I'm going to make a few statements. Tell me what you think.
Statement 1: Joe Montana was a loser QB cause he only did good cause he had Rice and Taylor and crew!
Statement 2: Steve Young=awful QB!!! He had Rice, Stokes, TO, Hearst!!! GAAAHHHH without them he'd be Palko!!!!
Statement 3: Without Stallworth and Swann, Bradshaw would only be a crappy TV guy with a half moustache.
Statement 4: Tom Brady's 2007 season wasn't all that great when you consider he had Randy Moss.
So what do you all think of those statements? Good reasoning? The theme, if you didn't catch it. is that a QB is only great if his receivers and supporting cast are crappy!!!
I call this reasoning the "ESPN School of Football Logic"
Aaron Rodgers accomplishments- which have been great- are too often diminished because of who Aaron has around him. Brees and Brady, on the other hand, get props because their casts aren't as good (I happen to think Gron, Welker, Colston and Graham are pretty good, but whatever)
Take this statement by Pat Yasinskas in a Nov. 29, 2011 article called "Drew Brees for MVP?"
Yeah, the Packers defeated the Saints in the season opener and Rodgers and Green Bay have kept right on winning. No knock on Rodgers, but he’s got a great team around him. So does Brees, but name another true superstar on the New Orleans roster?
Why would anyone diminish a great QBs season because he happens to have talent? Like my above "statements" show, such logic is faulty. It's just downright sloppy. How far are we willing to go with this logic? Should we forget Elways cause he had Davis and Sharpe? Should we diminish Jordan and Magic because they had Pippin and Kareem? Do the talented Yankee rosters mean we should think less of Derek Jeter?
The great thing about Aaron Rodgers is that he doesn't need praise from talking heads. He (to borrow a Skip Bayless phrase) JUST WINS!!! Oh, and he won last year with Finley gone, Grant out and a whole slew of other injuries to his supporting cast.
So haters will hate. Packers will just keep laying it all on the line and like Greg Jennings likes to say, we'll #BeGreat.