Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CowboyRoy, Jul 2, 2022.
I think Aikman would've died in the game against the 49ers.
Well yeah, he's 55 years old.
But you have either ignored or forgotten how much different the game is now. Give Aikman the protection that todays QB's have - what do you expect would happen? Montana? Young? Marino? The list goes on and on. Give them the protection today's QB's have and get ready for the fireworks.
Maybe, maybe not. But on that team his role was to drive the bus. And at times do more.
I don’t think so. It’s tough because we never got to see Aikman in his prime without HOF talent….
Aikman had one of the greatest offensive lines of all time….yeah he got rocked after plays because the game was different but he be often more than anyone in the 90s.
I don’t get these types of questions because they can NEVER be answered. What’s the point?
No way Aikman wins any SB's let alone get into the playoffs. Aikman's teams at the end of his career were equivalent to teams Romo had majority of his career.
Honestly, after rewatching those years that line is really put on a pedestal. They were monsters at run blocking. But when you consider Aikman rarely took a snap from shotgun and he was getting popped after 5 and 7 step drops I have a hard time calling them one of the best ever. Run blocking? Yeah. Pass blocking? Above average, but it's not like Troy was making a sandwich back there. We all know the stories of Aikman's toughness in standing tall, making the throw and taking the hit. I think Brady has had better pass protection throughout his career, and not just because of the rule changes.
Their notoriety had a lot to do with Madden's commentary. He loved the big guys up front and made them household names. But there's a reason why none of them from the first 2 Super Bowls are in the Hall of Fame. Eric Williams probably would've made it if not for his accident.
I agree, but it was the closet comparison with a stacked defense, very accurate with short to middle passes, etc.
I get what you're saying now.
And Aikman didn't have to possess the escapability of Romo because Aikman could thread a needle with the ball a second and a half after it was snapped. He could put the ball between the two 8's on Michael's jersey while he was double teamed.
Aikman could read a defense and put that ball anywhere he wanted, no hesitancy.
Troy's best season of his career was the postseason. Check his stats and you will notice the dramatic rise in his passer rating by each round of the playoffs. 89.7 for divisional round. 100.3 for Conference Round and 111.9 for three combined Super Bowls.
Aikman elevated his play the bigger the game was. That is why his playoff record was 11-5
There is a fair chance that Aikman could have taken them to some Super Bowls in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2014, or 2016.
So, Aikman was handing off to Emmitt, while Favre was throwing 2 yard TD passes. Who cares? Aikman was a leader, who could thread the needle on passes and go deep when called upon. He would have set a tone in 2007, 2016 and possibly 2014 that could have been the difference between early playoff exits and a championships.
Zero All-Pro teams. Five of 12 seasons at .500 or below. Barely more touchdown passes (165) than interceptions (141). His approximate value on pro-football-reference ranks No. 167 overall, behind Warrick Dunn, Ricky Watters, Steve McMichael, Henry Ellard, Randall Cunningham, Boomer Esiason, Drew Bledsoe, London Fletcher, Dave Krieg, Donovan McNabb and so many other ridiculous names. Brad Johnson has more touchdown passes as does Jon Kitna, Chris Chandler and Jim Everett and, well, so many other ridiculous names. His passer rating is 49th in league history. He has three Super Bowls? Great. That’s one more than Eli Manning. Aikman was a fine NFL quarterback. He was a very fine NFL quarterback. At points he was a superb NFL quarterback. He was not a Hall of Fame quarterback.
Aikman was a product of the Jimmy era and had just enough of it left around him to win SB XXX.
The 21st century clown show Cowboys have had more flaws than even Aikman could overcome.
I saw low to no chance we win SB in any of those years, but carry on
I do think he was better than Tony or Dak
No respect for Aikman in this thread from some of you Madden generation. Romo and Dak were NOT a better QB. Win at least one Supe… heck, just make it to a Conference Championship first! Aikman had the Great Wall, but Romo and Dak had Great Wall II with Fred, Tyron, Zack, Leary, et al. Aikman had Emmitt, Romo had DeMarco Murray and Dak had Zeke in their primes. Aikman had Irvin, Romo had TO/Dez/Witten. Romo also had a Parcells molded and Wade perfected tough 3-4 defensive front seven that was one of the best in the league. If anyone hasn’t had as much talent surrounding him yet, it’s Dak. But both Romo and Dak have had some good teams that they failed to lead deep in the Playoffs. Aikman was a leader and didn’t have that problem.
Troy Aikman was John Wayne with a helmet.
Cowboys would be the current SB champions if Aikman in his prime was the QB.
yes if he has Norvs offense