When Manning gets away from the grasp of a number of Patriot rushers, it does look like luck. But when I think back to my youth about how Fran Tarkenton used to do that kind of maneuvering on an almost regular basis… there is obviously a tremendous amount of intangible skill involved.
The clip on Tarkenton is a great show, even in 2008. He had eyes behind his head. Deacon Jones’ and Merlin Olsen’s remarks had me roaring in laughter. When Tarkenton went to the Vikings, it was a very bad day for Giants fans. The play by Manning to Tyree heals that wound too. There was plenty of redemption going on on Sunday night.
One more thing- Tarkenton and Manning both are #10..!!