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    I just wasted 60 seconds of my life on reading this idiocy..
     
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    A couple of huhs?? or so whats?

    But otherwise - he had one point that you can agree or not (Brady overthinking - analogy to target shooting)

    It is impossible for us to get inside TB's head; so we are all guessing. Personally I think there are just too many variables to blame it on one thing over 5 different seasons. I think some years its OL, sometimes its Toms injuries, sometimes its psych recovery from Pollardization, maybe sleeping in wrong smoke smelling hotel, maybe too much time with Gisele.
     
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    This is the biggest pile of crap I've ever read. Im so tired of this mentality that a guy who has a 16-5 playoff record and has just taken the Patriots to another Super Bowl somehow has a problem. Joe Montana lost 7 playoff games. I guess he went soft under pressure.
     
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    Possibly the most misguided Football article I ever read.

    Also, I think the Pats will win the Super Bowl every year, that has not changed.

    Finally, the guy who wrote this is a moron and I don't like name calling.
     
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    We shall see. Tom has had bad playoff games in those super bowl seasons. His San Diego game was pretty bad, Colts games weren't great. He has yet to have a bad super bowl, and Tom seems to play that much better when his reputation is on the line. I think the thing that excites me the most is that Eli is the guy everyone is talking about. Tom is really only discussed as a bullseye for that unblockable D-line.
     
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    Usually we have the Silly Season on the Board between the end of the Draft/FA period and the start of Training Camp, but this is Super Bowl Week and the Pats are playing!

    This thread rates a big:

    COME ON MAN!
     
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    Remember when Peyton Manning was 9-8 all time in the playoffs, with worse numbers than Brady, going into only his second SuperBowl? There was nothing but Manning ballwashing in the weeks leading up to the game. No one said a word about his previous playoff shortcomings, or how he had the worst postseason performance of any quarterback to ever win a SuperBowl (3 TD, 7 INT in 2006). This is such bull****, seriously.
     
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    That's the difference in perception between the 1st overall pick and the 199th pick. One was destined; the other guy, they are still trying to find a way that this all makes sense, that they did not make a mistake by completely overlooking him. Instead, they're trying to find ways to explain the success as due to anything but Brady.
     
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    how?
    okay,
    answer: Paralysis by Analysis in Athletes! A link to another article full of Painful laborious disassociated Psychobabble.
    Sounds cheap even for sarcasm.
    geez thanks:bricks:
     
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    Some truth to that, but the only threads that get started here are the disses or perceived disses.

    Watching ESPN yesterday, I saw at least 5 analysts refer to Brady as "one of the best, if not the best of all time," or some variation of that.
     
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    Which is the absurd position to take, that warrants a thread being started: talking about Brady as one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play, or referring to him as overrated, a playoff liability, and other assorted crap?
     
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    4 days to go....make it stop:bricks:
     
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    I don't know... maybe its just me. But I'd rather have a Brady than a Donavan McNabb.
     
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    Brother, I don't get the hostility espoused by the posters in this thread. Brady has not played well in the playoffs of late. That's a fact - plenty of us have been wondering why, not just the author of the article cited. Something is different about Brady in the playoffs, and I suspect that the author is close to the mark because Brady has appeared more hesitant and less fluid and natural than in the past. Now he's laid eggs in SB years before (remember the 3 INT/Miracle Fumble game in SD?), but he's been consistently mediocre the last 3 playoff years (but for the Denver game) as opposed to being consistently outstanding like he had been. To suggest that he's struggling with a change in mentality, well, that seems pretty reasonable to me.
     
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    In the playoff game before last, Brady registered a playoff record for passing TDs and finished with a 137.5 QB rating. That makes these "not played well..." articles a bit stupid, because the "Yeah, but" is just too glaringly obvious.
     
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    You miss my point that Brady's performance against Denver stands out in contrast to his other recent playoff games. In the past, the kind of play TB whipped up against the Broncos would only serve as a gem among the gold he commonly forged; looking at his record passing in this year's first round in light of his last 3 years of playoffs, that 137 QB rating seems more like a diamond in the rough.
     
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    Brady put the team in a position 2 years in a row to get a playoff bye, home field advantage and a #1 seed, i'll take that over a wildcard game win and 1 158.3QBR performance personally.

    Before the Broncos game it was all about another 1 n done, now after 2 wins it's about QBR's and style points.:bricks:
     
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    Fixed it for ya:

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    It's not about style points, it's about production...and Brady hasn't been producing too well,
    at all, in the POs since his last SB victory. I don't see what the big deal is here.
    He absolutely must play better than he did 2 weeks ago, or last year, or the year before that,
    or 2 years before that, or the year before that, or the year before that...or we don't win.
     
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