Third String But Playing on Special Teams
Did people really say all of those things? 10 rings with Peyton Manning? That's funny.I think its mostly an overcorrection to the popular narratives before:
Not to mention, any criticism of Belichick in the past was always weirdly condemned. It was only the Malcom Butler decision in the 2017 Eagles that made it acceptable to call him out.
- Brady is a system QB
- Belichick would have won rings with any top 10 QB
- Brady would not be nearly as successful with any other coach
- If Belichick would played with Peyton they'd have 10 rings
- Belichick can put in any QB and win 10 games
And plus, let's not forget that last year that Brady was criticized A LOT for the teams performance ("Brady is washed", "it's Brady's fault N'Keal Harry sucked").
So the Brady Bill debate is a reaction to that.
The notion of lil' bill winning with any quarterback is comical too, considering in 8 opportunities he's 0-8.
Brady's a system quarterback got crushed forever in 2007.
All the bluster from the doubters was Brady won't win with a slob like Arians. 'No risk it, no biscuit'... not gonna work. Wrong! It's working.
That said, the Brady vs Belichick debate started a loooooooooooooong time ago. It's just that now there's way more meat on the bone.
The defining moment however of the entire debate can be traced to SB 52... Brady was phenomenal and would have added a 7th ring and a 5th MVP. The team would have gone on to become the first team ever to win three in a row (now Tampa Bay will have to do it... well, probably not). But it didn't happen solely due to Belichick's benching of Malcolm Butler. That's at the heart of it.