Posted by burnsy483 on 1/19/2013 10:22:00 AM (view original):
You should double check Brady's stats in the Philly SB before you say he managed that game. You don't have to throw 50+ passes.
I've never seen a Tom Brady/Trent Dilfer comparison before this thread. Now there's at least 2.
He had almost a 70% completion percentage but still just over 7 YPA, over .5 YPA less than he had in the regular season that year while only completing a little over 60% of his passes. His 2 TDs were a combined 6 yards. He was efficient, but yes, he managed that game as opposed to the Pats airing it out. That's a reasonable statement. The ridiculous statement is the idea that McNabb "way" outperformed him in anyway. Even removing the 3 picks, which you can't do, all you're left with is an extra TD pass and 121 yards against an extra 18 attempts. His YPA was actually slightly lower than Brady's.
I watched that game as an agonized Eagles fan - there is zero question which quarterback played better.
And yes, the Dilfer thing is hilarious. "LOOK - Brady and Dilfer had similar numbers in their first Super Bowl wins!!!!!" Sure, and then Brady went on to 2 more wins, 2 more appearances, another chance to go this year, and being in the hunt every other year while eventually putting up all-time type numbers, and Dilfer went on to be... Trent Dilfer.