Originally posted by baltien:Dude. He won THREE Super Bowls before Moss got there. He didn't win ANY with Moss on the team. Not only that, but he threw for a career high 5,200+ yards WITHOUT Moss. Given that, how do you gather that Moss was his crutch?
Well first I still think brees/manning/brady <5k yard seasons 3years ago are more impressive then this years >5k yard seasons.
Before moss joined the team brady had to read a defense, throw receivers open, and and use check downs. When moss joined the team he just had to read a safety. It was basically throw it 50 yards for moss or 5 yards to welker, if they played to far off moss, screen it to him and let him outrun everyone. And it required brady to readjust, almost like coming out of college. Nobody was 2-3 yards open anymore.
And now the nfl rules are giving him that same advantage(well most QBs/WRs) which is why the 5k+ stuff didn't impress me this year.
[ Edited by jdt84_2 on Mar 15, 2012 at 7:02 PM ]