Can we PLEASE Clear up this Misconception...
posted at 2/4/2013 4:35 PM EST
That the weapons Brady had back in his SB winning years were inferior to all the teams that have played since 2007???
I mean it gets so sickening listen to ignorant fans say "Brady didnt have any weapons then, Where was the # 1, there wasnt any deep threat,etc. SHUT IT!!!! Let me just focus on the 03' season where we got contributions from everywhere . Guys got hurt, others stepped up. The Ball was SPREAD around and we Absolutely had players to attack every part of the field. We had a Bruising RB in A.Smith, complimented by a Fb who could catch(centers) and a change of pace back who was clutch and could also catch out of backfield. Contrast that now to a one dimensional Slot player who cant outrun anyone or get deep and has linebackers covering him in Wes. A nice, big TE who is always hurt at the end of the year and a # WR in Lloyd who ONLY works the sideline and isnt clutch and a hybrid WR/TE in Hernandez who is always hurt and just started drinking legally...Not EVEN CLOSE!
IN 2003, this TEAM WAS STACKED! 2007 aint SHIT compared to these guys... Rusty point to Givens being a 7th round pic and I say "so what" did he perform in the SB and in the Clutch or NOT?? He WAS PHYSICAL and worked ALL parts of the field
Deion Branch played in 15 games and led the team in Catches that year with 57!!! and 3 TD's (Surely we need a 100 catch WR to win it all right???)
Kevin Faulk played in 15 games and was 2nd on the team with 48 catches
Troy Brown played in 12 games and had 38 catches and 4 TD's in a year that he started to be phased out due to younger players like Branch and Givens. Also was injured that year.
Daniel Graham played in 14 games and had 38 catches and 4 TD's while mainly being a run blocker and catching balls from playaction.
David Givens played in 13 games and had 34 catches and 6 TD's in a limited role before becoming full time starter in 04'. This is something we dont allow anymore. Raw WR's to develop in 2 years like David did, who came in as a RB and was playing CB one preseason to making plays in the SB. Now we just cut guys after a year if we dont like them. He had 56 catches the following year.
Christian Furia played in 16 games and had 28 catches and 2 TDs after totaling 7 the year before.
David Patten played in only 6 games that year due to injury and had only 9 catches. The following year he bounced back and had 44 catches for 800 yards and 7 TD's. This was our deep threat wether some care to admit or not. More reliable than Moss.
Bethel Johnson played in 15 games and had only 9 catches but made a BIG splash on s/t, returning 2 kicks for TDs and making a game sealing deep catch vs Seattle that year. (weiss as his best)
Dedric Ward picked up late in the year played in 4 games and managed 7 catches and a TD.
JJ Stokes played in 2 games and caught 2 catches.
Larry Centers played in 9 games and had 19 catches and a TD.
So What I see is a very well rounded, talented team that spread the ball. I didnt see any 100 catch WRs. NO 1500 yard rushers. Just a game manager, handing off, passing to open guys and playing with a solid, aggressive defense that was full of playmakers who made plays in the clutch. So not only are our defenses worse than years past, Brady has had less to work with too. Guys just see Moss and Welker and their numbers but WHO was after them??? NOONE! Glad I could clear that up. Anyone care to post the totals from 07 or this past year??? lol
Just a reminder. This years 3rd and 4th WRs were Slater and Aiken!!! Lol and Edleman was the starter in week 1...... Wow... You guys are funny! Always making up stuff to support agendas and let you guys tell it, our offense wont even MOVE without Wes here....Bwaah-haaaaa-haaaa (evil count dracula voice)