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#1 Oh This Ravens Fan

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:21 AM

http://www.nfl.com/q...ology/index.jsp

 

Johnny Unitas beat out Joe Montana 72% to 28% on a NFL.com poll. Didn't think it would be that far apart though, very nice to see some respect for the Legend.

 

(Granted, this was pretty much a joke of a poll. Russel Wilson beat out Peyton Manning)


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:35 AM

Where's Joe Flacco?


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:41 AM

Johnny U was one of those rare players that could probably still play and be effective in today's NFL. Defiantly changed the game in HUGE ways. Really good guy too. He was a family friend of one of my childhood friends. Got the opportunity to meet him when I was a kid.
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:00 PM

Went to my church. Saw him almost weekly when I was younger. Awesome dude and he transcended the game!
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:02 PM

There's only one 'Johnny football' in NFL, and it isn't you manziel!
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:03 PM

I've always said he's the best quarterback ever, and I'm glad to see others agree.

Between Montana and Young, I'd even take Young
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:36 PM

Hard to say what to make of it ... that margin is a bit wide, given it seems to me the under 40 demographic is on line more and would lean heavily to Montana. Lots of whining on the site about how this could only be a rig job. Whatever ... anyone that isn't capable of acknowledging the greatness of Unitas is likely a person who can't comprehend that the world didn't begin the day they were born. 


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:53 PM

Johnny is the GOAT but this is the wrong forum.  Should be in "Other NFL Teams"


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:24 PM

Johnny is the GOAT but this is the wrong forum.  Should be in "Other NFL Teams"

I might tend to disagree with you there.....  Johnny was a Baltimore Football Player....  who's team was the BALTIMORE Colts...  now had he played elsewhere during that time, I might tend to agree with you, but at the time...  They were BALTIMORE's team.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 03:01 PM

The QBs should only be broken down by eras. There's no way to tell who's the greatest ever.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 03:15 PM

The QBs should only be broken down by eras. There's no way to tell who's the greatest ever.

 

Exactly!  Everyone sees different things in "their" favorite QB that transcends statistics.  Era has a lot to do with that I think cause what makes Johnny U great to others may be different than what makes Joe Montana great to me and visa versa. 

 

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 03:39 PM

The QBs should only be broken down by eras. There's no way to tell who's the greatest ever.

 

 

Exactly!  Everyone sees different things in "their" favorite QB that transcends statistics.  Era has a lot to do with that I think cause what makes Johnny U great to others may be different than what makes Joe Montana great to me and visa versa. 

 

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Well, if it were any other position other than QB I would tend to agree with both of you.  But Johnny U took the forward pass and made it a formidable weapon in an era whern running the ball for four quarters was the mode of operation and passing was secondary. His play calling and accurate passing revolutionized the game and set the path for other great passers to follow. 

 

In any era it is, was and will be hard to argue against Johnny Unitas being the Greatest QB of all time. 


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:30 PM

well deserved.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 11:04 PM

Johnny is the GOAT but this is the wrong forum. Should be in "Other NFL Teams"


Johnny is Baltinores greatest football player ever maybe the best ever to play the game period. If it was not for the success and legendary status of the Baltimore Colts and thier tradiition thier wouldnt even be s Baltimore Ravens franchise.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 11:21 PM

Don`t want to take it away from Johnny Unitas but I don`t like the whole voting thing! If you look back and realize that Donovan McNabb was in the half-final voteā€¦

 

Would be better if they made it for registered users and not that you can vote each time you call up the webpage!


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:55 AM

Let's be honest here for a minute, about 1% of the people that voted actually watched him play so take it for what it's worth. It might be true, but it's impossible to say of course. 99% of the soccer fans will quickly tell you no matter how old they are and whether they've seen the guy play or not that Pele was the greatest player ever. Same with boxing (Ali), Basketball (Chamberlain, outside of MJ) and so on. I find it silly to compare players from different era's. The game was so much different back then, just everything about it. I'm not gonna say anything on this and act like I've studied Johnny because I haven't seen him play either, I can only go by what other people and experts say and at the very least he is a top 3 QB of all time. It's nice to see him get honored like that now even though it doesn't mean much.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

Actually Rocky marciano was better than Ali.
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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:43 PM

Been saying this for years and years.


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 03:38 PM

I don't trust this website but Unitas is the rarest football player....


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:49 AM

qBs are compared to Unitas all the time and not the other way around. He was steely cool, with an unorthodox walk and frame and always in command and confident, cant say that about many. He is a classic with his hunched shoulders, crew cut and his black high tips with his bowlegged walk, like a cowboy from an old western. The greatest in so many ways with character.

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