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Old 02-05-2010, 04:19 AM   #1
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PFW : Ten worst Super Bowl performances by QB


Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 10:41 a.m.
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1. Craig Morton, Broncos, XII: Benched in the middle of a third-quarter series after nearly throwing a fifth interception, Morton finished the game with a passer rating of 0.0 against his former teammates. Preexisting hip injury contributed to his lack of mobility.


2. John Elway, Broncos, XXIV: Longest completion was a 27-yard shovel pass before he was relieved in the middle of the fourth quarter. Scrambled for just 8 yards and had three turnovers. Was sick much of the week and during the game.


3. Earl Morrall, Colts, III: The 1968 NFL player of the year with a 93.2 passer rating, Morrall was yanked in favor of Johnny Unitas late in the third quarter with a rating of 9.3. Looked every bit his 34 years. Rival Joe Namath dissed him during the week.


4. Kerry Collins, Giants, XXXV: After playing the game of his life in the NFC Championship game, Collins was humiliated by the Ravens' overpowering defense. He turned the ball over five times and posted a passer rating of 7.1


5. Jim Kelly, Bills, XXVI: A pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes lifted his passer rating to a deceivingly high 44.8. His four interceptions led to 17 points, and he also fumbled three times. Teammates didn't help, dropping nine passes.


6. Rich Gannon, Raiders, XXXVII: He called it the worst game of his 17-year career. Three of his five interceptions were returned long distances for touchdowns. His former coach, Jon Gruden, had his defense fully prepared.


7. Fran Tarkenton, Vikings, IX: Passed for 102 yards, failed to scramble for a single yard, threw three interceptions, and handled the ball poorly. Tarkenton was hemmed into the pocket and often couldn't see to throw downfield.


8. Ron Jaworski, Eagles, XV: Posted the best regular season of his 15-year career but was awful in the Super Bowl. He appeared to press, telegraphed his passes, and suffered three interceptions.


9. Joe Theismann, Redskins, XVIII: Rendered ineffective by the Raiders' bump-and-run cornerbacks and heavy pass rush. The regular-season MVP, he could muster only a 45.3 passer rating in the Super Bowl. His arm limitations showed up on a windy night.


10. Billy Kilmer, Redskins, VII: The unbeaten Dolphins were ecstatic that it was the overachieving Kilmer and not injured Sonny Jurgensen behind center. His longest completion was 15 yards and his passer rating was 19.6.




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Old 02-05-2010, 06:08 AM   #2
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Super Bowl XXIV was so painful to watch. No one was stopping the 9ers that year. They were amazing i all phases of their game. The Broncos were simply overmatched. I remember when they called one of Elway's shovel passes to Humphrey a fumble. I was so pissed....
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:19 AM   #3
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Wow, numbers 1 and 2 on the list.

So glad the days of the Broncos embarassing their fans and themselves are over.
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2. John Elway, Broncos, XXIV: Longest completion was a 27-yard shovel pass before he was relieved in the middle of the fourth quarter. Scrambled for just 8 yards and had three turnovers. Was sick much of the week and during the game.

he was not sick...it would have been big news even 20 years ago
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:52 AM   #5
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Ugly list....
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:46 AM   #6
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Where was Big Ben against the seahawks? Even though they won he had a terrible game.
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I remember the one pass Elway threw right into the turf.

It just looked like the whole team was resigned to losing that day.
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PFW : Ten worst Super Bowl performances by QB


Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 10:41 a.m.
By Bob McGinn



1. Craig Morton, Broncos, XII: Benched in the middle of a third-quarter series after nearly throwing a fifth interception, Morton finished the game with a passer rating of 0.0 against his former teammates. Preexisting hip injury contributed to his lack of mobility.

Craig Morton didn't play well, but mostly because the Denver offensive line couldn't give him any protection. I remember reading that Tom Glassic was sick, and his weight had dropped to 213 pounds that day. Glassic was always light for a guard but imagine a 213 pounder trying to block Randy White?

The more mobile Norris Weese gave the Broncos some hope later in the game.
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