In response to RidingWithTheKingII's comment:
In response to dreighver's comment:
Brady's postseason passer ratings go as follows, from '01 to this most recent season.
2001 Playoffs: Passer ratings of...
2003 Playoffs: Passer ratings of...
2004 Playoffs: Passer ratings of...
2005 Playoffs: Passer ratings of...
2006 Playoffs: Passer ratings of...
2007 Playoffs: Passer ratings of...
2009 Playoffs: Passer rating of...
2010 Playoffs: Passer rating of...
2011 Playoffs: Passer ratings of...
2012 Playoffs: Passer ratings of...
You claim the transformation started in '07, correct? I'm simply not seeing a big change in his performance from earlier in the decade into these more recent seasons (or '07 forward, as you claim). They were able to win Super Bowls back then when he was having similar performances to what he's having now. That tells me something else has changed.
Show me his ratings for JUST the AFC title games.
Or, I can do it. You won't like the way those look.
1. Are we really holding his 2001 numbers up against his later years? Pretty weak on your part, if so.
2. Take out his divisional or wild card games against some really CRAPPY Ds, and it just proves my point more. Denver in 2011 was an 8-8 team, and their D blew. 6 TDs
3. I've exposed your argument (and the others') many, many times here. Take away his 2 OUTLIER (best and worst) playoff games (vs Balt in 2009 and vs Denver in 2011) since 2005 with McDaniels offense coming into play, and he's still worse than what Brady was under Weis from 2001-2004.
His 2 best games? 2007 (21/24 passing, outstanding) vs Jax and 2012 vs Houston and that one just happened.
Dude, that's TWO games. TWO. If not for Troy Brown stripping Marlon McCree in the 2006 Divisionals, his 3 INTs in that one represent another poor game.
Read it and weep:
27 TDs, 17 INTs
11 TDs, 3 INTs
I don't need to tell you which is worse. And the argument that it's our D is baloney. This started in the 2005 playoffs.Good game vs Jax at home and then a bad one with a 100 yard Pick 6.
2006 vs the Jets at home? Not that great. 2006 vs SD? 3 INTs, but that SD team was loaded, so he gets a pass.
2006 vs Indy? They ran it a ton out of the shotgun and then stopped doing it/didn't have an answer in the second half, with a crappy stalled offense allowing Indy to get back into it and win it.
His last 3 AFC Title games: 7 TDs, 8 INTs.
These are not good numbers and a bloated Denver playoff win or a misleading QB rating in SB 46 where he literally folded in the 4th qtr, can't hide the fact he made 3 boneheaded plays.
It's sort of like Rex Ryan coming to the podium on Thanksgiving saying "Sanchez had a 94 QBR". Umm, yes Rex, but he did this thing called a Buttfumble and played poorly throughout the game, so his 75 yards passing to boost his QBR at the end in garbage time, isn't really representative with how bad he was.
QBR is the DUMBEST metric I've seen in a while for evidence as to how QB played.
Same with passing yards allowed for a D in this era.
How about 3rd down conversion rate. Is that a stupid stat? Of course you will say so because the Vaunted D has had the distinction of being the absolute WORST for years now.
Stopping a team on 3rd downs is the SINGLE most important thing a D can do.
It means teams aren't advancing. It means teams aren't scoring if they're not advancing. It means you are giving the ball back to your own offense so that they can score.
44% is not acceptable. Good D's range in the high 20's to low 30's. The worst D's in the history of the NFL range in the mid 40's.
Bad D's kill their own offense. BB himself has shown time and time again that he does not trust them. They're suppose to kill the other teams offense and make them one dimensional, not their own.
The One common denominator in all the losses is the D losing the lead, low scoring game, high scoring game, it doesn't matter. Period
EPIC, EPIC FAIL of unworldly proportions.
Maybe it's time for BB to stop shopping at the damaged bin at the dollar store when for 50 cents more he can get something that doesn't need to be fixed or manipulated to work.
Tell us, again, how if a lead back is substituted, he's not a lead back. Bwahahaha Brilliant!
Tell us, again, how bad it is for OTHER teams to be swapping out players, but it's just peachy that Billy B has been doing that very same thing since 2006 and STILL swapping.
Why is it again that only a handful of defensive players have even played out their contract, never mind been re-signed in the past 6 years? Where are all those 150 players and wasted millions of $$$ now? PFFT Probably not worried about their lack of rings.
But, hey, Indehebo (sp) got one!
L E A R N T H E G A M E !!!