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Who throws a better ball?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by whoartthou, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. whoartthou

    whoartthou Cheesehead

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    Homerisms aside, who throws a better overall ball (who makes the better throws)

    Aaron rodgers or Dan Marino. There was a debate going on at another football forum on this, and marino slightly edged rodgers.

    Here are highlights for both players:





    These are not my videos, just random videos found on youtube.

    One thing to note is how almost all of marinos passes shown are bombs.... and this was most likely not the case in real life (i.e. i doubt he threw bombs 24/7).

    Who wins?
     
  2. whoartthou

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    Edit:

    This is probably a better video to asses rodgers:



    The other only seemed to show touchdowns.
     
  3. whoartthou

    whoartthou Cheesehead

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    notice how almost all of marinos throws are to wide open WRS.
     
  4. Bogart

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    I hate comparing a quarterback today to a quarterback to the older NFL.

    This is like Brady vs Montana, but you have to take into count, it was a whole different league when Marino played.
     
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  5. SanDiegoCheese

    SanDiegoCheese West Coast Cheesehead

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    I love A-Rod, but I gotta go with Marino.

    Dan the Man, not only had the quickest release but his ball seemed to "sail " effortlessly, perfect tight spirals time and time again. The man put an uncanny "touch" on the ball, just a my opinion. :tup:
     
  6. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Marino...But only cuz he seems to not even try to throw it 50 yards, it just goes that far
     
  7. CarolinaPackerFan

    CarolinaPackerFan Packers fan in Panthers country

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    Maybe Marino throws a better ball but I've never seen the ball come out of a qb's arm like it does Rodgers. It's an art form.
     
  8. Texas9erFan

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    Yup. If you look at the stats from Joe's early years, they don't seem remarkable compared to many current NFL QB's. It was a different game back then.
     
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  9. Pat4DaPack

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    Aaron Rodgers, but Im not really old enough to have seen Marino live.
     
  10. SanDiegoCheese

    SanDiegoCheese West Coast Cheesehead

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    I agree with this statement, although this thread was about who throws a better ball. Not who's a better QB.
     
  11. Bogart

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    An entirely different game.

    When Marino passed 49 TD's for 5,000+ yards in 1984, it was a land mark. It didn't feel that significant when Manning tossed out that many Touchdowns, or when Brees hit 5,000 yards, or when Brady broke the record with 50 TD's.

    Now, even if Rodgers breaks Marino's 1984 records, I'm sure we'll be hearing all the "he's better than him" like we did when Brady broke the TD record, but I wouldn't compare any quarterback in today's game to the legends of the past. When Drew Brees broke some of Warren Moon's records, that's all I heard about was how Moon could never get a ring, and Brees is ten times better, but it was a different league back then, and Moon probably would have a ring had the Oilers not fired Jerry Glanville and replaced him with that jackass Jack Pardee that didn't know how to play Run and Shoot.
     
  12. whoartthou

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    i agree with this statement.

    Although rodgers can throw it far with ease and has insane accuracy... marino literally looked like he wasent even trying on his throws.

    Edge marino (but i think rodgers is a more complete player)
     
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    Well no one had as much fun out there as brett Favre.... He was just a kid out there ...
     
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  15. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    Who won the Super Bowl?
     
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    Yeah, because winning the Super Bowl automatically makes you the better QB. I guess Jim McMahon was a great QB then.
     
  17. Wood Chipper

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    Trent Dilfer won a sb and sucks.
     
  18. greenandgold

    greenandgold I'm Dirty Hairy Callahan

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    I'll tell you one thing. Aaron has a MUCH better ball when he's throwing on a dead run.
     
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  19. Ceodore

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    Took the words right out of my mouth. I've never seen anyone throw as many HARD strikes while running one way or the other. So much more has to be taken into account including throwing angles and accounting for his OWN momentum which is automatically gonna pull the pay one way or the other.
     
  20. AmishMafia

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    Marino threw a better ball - that is he threw with 'touch'.

    Rodgers makes better decisions
    Rodgers is a better leader
    Rodgers has a stronger arm
    Rodgers is more accurate

    Rodgers is a better QB.
     
  21. SanDiegoCheese

    SanDiegoCheese West Coast Cheesehead

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    People, people this thread is about: WHO THROWS A BETTER BALL, ONLY. :D

    not, who is the better QB of the two.

    GreenandGold is correct, on the run NO ONE throws strikes like A-Rod
     

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