IndyHawk wrote: hawksfansinceday1 wrote:
IndyHawk wrote:A prime Montana?Nobody compares to him..He had an arm to
throw whatever he needed but no he wasn't a gunslinger all
the time.As Chris said"Joe Montana was the prototype for intangibles
that cannot be measured".He saw things nobody else could..The
will to win and super smart among other things..The rules of his
era blasted his body pretty hard..
I'd love to see what he would have done under todays (wow)
I can see why NINEster might get irritated.
Brady compares. You just described him when describing Montana. Unitus compares from a very now bygone era as well. But yeah, Joe is #2 to Brady on my list and the argument for him to be #1 is worthy.
I never saw Johnny Unitas but my dad loved him so he had
to be great..In my opinion Brady does not compare with Joe
besides all those SB's.
Both are very good though ..I put Joe@#1
Unitas was a warrior with guts that lead his team and they would follow him through a wall of fire, he had that Farve ability to make plays and go against what Coaches wanted many times, also remember they called a lot of their own plays then or most of them. He was not a specimen of physicality either.
the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL drafted Unitas in the ninth round.
Steelers' head coach Walt Kiesling had made up his mind about Unitas; he thought he was not smart enough to quarterback an NFL team,and he was not given any snaps in practice with the Steelers. Among those edging out Unitas was Ted Marchibroda, future longtime NFL head coach. Out of pro football, Unitas—by this time married—worked in construction in Pittsburgh to support his family. On the weekends, he played quarterback, safety and punter on a local semi-professional team called the Bloomfield Rams for $6 a game.
In 1956, Unitas joined the Baltimore Colts of the NFL under legendary coach Weeb Ewbank, after being asked at the last minute to join Bloomfield Rams lineman Jim Deglau, a Croatian steel worker with a life much like Unitas, at the latter's scheduled Colts tryout. The pair borrowed money from friends to pay for the gas to make the trip. Deglau later told a reporter after Unitas's death, "[His] uncle told him not to come. [He] was worried that if he came down and the Colts passed on him, it would look bad (to other NFL teams)." The Colts signed Unitas, much to the chagrin of the Cleveland Browns, who had hoped to claim the former Steeler quarterback.
The rest is history really.
He was a leader and fiery player and had an iron man mentality and played hurt a lot. But as you look above had to love the game. I grabbed that off Wiki because I could not remember the details, but I did watch him play quite a bit when I was younger.