Re: Let me just sum this up real quick....
posted at 11/1/2011 10:58 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Let me just sum this up real quick....
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Let me just sum this up real quick.... : First, I think you generally come with some decent and logical opinions. But to say Brady is a "game manager" is doing him a great disservice and a smack in the face to us Pats fans. Brady is much more than a game manager. He might not have all the stats Gomer has, but he has won many an important game for this team over the years when everything was on the line. You saw what he was capable of in 07' with some offensive talent..you know, the kind Gomer had his whole career with Reggie Wayne, Harrison, Clark, etc... It's like calling Gomer "Captain Choke". Great in the regular season, terrible in the playoffs. Not completely true right? Gomer didn't have the Pats D early in the decade did he? If he did, then what? The players are still listening, and BB has this team. The problem is talent. Lack of talent at key positions is costing this team, and exposing our weaknesses. BB like you said and I said had sufficient time to restock via the draft and FA. For whatever reason he hasn't been successful at this in some time.
Posted by PatsLifer[/QUOTE]
Somehow my initial response was lost in all that board muck.
Anyway, Brady isn't a game manager, but he was when he was young and the defense was great. He isn't any longer because A) he can do so much more than just manage and B) he has to. For the pats to win, Brady has to be nearly perfect. The d won't win the pats anything unless Brady gets them a double digit lead and Belichick can scheme.
When Brady was young, the d never let the game get out of hand, and when it mattered, if the pats were down, they were only down 3. vinatieri could tie or win a game and did so so many times.
the d can't hold any longer and Vinatieri's gone. Its all on Brady now. And he's paid the big $ to make things happen.