Jerry Rice comments?

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  1. JoePats

    JoePats In the Starting Line-Up

    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.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2007
  2. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks Supporter Supporter

    It's all those Pro-Bowl legends on the roster.
  3. unoriginal

    unoriginal In the Starting Line-Up

    I'd have liked to see what Jerry Rice could have done without great teams behind him.

    But I never get what I want.
  4. JoePats

    JoePats In the Starting Line-Up

    I agree. Good post.
  5. sieglo

    sieglo In the Starting Line-Up

    Normally Jerry Rice is pretty positive and complimentary about Brady and the Pats. I'm kind of surprised.
  6. Oswlek

    Oswlek Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    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.
  7. Brady'sButtBoy

    Brady'sButtBoy 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    #12 Jersey

    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!
  8. Willie55

    Willie55 In the Starting Line-Up

    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.
  9. chris_in_sunnyvale

    chris_in_sunnyvale In the Starting Line-Up

    Probably what Montana did in 1985 and 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.

    Last edited: Feb 1, 2007
  10. mcsully

    mcsully In the Starting Line-Up

    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..
  11. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    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?
  12. onegameatatime

    onegameatatime Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    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.
  13. 3 to be 4

    3 to be 4 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Rice might be bitter about the Snow Game, remember.
  14. NEPat

    NEPat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    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:
  15. NoCal Patriot

    NoCal Patriot Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    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.
  16. Ghost of Ben Dreith

    Ghost of Ben Dreith Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    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.
  17. Brady to Brown

    Brady to Brown 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    I did not see that. If you did, then my respect for Rice has grown, and it was already very high.
  18. 3 to be 4

    3 to be 4 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    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.
  19. Patsfanin Philly

    Patsfanin Philly Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #95 Jersey

    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........
  20. ribanez

    ribanez Rookie

    Didn't we see already see this? How many championships did Rice win in his years in Oakland?

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