San Jose Bills Fan, on 19 November 2012 - 09:36 PM, said:
And none of those quarterbacks was anything special.
Exactly! Which always gives teams like ours a glimmer of hope.
In all fairness though, Rypien had an extraordinary season in 1991, but the rest of his career was sub-par. He was the beneficiary of an awesome O-line. For just that one season, the Redskins had one of the most potent offenses up to that era. It wasn't the dink and dunk style of the 49ers, but a more wide-open big play offense that could also grind when they had to. They were really versatile, and didn't rely on a gimmicky game plan to dominate....and their defense wasn't too shabby either!
And, as much of a d-bag most think Theisman was, he played in an era where offenses didn't necessarily rest on the arm of their QB, but relied heavily on his football smarts and "leadership" qualities. Theisman was a field general...you always knew he was in charge. A pretty tough guy, who really earned his opportunities.
I always think Gibbs gets a little short-changed when it comes to discussions of the greatest coaches of all time.