 12 17 | 10 14 1 |
    | 1988 dal | 3 | 29 42 69.0 274 6.5 1 3 | 0 0 0 |
    +----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+
    | TOTAL | 166 | 1761 2950 59.7 21959 7.4 155 132 | 159 482 8 |
    +----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+


    Seasons among the league's top 10
    Pass attempts: 1983-2, 1985-10
    Completions: 1980-10, 1982-10, 1983-2, 1985-8
    Passing yards: 1982-4, 1983-3
    Passing TDs: 1980-5, 1981-8t, 1982-4, 1983-2t, 1985-9
    Adjusted yards per pass: 1981-4, 1982-4

    Danny White is not in the all-time top 50 in any major category.


    Postseason data
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    Year Opp Result | CMP ATT PYD PTD INT | RSH YD TD
    ---------------------+--------------------------+-----------------
    1977 min W,23-6 | 0 0 0 0 0 | 1 14 0
    *1977 den W,27-10 | 1 2 5 0 0 | 1 13 0
    1978 atl W,27-20 | 10 20 127 1 1 | 3 -4 0
    1980 ram W,34-13 | 12 25 190 3 3 | 2 2 0
    1980 atl W,30-27 | 25 39 322 3 1 | 4 1 0
    1980 phi L,7-20 | 12 31 127 0 1 | 1 -4 0
    1981 tam W,38-0 | 15 26 143 1 0 | 0 0 0
    1981 sfo L,27-28 | 16 24 173 2 1 | 1 0 0
    1982 tam W,30-17 | 27 45 312 2 2 | 1 0 0
    1982 gnb W,37-26 | 23 36 225 1 1 | 4 -7 0
    1982 was L,17-31 | 9 15 113 0 0 | 0 0 0
    1983 ram L,17-24 | 32 53 330 2 3 | 1 0 0
    1985 ram L,0-20 | 24 43 217 0 3 | 0 0 0
    ---------------------+--------------------------+-----------------
    TOTAL | 206 359 2284 15 16 | 19 15 0


    * - Super Bowl
  10. p1_

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    +---------------------------------------+-----------------+
    | Passing | Rushing |
    +----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+
    | Year TM | G | Comp Att PCT YD Y/A TD INT | Att Yards TD |
    +----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+
    | 1993 nwe | 13 | 214 429 49.9 2494 5.8 15 15 | 32 82 0 |
    | 1994 nwe | 16 | 400 691 57.9 4555 6.6 25 27 | 44 40 0 |
    | 1995 nwe | 15 | 323 636 50.8 3507 5.5 13 16 | 20 28 0 |
    | 1996 nwe | 16 | 373 623 59.9 4086 6.6 27 15 | 24 27 0 |
    | 1997 nwe | 16 | 314 522 60.2 3706 7.1 28 15 | 28 55 0 |
    | 1998 nwe | 14 | 263 481 54.7 3633 7.6 20 14 | 28 44 0 |
    | 1999 nwe | 16 | 305 539 56.6 3985 7.4 19 21 | 42 101 0 |
    | 2000 nwe | 16 | 312 531 58.8 3291 6.2 17 13 | 47 158 2 |
    | 2001 nwe | 2 | 40 66 60.6 400 6.1 2 2 | 5 18 0 |
    | 2002 buf | 16 | 375 610 61.5 4359 7.1 24 15 | 27 67 2 |
    | 2003 buf | 16 | 274 471 58.2 2860 6.1 11 12 | 24 29 2 |
    | 2004 buf | 16 | 256 450 56.9 2932 6.5 20 16 | 22 37 0 |
    | 2005 dal | 16 | 300 499 60.1 3639 7.3 23 17 | 34 50 2 |
    +----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+
    | TOTAL | 188 | 3749 6548 57.3 43447 6.6 244 198 | 377 736 8 |
    +----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+


    Seasons among the league's top 10
    Pass attempts: 1994-1, 1995-1, 1996-1, 1997-3, 1998-8, 1999-3, 2000-8, 2002-2, 2005-8
    Completions: 1994-1, 1995-7, 1996-1, 1997-2, 1998-8, 1999-6, 2000-8, 2002-3, 2005-8
    Passing yards: 1994-1, 1996-3, 1997-4, 1998-6, 1999-6, 2002-2, 2005-8
    Passing TDs: 1993-10t, 1994-4, 1996-3, 1997-3, 1999-10t, 2002-7, 2005-8t
    Adjusted yards per pass: 1997-8, 1998-10, 2002-9


    Among the league's all-time top 50
    Pass attempts: 5
    Completions: 5
    Passing yards: 7
    Passing TDs: 13t


    Postseason data
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    Year Opp Result | CMP ATT PYD PTD INT | RSH YD TD
    ---------------------+--------------------------+-----------------
    1994 cle L,13-20 | 21 50 235 1 3 | 2 2 0
    1996 pit W,28-3 | 14 24 164 1 2 | 1 -1 0
    1996 jax W,20-6 | 20 33 178 0 1 | 1 4 0
    *1996 gnb L,21-35 | 25 48 253 2 4 | 1 1 0
    1997 mia W,17-3 | 16 32 139 1 0 | 2 4 0
    1997 pit L,6-7 | 23 44 264 0 2 | 2 -4 0
    2001 pit W,24-17 | 10 21 102 1 0 | 4 1 0
    ---------------------+--------------------------+-----------------
    TOTAL | 129 252 1335 6 12 | 13 7 0


    * - Super Bowl

    College Highlights
    1992 - Finished 8th in Heisman voting
  11. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    you have an echo or do you always post in stereo;)
  12. p1_

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    Danny White
    After being drafted in the 3rd round in 74, White opted to go to the WFL where he played with Paul Warfield and Larry Csonka on the Memphis team. When the WFL folded he signed with Dallas as a punter and backup quarterback. He was very consistent and had good hang time and every so often he'd pass or run out of punt formation. He continued as punter until the 1984 season when it was decided that he should concentrate on his quarterback duties and a replacement was found.

    Year Punts Yards Avg.
    1976 70 2690 38.4
    1977 80 3171 39.6
    1978 76 3076 40.5
    1979 76 3168 41.7
    1980 71 2903 40.9
    1981 79 3222 40.8
    1982 37 1542 41.7
    1983 38 1543 40.6
    1984 82 3151 38.4
    1985 1 43 43.0
    TOTALS 610 24509 40.2

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