The Facts Prove Tom Brady Is Not a Great Quarterback

(After extensive research, I decided to keep this article fairly straightforward and informal.  If you'd like to see my notes and bibliography on this, you can make that request by email).

I recently wrote an article about the Top Player in the franchise history of every active NFL club, and put New England placekicker Adam Vinatieri as No. 1. 

This might sound convoluted, but I don't say such things just to tick people off.  I say it because I believe it, but I also indulge in the fact that my mere opinion would rile people.

It seemed that I should dedicate an article to debunk the myth of Brady as a great quarterback.

Surely, your first thought here is, "Are you kidding me?"  On closer inspection, however, I think you will agree that there is more to the picture than meets the eye on the question of whether Tom Brady is a great quarterback.

Keep in mind that "great" is a reserved word.  When you apply "great" to a pro-athlete, there are criteria that must be met.

At best, Brady is a "sexed-up" version of Trent Dilfer; meaning, it's all sizzle and no steak, all celebrity and no substance. 

That is not to say that either is a bad quarterback, just not a great or extraordinary quarterback.

One of the most obnoxious defenses of Brady's career is that as a quarterback, someone still had to make the throws.  Yeah, and someone had to catch the ball, someone had to block, and someone had to call the right play. 

On a baser level of the passing-game, throwing is not important than catching, blocking, or play-calling.  However, some players and coaches are more skilled at performing their jobs.

If you are a Patriots fan (or some brown-nosing journalist), you like to give full credit to Brady for partial work.  Again, that might sound counter-intuitive, but I can assure you that after closely examining...

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