posted at 12/3/2013 7:13 PM EST
In response to trouts' comment:
A case can be made that 2013 is one of Brady's finest seasons. Maybe he doesn't have the outrageous stats he's had in the past but look at what he's had to work with. The season starts with Hernandez in jail, Gronk injured, Branch retired, Lloyd not resigned, Woodhead--his safety valve--- off to San Diego and Welker---his 100 catch a season guy---gone to Denver. Then Edelman is injured as is Vereen. A rookie tight end starts the season poorly and is shipped off to the Jets.
It is absolutely astonishing what TB has accomplished so far. Look at the last 2 games when the Pat's defense has allowed 31 points each and Brady has rallied the team from behind and put up 34 against Denver, a playoff team, and Houston, a team with a lousy record, but a pretty good defense. Oh, and then he beat NO with a last second TD.
Sure he was impatient with the rookies, but that's because the guy demands excellence from everyone on the offense, including himself. Could any other QB in the league have done what Brady has done? I seriously doubt it and that's the reason I think that this season is one of his finest.
Tom Brady is a consummate leader. At times earlier this season, he did come accross like a whiner and an impatient baby to the masses with his visible displays of his early treatment of the rook WRs . He doesn't give a damn what he came accross as. He actually sacrificed some of the perfect Tom Brady image by doing so by emphasizing his passion for perfection and put the biggest pressure on them that they ever could have experienced early in the year. "Pressure creates diamonds" as they say and if they could withstand that kind of public flogging on the National scene while absorbing the PATS exotic O-play book, then the TEAM would benefit when it counted most. And we are seeing these kids step up now having grown under the most pressure they could have, the scrutiny of Tom Brady, likely the greatest player that has ever played the game. They are hitting their stride just like many of us here predicted in the beginning when others insited "WE SUCK!" Congrats to those of you who are through and through Patriots fans. He we are again!!! THANKS BB, TB, and Mr. Kraft. You have made us proud, AGAIN! GO PATS!!!