Get your pitchforks and torches ready. There is no way to breach this subject matter without offending a few people. It’s almost as bad as getting into a religious or political discussion at a formal dinner. And that’s exactly why we’re doing it. Sure, it will lead to debate, probably some name calling and many questions of “How could (insert name) be left off of this list!?” In truth, everyone should know that we have a fail proof algorithm at Goliath, which is so detailed it can’t be shared with the public. Seriously. Trust what you’ll read. It’s objectively subjective.
10. Dan Marino
Dan Marino. Only someone who has played some quarterback can really appreciate how good this guy was. Everyone talks about Marino and his exceptionally quick release, but a release is only as quick as arm speed. Let’s back it up, and talk about Marino’s throwing mechanics. It wasn’t just his release that was quick, but his entire throwing motion. His preparation was also one of the quickest the game has ever seen, and the velocity that followed was trendsetting. Still, it never equated to success on the grandest of American Football stages. Dan never scored that coveted Super Bowl ring. The 1984 season led to his only opportunity, following his regular season record breaking campaign of throwing 48 touchdowns. In the Super Bowl, he met an immovable force in the San Francisco 49ers. And Dan’s biggest shortcoming as a player? On-the-field attitude. Philip Rivers must have been a fan.