No the discussion had nothing to do with bradyIt IS the discussion. Whether "any QB" would have gotten them there with their defense and special teams.
Nope, only one could have, and did.
It had to do with the fact that the playoff run of the 2001 patriots was one where the defense and specials contributions compared to the offense was the most tilted in memory.
I’m not sure why you have to run a fact through your “how does this truth affect other arguments I’ve made” filter and then feel compelled to deny it.