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Brady emerges as clear-cut MVP leader

Posted on: December 7, 2010 12:29 am
Edited on: December 7, 2010 10:08 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

After eviscerating the Jets on the most public of levels Monday night (a 45-3 final score on the biggest stage in a while), there's little question that Tom Brady is the NFL's current leader in the MVP race, and, frankly, it's not all that close.

The Pats quarterback was the consummate Patriot veteran after the beatdown, giving a standard Belichickian answer to Suzy Kolber on the field.

"When you win say little, when you lose, say less," Brady said, attributing the quote to his coach.

What should he have said? Rhetorical answer: nothing. That's because there wasn't a need to offer anything verbally, when the score, and Brady's performance, said everything that needs to be said.

But back to Brady, who happened to notch a couple of marks on his belt Monday, setting the NFL record for most consecutive regular season home wins (26) and passing Drew Bledsoe (irony alert!) for 13th on the all-time NFL touchdown pass list with 252.

He carved up the vaunted Jets defense, turning what seemed like a great game of chess into a Checkers party where one-side kept kinging themselves repeatedly. Eight different Pats caught passes, which is exactly as many incompletions as Brady had on the evening.

See, for a large portion of this year, Brady was getting MVP love because the Patriots were winning without the same personnel as in previous years. Then people started talking about his dropoff in production after Randy Moss' departure, and it sure does seem like something snapped.

Since an embarrassing loss to the Browns, Brady's gone 70/95 for 877 yards and nine touchdowns (no picks) in three games. That's fairly ridiculous, to say the least.

It's not like his season's was bad before that, either -- he's thrown just four interceptions on the year, even though his raw stats haven't been tremendous up until this stretch (the Pittsburgh game was his first 300-yard passing effort of the year).

And yeah, it's going to be extremely chic to call Brady the clear-cut MVP come Tuesday morning, but the facts are the facts -- and right now, the Patriots are the best team in the NFL.

There are other people that deserve mention in the race, obviously; it's a sick group that includes Manning (maybe if they run the table), Rivers (they've got to win out too), Aaron Rodgers (but his defense is just so good), Matt Ryan (Michael Turner perhaps?) and Maurice Jones-Drew to name a few.

But none of those guys have their team positioned as the top team in the NFL, based primarily on the fact that their play at their position has been strong enough the entire year to overcome significant weaknesses in other areas on the roster. Which is exactly what Tom Brady's done in 2010.

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Brady emerges as clear-cut MVP leader

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Brady emerges as clear-cut MVP leader

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Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: December 8, 2010 12:01 am
 

Brady emerges as clear-cut MVP leader

*sigh* and yet the idiots just keep coming with opinions.  Who cares what you all think about who's better??  Enjoy both Manning and Brady while they last.  Both of your teams will suck once again not too long from now....



Since: May 1, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2010 10:44 pm
 

Brady emerges as clear-cut MVP leader

Brady would love to have been throwing to Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, and all their other top picks.  Manning is a choke artist, he won one superbowl, but the way the hype for him, you would figure he won 5 or 6.
I'll take Brady's career any day over Mannings



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 9:00 pm
 

Brady emerges as clear-cut MVP leader

Yea I like winning




Since: May 11, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 8:17 pm
 

Brady emerges as clear-cut MVP leader

Ahh Boxer do you actually think before you write?  As someone else who sees the "Real World" its is obvious that there are two elite Qb's and a bunch of guys in a sub category( Rivers, Rapist, etc.)  Yes Tom has owned the Steelers... that is if you go by records, as in head to head matchups. To say the pats have had better teams is absurd! Have you forgotten that you had Plax, Bus and several quality defensive players? what did we have? Troy Brown... come on. Name another decent reciever besides him? o yea we had antoine smith... now thats quality. More rings Brady, More super Bowl appearances Brady, and you have to make it to loose i guess. Now you go home and bludgen yourself with a steel pipe... Homer!



Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 5:41 pm
 

Brady emerges as clear-cut MVP leader

Absolutely ridiculous...Peyton has had as much talent as Brady and won 1 Super Bowl.



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 5:36 pm
 

Brady emerges as clear-cut MVP leader

WHY THE NEED TO COMPARE???  Does it really make you guys feel better inside to adamently claim one QB is better than another?  THE FACT THAT THERE IS EVEN A DEBATE suggests that not one of you can make a claim one way or the other.  So just stop it.  Spend your energy appreciating the talent that each of these men possess.....become a fan of BOTH OF THEM and you'll enjoy life and the game so much more.




Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2010 5:17 pm
 

Brady emerges as clear-cut MVP leader

Manning has had Dallas Clark, Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison for the vast majority of his career.....while Brady has had only one years with comparable talent (and he broke the TD record).  Manning has 1 Superbowl win and 1 loss.  Brady has won 3, lost 1 (Tyree made the play of his life) and was Superbowl MVP twice. Manning shrinks in the big games.  Look it up.  Manning NEVER HAD A RUNNING GAME.  Before it was always "He's so good he doesnt need one" Now he's struggling a TON and it's "even he needs a running game' Give me a break.  Terry Bradshaw benefited from one of the most dominating defenses in the history of the NFL.  Was he a good QB? Yes.  A very good QB? Yes.  One of the best ever? No.  Steve Young last night said that he doesn't even put himself in Brady's category, and yes he is being humble, but also a realist.  No one considers Steve Young a better QB than Tom Brady except maybe you.  And the fact that you think Aikman is better shows how clueless you really are.  Aikman won SBs with HANDFULS of hall of famers around him on offense AND defense.  Brady has won 3 rings with far inferior talent in a league defined by parody.  Reche Caldwell, Jabar Gaffney, David Givens, etc.  No one is better and more consistent in bigger games than Tom Brady.  Rivers is a good QB no doubt, but I'm sorry if you put Brady on the Chargers they would have won a SB by now and even with injuries this year I guarantee you they would have a better record.  Aaron Rodgers is a viable MVP candidate if they can win out and win the division.  Vick is a great player, maybe Offensive Player of the Year, but you, again, are the only person who might think he is in Brady's class.



Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2010 4:43 pm
 

Brady emerges as clear-cut MVP leader

Something tells me if Brady and Manning were on opposite teams the past decade the Patriots have at least 5 super bowls



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