This evening, the NFL Network will continue with their “Top 100” player countdown. I have made some suggestions who I think will be on the list, but I still have a few players I need to “complete.” Actually, I have player Numbers 43-49 and 21. In inclusive talk, that is eight players. I better get Number 21 done to make room for the next 10.
Number 21 on the NFL Network’s “Top 100” is Tom Brady. Brady has been a hot item in the last few years, having led the New England patriots to three Super Bowls, and, in his absence, the team has not done all that well.
Tom Brady was drafted by the New England Patriots out of Michigan in 2000. He was number 199 in the sixth round. Even after the Patriots had him, they weren’t too excited about him because of his physique and lack of speed. He was not a “Combine Champ.”
Brady wasn’t even a clear starter at Michigan.
I have to say, lest it become apparent from my writing, that I do not care for Tom Brady, or for that matter the New England Patriots. I can still remember him and Randy Moss sitting out the Pro-Bowl.
Brady got his starting job as a result of Drew Bledsoe getting injured. Coach Bill Bilichick played some games with the two quarterbacks.
Brady has made the most of his opportunities.
Tom Brady is now in his 11th season and has played about 135 games.
2007 was a notorious season for the New England Patriots. First they were caught videotaping an opponent and it turned out to be the much-hated New York Jets, who were coached by someone who had studied under Bilichick.
To prove something, the team ran up the score on lesser teams. That, to me, is Bilichick — no class.
The team indeed went 16-0 regular season, and one of those wins was against the New York Giants. The Giants were going to the playoffs, so many people thought they should or would sit the game out. They didn’t but played the Patriots and risked the injuries.
Ultimately, the Giants met the Patriots in the Super Bowl, where the Patriots were highly favored.
The Giants won on a last-second pass. I’ve linked to the pass of the century.
Was I glad the Patriots and Brady lost? Yes I was.
Tom Brady will make the Hall of Fame, and I have linked to all of his dramatic statistics.
He gets enough kudos; he doesn’t need me to toot his horn.
NFL Network Website, “Tom Brady QB”
You Tube Website, “Eli Manning pass to Tyree”
New England Patriot’s Website, “12 Tom Brady QB”
You Tube Website, “Game Winning Touchdown Super Bowl 42”