Originally posted by niners4lyfe:
lulz at people who say that Manning chokes in big games. When's the last time Brady won a Superbowl, 2004? Since then, he's been putting up big numbers but he isn't nearly as clutch as he once was; yet, no one talks about him choking....Take away the defense from Tom Brady starting from 2004, you have a great regular season quarterback who cannot win the big one any more. It's a team game!!!!! Brady benefited greatly on having a great Defense and good special teams play. Again, Tom Brady is one of the best of all-time but maybe the reason why Manning has choked because HE WAS THE TEAM. He carried that team squarely on his shoulders, unlike Brady, who had a very good team all around him. Again, to make my point, you take away Brushi, Seymour, Milloy, etc... from Brady, you have a GREAT individual quarterback who does not win the big one. He's 0-2 in superbowls since 2005.
Manning's numbers are not as good in the playoffs. Even in his one Superbowl run he really wasn't the reason the Colts won. Brady has played great in playoff games and runs. The reason the Pats haven't gotten back to the Superbowl isn't necessarily on him and more that Pitt was playing awesome that one year, brady got hurt another year, and his teammaters didnt' step up in others.