Re: First Poutin' Peyton, Now It's Bratty Brady
posted at 12/13/2011 7:27 PM EST
In Response to Re: First Poutin' Peyton, Now It's Bratty Brady
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: First Poutin' Peyton, Now It's Bratty Brady : I have no fears that Brady will play well in the playoffs. If the O-line allows 5 sacks his ability to win it will be diminished if the D forces us to be in a shootout, which they likely will. Like the Colts it is unlikely Brady can carry them alone to a SB win with a shoddy D. I just don't get your view "if Brady continues to make mental errors". ALL QBs make errors. Brady's INT% is at his career norm. Why do you folks keep harping that one of the greatest seasons of all-time is the problem?
Posted by BabeParilli[/QUOTE]
I didn't say that quarterbacks don't make errors. Show me where I've said that. To me, him chewing out Underwood is just the latest in his diva-like behavior. When Peyton made those kinds of errors and chewed his teammate(s) out, many people didn't think twice about making fun of him, calling him a pansy, nicknaming him Poutin' Peyton, or blaming him for his part in the error(s) - and yes - it cost the Colts a game or two (even a playoff game or two).
Brady did not acknowledge his part in the poor decision until AFTER OB chewed HIM out.
So, when Brady does "it" - he is considered to be "competitive". If Peyton does "it", he's considered a loser, Poutin Peyton - does that about sum it up?
So, here's my take - either both Peyton and Brady are fierce competitors who merely made mistakes and are really good quarterbacks....or both are divas.
Again, I think there was a time when you had a fierce, hungry humble quarterback in Brady. Of all people left from the glory days, one would expect more of Brady out of a leader. Peyton pissed his own players for behaving like a diva, you don't think Patriot players get sick of that attitude too?
Do I expect Brady to be error free? No. Do I expect him to minimize turnovers by playing smarter?
I can accept mistakes (i.e., defender tips his pass or he gets hit while passing and the ball goes awry), but the mental mistakes caused by a large ego and forcing the ball are less palatable.