Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by HappyOnions, Mar 31, 2014.
Aikman was a player who lived from the talent around him.
From 1991-1996 Aikman's lowest completion pct. was 63.7.
That must explain his #1 overall draft status.
Did you ever watch a Cowboys game in the 90's? Or was it nap time for you?
A lot of good points in your post. One thing people need to remember is that the NFL back then wasn't the wide open, don't touch the receiver, passing league it is today. And a lot of good teams had a hard hitting safety roaming the middle of the field to take a receiver's head off. Aikman was an absolute surgeon who put winning above all else.
Fans also need to keep in mind that the offense then was similar to what we have now in the sense that the QB exits the huddle with two plays, one running play and one passing play. If Aikman had put the ball up as often as Romo, he would have have had insane numbers but Emmitt wouldn't have been Emmitt and we may not have won as many Superbowls. The man sacrificed personal stats to win. Give me a QB like Aikman all day, every day.
I gotta leave this thread.... blood is starting to boil... pretty soon some window licker is gonna start talking about how Barry Sanders was better than Emmitt...
Can't stand these type of people.... it says "CowboysZone"!!!
I think the thing that hurts Aikman in this debate is that he never really had a career defining, clutch moment.
Aikman's team was usually already dominating and he never really had to orchestrate any kind of thrilling comeback victories.
The guy in my sig lit up the Packers on Thanksgiving which leads me to ALMOST believe that we could have had similar success with a QB lesser than Troy.
Just off the top of my head... I watched him come back to defeat John Elway at Mile High....also beat the Redskins in OT with a play action pass to Rocket Ismail.... he
had some great moments.......but your right, usually we had it in the bag by mid 3rd quarter most games.
No it does not. And neither does it explain Tim Couch, Michael Vick, Carson Palmer, Alex Smith aso ....
So whats your point Cpt Intelligence ?
Emmitt nor Troy ran the routes against the opponent's #1 CB for Irvin.
Emmitt nor Irvin made Aikman's passes as accurate as they were. Nor were they responsible for the Cowboys having such good defenses that didn't make it necessary for Aikman to lead them on record number of comeback wins.
Troy nor Irvin were Emmittt's eyes that gave him amazing vision to see the play develop. Nor were they the ones who gave Emmitt his heart that kept the "slow" RB almost impossible to catch from behind when he broke a long run. As for that O-line being the only reason the haters claim that Emmitt got the rushing record...if they were as great as the haters give them credit for, Aikman wouldn't have had so many concussions...now they WERE a great unit, but they were not the sole reason for Emmitt's rushing record.
None were overrated. If anything they are underrated when it comes to their places in NFL History. They were all surrounded by great teams. All had the heart and desire to win that pushed them to put in the hard work to be the best.
Aikman had 8 seasons when he was in the top-10 when it came to completion percentage.
For those 8 seasons when he was in the top 10, here are his rankings:
Is his reputation as an accurate passer warranted?
I guess we'll leave it up to each person to decide for themselves.
They are underrated by non Cowboys fans. Irvin is probably the most underrated.
Thanks for the laugh. I can only shake my head at anyone thinking one of the triplets was overrated.
It is a damn shame that Troy was in an offense that didn't fully show his ability. It is also sad that fans can't see that. He was a leader as well. Yes, a real leader that Dallas has been lacking since his retirement.
All 3 are in the Hall of Fame ..... LLOOLL
Aikman was no Romo.
Overrated was probably a poor choice of words on my part.
I am no Romo fan. But i'd love to see what Aikman would have done 2012 behind our great OL.
What about the 1st ballot Hall of Fame Status? Explain that.