Originally Posted by bruschis4all
I'm surprised you're comparing Barkley to Aikman. Being a Cowboys fan. I'm no Cowboys fan but Troy was bigger and stronger, much faster and a much stronger arm. Really no comparision IMO. Barkley reminds me a little of Drew Brees. He's about an inch taller. Not great athletic ability. But, excellent feel for the position and touch on the ball. Neither have a cannon.
Smith reminds me of Roethlisberger. Big guy with some athletic ability. Accurate. Don't think he as quite the arm Ben does. But, close. Murray is a JAG. He doesn't even have the arm Grossman did. Poor man's Colt McCoy. It's a shame for Tyler Wilson what happened at Arkansas. That said. He could have played better. Wilson's upside could be a guy like Schaub if someone is patient with him.
Yeah, there are differences... there are always differences, but I don't take my comparisons seriously and I don't think any comparison should. Nobody is the same. Ever. It's just something people like to do for meaningless fun. I think Barkley and Aikman are both bus driver QBs who won't hurt you and can win you some games with a strong supporting cast and generally get a little more credit than they deserve. Both have a star factor, but not really an "it" factor.
That Smith to Big Ben one has me scratching my head though.