Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:20 PM
I've just never understood the resistance some people have to the idea of Newton being successful. I saw the article Joyner had on espn insider after the game against the Bucs, and it just made me laugh. I guess he had to cover his tail after Dalton's poor performance and Newton's record breaking performance, but it just seems he goes out of his way to down Newton.
Newton and Dalton are extraordinary talents in the NFL, and I believe both will be stars for many years. Newton and Dalton are great in different ways that depending on the specific set of stats of situations you compare them with. Think about it, Joyner could compare which QB's hair is better, and throw out a bunch of stats on how guys with red hair throw at a better percentage than guys with black hair in the NFL. We are all entitled to our opinions, but I believe Newton is by far the better QB. If nothing else, it's just a gut feeling you get when you see the Newton both on and off the field compared to Dalton. Superstars in sports are those who look like men playing against boys, and Newton has that ability. Dalton reminds me a lot of Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly. Never a superstar, but still led his team to four superbowls that they lost.
It's such a impossible task to prove who is better by stats alone in a team sport like football.