Brady takes his place atop the NFL’s list of their top 100 players in the league AGAIN.
So, let’s get this straight. Every coach says Tom Brady‘s the best player in football. His peers say the same thing. You, on the other hand, believe he’s a cheater. You’ve allowed yourself to believe he’s a system quarterback. You’re under the impression that he couldn’t have won without Bill Belichick.
Why should we listen to you again?
Every year, the NFL, via their highly popular NFL Network, ranks the top players in the league. The list is constructed by the opinions and votes of current players. This has happened seven times. Tom Brady is the only player to reach the top of the list twice. He’s also never been ranked lower than fourth.
You, for some reason, think that happened because he’s a cheater.
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A wise man once told me your opinion is only as valuable as your knowledge of the subject. Every NFL coach acknowledges Brady’s greatness. His peers do as well. You on the other hand think he won five Super Bowls because he’s a cheater and a “system quarterback”.
Why should we listen to you again?
Yes, Tom Brady, in many ways, is a system quarterback. So was John Elway and Brett Favre and Joe Montana. Every quarterback that won is a system quarterback. I suppose Brady should apologize for remaining with the same coach for the duration of his career.
Speaking of that coach, there’s been a theory that’s existed for quite some time. That theory is Brady couldn’t have won without Belichick pacing the sidelines, but that isn’t true though is it? Brady won while he was with the Michigan Wolverines. We’ve seen Brady win without his head coach. What we haven’t seen is his coach winning without him. Belichick had coached one winning season and had amassed a coaching record of 44-57 before Mo Lewis knocked out Drew Bledsoe and football was changed forever when the kid from Michigan took over. Brady’s now the owner of a 237-115 record and has hoisted the Lombardi Trophy five times.
Many reference the 2008 New England Patriots season as their evidence that Belichick and New England can win without #12. After all, they went 11-5. Not so fast young Jedi! The Patriots beat some pretty bad teams. They beat the Jets once (and then lost to them in an overtime game). They beat the Bills twice. There were wins over a Raiders team (that was coached by Tom Cable), a bad Seahawks team and a horrific 49ers squad. When they played someone who could actually play (the Chargers, Colts and Steelers for instance) they were run off of the field.
For once and for all, let’s retire the notion that the Patriots didn’t need Brady in 2008.
So, here we are, and as mentioned, Brady sits at the top of the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2017 list. Again, everyone acknowledges his brilliance. He makes the game look simple. He makes difficult tasks seem routine, and it’s for those reasons that you may view his greatness as constructed.
What you’ve missed is, in the only season that he had a Pro Bowl wide receiver (Randy Moss), he went 16-0 in the regular season and set the NFL touchdown record at the time. You’ve missed the coordinators who have been elevated to head coaching positions and have failed (because they didn’t have the option of taking Brady with them). You’ve missed the fact that he’s won with teammates and a coach who couldn’t win without him, but you still think he won because of deflated footballs and by being a “cheater”.
I’ll ask one more time. Why should we listen to you again?
Exposure Magazine Sports Editor
Geoffrey Knox is the creator and the owner of The Thunderstorm Hip Hop Sports & Entertainment Network, co-editor for Inside The Iggles and a contributor for Saturday Blitz. Bookmark Thunderstorm Media on BlogtalkRadio.com, iTunes, TuneIn and Stitcher. Follow him on Twitter @GQ_4_Eva, @stormradio66 @stormsports66 & @insideiggles.
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