Re: Brady lands at No. 21 on NFL’s Top 100 list
posted at 10/19/2010 12:09 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Brady lands at No. 21 on NFL’s Top 100 list
[QUOTE]Brady is clearly better than Manning if you are talking about the more successful and the better money QB. Every category leans towards Brady. And then the intangibles or barriers point to Brady />Manning. Manning has dome stats against inferior defenses. Great QB, one of the best ever, but not better than Brady. It's insulting to put a 9-9 postseason QB above a 14-4 one. People seem to forget that Manning's breakout year was 2003, a full 2 seasons after Brady's and his first SB. Manning had one good year prior to 2003 and was mediocre at best prior to that. I can't stand the arrogance of Colts fans and the media that try to change fact because Manning is a nice guy and was the #1 overall pick. Look at the facts and the data. Then look at the very fact that Manning only has the greater stats in the regular season, in a dome. That's his only victory head to head over Brady. Brady has him in head to head title games, SB rings, SB MVPs, Manning even has two, maybe even 3 bogus regular season MVPs (2003, 2005, 2009).
Posted by BBReigns[/QUOTE]
Agree that playing in a dome greatly enhanced his stats, but lay off the defenses he played against. Remember, he faced the Pats 2X's/season until reallignment took place. With few exceptions, the Dolts played a 1st place schedule too. All any team can do is play the schedule they are presented, which is always predetermined. Need I remind you that for a long time now, Brady's faced the Bills 2X's/season? Recall how bad the JESTS! were until recentoly? And there's the Fins.....
Players? Again, it's who the team drafted. Obviously the Dolts out an emphasis on offense, seeing their investment in Old Horse Face. Can't blame them. The Pats on the other hand, drafted to need. We'll let the 3 SB wins determine who was better at this process; the Pats piled up SB wins, and the Dolts piled up.... STATS. We saw what Brady can do with a high quality WR (Moss) for a few years. Yet, their better seasons as a TEAM was during the "Who Are These Guys?" era, like the re-tooled DB situations in 2004 & 2005 due to injuries?
Dome? Yes, it was a huge impact (playing 8 games at home under near perfect conditions, especially in late November and December IS a huge advantage). Other teams defenses? No.Teams play who they have scheduled; it's that simple. You can do better than that. Teammates? Not close, as evidenced by each team's drafting strategies. Who made who better? (Want to get into the "chicken or the egg" debate AGAIN?)