The irony of the whole Deflategate incident is that the man who sanctioned Brady's four weeks on the sidelines, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell, may well have to present the Vince Lombardi Trophy to Brady on Sunday night if the Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons.
"The only football we thought New England respected was physical football", said former Giants offensive lineman Chris Snee, who started at right guard in both Super Bowl wins. I've gotten to see it inside and out, how he prepares, how he plays the game, how he takes care of his body.
In a series of Twitter posts Thursday night to his almost 100,000 followers, the Stoneham native derided what he called Brady's "garbage politics" and vowed to donate $100 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund for every touchdown the Patriots score during Sunday's Super Bowl LI matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, with a $50 donation for every field goal. 'But it has been a tough year.
And does the real debate even come down to " Brady vs. Montana?" Isn't there a soft spot in her heart somewhere for the much-hated quarterback? They have Brady. They have Belichick. There's no other class. Instead, all they learned was that, while Tom Brady is really good at winning Super Bowls, the dude has no idea what the hell an apostrophe is for.
Sunday's matchup will clear up this section. Yet, he has lost two Super Bowls to Eli Manning. While Pats fans revel in the things that make the Patriots the Patriots, everyone else is left to wonder how everything seems to always work out for them. He's taken completely different groups of people to the Super Bowl time and time again.
One of Carr's most prominent Super Bowl memories occurred not on the field, but in the pregame locker room. I'm not completely sold on their defense but they do have a couple of big hitters on that side of the ball that can be game changers. They can come after you with four guys with Vic Beasley and Dwight (Freeney) and those guys on the inside.
In addition to the accolades Brady has been able to accumulate over the years, Edelman doesn't think that there is a quarterback more calm under pressure than Brady.
Montana seemed to be blessed with better talent, namely Jerry Rice.
After two Giants' field goals, the teams headed into the fourth quarter at 17-15 in New England's favor. To many, Brady has secured the title as the best ever and that will not change today, win or lose. Is the tightness of a spiral important? Brady declined the draft offer and agreed to play college football at MI.
So this has become more for Brady than what might have appeared to be the obvious story line of the entire season. Montana, on the other hand, deserves more credit for his mobility.
Of course, there was also aa time when Brady nearly chose baseball over football.
This Sunday, he's preparing to pass Joe Cool with a fifth ring.