Originally Posted by infantrycak
Name me one who is? - seriously. Folks say this kind of stuff all the time but the fact is big games are won by teams. No doubt it is really cool to have an elite QB but even they don't win games by themselves. Roger Staubach didn't become a worse QB nor did Terry Bradshaw become a better QB because Jackie Smith dropped a spot on pass in the end zone. At the end of the day there has to be a Jerry Rice or Emmitt Smith and similar surrounding cast involved.
We saw plenty of examples of that this year. When the Patriots played us, they couldn't do no wrong. Everybody was having a good game. Welker, Vareen, Riddley, Hernandez.
Then the very next week, not so much. Brady & Co struggled in SanFran & against the Ravens. Riddley dissappeared, Woodhead was out, Welker was human, & their defense was their usual defense & not the cocked full of Spinach Defense that we faced. They stepped their games up to play us.
Peyton Manning looked like a shell of himself in January.
Aaron Rogers lost more games than Schaub did in 2012.
Before either Patriots games, we all pretty much agreed, the running game was going to have to show up..... it didn't. The defense was going to have to show up...... it didn't. & Schaub was going to have to play clean.... for the most part he did. We didn't lose to New England because Schaub sucked.