ALREADY FREAKING HAPPENED!! Ok, I feel better. This thread may get buried, it seems busy tonight. Still, why are talking about the ?'s he's already answered like we've already spent a lifetime outdoors and cannot honestly think of what else to say? He came into a game he didn't expect to, SUDDENLY, and won it. PLayed almost the whole game and worked with a UNQUESTIONABLY shaken up team. Don't tell me you weren't positive he'd throw a pick and hand the game over the whole time. That HAS to be 80% of us. He threw a long ball after a PA and adjustment. He threw a dead-on strike in the endzone. He fumbled no hand-off's. He fumbled on NO sacks. His passer rating, keeping the circumstances in mind, was pretty freaking amazing. Not a lot less than the bean man, Favre. And in comparison he played a MUCH more controlled game. He QB'd the only successful drives in that game. Tommy did not (and yes, I still love the Tominator). He's got no history of starting games, so I really can't imagine how he's more likely to feel the away pressure against the home pressure. He knows the sonic difference from being at every game for three years and has to take notes and watch plays in all the chaos. His Coach has openly put his stock in Matt. So has Tom. And with those guys, there are ALWAYS options. Now he has a week of pep-talks from Brady, and planning, knowing what he's going to be doing - not yawning at the odds he gets anything beyond trash time. He's having a substantial increase in practice time. I just don't get why game #2 is the prove-it game. I know one game is a small sample size, but anyone that's honest knows the evaluators are talking about it in terms of one game. Their talking about it in terms of snaps. I will defer to the higher wisdom of many here, but to the average Joe (me) he's done all the things we think he has to do this week. Hand off cleanly, pass deep and deliver fast and hard to intercept balls (endzone TD pass). That tells me no-one will shut up until he lofts a Lombardi for cripes sake. If there was ever a situation for panic, it was LAST Sunday. Now it's time to punch in and do the job. /rant - I hope you all really heard what I'm saying. I'm not trolling, just trying to string all my thoughts in various convos across this wicked busy place together in a one spot.