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My weekly post MVP of this past game NE-Minnesota is.....
QB-Tom Brady - Tom quieted all sceptics who thought he could not get over Branch/Givens - This is the 5th straight week that he has improved his QB rating number which shows he is in Super Bowl like form..Again - That passing performance would make any past QB Hall Of Famer proud - Minnesota's defense was putty in his hands - He is by far and away the MVP in this one
Runner Up Awards....
I thought that Doug Gabriel was just slightly better than both Reche and Watson in the passing game but you simply have to include all 3 as a trio for the runner up award with the Whole Defense getting accolades as well
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I'd give it to the passing game in general. They obviously worked like hell as a unit, so that's what I say.
Agreed to some extent,but if Brad Johnson was throwing that trio the ball instead I don't think you see the same result-Brady was as good as I have ever seen him in his career,Maybe not the highest QB rating he ever had,but he can't possibly do much more positive than he did sunday night-I was awed and happy with his whole gameplay,even that interception was a decent throw,it was just an awesome play by sharper to intercept it
The receiving, blocking, and defensive play were all team efforts, with the credit spread widely around. Brady, as QBs are apt to do, stood alone.
When a QB is that good in a game, and most of the plays are passes, he's almost automatically the MVP.
The Oline had great pass protection all game. Most of Brady's throws were down field, which means the WR needed time to run his route. The OL man handled their front four and picked up the blitzes well. That was a great block by Maroney on that play action. I would have liked to see the WR's react better to the blitzes and cut off their routes a little quicker though...
Coaching staff. Best game plan i can remember. Can't run vs vikes DL? Dont want to expose a backup OL? Who cares, we'll go 5 wide all game.
"If you didn't know better, you'd think the Jets sent Bill Belichick north
to destroy the Patriots from within. (When) they could have had
impact players David Terrell or Koren Robinson or the second-best tackle in
the draft in Kenyatta Walker, they took Georgia defensive tackle Richard
Seymour, (who is) too tall to play tackle at 6-6 and too slow to play defensive end." - Xerox Borges, April 2001