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Which (If any) member of the Triplets was overrated?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by HappyOnions, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Yeah, it is splitting hairs as far as I'm concerned. They were all great players and all worked so well together and loved each other like brothers.

    You could tell me Emmitt was the best, you could tell me Troy was the best, or you could tell me Michael was the best... and I wouldn't be able to argue with you on any point.

    I loved all three of those guys.
  2. OhSnap

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    Never thought I'd read that the QB with the highest completion percentage (70%) in the history of the SB was the over rated guy. Thats Higher than Montana and Brady. I think this playoff drought is makin us all a littel crazy.
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  3. tecolote

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    It's a scary thought although I don't think his back problems are as bad as Troy's.
  4. rcaldw

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    He was a first ballot hall of famer, and his strongest praise comes from his peers, not fanboys. You're just wrong on this one. And if you watched those games live then I'm betting you were a big Emmitt fan. Those are usually the guys who try to diminish Aikman.
  5. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    I agree friend
  6. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you, and I hope you're right
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  7. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    I think people take the word overrated and turn it into sucks lol.
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  8. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. Sanity.
  9. rcaldw

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    You are right about that. But Aikman wasn't overrated. If anything he was underrated because he was willing to play a role lesser than he was capable of in order for the team to have its best success.
  10. TwentyOne

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    Alot of prejustice on your side. That is how you work ?

    Prejustice is always very entertaining to me. I'd love to be that way too. But i guess i lack life experience.

    So maybe you can help me out. Id love to hear more from you about my person or what fan of which player i am/ i was.
  11. rcaldw

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    You can deny it. No one forcing you to wear it. So you weren't an Emmitt fan I take it? You watched all the games live, enjoyed 3 Super Bowls in 4 years, thought Aikman was carried by everyone around him, but not a big Emmitt fan? Ok, who carried that team then? I'll listen.
  12. tantrix1969

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    fify
  13. TwentyOne

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    Right on the money.

    I write overrated which does in fact mean that the player wsa still a good player. But all those fanboys who are in love with that particular player switch off their brains and go berserk.
    Just because they are not able to read whats been written. They interpret "omg he said my beloved XXX sucked". To hell with him.

    I can only shake my head about that. And i cant understand how people react like they were personally insulted just because someone thinks one of their favorite players wasnt as good as they think he was.

    Get a life people.
  14. Little Jr

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    People who think he wasn't overrated really can't prove that he was capable of doing more with less if he had a chance. Peolple who think he was overrated can't prove he couldn't. No one really knows. It all comes down to opinions. And when people get called idiots and their football knowledge mocked because of that opinion is really unnecessary. I think he was overrated. I think he was a good qb but not great. I will put my football knowledge, the x's and o's of football againd 90% of the members in this forum. JMO
  15. rcaldw

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    hmmm.... ok, hall of fame committee disagreed with you... and it only took them 1 vote.
  16. Super_Kazuya

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    I think they are all rated about where they should be, frankly. Emmitt obviously, I don't even know how you can make up something that overrates him. Is it possible? Irvin: I feel like Mike is rated correctly. Nobody tries to say he is Jerry Rice. He's known for his fight, toughness, and for putting up some high end numbers to go with it (don't forget, Mike didn't get to pad the end of his career with 50 catch seasons like a lot of people did). Troy: he played in an era of great QBs with Marino, Elway, Favre, Young, etc and I don't see anyone out there really saying he's ahead of those guys. He made the HOF first ballot and no one ever questioned it for a second... nor should they have.
  17. rcaldw

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    I think this is a fair take. For my own taste, though, I would take Irvin over Rice, and I would take Aikman over any of the QB's you just mentioned. I mean that sincerely.
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  18. TwentyOne

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    I never was a Emmit fan. That does not mean i think he was bad. I think Emmit was one of the best backs to play the position. But he was sure not the best to me.
    I liked Irvin but was not a fan of him neither. But Irvin to me was the best player (on his position compared to other players on his position across the league) of the triplets.

    But your question was who carried the team. To me that was the OL and the rotating DL. They had good LBs too (and btw i loved Ken Norton Jr.). But of course Emmit and Irvin also carried it. Aikam made his living of off that.

    Aikman sure was a leader. That was one of his abilities. And he was accurate. I cant deny that. But was he a great QB? I dont see that. He was good. And that was all this team needed. Later when FA hit us Aikman sank into mediocrity like the rest of the team did. Great QBs carry teams, he couldnt.

    Dont misunderstand me. I wrote Aikam was overrated. That does not mean he was a bad player. In fact he was a good QB but meassured by his 3 SB RIngs and the accolades he got for that to me he is overrated.

    I may stand alone with my opinion. Partly because this is a Cowboys fanboard. And it is not allowed to criticize greats who helped to build the franchise's success.
  19. rcaldw

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    Well, of course I disagree with you, but who said you can't have your opinion? Its obvious you're posting it. You do realize that some of those offensive line greats were there before Irvin, Aikman and Emmitt showed up? They weren't hall of famers at the time.

    I say what Norv Turner said... you can have the other QB's who get all the love from those early 90's years, and I'll take Aikman, and I'll beat you.

    I would encourage you to watch the 1992 NFC Championship game, the 1992 Super Bowl, the 1993 NFC Championship game (before he got knocked out), and the 1995 NFC Championship game (Mike Holmgren went to Dallas' locker room afterward to shake Aikman's hand) and then tell me Aikman wasn't great. If you can do that, I will just shake my head. He had a lot of other great games too, but those were huge games and he played like the champion he was.
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  20. waving monkey

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    If any w
    If any were my reluctant candidate would be Smith. The line was a beast but so was Smith. It's kinda ridiculous to pick one I took a shoot.

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