Originally Posted by GBMelBlount
I saw a piece today involving Young, they said obviously SY was plugged into a fantastic system, with a great team, under the tutelage of none other than the mighty Joe Montana. The PERFECT environment. They also mentioned they wondered how well he would have done in an environment that was less than the perfect one he had. Hmmmm. Sometimes you gotta respect the guys that do well in a mediocre or downright poor situation. Old man Manning, Sanders....any others???
Young didn't fare too well in Tampa during his first 2 years in the NFL (1985-86), and the Bucs were pathetic at the time. As far as great players playing on mediocre to downright crappy teams for most or all of their careers, I can think of quite a few: Payton (most of his career the Bears hovered around .500), O.J. Simpson, Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, Lee Roy Selmon (still the only "true" Buccaneer in the HoF), Steve Largent (still the only "true" Seahawk in the HoF), and Ken Houston, to name just a few.