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Response to John Clayton's list

 

John Clayton throws around the “elite” label way too much, but then again, our world is one of hyperbole and lists.

When it comes to elite quarterbacks, I can only think of maybe 5 or 6. My definition of elite is once you get there, you don’t lose that label unless you putz around for 5 years and go Steve Blass.

 

I'll get to my list after I get some wetnaps as I have pizza grease on my keyboard

 

My list of current “elite” qbs is:

Brady
P. Manning
Favre – too many “F*** it!” throws.
Ben Roethlisberger
Brees
E. Manning (If Brees, then gotta include Eli)- can’t discount the ring and the moxie in that game.

Almost there (near the top of the mountain either side)

"The Danny's (Marino and Fouts)" 

McNabb – best days behind him?
Rivers
Romo
Rodgers
Ryan
Flacco
C. Palmer
Schaub

 

Next big thing

“The Joe Namath Divison”

Henne
Stafford
Kolb
Bradford

Maybe next big thing


“The Greg Cook/Bert Jones Divison”

Sanchez
Freeman
M. Moore/ Claussen
A. Smith

Jury’s out


“the Jim Everett/Jeff George Division”

Cutler
Orton
V. Young
J. Campbell
Garrard
Delhomme
Cassell
Hasselbeck

 

We’re screwed!

“Spurgeon Wynn Memorial Division”

* Leinart/ D. Anderson
Edwards

* When I see Leinart, I am reminded of something I was once told by one of my bosses:

"Before you try to learn the tricks of the trade, first learn the trade." 

 

Leinart to me has the tools, but he seems more preoccupied with being a posterboy NFL qb than a bona fide NFL starter.  See also, Quinn, Brady and maybe Sanchez, Mark. 

 

 

Damn! Shocked I got all 32 teams on the first try. Not including the Steelers pupu platter of Leftwich, Dixon or Batch) as they are probably all in the jury’s out category and it’d make 33.

Probably similar to Clayton’s list, but that’s how I see it. Any more than 6 quarterbacks, especially putting in guys without rings (that they themselves commandeered their teams to) waters down the list.

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