That's true, he has a lot of intangibles that don't show up on the stat sheets like audibles and defense recognition. I think some of those kill audibles were simply reversing the direction of the play rather than a completely different playcall but that's just my speculation. Romo seemed to allude to it and he was on fire with his accuracy.Mothman wrote: ↑Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:58 pmI give BB a lot of credit too but personally, I thought Brady illustrated exactly why he's the best yesterday. Late in the game, with the Super Bowl on the line, he made clutch throws, converted crucial third downs and the directed scoring drives that ultimately helped his team win. He did it on the road, in a very loud stadium and even some of the big runs the Pats had on those scoring drives came on audibles because he correctly read the defense and changed the play. The OL and RBs obviously deserve more credit on those plays but he was the proverbial "field general" the team needed in that situation, as he's been throughout his career. He's certainly had better games but regardless of how he did statistically, when his team needed him to come up big so they could return to the Super Bowl, he delivered. I believe it's that quality more than any other that's made him such a great and admired player. His ability to come through again and again in the biggest games and moments is almost preternatural. It's the quality the Vikes need Cousins to develop.S197 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:28 pmAll I'm saying is give credit where it's due, and for NE it was the OL and their backs. I really wish we could find a FB like Develin. I give BB a lot of credit for constantly staying innovative and getting that team to the SB so many times. But the Brady love fest just makes no sense to me. Hes obviously one of the best, but not yesterday.
I don't mind giving Brady credit it's just the amount he gets compared to the rest of the team. The Patriots had 170+ yards rushing and gave up zero sacks. Some of that is Brady but the majority was the line and scheme. Also he only lead that game winning drive thanks to a bogus roughing call and getting bailed out of a game ending interception. He also had a lot of throws that while catchable, were behind his receiver. At least two to Patterson and Edelman. I guess what I'm getting at is the clutch factor that's getting attributed to him was also due to a fair amount of luck and solid play from his teammates.