Re: Brady #3.
posted at 7/12/2014 12:13 PM EDT
In response to ghostofjri37's comment:
In response to DougIrwin's comment:
In response to ghostofjri37's comment:
#3??? I know I would be considered bias but TB last year over the course of the last 8 games played some of the best football of his career. I don't care what his ranking is I am just happy the guy plays QB for the NE Patriots. When he is gone it will be then that this fan base will understand just how good this guy is.
He also played some of his worst, especially at the beginning of the season, blaming others. He botched two snaps for sneaks as well, trying to blame Wendell after each game because he is scared and pulled back too fast.
Each game could have been lost over something that is such a formality for any NFL QB.
Next, his crybaby behavior during games showed very poor leadership and was discussed over the airwaves for weeks on end. It wasn't a mirage. That actually happened.
Lastly, his terrible throws to wide open receivers would actually haunt the team at different times during the year, including the title game.
He's actually wildly inconsistent from week to week, which has lost this team games. If not for a good group of surrounding young talent in here since 2010 making plays and covering for his flawed play at times, who knows where this franchise would be at this point.
The D singlehandedly won the first 6 games of the year for crying out loud with Talib the best player of any defender in football.
These stupid lists are based on reputation anyway. I'd rather be Brady be #1 or #2 in January instead of #3 on some list from Sept-December.
Russ I've been watching NFL QB's since the mid 70's and TB is one of the top 3 I have ever seen if not the best. Everyone reveres Joe Montana as #1 and rightfully so but go back and look at how many 1 and outs the great Joe Montana had. There are no perfect QB's even the all time greats have flaws. You could give me your top QB list of all time and I could do the same thing you are doing here to Brady. If you understand the game you should understand how exceptional the current QB for the Pats really is. When the final TB chapter is written it will show him to be perhaps the greatest QB to ever lace them up in the history of the league.
I agree, but the difference is, this has been going on with Brady for so many years. Montana bounced back in 1988 after Walsh added some nice youth, mainly starting in 1986. Meanwhile, Brady looks distant, removed and uninterested on those Sundays in January.
It's almost as if he feels these lists or the stat compilations are more important. As if diehard fans care more about where he falls on some stupid list as a likeable opponent in the NFL? Who cares?
Why do I care more about seeing this team win a title than Brady? I just don't buy his line anymore. He changed when Giselle entered the scene and he changed for the worse.
Also, if you notice, he is far more demonstrative to the players on the sideline, which has been the norm since he returned in 2009 and that is because he has a ring and no one else does. It's almost like he's talking down to the other players and he gets off on it. I never ONCE saw him unload on Troy Brown, Patten, Branch or Givens back in the day. Not once. He was the quiet, calm and cool field general who stayed focused and didn't care about stats. He'd run off the field knowing he did things better than Gomer, but had the lesser stats.
Now, he cares more about the stats and lists than he does doing the small things right go get the win. Kyle Williams sits there and says "Brady does whatever is needed to win"....Nope. No, he doesn't. I've seen Brady baited numerous times by defenses who know that Brady gets addicted to throwing, Buffalo in 2011 being a perfect example. I saw it. That didn't happen. The worst run D in the AFC and Brady wants to throw 50 times when he has a 21-3 lead and looking to score, heading into halftime. The same thing happened in the 2006 title game. Corey Dillon is running amuck and we throw more. It's just mindboggling.
I was appalled last year when he said "we need to work on the snap", implying Wendell somehow had something to do with Brady pulling back to soon. How about some accountability, Tom?
He acts like he never makes a mistake, too. Has ever walked over to a teammate that has no ring and said "that was my bad"? I wouldn't bet on it. I've seen him last out at coaches, too, like O'Brien in DC after that god awful INT. He was at fault there and he tried to throw Underwood under the bus. I saw it. It happened.
Brady is ruining his legacy year after year with a trending pattern of poor play. Every excuse in the book, to the moon and back has been used, and he and his minions are now 100% out of them. Look at Babe's comments about how BB "saddled" Brady with inferior talent. Saddled?
Is the talent inferior for Brady or is it just younger and new, so the unknown to Babe, who needs his blankie at night to sleep well in his Brady underoos, such an unknown he can come on here an insult these good, young players BB has surrounded Brady with? It used to be "Branch can't get separation" and "Brady needs a deep threat", so BB gets it and Brady still can't execute. SOmehow, there is always a Brady built-in excuse waiting in the wings.
If you want inferior, go look at about 70% of other franchises with bonehead morons who probably shouldn't have a college degree, but they get on ESPN's highlights one week for Babe to pretend he knows how great some other team's receivers are, when he doesn't. Most of the WRs in this league would never work here because of how much Brady demands, but the irony is, Brady needs to look in that mirror and demand more of himself in the postseason if this team can even dream of a chance at a SB ring again.
This D will be loaded this year and BB has basically turned the keys over to Brady and pushing him out of the house to go pick up his date in the sports car. Brady has nowhere to go, so this is it. No more AFC title games ending with Brady trotting off the field, faking genuine disappointment in front of the cameras, only to meet up with GIselle to fly to Brazil hours later.
I am tired of it as a fan.
People say it's going to be a sad day when Brady retires. Well, it won't be if he keeps this up. Montana answered the bell after 3 straight one and dones as Walsh rebuilt on the fly from '86-'88. Brady? He looks the same as he did when he threw that pick 6 in Denver in the divisional rd in 2005 when he literally threw the game away.
Nothing has really changed with him. Only he can make that change. Him. No one else.
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