Joe is a very confident guy. I, of course, don't think he's the best in the league, but confidence seems to be Joe's thing. He doesn't waver and doesn't get rattled (not even the Texans playoff game). I know he's going to get hammered for making these comments and I won't argue with the idea that he isn't the top QB in the game. However, I don't think he's trying to come across as cocky or disrespectful. I think he was put under a lot of pressure to express this confidence after Linta (his agent) said he was top-5. He also says that every QB should ooze with confidence and that if you don't you won't flourish.
The last QB who said he was elite and got laughed at for it was Eli, and look what happened. This obviously doesn't mean there's a rule saying it must happen with Joe, but I think Joe is going to be much improved next season.
Edited by RavensAllTheWay, 03 April 2012 - 08:22 PM.