Re: Brady 10-0 in playoffs then 6-6 since
posted at 1/9/2013 6:08 PM EST
I made a post about this earlier
17 INTs in 12 games.
Defense has definitely been a problem too.
Those two playoff games against the chargers were poorly played by Brady. That being said, the 2006 game, his leading receiver was Reche Caldwell
In that Denver game, that pick to Champ Bailey was critical.
2007 Super Bowl, GMen got to him and his oline let him down. He also had an ankle issue. That being said, that was his record season and it was in a controlled environment. He did look like a QB that threw 50 TDs.
2011 Super Bowl, He was absolutely brilliant at the end of the 2nd quarter and the beginning of the third. He was pretty ineffective the rest of the game.
2011 AFCG, he played poorly, even he admit it.
2009 was the worst playoff game I saw from him. That being said, the same could be said about everyone else on the team. Moss looked like he quit, and Welker was gone.
A lot of people argue that Brady tries to hard to be perfect because the team around him isn't as complete as they were during the Championship seasons. And I agree with that, one player can't win you a Super Bowl. That being said, when it comes to Manning, Pats fans consider him an utter choke. His '09 loss was bad, yes, but the majority of his playoff losses post 2004 aren't much different than Brady's losses. He was one and done in '07, against a Chargers team that played the Pats close with their QB and RB both being pretty ineffective because of injuries. '05 He was one and done with a pretty good team, but they lost to the defending champs. Pats lost in '07 with a pretty good team to the defending champs.
Pats overall have had a better team than the Colts in the past decade. SF had a better team than probably most teams in league history.
With regards to Montana, one of the one and dones he was knocked out in right? His last one, he actually played a pretty good game. THat being said, he had 3 straight playoff losses (like Brady). He also had a 1-3 record against the Giants in the playoffs, slightyl better than Brady, but still not great. That being said, Montana's career passer rating is 7 points higher than Brady, which happened in an era in which passer ratings were generally lower.
Nobody is perfect. Win-Loss record is the goal, but it shouldn't be what defines a QB. John Elway carrying some of those crappy Bronco's teams all the way to a Super Bowl is more impressive than Dilfer being carried by that Raven's defense.
The QB can play well and lose, or play poorly and win. I'm not going to judge Brady's playoff career solely based on his record. That's almost like saying the other players didn't matter and every win and loss was soley on the QB. Looking at the numbers though, Brady has not been as sharp as he was earlier in his career, and that could be caused by factors outside of himself