Which plane is best; the Fokker Dvii? The Spit XIV? The F-15, or the F-22? None of them will haul like a C-5....
Shoot man, today's players are so far ahead of the players from just 30 years ago. Jack Lambert would maybe
make the special teams of today's Steelers. The linemen that blocked for Franco Harris and protected Terry Bradshaw averaged 250lbs, less than the linebackers today.
Too many variables, too many but what ifs. Would Baugh, or Lambert, or Gerry "Moon" Mullins be able to play at all today? On one hand, you could say that there is no way, given the condition of today's athlete. On the other, you could say that of course they would; if they were in the game now, they would take advantage of all that the game offers to today's athletes and rise to the top, just as they did in their own time.
I say, leave them in their own times. Let them be who and what they were, when they were. To call Baugh the greatest diminishes the guys who never played the game the way he did, just like calling Montana or Manning the greatest diminishes players like Baugh. Each to his time.
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