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  1. JoePats

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    A friend IMs me to say that:

    Jerry Rice says he'd like to see what Tom Brady would do without "Great teams behind him"

    Anyone know where these comments came from? What a moron.

    EDIT: They came from his new book. Which I now assume will be his last book.
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    I'd have liked to see what Jerry Rice could have done without great teams behind him.

    But I never get what I want.
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    I agree. Good post.
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    Normally Jerry Rice is pretty positive and complimentary about Brady and the Pats. I'm kind of surprised.
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    There is not a single player in the history of the NFL that couldn't thank at least a half dozen guys for their success.

    Oddly enough, for all the accolaides thrown SF's offense's way, they consistently had better defenses that NE has had this decade. No one wants to bring this up, though.
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    I'll give Rice a break here. He did play on some of the greatest teams of all time while receiving from maybe the greatest QB of all time, I'd say it's natural to be defensive of his fellow players. What do we expect? That Rice should embrass himself and say, "just imagine how great Tom Brady would be if he had me to throw to"?

    You can bet that guys like Bruschi and Brown, years from now, will defend their former teammates with a vigor approaching the unreasonable. And you know what? We'll just love it!
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    Just throwing it out there, maybe he was trying to be complimentary by saying he would like to see what Brady could do without great teams (meaning he thinks he could still get it done).

    FWIW - I haven't read what or seen the quote so I don't know what context it was said in.
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    Probably what Montana did in 1985 and 1986...one and done. Those were clearly his weakest teams and look what happened.

    On a related note: Hey Jerry, nice fumble on your way to the endzone in the 49-3 loss. Untouched, nonetheless.

    Regards,
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    Before people jump in rice, I like to see the entire passage..

    On a side note, he was on ESPN about 1 month ago and asked what QB he would like to play with.. He responded "Tom Brady".. And then the interviewer pushed Mannings name and he still responded "Tom Brady" and continue with high praise with him. Now I witnessed this with my own eyes.. So I think we are jumping on him for no reason..
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    Montana sucks. Once he left the great Ds and all star receivers of SF and went to Kansas city he was horrible.




    Yes, I'm a moron, but who isn't these days?
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    Anyone could have won with Troy Brown, David Patten, Antowain Smith, and Jermaine Wiggins as your skill players, right?

    I'd love to see a list of Super Bowl winners and the number of pro bowlers in the year they won and # of HoFers on the team (although it will take a while for them to work through, like Harry carson just getting in now).

    I suspect the Pats will be near the bottom in each of their SB years.
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    I read somewhere a list of stuff from Rice's new book where he made critical comments of quite a few NFL people, so Brady isn't alone here.

    Here's an article that has some quotes:

    http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070117/NEWS/701170346/1055/SPORT10
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    NEM,it's often forgotten that The 49ers won their first TWO Super Bowls before Jerry Rice even showed up in San Francisco.He was a great player but The Niners were a Great Team before He ever played for them.He's still bitter over The Snow Bowl,a game in which He did very little.
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    I have to agree with this comment 100%. I would love to see a breakdown with YAC taken out of passing stats...but I'm too lazy right now to look for one and far...far....too lazy to do it. But, regardless, we all know how much Rice aided Montana....not a big deal. This would be right along the same lines of how Emmitt Smith did in Dallas behind that great OL compared to Barry Sanders in Detroit behind that POS OL. We Patriot fans can just imagine how great Brady would be with one truly great receiver.
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    I did not see that. If you did, then my respect for Rice has grown, and it was already very high.
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    Did you guys happen to see Joe Montana play in 1984? The year before Rice ever arrived. Not only was Montana the best QB of all time, but his peak may have been in 1984, when he still was a GREAT running QB. He made Marino look like nothing in that SB.
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    or consider what his career would have been had his draft slot not been traded to the 49ers. Remember he was selected with a pick that was originally the Pats slot. Put him on those 2-14 or 1-15 Pats teams where he would have been triple teamed and see how many rings he would have had........
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    Didn't we see already see this? How many championships did Rice win in his years in Oakland?
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    How well did Rice do in Seattle mmm?

    I would have to see the whole article, but I do like the "tom Brady" response for QB's he would play with, I'll give him that, But Jerry should have stopped his career long before he eventually did, It's bad enough to see a player stretch it out longer than they could, but to see a great player try to do what his body just can't anymore is pathetic. I understand that the game itself means everything to a lot of these guys, but at what cost? Has anyone seen Earl Cambell lately, he can Hardly walk.

    It's all just a bunch of speculation as to who would be better with what team, he should just get a car dealership and move on...

    PD
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    Seattle doesn't count. Rice was third-down specialist at that point in his career.

    @ ribanez: Rice was on some pretty good Oakland teams as well.
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    and a better #2 WR, and a better Rb, ...
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    Rice's supporting cast...

    49ers PRO BOWLERS

    1995 (Feb. 4, '96)
    * Eric Davis, CB
    * Merton Hanks, FS
    Brent Jones, TE
    Tim McDonald, SS
    Ken Norton Jr., LB
    Bart Oates, C
    * Jerry Rice, WR
    Dana Stubblefield, DT
    * Lee Woodall, LB
    Steve Young, QB

    1994 (Feb. 5, '95)
    * Merton Hanks, FS
    * Brent Jones, TE
    Tim McDonald, SS
    Bart Oates, C
    * Jerry Rice, WR
    * Deion Sanders, CB
    Jesse Sapolu, G
    Dana Stubblefield, DT
    Ricky Watters, RB
    * Steve Young, QB

    1993 (Feb. 6, '94)
    * Harris Barton, T
    Brent Jones, TE
    * Tim McDonald, SS
    Guy McIntyre, G
    * Jerry Rice, WR
    Jesse Sapolu, C
    Ricky Watters, RB
    Steve Young, QB
    49ers' Coaching Staff

    1992 (Feb. 7, '93)
    * Pierce Holt, DL
    Brent Jones, TE
    * Guy McIntyre, G
    * Jerry Rice, WR
    Steve Wallace, T
    Ricky Watters, RB
    * Steve Young, QB
    49ers' Coaching Staff

    1991 (Feb. 2, '92)
    Charles Haley, LB-DE
    * Guy McIntyre, G
    * Jerry Rice, WR

    1990 (Feb. 3, '91)
    * Charles Haley, LB-DE
    * Ronnie Lott, S
    Guy McIntyre, G
    *# Joe Montana, QB
    * Jerry Rice, WR
    49ers' Coaching Staff

    1989 (Feb. 4, '90)
    Roger Craig, RB
    * Ronnie Lott, S
    Guy McIntyre, G
    * Joe Montana, QB
    * Jerry Rice, WR
    John Taylor, WR

    1988 (Jan. 29, '89)
    Michael Carter, NT
    * Roger Craig, RB
    Charles Haley, LB-DE
    * Ronnie Lott, S
    * Jerry Rice, WR
    John Taylor, WR

    1987 (Feb. 7, '88)
    * Michael Carter, NT
    Roger Craig, RB
    * Ronnie Lott, S
    * Joe Montana, QB
    * Jerry Rice, WR

    1986 (Feb. 1, '87)
    * Ronnie Lott, S
    * Jerry Rice, WR

    1985 (Feb. 2, '86)
    Michael Carter, NT
    * Roger Craig, FB
    *# Joe Montana, QB
    Fred Quillan, C
    * Carlton, Williamson, S
    *# Eric Wright, CB

    1984 (Jan. 27, '85)
    * Randy Cross, G
    Keith Fahnhorst, T
    * Dwight Hicks, S
    Ronnie Lott, CB
    * Joe Montana, QB
    * Fred Quillan, C
    Keena Turner, LB
    Wendell Tyler, RB
    Carlton Williamson, S
    Eric Wright, CB

    1983 (Jan. 29, '84)
    Fred Dean, DE
    Dwight Hicks, S
    * Ronnie Lott, CB
    Joe Montana, QB
    49ers' Coaching Staff

    1982 (Feb. 6, '83)
    * Dwight Clark, WR
    * Randy Cross, G
    Dwight Hicks, S
    Ronnie Lott, CB

    1981 (Jan. 31, '82)
    Dwight Clark, WR
    * Randy Cross, GM
    Fred Dean, DE
    Dwight Hicks, S
    * Ronnie Lott, CB
    * Joe Montana, QB
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    Im not sure if I missed this, but Jerry with the 49ers never had to worry about a salary cap either, I wonder how good the 9ers would have been in the 80s with a salary cap in place.
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    Jerry is the WORST sports broadcaster on Sirius Radio - Have you ever listened to him?

    Count how many times he says 'UMM' or 'UH' in one hour! - and EVERY day he is on,its so annoying and he should go back to dancing on TV now.

    Its said more on Sirius in his show than hearing the word 'F##K' in the movie Scarface!
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    How would brady do if he lost both starting receivers and had to use free agents?

    12-4, 4 points from the SB.

    Any other questions? Montana Craig Dwight Clark John Taylor
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    Rice has never been very bright. He also, believe it or not, whined about not getting the ball enough many times when with the 49ers. Of all the players on those great 49er teams, he was my least favorite. Montana, Lott, Craig, Taylor, Dean, Young, Clark, Solomon, Young, Jones, Barton, Sapolu, Hicks, all seemed like great guys. Rice? Just because you're the best pass catcher ever doesn't stop you from being a ****head.
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    Great Post!!:D

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