Originally Posted by Atwater His Ass
Regardless, eventhough a SB win is a team accomplishment, you also need good players to get it done (hi 80s Bronocs). While you can't attribute the entire victory to a single player, you can't take away the whole of the accomplishment from them either.
Some players mean more to their teams than just the stats or with their leadership. In Sharpe's case, he's the even rarer player that can do both. Although Baltimore rode their defense to their SB win, it's not merely a coinecednce that Sharpe was a part of leading that team to victory, something that Gonzalez just can't do even when he had talent around him.
Bottom line is chief fans want to just look at things that put gonzo in a better light than Sharpe will ignoring the opposite. I mean, winning SB's is the be all end all in this sport. It's why they play. So saying that a player that has won 3 but it has to be thrown out in an argument only because it doesn't help your side of the case, is just ludricus. It's the mantra of the perennial loser and it gets old.
We can all agree that Sharpe and gonzo are two of the all time greats at the position and we've been lucky to see them play. However, history remembers winners, and as such, Sharpe will always go down at the better of the two in every region of the world outside of Kansas City. This is why it's too bad for gonzo that he never got out of KC while he could.
Really? Is that why people remember Dan Marino as one of the best QB's of all time?
Gonzo has played his part. Players get their rings as a part of a TEAM. It's a TEAM effort.
Gonzo does not have a ring because his TEAM was not as talented or good to make it. Now please tell me how that is his fault?
And your argument is weak. Gonzo was great in the stats AND leadership. The entire team looks up to him for a reason and has for the last 5+ years.
Gonzo has put his team in position to win plenty of times. His team could not make the plays. Gonzo was a big part of KC's offense against Indy at home in the playoffs. It was not his fault that his defense was horrible.
One player can only do so much. It's a TEAM that decides the game.