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Would Dan Marino succeed in the NFL today?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by DFWJC, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. brooksey1

    brooksey1 Well-Known Member

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    The poll might be 100-1 but I don't think he would be above today's great modern passers. Again if he would be amazing with modern day defensive rules how would Montana be? Montana had Brady and Brees numbers 30 years ago but Marino did not. Let me guess it was the West Coast system right? Like I said Marino would need the right system because behind the Dalls cowboys line he's a dead man. I hope you get my point.


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  2. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    It's easy to say so and so would not be good behind such and such o-line. Given equally good o-lines between them all Marino would be carving up the league just as well, if not better than Brady and Brees. The guy really was that good.
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, Marino did not get sacked that often. Montana got sacked a lot more during his career.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/pass_sacked_perc_career.htm
  4. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    :clap: :hammer:

    Let's see Marino playing in a league where you can't hit him after he releases the ball (and remember he had one of the quickest releases in NFL history), you can't go for his legs (the Brady rule), and you can't mug his receivers?

    He'd destroy the record book even more than he already has.
  5. brooksey1

    brooksey1 Well-Known Member

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    So what would Montana's numbers look like since he put up Brees/Brady like efficiency numbers up 30 years ago while Marino did not. Marino had yards but also had alot of picks and does not have the comp%, rating or int% of a Montana, Brees or Brady?
  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    What he said.
  7. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Tom Brady is probably one of the slowest QBs in the league, so that doesn't have anything to do with it.
  8. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he meant slow in the head. Marino did score a 15 on his Wonderlic.:D
  9. brooksey1

    brooksey1 Well-Known Member

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    Slow as in how would he do behind our line this year? Ko'd?

    Ok you guys win but keep in mind Joe Montana played in the same era as Marino and holds a 63% vs. 58% comp rate, a QB rating of 92% vs 86%, an INT rtg of 2.6% vs 3.0% and 4 SB rings vs. 0 rings. Marino managed this feat behind a line that rarely gave up a sack. What would happen to Marino behind the Cowboys line? LOL can we start a poll to see if he would last one season?

    Montana has modern day "Brady Like" passing statistics against the same defensive rules that Marino played against.

    The Era and Defensive rules don't apply to Montana, they only apply when you compare Romo To Marino. I got it.
  10. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Who said that? That is just an argument you are having in your head. This thread was about Marino. Montana would do well in this era. Most good QBs would do well in this era because this era has been tailored for passing offenses.

    Marino didn't get sacked a lot because he got ride of the ball quickly.
  11. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Glad someone else noticed.
  12. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Peyton Manning hasn't got sacked a lot in his career and it's not because he's elusive or has always had great protection. His ability to read defenses pre-snap and his quick decision making and release have a ton to do with it.

    It's the same thing with Marino.
  13. brooksey1

    brooksey1 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry guys. This thread is a rollover from the Eli vs. Romo thread so yes it's in my head! My point was/is why can't we recognize Romo has much better numbers then Dan Marino and John Elway besides the # gamesplayed and yardage. Most have said because its different eras with different defensive rules. I'm challenging in good cowboy spirit that since Joe Montana has modern day stats then so we should recognize it. I don't believe Marino is better all around then Romo, I believe Marino was great in his own right but would struggle greatly behind our line. IMO
  14. perrykemp

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    1985 vs the Bears. Quite possibly the most amazing game I've seen for no other reason that he made the greatest defense in NFL history (by far) look silly.
  15. phildominator

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    If Kurt Warner succeeded, why couldn't Marino?
  16. HoustonFrog

    HoustonFrog Well-Known Member

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    One of the quickest releases in history. Red *** competitor. He'd be setting records now
  17. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah I think he'd be a top 5 QB for sure in today's league, if not #1.
  18. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna one up ya, burm.

    7000 yards and 70 TDs. Next stop is the moon if you're wanting to take it there.
  19. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    I think Montana is similar to Marino in his skills being HOF caliber regardless of the year he played in. Joe had more moxie than any player I ever saw play the game.
  20. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    I hated his guts with a passion, however, he is easily the #1 QB of all time in my book. For the record I am 41 and started watching in the late 70s so I didn't see previous greats play like Staubach (much), Otto Graham, Bart Starr, etc

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