The numbers really are bordering on the absurd. In his career Brady has more playoff appearances than the Jete and 9 other franchises do in their history, he has more playoff wins than 27 franchises and has appeared in more Super Bowls than any team not named the Patriots.
Yep, for some reason I had 25 in my head.
I say it all the time. There should be statues of him in Boston already.
The shell shock when Brady & Bill leave will be too much for some. People can't deal w a loss or 2 & still ***** at every chance.
And we're the biggest outliers in sports history!!!
I was reading all articles from 20-30 years ago. Looking into Bill & analytics & found these quotes along the journey...
"According to the parameters of the game, the nature of the game as it's played today, you can't keep a team together," said Bill Walsh, former coach, general manager and now a consultant for the San Francisco 49ers, just one of two teams (Dallas being the other) to win five Super Bowls. "The Yankees can do it with money and tradition, but it's truly tough in football because of the numbers you need."
"I think a veteran team can look to, at the most, three years of sustained viability as a true contender," said Carmen Policy, the Cleveland Browns' president. "Staying on top is not only more problematic, it's impossible."
Bill Polian, who constructed the great Buffalo Bills teams that reached four consecutive Super Bowls from 1990-93, said he believes that kind of sustained excellence is no longer possible.
"The beauty of this system is that even though it has a lot of drawbacks, it's a great equalizer," said Polian, now the Indianapolis Colts president. "By its nature, it erodes good teams. Teams can't stay long. Green Bay is an example. They made two straight Super Bowls, but the Packers were clearly eroded by the cap. It gives everybody a chance to be successful, a chance to feel they can be successful."
"The idea that you could have the 49ers, the Bills, the Redskins, the Cowboys, ..." Polian said of some of the greatest teams in NFL history. "No longer."