No, Marty Mornhinweg's calender isn't three months behind, so no he is not, in fact, under the impression that it is April 1st and therefore has to say something completely insane. No, Mornhinweg is perfectly capable of making insanely idiotic or downright confusing (they generally go hand-in-hand, trying to fathom the unfathomably dumb is a daunting task) statements on any day of any month of any year.
Thanks to Pro Football Talk for the making me aware of the original piece here, in which Mornhinweg talks about his former quarterback and how his current quarterback could end up being better. His former quarterback being, of course, Steve Young. You remember him, right? Pretty decent quarterback, could throw the ball and run pretty well, has a Super Bowl ring and is second only to Joe Montana as far as 49ers quarterbacks go. Nothing special or anything like that, you probably recall him ranting about monkeys on his back or some such.
Anyway, so Young, his former quarterback, could end up being inferior to Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles. I'm not sure if he's going for some comparisons between the two players in regards to playing style, or if he's just relating and saying "as far as the quarterbacks I've coached, he could be the best." Well, it doesn't work either way, because they're not all that similar, as it happens.
"Absolutely. Here was a man who hasn't played for a couple of years. However, if he did it the right way, I thought he could be a Steve Young-type player," Mornhinweg says.
He considers, then continues: "Mike's got a long way to go, but, you know what? I think he can be better than Steve."
Young, lefthanded and mobile like Vick, is in the Hall of Fame.
Right, so they're both left-handed and mobile. There's some key differences, though. Young was never mobile like Vick can be, while Vick will never be able to do everything else a quarterback needs to do as well as Young did. Not even close, as it happens. This is just an outright silly statement ... I was initially going to set out to debunk it by talking about specifically how they are different and how Vick clearly will never be as good a quarterback as Young but ... really?