Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by TommyBrady12, Jul 13, 2019.
you better watch out...I read EVERYTHING...and I'm taking names and making plans
Here's a good conversation on how badly Brady has declined.
He's won 3 super bowls since then.
Leave Brady alone. He has nothing left to prove.
All media are worthless scum. And I mean ALL MEDIA. I HATE ALL OF THEM EQUALLY.
And most of us are oh so gullible.
I’m going to have to disagree with you. The only other thread about a perceived slight to Brady was Bernard Pollard’s take that Brady is not the GOAT. It didn’t come from the media at all. And even Pollard’s opinion was not that bad - he said he put Brady at 2nd overall all time. I think this is worse - knocking Brady out of the star category altogether after he just won his 6th ring.
Honestly, I think Skip Bayless’s take there is reasonable. If Brady has just won 3 Super Bowls and none since 2004, I wouldn’t say he was “overrated” there but certainly a bit disappointing for a guy who was ready to take the GOAT reigns after four seasons as a starter. Skip (and Cowherd) are Brady’s biggest fan boys now because of what he has accomplished/proven since that championship lull. “Overrated” just wasn’t the right word there but the Skip’s point was he isn’t totally immune to criticism.
May I suggest a compromise of putting an article like this in an existing Brady thread? I had put this same article into the Brady Greatest Ever thread a little before this thread was made. I agree that there’s no rule against posting articles like this and many people like to comment on these bad takes. Perhaps you could just drop into another relevant thread if one already exists? The other thing is this article is Dan Hanzus’s opinion, who we know to be an obvious idiot. It isn’t like a panel or NFL.com writers; many articles on NFL.com are in direct contradiction to this drivel. Peace.
Now that I think about it, they're right; Brady is not a superstar anymore.
He has transcended to Living Legend.
I went to the Detroit game (business clients who were Lions fans, so it was the only Patriots loss where I was kind of okay with the result considering they are half of our business!) So, I saw up close all of the jitters, discomfort, lack of mobility that you noted from Brady. The thing is, though, Brady, like anyone, goes through stretches like this at times. It's partially due to his supporting cast and partially due to him (injury, confidence, etc.) Every QB has stretches like this where they are rushing through progressions and just not clicking...it's just part of sports in general with every athlete. So I think we largely agree...it's just mind-boggling how FEW people can chalk it up to "a sub-par performance" which is part of the normal ebbs and flow of playing QB, rather than the total overreaction that his age has caught up with him. Phantom pass rush? Locking in on one player? Looking immobile? Find a season where these haven't been issues at time for Brady, or anyone.
My client opined that maybe Brady was too old. While I didn't embarrass him with a disagreeing response, I understood why an outsider who doesn't follow the Patriots would form that opinion watching that game. I was just certain that wasn't the case.
I’d be happy to, but the mods need to merge all the “Brady sucks” threads into one mega thread for this approach to make sense. Right now, one thread is about Pollard’s comments about him being the 2nd best QB of all time, which has nothing to do with how well Brady is playing now. The other thread is about Brady throwing the ball 61 MPH, which is more about Brady still driven to be the best.
I tried to create a Hawt Take thread, but it lost traction after a few days. Would be cool to sticky/pin something like this to the top of the page, but then again I understand they don't want to overdo it with the sticky notes.
Yeah he's had games like that going to 2005 that I can remember clearly. Week 2 game against Carolina, he was ducking and dodging on phantom rushers, silly penalties and missing wide open players. Frustrating for all involved.
Rather than people complaining about how certain topics should not have their own threads, the mods should just merge them using their own judgment. Too many personalities in this board - some will like the thread, others won’t.
Honestly, for those of you who think Brady doesn’t care what others think, guess again...he reads everything, including the crap posted by Dan Hanzus.
Tom Brady shuts down random Twitter user questioning his Madden rating Tom Brady shuts down random Twitter user questioning his Madden rating
I don't think so. If the NYFL was working to help the Pats there'd be no Lombardi trophies at Gillette.
Bernard Pollard be like "He puts on his pads one knee at a time like anybody else..."
Jesus, he just won the Superbowl (for the 6th time) 4 months ago, and now he is no longer a superstar? What Brady is doing is incredible! He is 41 years old!
and then he will be 42 once the season starts and then he will be great again and then he will be 43 in 2020 and the same article will show on nfl.com and so on and so forth
Oh snap, here's the non-super star's feature today in People Magazine.
Tom Brady Tries to 'Treasure Every Second' With His Family: 'Prioritize the Things You Love'
PS he's the only NFL non-super star (or super star for that matter) featured...
For the life of me I'm trying to see how Brady's performance last season was "less than" year's past, but don't see it in light of what I watched. That offense was sporadic and inefficient at times, while other times it was great. This can be said of the entire team at one point or another last season.
The special teams took until the midpoint or trading deadline to figure themselves out. The defense took until the Bye week (week 12) to figure themselves out. The offense was terrible to start the season, great for a half or a game here and there, then outright terrible for another.
Brady's number's on the year:
375-570 attempts - 66% completions - 4355 yards - 29 TD's - 11 INTs - 98 QB Rating
The only number that is glaring here are his interceptions. Let's delve deeper.
This article below was written after five games. Three of his first six interceptions were not his fault, two of his receivers let the ball slip through his hands into those of a waiting defender, the third was tipped at the line of scrimmage.
Just off the top of my head I can recall Gronk doing the same thing against Buffalo, Develin did the same thing vs Chicago, Edelman did the same thing against the Vikings... I'm pretty sure there was one more, but let's leave it there. Crappy receiver play and one tipped ball lead to at least 6 of those interceptions at minimum. Bad football...
Not to mention Josh Gordon only caught 59% of his targets, and around the Minnesota game Jules had a wicked case of the dropsies...
375-570 attempts - 66% completions - 4355 yards - 29 TD's - 5 INTs... adjust those INT's and his QB rating jumps dramatically, his completion percentage jumps also if those balls are caught and the receivers play better all season. Those are typical GOAT Tom Brady numbers.
The offense had to play better, they played great against the Jests in week 17 because to start the game Hogan and Dorsett were the focal point which opened things up for Jules, Gronk and the rest. If you make the defense defend the whole field, respect every weapon then they can't possibly cover them all. Josh did a better job game planning and scheming to get these guys involved as the season progressed.
Brady isn't the one who scares me, Josh scares me... is he going to revert back to five step drops and 15-20 yard routes only, forget screens, draws, sweeps, play action, trickery, forget that Dorsett and other weapons exist, become vanilla all over again?
I think wth a new set of massive WR's Brady has another great year and the notion of the cliff is destroyed yet again.
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