Join Date: Jun 2012
[QUOTE=Funaz;4503302]It will be pretty much the same team. Brady is good, but he's not exactly a goat type player. I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I still see him as a system qb.[/QUOTE]
You're crazy. NE may not have earned those SB's the right/legit/honest way, but Brady is still an all-time great. Top 10 without question. If he is a system quarterback, he's one of the greatest system QB's of all-time because the last time I checked... Matt Cassel only threw for 3,693 yards, 21 TD's/11 INT's with a QB rating of 89.4. Brady has put up seasons of 4,110 yards, 4,398 yards, 4,806 yards, 5,235 yards etc, etc. Has put up seasons of 23 TD's, 24 TD's, 26 TD's, 28 TD's, 28 TD's, 28 TD's (x3 not a typo), 36 TD's, 39 TD's and 50 TD's. Brady's coming off a season where he just threw for 5,235 yards, 39 TDs/12 INT's, a completion percentage of 65.6% along with a QB rating of 105.6. You think that's impressive? Think back to the year before of 2010 where Brady threw for 3,900 yards, 36 TD's/4 INT's, a completion percentage of 65.9% with a QB rating of 111.0. That's still nothing compared to his 2007 season where Brady threw for 4,806 yards, 50 TD's/4 INT's, a completion percentage of 68.freakin' 9% with a QB rating of 117.2. I think the greatest single season quarterback performance I've ever seen.
I lived through those Dan Marino days. I feared Dan Marino. But not even Dan Marino was better than Tom Brady. Marino was beyond great in his own right, and may have the better numbers (5/6 more years in the league than Brady) but Tom Brady? He's a robot inside of that pocket. The closest thing that I've ever seen to a computerized, reading defenses, generated machine. That's Tom Brady.
No fan base has ever had it worse than Jet fans. I truly believe that. From 1986-1996 (10 years) of having to deal with HOF Jim Kelly and the Buffalo Bills of the 90's. From 1983-1999 (17 years) we got hit with one of the greatest HOF QB's of all-time in Dan Marino and last but not least? Not even two years after Marino hung up cleats, our defense attacked Drew Bledsoe and ended up getting hit with yet again, another all-time great at the QB position in Tom Brady dating back to 2001. It's been 11 years and counting in regards to Brady and the Patriots. I remember the hit on Bledsoe like it were yesterday. I was so glad to see Brady come off the bench, I thought the Patriots were done for after Bledsoe went down. Boy was I wrong. 11 years later, and this machine is still playing stronger/better than ever.
The only thing that can slow down Tom Brady, is Tom Brady's age in itself; which is why I put such a high emphasis on Brady turning 35 come August 3rd. No QB has ever played at this level into their 40's, which is why I tell myself that the end for Brady and the Patriots is very near. In less than 5 years (hopefully sooner) the madness will be over. No more Kelly, no more Marino and no more Brady inside of our own AFC East division. Chances are, if the history of the sport means anything, we'll go another 10, 15, maybe even 20 years before the Dolphins, Patriots or Bills feature another HOF QB leading either of those 3 franchises.
So, no, I'll agree to disagree; in 4-5 years the Patriots won't be the same team. They'll have to replace Brady, Welker, Mankins, Koppen, Connolly, Branch, Warren and Wilfork etc, etc. They may also have to replace coach Bill Belichick. Thy may never be able to "replace" a Tom Brady though. I know it's been 12 years and Miami still hasn't replaced Marino and it's also been 16 years and Buffao still hasn't replaced Kelly. I think Doug Flutie was the closest they've came. Which is bad.
Last edited by NY2FLDWC85; 06-28-2012 at 08:32 PM.