Originally posted by jojomellon:
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
anyone read this on SI? Basically saying that Brady had a great game for a s**tty Pats team and added to his legacy.
Now, I can buy the argument that this Pats team is not the most talented and that they got to the SB on Brady's arm. Sure. And he did for the most part play well, especially in the middle of the game. Fine.
But listen to this s**t:
If you think Montana was better, that's fine. Montana was phenomenal. But if we're going to discuss it, we should at least point out that Brady has been sturdier than Montana, and that midway through Montana's career, the 49ers added the best receiver in history to a contending roster. Jerry Rice did not make Joe Montana; Montana was an alltime great before Rice showed up. But I think it's fair to say Wes Welker is no Jerry Rice.
Basically saying Brady is better than Montana because he doesn't have Jerry Rice. Give me a f**king break. He was an all-time great before he got Randy Moss, no? And I love the charge that Montana wasn't "durable", with no mention of the fact that he played in an era when QB's could get leveled with no regard.
I can buy that the loss didn't hurt Brady's legacy as much as some people are saying, but the above is absolute BS.
They always neglect the phenomenal offensive line Brady has played behind since forever, you know the same OL that allows him to be an immobile statue back there. In the rare instance they allow pressure, he is very average, maybe even less than average.
Montana was a surgeon with the pressure in his face. And without.
Brady faces plenty of pressure. What superstars are on Brady's 'phenominal' line? His LG Mankins is the best of the bunch but Brady won all 3 of his super bowls before he was in the league. Matt Light is above average. The rest of the line are pretty much, and always have been, low drafted or undrafted journeymen. Brady makes his line look better than it is, much like Peyton Manning does.
I disagree. Peyton Manning is a lot better at handling pressure in his face than Brady. Manning makes his line look better than it does, Brady doesn't make it so as much. Too many times I've seen Brady just stand back for over 5 seconds.
It also doesn't matter that there are no superstars on Brady's offensive line. I'm of the belief that collective performance trumps individual personnel when it comes to the offensive line.
[ Edited by 9erfanAUS on Feb 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM ]