Re: If Drew Brees is an MVP candidate, why not Brady?
posted at 11/4/2009 11:56 AM EST
In Response to Re: If Drew Brees is an MVP candidate, why not Brady?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: If Drew Brees is an MVP candidate, why not Brady? : Who exactly has Peyton Manning beaten? Why is it when the Patriots beat up on bad teams people always say "you haven't beaten anyone yet", What team did the Colts face? Colts' competition: Jacksonville, Phins, Cards, Seahawks, Titans, Rams, 49ers. Competition's win % = 42% Patriots competetion: Buffalo, Jets, Falcons, Ravens, Broncos, Tennessee, Buccs. Competition's win % = 43% We've faced the same level of competition, the Saints and Colts are undefeated so the media has a huge man-chrush on them.
Posted by 49Patriots[/QUOTE]
Amen to that.
I've been saying for weeks that the colts' opponent's redords are pitiful. Before last week their opponents were a combined 1-30 but the media seems to have an obama-like slobbering love affair with manning and the colts, so they're just never criticised.
Worse still, the media still insists on ranking them #1 in the "power rankings" despite their cupcake opponents.
That being said, there's more to MVP than simply racking up yards. At this point in the season, tommy might be the comeback guy of the year but MVP? NFW. Brees is an awesome QB. Pinpoint accuracy, a strong arm, and a 7-0 record is MVP material. Brees is on a par with the elite QBs in the league, manning, brady, rivers and rapelisberger, IMHO.
We're lucky to have the high level of QB play we have out there right now in the NFL. This is the best crop of QBs I've ever seen in the league and I've been a football fan since the bart starr/paul horning era.