The truth is that Brady was proven to be the best going back nearly half a decade ago. It's an insult to Brady to even compare Manning with him, and just plain ludicrous to suggest that Manning is better; in doing so you look like a fool or a biased hater. When you total up the accomplishments along with the stats and look at the playing environment in which he did so, there is no one that even comes close.
I'm reading a lot of comments about Brady having Moss to throw the ball to...you guys do know that he had Moss for only two season’s right? One of those seasons was Brady coming off a yearlong early season ending injury, and a lot of records were broken and they nearly went undefeated, so what exactly is your point?
Belichick is a good coach but was pretty much nothing at his position before Brady fell into his lap. Brady makes Belichick, not the other way around. That maybe wasn't the case very early on in his career but certainly was so moving forward. It also needs to be pointed out that Belichick is a defensive minded coach and has very little if not nothing to do with the offense of that team. However, for fun, let's just say that it's because of Belichick, that Brady is so good, so how would that be a knock to Brady still? That’s like saying "the only reason that guy did really well on that exam is because he has a great teacher." Or "that guy is only good at karate because his instructor is one of the best.” Can you see the twisted logic when it comes to this argument?
Now let's talk about Manning...this is going to sound like a bit of a contradiction but it still makes sense in saying this, and that is that Manning is without a doubt a great football player and no one can take that away from him, but at the same time he has to be one of the most overrated and fortunate QB's to play this game. This guy for his entire career has been surrounded by an all-star offensive cast in a cozy dome setting playing many of his games in the very soft AFC south division. Now let's look at the stellar 2013 season where they ended up getting rocked by Seattle in the super bowl, (the very same team that Brady dissected a year later). In 2013 Manning had Both the Thomas boys, Decker, and Welker; once again a crazy cast of receivers. That's okay, he broke records with that team and that was a great achievement, but if you really examine who they played that year, it's really laughable; it’s actually statistically speaking the worst defenses of all time that they played. It's no hyperbole; they actually played the softest defensive teams possible for pretty much the entire season. The only noteworthy teams they actually played that season were the ones they lost to. They get to the playoffs and barely get past San Diego, and then they barely get past a decimated, crippled Pats team in an early afternoon game in Denver, all the way to their inevitable reality check that they received via the Seahawks. Manning has had great regular season success and has played mediocre to just plain awful in the post season. In sports you are nothing if you can't produce in the post season, you can have all the fancy regular season stats but they don't mean much without an equally impressive post season body of work.
· 4 years ago