Re: Drew Bledsoe stabbed Brady in the back on Cowherd
posted at 1/14/2014 2:55 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead2's comment:
In response to seawolfxs' comment:
I heard it too, it was in the context of BB
I think his way of thinking is flawed at best - not worth even discussing- cause PM's teams sucked when he left but Cassel was 11-5
I heard it with him and this George Bozo on m& M saying that TB had better teams. Umm... part of the team is QB isnt it? But the 8 "one and dones" when PM was on 1 and 2 seeded teams is always ignored
I looked up Montana's playoff record - 4 "1 and dones" ( 3 in a row). He was .500 in Championship games. Someone said Montana never won a road playoff game. But his W -L and TDs/ INTS were basically the same as TB
And of course the pro PM fans ignore the Dome effect and PMs lousy record in bad conditions and TB's world best record is ignored. As PMs persoanl record agaisnt TB. (Collinsworth said on replay last nite that it makes PM bristle to hear it).
Or that TB has the lowest INT % of all time. They also forget that PM has had consistently more top receivers than TB. These people let themselves get blinded by stats - But they Most forget that
"WE play to win the Game!" = And in W-L TB is the best of all time regular season or Playoff - with the help of his coach and clutch play. And with more luck he could ahve 2 more SB wins. while PM was bad even in his one winnin SB. - but he did win.
Everyone you hear now is saying tjat this is one of TBs best years - forget the stats. And BB's too. I can live with TB's stats and still take him first
I do have a therory - that since PM is his own OC that he doesnt have the benefit of "synergy" with his coaches. And for all he does pre snap - if he gets confused his INTs go way up. He is alone out there on the field
Cannot wait for this Sunday
Manning is not his own OC. He has autonomy to run the offense as he sees fit during the game, which is similar to what Brady does here.
That's a myth Manning doesn't have an OC.
Now, technically, they might not need an OC, but I also think if they didn't have that soundding board, that second pair of eyes, the administrative aspect of devising the gameplan, the scripted drives to start or hafltime, etc, it would make them worse because they;d be responsible for more of that role.
But, yes, Brady and Manning's OCs are essentially figureheads.
I don't agree with your theory. I think his INTs go up or haven't been good in the postseason due to ego with him thinking he needs to shine and for him to be the guy, which is why I said Brady has done the same thing. He has. Brady hasb been Gomie unfortunately so in recent postseasons.
Manning has 1 ring only because he checked the ego at the door and handed it off to the real SB MVPs, the O Line, Addai and Rhodes.
There was an article by Vic Carucci I believe back in 2009 and it went into detail how each Brady and Manning get 2 or 3 plays fed into them to choose from, they pick 2 in the huddle, one likely being an aduible option. So, that means the entire offense has to hear two plays and know what to do if there is an audible.
It was mentioned that Rivers finally got this responsiblity THIS YEAR. So, since 2009, I would imagine Brees had it, ROdgers, etc.
I am not going to sit here and be a hypocrite like some and babble about Gomie choking, which he has, but also not acknowledge Brady doing the exact same thing in recent postseasons with the full autonomy. Total and outright hypocrisy.
This is why I think the key to this game is really stopping Moreno (and Julius Jones), down the middle, than it is Demarius, Decker or Welkie. Manning is not going to want to risk INTs in this one. I think they will want to do what they did last week to SD.
I think our front 7 can smack their run game and then eventually force Manning to bite later in the game for an INT or two.
As we have discussed before, TB has definitely had his Oh Schyt moments, but they all do. To judge a player you have to take the whole body of work.
I think TB and Montana are very much a like - going back to their college days and being able to rally from behind to win. And their Playoff stats are the same. As I have also said TB has had a game winning 4th qtr drive in all of the SB's - he may have been able to do more earlier in the game- - but it ended up the way it did.
Then too I believe you cannot take away the one HoF level player like Gronk and not have a negative impact. I cannot attribute some of the failures due to ego reasoning. - i just cant- I think to operate under extreme pressure at a high level , thee guys have to ahve a ton of confidence or they would melt right in front of us.
And then too, if you have an offensive philosophy for an entire seson, i dont know how you change for one game?
And as we noted in the BB interview , BB has been meeting with TB 2 times a week since 2001 - This is where I think it is 2 brains vs the one of PM's. I give BB a ton of credit for the development of TB and a ton of credit to TB for working hard at it. And he is only human. A great coach helping a great Player and vice versa
btw when you went to DH2 i lost your lead to the cap floor column - could you give it again