Oct. 11, 2018
Why Tom Brady is NOT the G.O.A.T.
Since this is my first article, I wanted to start off with something that will make even the most uneducated fan get chills. I wanted to start out with something only a few people have dared think and much less even uttered. But here I am, saying what needs to be said, even if I get crucified for it. That's me, a martyr for the people.
Tom Brady came into the NFL with as much hope of becoming a 5 time Superbowl champ as the modern day browns have of winning one ever. He had no chance from what the brutal scouts said. Quote from the greatest Instagram "I found my combine shirt from 17 years ago and it got me thinking. This is what they said about me then….. Poor build, Skinny, Lacks great physical stature and strength, Lacks mobility and ability to avoid the rush, Lacks a really strong arm, Can’t drive the ball downfield, Does not throw a really tight spiral, System-type player who can get exposed if forced to ad lib, Gets knocked down easily As @edelman11 always reminds me … "You can prove em right or you can prove em wrong!" Good luck to all of you this weekend!!"
So lets review these statements to find out the truth about this UGG wearing myth.
Poor Build- Honestly, still kind of goes for today. Brady pumps himself full of so many chemicals to keep himself going he has probably single-highhandedly put 5 GNC stores out of business. He has so many preservatives inside of him that he could compare himself to a McDonald Big mac (true story, they dont rot, look it up)
https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/heres-why-mcdonalds-burgers-don-t-rot/). He has changed from his 211 lbs frame to a respectable 225, but his overall body is not that of a pictured QB, so physically, he hasn't really progressed. Also he doesnt have a six-pack. (https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a22462837/tom-brady-body-shaming/)
Lacks mobility and ability to avoid the rush- This is very true and it will always be. Brady has the turn radius of a Dodge pick-up and the speed of a 1 legged dog on tranquilizers. Vince Wilfork has a faster 40 than him for crying out loud.
Lacks a really strong arm, Can’t drive the ball downfield, Does not throw a really tight spiral,- This one you have to give the man, he led the league in deep passes thrown in 2016. He is no Pat Mahomes but he has got a little but of a gun.
System-type player who can get exposed if forced to ad lib, Gets knocked down easily-
This is where it gets interesting. This is the exact reason I can't personally hold him up with the greats. Brady has been great under Belichick and his evil revolving door of an empire, but would someone else have been able to do as Brady has done? We saw when Brady went down with a suspension, (did he do it? Yes, no doubt), a young Jimmy G and Jacoby Brisset come in and give the Pat's some W's. Also Matt Cassel, who us Cowboy fans are not to appreciative of, came in during Brady's ACL tear of 2008 and led the team to a 10-6 record. Overall since 2001, the Patriots are an astounding 13-6 without Brady. This just beg's the question, is it Brady, or the hoodie pulling the the strings for these championships?
To wrap it up lets look at Brady's rings.
XXXVI- Thank God for Vinatieri . All Him. Brady led them down, but it was the kicker who won it. This ring is because of Bledsoe though. Oh yeah, tuck rule. I thinks thats enough.
XXVIII- Again Vinatieri saves the day. New England got the ball on the 40 after a pathetic kick by John Kasay. Quick but not really difficult throws bring it within range very quickly. Troy Brown makes a great catch. This is not really Brady who earned it.
XXXIX- For some unknown reason, McNabb and the Eagles use a full huddle offense, draining the clock so much that after scoring to make it a 3 point game, they would have no time to try and tie it. Forced to do an onside kick, the Eagles beat themselves, Brady doesn't beat them.
XLIX- Pete Carroll decides to pass instead of run with a monster at running back. You know the rest.
LI- 28-3, how do you lose that lead. Just run the ball, or did we not learn from the Seahawks last year. Wow.
So as you can see brady has earned none of his rings by himself. Someone else lost them or he had someone else holding his hand.
That about wraps it up. If anyone actually reads this, feel free to message me on twitter. My handle is @johndrock29. Tell me i'm an idiot and try to change my mind.