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    Take away Moss' numbers and Brady's are good but pedestrian in comparison. Now I know it wasnt all Moss either, its the cross-rift(like in cards)between he and Welker that spread the D so much, and the line blocked well enough....for a QB NOT AS GOOD as Brady could have succeeded(though not to HIS level for sure). I will put his season in the Kurt Warner catagory where the offense was set up to smoke teams and just needed a catalyst. With Warner, you note that Faulk won MVP the next year. Maybe Moss will get his due this year? He is the one that changes the field for Brady to throw, and with a season like he had not to get 1 vote is a disservice to all diva WRs,lol.
     
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    Kurt Warner catagory? Ok, I'm out of this one - I don't have it in me.
     
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    you do realize that brady is the player in football right? 24 tds and 12 picks with caldwell and gaffney? thats insane!
     
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    Kurt Warner was the best quarterback in the game at the time. His timing on his passes was tremendous, and his accuracy was a thing of beauty. The hand injury he suffered robbed him of some of that and made him a lesser quarterback. However, even today, he can still play the game. He's a 2 time MVP for a reason, and it's not just because of Marshall Faulk.
     
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    7 years as a starter and he brought the team to 5 AFC Championship games, 4 Superbowls and 3 Championships. Yeah, he is pretty average!
     
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    i totally agree. the guy was a top 3 player in the nfl at the time and was on his way to the hall of fame.
     
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    Well said. :)

    * I hope he stays around until he's groomed his successor or re-signs in a Vinnie Testeverde/ Doug Flutie type role...comes into the game for just one huge final play like Flutie's drop kick or some career record breaker... he'll retire a Patriot too :)
     
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    Hey, I never said the 2001 Kurt Warner was average, far from it. He was compared to Dan Marino for good reason, but if you ask BB or any coach who they chose to gameplan against it was Faulk. I love Warner, he had 2 bad years and got bumped around ALOT the next 3....and I love him outplaying the 1st rd pretty boy!
    But if you are talking NUMBERS...Tom hasnt done it 2 years in a row yet. He certainly has every chance to do it now, and his dad even said he had a better year in 06.....My point wasnt ever to diss Tom, it was to make the arguement that Moss deserved ALOT more credit than he got--or is getting.
    Realize this one thing though....of all the dynasties there have ever been in the NFL......NOT ONE EVER LOST A SUPER BOWL. We have a ways to go now to re-earn our dynasty status......
     
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    so you admit that tom is the best player in the nfl?
     
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    that would be humiliating to tom though. backing up? no way, i would rather see him go out starting.
     
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    He was last year....but again past performance doesnt mean much in the NFL. If I told you how Warner would fall from grace like this in 2001 you would call me all kinds of names but it happened. Lets hope there is no superbowl hangover, we dont lose players to injury or suspension, and the players do something that they havent in 4 years........4 years........
     
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    The QB indeed usually gets too much credit and too much blame, but even a salesman who could sell freezers to eskimos would have trouble selling the public on Randy Moss, Brett Favre, or whomever else as the 2007 MVP over Brady, just as they would have had just as difficult a time of selling Brady as the MVP for the 2006 season.

    The best performance I ever had as an account manager was the quarter after my territory was split due to growth, the company was on a profit margin rather than revenue directive, and my biggest customer was maxed out on their credit line. I managed to get more business out of more accounts that had never done much of anything with my company. Do you think I won any awards or bonuses for that performance? No, in fact, it I finished below quota and had one one of my worst paydays - I could barely pay my bills. It's not always fair, but that's the way it is, in sports and in life.

    NFL football is the ultimate team game yet we focus on individual performances and awards. Regardless of the various sources for where the credit lies, you can't take away from Brady's part in the team's success.
     
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