PEYTON MANNING NEEDS THIS SUPERBOWL
Peyton will most likely go down as the best or one of the best passers in history. There is little flaws in his game and little people can criticize him about. But there are two things people say; HE DOES’T PLAY WELL IN COLD AND HE HAS ONLY WON 1 SUPERBOWL.
Lets start off with his positives; he is an amazing professional and does well with the media. Manning is a hard worker and spends numerous hours in preparation both on the field and off. He is great at analyzing defenses and exploiting their weaknesses. He is also great at adjusting his game to cover any weakness he has. So why then does he need this superbowl?
We have to go to Dan Marino who many consider the top passer in the game. However he will never be known as the greatest because he has never WON superbowl. So Peyton has won 1 superbowl and lost one but the truth is to give himself a chance to be known as the best he has to win this one. John Elway has won 2, Tom Brady has won 3, Joe Montana has won 4 and at the end of the day that matters. It is kind of unfair to judge a quarterback’s legacy on how many Superbowl’s he has won seeing that he only plays on 1/3 of the the team but that is the way it is done.
If Manning does not win this superbowl he will be 1-2 in superbowls and it will tarnish his legacy. In all honesty it probably will be his last superbowl when you consider how hard it is to make the superbowl back to back years. Losing this game will also bring out the detractors who will echo that he plays badly in the cold. Manning has been consistent in the regular season but not as much success deep in the playoffs. Reason for this is not fully his fault because in playoffs teams scheme to take him away and the rest of his team does not step up. No matter what his teammates do this year Peyton has to leave it all on the field because this will be his defining moment.