Good props for #12, article compares Brady and Starr, the author agrees and even puts in Ron Wolf support for good measure. Difficult to compare, because of the different NFL scenarios, but the comparison bodes well for our guy. http://greenbaypressgazette.packersnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061119/PKR07/611190658/1959 In some ways, Tom Brady is a 21st-century version of Bart Starr, but better. The parallels don't carry across the board, and the game has changed so much from the 1960s to today that you can't take comparisons too far. But there are a couple of striking similarities between these two quarterbacks, the great winners of their eras. Both were relatively lightly regarded prospects coming out of college. Starr was the 200th selection of the 1956 NFL draft; Brady was the 199th selection of the 2000 NFL draft. Neither had any outstanding physical talents. Brady's horrible combine testing included running the 40-yard dash in 5.24 seconds, and a 24?-inch vertical jump. "In the coolness and confidence of what they do, they're very similar in their style," said Paul Wiggin, who played in the NFL from 1957 to 1967, the prime of Starr's career, and is a pro scout for the Minnesota Vikings. "Brady's probably a stronger-armed type guy, Bart was more the glue that kept a great team together. They're similar in the sense of what they mean to their respective teams." In a telephone interview this week, Starr said it wasn't for him to judge any similarities he might have with Brady. But he reeled off the qualities he's noted in watching Brady from afar, and they were the words that best describe Starr as a player. "I think he's very poised and consistent in his performance," Starr said. "He's obviously very tough and courageous. I think he's a strong leader by example, and as we all know, the most noble form of leadership is by and through example. He certainly seems to do that. And he seems very reserved and calm and a great leader." Ron Wolf, the former Packers general manager who was a scout for the AFL's Oakland Raiders in the 1960s, said that even though Starr is a Hall of Famer, Brady clearly is the better player.