In response to joepatsfan111111's comment:
In response to DougIrwin's comment:
It's pretty sick, though. I've never seen the BBW Guild ever admit Brady has been subpar and needs to improve in the postseason.
That's an illness based on Brady's pattern of under-performing or being mediocre for so long in these postseasons.
BB takes all the blame unfairly so, because the media wants it that way.
Russ, that this point, I would just drop it. There is no changing it. They will never accept your premise. Some here accept that, yes, Brady should be playing better in recent postseasons there is no doubt about it.
Yes, some will full on deny that and blame the teambuilding and other factors, but you wont ever change their minds.
I'm in the category that EVERYONE needs to play better. Brady included. He has had bad games, but the OL and DL have both been dominated in both our playoff losses that's the biggest reason for the losses imo. The trench battles. Then yes the play of Brady is in there too.
But the fact is, you can blame Brady and they can blame BB. Sure, both deserve criticism. BB has missed on players but also hit on a lot too. Brady has missed passes and thrown picks but also has won the team games too.
If Asante makes the pick, or Tyree doesn't catch it, or Welker makes the grab or Manningham doesn't, then the Pats have 5 SB rings and not one person would be bittching like they do.
At this point, the continual Brady debate and BB bashing is so old that it ruins almost every thread here.
Here is one difference:
Brady is the leader and a player. BB can't throw the ball and make the calls/checks, etc.
QB is the most important position in sports. It's atrocious to blame BB for an Asante drop, a Brady Safety or INT or a Welker drop.
But, you can look at a really deep-rooted pattern of Brady passing more and more since 2005 and being worse in the postseason as opposed to before (Weis Era).