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Nantz: "I've Never Seen Brady Like This"

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    Silly "he doesn't like us" nonsense aside, I thought this was interesting.

    On Francesca's show this morning, Jim Nantz talked about how this would be about the 70th Patriots' game that he and Phil Simms had called since Belichick & Brady took over. Before each game, of course, the broadcasting team meets with the coach and QB for a pre-game conversation.

    Nantz said this morning that he has "never" seen Brady as confident as he was on Friday when they spoke. He said that while Manning seemed the same as he always did, not so with Brady.

    He went on to say he didn't know exactly what to make of it, but his hunch was that the Pats were going to come out throwing...spread 'em out and throw. (Natural question here: spread out who? Who's left? :) )

    Anyway, we'll see. But a "never seen before" comment after 70 games stuck me as noteworthy.
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    Interesting. I really need this game to start now. NOW, I TELL YOU!!!!
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    Me too. I'm already jacked and pumped for this game.

    I'm probably gonna skip testing my blood sugars today. I don't think I want to know what they're running just now. :D
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    The Broncos have a ton of scrubs in the secondary, I'd be surprised if they didn't spread em out.

    4 WR + Blount and the no huddle would be a LOT of fun to watch, all those DBs on the field trying to slow down the run game or quick passes from a 3 step drop? Good luck.
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    We will do to them what we did to the Greatest Show on Turf. I bet the defense is fired up about the predictions that Manning and his weapons will light them up.
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    Brady's human and has had his ups and downs, though he maintains what most would consider a standard of excellence.

    However, I have never seen him as driven and confident as this year. I don't know if it developed with the injuries, with the task of bringing along the young receivers, or was there all along as he sees his career adding on the years.

    It's like a combination of he young, chip on the shoulder, QB with the savvy veteran and the goofy teacher and leader who can't get a high five.
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    Omaha. Who cares? Give me some Rita, Rita. Betting she was a hot chick at Michigan. And, gotta love some Linda, Linda, Cougar. TFB ready to roll.
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    Maybe they are planning on to use 5 receiver sets with a mix of Edelman, Amendola, Collie, Thompkins Dobson, Vereen & TE/FB.
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    It's really strange because logically the smartest thing to do is to run it down their throats and keep Manning on the sidelines as much as possible, but all week long I have had this feeling that Brady is looking at this Denver defense the same way he looked at Pittsburgh's defense in past play-off games, like he is primed to shred them to pieces. I don't think Brady's confidence is misplaced, i think he knows that their offense can dictate the game to the Bronco's and he's going to make it happen.

    The Bronco's have a really good offense, but imo the Patriots have the better team and they are going to come out of Denver heading to New york.
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    Nantz must not have realized from the other 69 times he sat down with Brady that Brady's confidence has nothing to do with his intentions to throw and everything to do with the preparation of the team.
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    It's the AFC championship against your main rival..nuff said.
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    Hmm. My alternative hunch:

    A confident Tom Brady doesn't mean "I'll get to throw the ball a LOT! Yes, ME!!!" A confident Tom Brady means the coaching staff found something to exploit in the Denver defense, and Brady thinks the game plan is brilliant.

    (EDIT: VrabelJr, just noticed you're thinking much the same!)
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    Fitzy said it best.... "Is it Sunday at 3 yet?!?!"

    I'm trying to take the advice of Chandler Jones and not get too pumped too early. I'm watching "How the Universe Works" on the science channel and avoiding all things football (except PatsFans.com) until at least 1 pm. :singing:
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    Maybe he has confidence in Welker?
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    So far I am not pumped, excited or so far have a knot. Just ready to play the game and win.
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    This has to be the biggest build up for a game ever. The super bowl isn't going to have as big of hype as this game.
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    Well, to clarify, Nantz didn't say "Because I saw X, it means Y." He said at the outset he didn't know what it meant, just that Brady was unlike he had ever seen him before.

    Then he said if he had to venture a guess....etc. And right, of course, Brady's all about winning. But I don't think it's unreasonable (or at all negative) for Brady to have a higher degree of confidence in a gameplan that puts more on his shoulders. He's a confident guy. And while he may have great confidence in a run-heavy gameplan, he might feel an even greater level of confidence when the ball's in his hands and he's throwing more (even though he can't be on the receiving end too, as Gisele pointed out awhile back.)
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    I wish I could share every ones enthusiasm, but I've been over at the Donkeys' forums, and apparently the Pats don't have a chance. That sux cuz I really wanted to win this game. :(







    :rolleyes:
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    Being too hyped up isn't necessarily a good thing. Keep it even and focused.
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    I actually thought this myself leading up to this game. He seems relaxed and assured. They must have a game plan that is sound and he truly believes in!

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