saying 'I am strong in my beliefs and that frustrates people' may help your own self esteem, but it does not mean you've frustrated anyone.......
Couple of points:
First, I don't need to help my own self esteem.
Second, and more importantly, the evidence strongly suggests some people on this board are incredibly frustrated in their attempts to argue with or debate me. When they have failed in any attempt to use logical debate techniques to argue - if they even tried to begin with - they've launched personal attacks and various manner of insults, which are classic indicators of frustration.
Put simply, you don't need to hurl insults if you can argue well, but its a bail-out for those who become frustrated.
I argued against the idea that Brady was basically an average QB of a team where any decent QB would have won 6 or 7 Super Bowls with already.
Too bad that's NOT a point I made.
I said the evidence suggests Brady is a slightly above average QB across his career. I also said any truly good QB in the same situations Brady has had would have won at least 5 Super Bowls by now and perhaps more.
Those things are quite different from what you say here.
And the idea that he had fantastic offensive weapons that carried him.
For the latter part of his career, he HAS had fantastic offensive weapons that carried him (until he has choked each year). Prior to that, he had players who worked well within the system - which is exactly what he is, a QB who does well within the system. Cassel was another.
And that he isn't capable of consistently making great throws down the field
He's only consistently capable when he's had great receivers, and the stats show that, i.e. I could throw up the ball and let Randy Moss go get it.
and that he's part of a system that would make any average QB look great.
Matt Cassel conclusively proves this to be true.
It should also be noted that what is "seen" is seen by someone who thinks the Pats are undeserving of anything good, whose Super Bowl wins are tainted,
The Super Bowl wins ARE tainted - at least one of them.
and by someone who thinks that Brady is a particularly bad person, despite the fact that many many many more players do much worse than he does.
YOU think other players do worse than Brady does. Stop pretending what you think is somehow more valid than what I think.
Even if you think that Flacco/Brady perform BETTER during the postseason, that (to some) defines greatness.
For Flacco, that might be true (might - he's had one great postseason, so let's not get carried away).
As for Brady, I don't think he performs any better in the playoffs. I think he's a bit above average in the regular season and the same in the playoffs.
In fact in recent years he's choked away two Super Bowls and multiple trips to the postseason with teams that were supremely talented and probably should have won it all several time.
Raising your performance level in high-pressure situations is a quality that EVERY business looks for in their top personnel, not just sports.
Keep this in mind: People giving Brady credit for raising his performance when the reality suggests he hasn't raised anything (and in fact chokes in many cases) is part of why he is so grossly over rated.