Which is funny, since bis' biggest argument is Brady's "failures".
Brady's failures are not even THE argument, let alone the "biggest" argument I have.
The argument is you all think Brady is great because you ignore his failures. I don't see you ignoring any other QB's failures. You're even anxious to point out the errors made by Peyton Manning. So why can't you address those made by Brady?
Oh, that's right, because the moment you address his failings, he becomes the slightly above average QB I've always said he was, and the over rating you do becomes obvious even to yourselves. That's why you refuse to deal with his failings altogether.
It's 'the Brady rule' of dealing with NFL QB discussions - everyone's failures are game for discussion EXCEPT Tom Brady's. Maybe we should call it the 'Brady kool-aid' rule of over rating QBs.
Of course Brady has failings. Has anyone said he was perfect?
I haven't seen anyone other than me mention a single one of his failings. They are ignored out of convenience. Even when I bring them up, NO ONE has responded directly to the failings of Brady I mentioned. NO ONE. Again, how convenient for you Brady lovers.
Even with those failings, he's among the top two or three QB's in the game today, and among the top 10-20 all time.
Says the head of the church of Brady at the WIS boards.
Football outsiders has him as the best QB by DYAR in 2012, 2010, and 2009 (third in 2011).
Yet when he WAS replaced by Matt Cassel (see 2008), the team still won 11 games. Looks like for all their analysis, the real scenario shows not much of a drop off.
It's funny, too, that your Football Outsiders says the player most similar to Brady over those three seasons is Trent Green from 2002-2004. That's exactly what I expected, though, since SO MANY of you have been talking about how great Green is and how he is going to the HOF and is "elite" and all.
but to say its a failing when even the official calling the game said that ruling it an incomplete pass was an "easy call" seems a bit much. if anything, the "failing" in that case lies with the NFL.
Brady fumbled and it should have cost his team the game. It didn't because of the rules, and that's the NFL's fault.
That does not change the fact Brady fumbled and then got a "do over". When the pressure was on, he choked, period.
But of course I expected one or more of you to make excuses for Brady. That's how this works. You either refuse to address his failings, or you make excuses for him and show how it's ALWAYS someone else's fault.
The "tuck rule" fumble that wasn't is all the ref's fault or the NFL's fault.
The throw to Welker that Brady completely blew was all Welker's fault.
I suppose the throw right into Marlin Jackson's arms was all someone else's fault too. Maybe the tooth fairy tried to pull Brady's tooth right then and it caused him to mess up the throw.
Brady doesn't fail, and when he does, it's someone else's fault. Yeah, uh huh, sure.