But you don't have access to full field video showing all 11 players at once.
Most times this isn't necessary. Yes, there can sometimes be key action going on away from the ball, such as key blocks and other information. However, determining who is responsible for the success or lack thereof on any given play is usually fairly easy (which is why I find it so absurd that only a small number of people realize how over rated Brady is given how little gain he offers to the plays that are successful compared with an average NFL QB).
And you don't always know what play was called and what routes the receivers were supposed to run.
True, but you don't usually need that information to be able to tell who made the mistake on a blown play or whose skills were on display in a successful one.
And every professional evaluator, many with access to film and info that you don't, thinks Brady is a great QB.
No, they don't. Some people, including "professionals" don't think he's as great as they hype makes him out to be. We've been over that before - not everyone agrees on just about anything in sports, including Brady.
And the stats, the traditional stats and the advanced ones that give you defense adjusted numbers, all point to Brady as a great QB.
The stats are limited in their ability to show the skills of the QB. I just said this a few posts ago.
Also, the stats don't show what you seem to think they show (partly because of that limitation to show skills). We were over this before too.
So what is it that you see, in your limited viewing and limited experience, that everyone else is missing?
Let's clarify a few things:
First, "everyone else" isn't missing anything. Many people buy into the Brady hype, either on purpose or because they can't help it. Many others do not. I'm far from the only person who has ever suggested Brady is over rated or isn't as good as he's made out to be, so please stop acting like that's the case.
Second, I watch a lot of NFL games and have seen a lot of Patriots games where Brady was QB. This isn't all of them by any means, but it is enough to make a determination on his skills. So to classify my viewing as "limited" is a bit short sighted.
So having said that...
I see what actually happens, and I've discussed it at length before.
For example, there are many plays in which the offensive line never lets Brady get touched, and he completes a pass with no pressure whatsoever. On most of those, any competent NFL QB could have made the same pass.
There is almost always someone who is assigned to simply be open in case of pressure, so Brady can look right to that guy and get him the ball quickly. This has often been Wes Welker (hence his high reception totals) but at times it has been others as well. Again, on many of these plays, any competent NFL QB could have done the same thing.
Let's take a SPECIFIC example most people could remember: The very first Super Bowl win for the Patriots under Brady. Brady gets credit for leading a game winning drive, and yet none of the plays he made on that drive were exceptional. You could literally have plugged any number of competent NFL QBs into that role and gotten the same result, yet since it was Brady, he was lauded as game MVP and the next big thing.
How much value does a QB have over an average, competent NFL QB, on play after play? That's what tells you how great he is.
The bottom line is in most situations you could replace Brady with an average, competent NFL QB who would probably be able to have done the same thing given the same exact circumstances. This isn't true of virtually any other QB widely considered to be great, as they all display uncommon skills on a fairly regular basis.
Not so with Brady. He's the king of the mundane. Yet so many people think he's something special and great, and THAT is why I say he's over rated.