Like I said: stalker. Is it really debatable or conversational to express one's desire for the Rams to go undefeated and win the Super Bowl every year? Also, I'd take my criticism of the Rams or it's players every day of the week and twice on Sunday over someone who comments about the validity of other posters and their opinions. As long as you worship me from afar, we'll have no problems.
Right. You rarely post here, and when you do, 99% of the time it is either (a) in a thread about Kurt Warner, or (b) in a thread about Marc Bulger - in which you constantly try to express your unending dissatisfaction over the fact that Bulger is here (and, by implication, that Warner is not).
Ask not why. Ask, why not?
Why Molker??? Why??
I would first need to know what you mean by prolific. I would guess that Idon't agree though. I think they are very similar and the statistics illustrate that idea. I think it's much more likely that it's difficult for a Rams fan to objectively look at what Bulger's really accomplished especially compared to QB's from other teams.
Bulger and Pennington are comparable in efficiency, Bulger is much more prolific, which is meaningful in evaluating NFL QB's, wouldn't you agree?
You consider playing hurt in very non-crucial situations admirable? I can see why you might think that Bulger playing with injured ribs would be a heroic thing but it was just so pointless to do so last year. If it was to get in the playoffs or in the playoffs I can see taking that risk or refusing to come out but let's be realistic. It didn't matter if Bulger was in there playing like crap or Frerotte was in there playing even worse. Bulger's job wasn't on the line in any way so I don't see any wisdom in what he did. The captain going down with the ship is a romantic idea but sometimes it's just not smart.
You answered your own question on physical toughness. As far as the mental aspect, take Bulger's comeback wins that you are not disputing (and there's plenty of them) and use that as a guide. I'm still waiting to hear about your boy Pennington's ability to lead comebacks.
As far as Pennington's comebacks or comebacks in general, I'm not going to bother. I already expressed my opinion of some of the particular comebacks of Bulger's that you mentioned and in general unless it's something akin to Frank Reich's comeback for Buffalo or John Elway's 98 yard drive in a crucial game with actual odds against him, I'm not a proponent of comeback as a stat. It can, and often is as illustrated by your Baltimore/Arizona/Chicago examples, very misleading.
Overall, in terms of mental fortitude, assuming that most factors surrounding each player have been relatively equal, I would give Pennington more credit for dealing with the fans and media in New York.
I must also accept the fact that you're sticking your fingers in your ears and going "la, la, la, I can't hear you!" when I point out the misleading connotation by proclaiming Bulger's pro-bowl appearances as some kind of proof of something. Bulger was a middle of the pack QB that year, commendable due to his relative inexperience, but not good enough to get to the pro-bowl by voting or realistically to merit.
Under the circumstances, Bulger put himself in a position to be named to the Pro Bowl over every other QB in the NFC. You're just going to have to accept that on his resume, there will always be at least 2 Pro Bowls listed.