Re: Does Brady break the record next season?
posted at 12/2/2012 10:40 AM EST
In response to Quagmire3's comment:
I think TB12 will break the record for one reason; Bill Belichick. As much as BB likes to say stats are for losers, he is keenly aware of certain stats and there place in history. An example of this would be last year when he put Gronk back in a game to let Hoyer throw him that 22 yarder to pass Jimmy Graham for most recieving yards by a TE in NFL History. Here is an excerp from the article that broke it all down, read the whole article here:
Taking possession with a 28-point lead and just 90 seconds to play, the only thing between the Patriots and their eighth straight win - plus the AFCâs No. 1 playoff seed - were a few kneel-downs from the victory formation.
But Jimmy Graham, playing in a game more than 1,000 miles away in New Orleans for the Saints, forced the Patriots to call an audible.
In a real-time, new-age version of scoreboard watching, a late 14-yard completion to Graham put the Saintsâ tight end 5 yards ahead of Rob Gronkowski for receiving yards on the season. Knowing this, the Patriots opted to give Gronkowski one final chance to reclaim the NFL record for receiving yards by a tight end in a season.
Instead of having backup quarterback Brian Hoyer take a few knees to end the game, the Patriots chose to run a first-down pass play for Gronkowski. One final throw, one final catch, and 22 yards later, Gronkowski had the mark, ending a back-and-forth battle that played out on two fields.
That was kind of awesome tho................