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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitansWillWin2, Sep 25, 2013.
CJ should be on that list.
Yep. This is a joke for multiple reasons.
1. Peyton Manning is on the list and Steve McNair isn't.
2. Tedy Bruschi did not win a Super Bowl after his stroke as this article claims.
3. John Lynch is in a Patriots jersey... I wasn't even aware he ever played for them. That's total disrespect to the Bucs IMO.
Thats because he didn't
What is tough somebody who gets injured a lot or somebody who never misses a game because they don't get hurt? The kind of tough that helps you win games.
Peyton Manning never missed a start for 13 years and then came back from 4 neck surgeries to be as a good as before. That is worthy if you ask me.
Billy Kilmer could have been on that list. He was a running QB who had his legs crushed in a horrible car accident and went on to have a near hall of fame career as a drop back passer even though he was not a talented passer.
I would rate Eddie George ahead of Steve Mcnair. To play that long for that many carries as a big back and never miss a start is extraordinary.
What i'm about to say will not be popular but it is factual so here it goes.
Yes Steve Mcnair was a tough player who had some great games when hurt but his injuries also affected his play in a negative way in some of his biggest games. The 2000 Ravens game and the 2003 Pats game for example.
You could argue that Steve Mcnair had hall of fame talent but not a hall of fame career because he didn't take good enough care of his body. He was not a big weight lifting guy in the off season and would usually not have a full training camp because he was always dinged up. If he was the workout fanatic Eddie George was he might have been a little better a little longer and would have had a viable hall of fame career.
He visibly added weight over the course of his career and by age 31 was not even a runner any more.
And while Steve was a great runner he was not as good a runner as Randall Cunningham and Michael Vick and nobody is talking about them being on this list. It's not like he invented the idea of a QB running with the ball.
This is not in the least bit contoversial. That being said though. I believe that playing through pain and injuries is a better barometer or "toughness" than never being hurt. If you are rarely hurt or injured then there isn't anything to endure, therefore your "toughness" is rarely ever tested. The term durability better describes the ability to stave off injury and I agree that had Steve worked out like Eddie he would have been much more durable.