When it is all said and done, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will go down as one of football’s greatest signal-callers. His methodical approach has been something to admire even if you are not a Patriots fan. Brady’s arm may not be the strongest, but he can make every throw.
Accuracy definitely represents strength in the three-time Super Bowl champion’s game. Of course, it is well known that if it wasn’t for Eli Manning’s last-minute heroics on two occasions, Brady would most likely have five titles. On Sunday, he goes to battle once again with archrival Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game.
These two players are future Hall of Famers. Every time they do battle it is a potential classic. New England head coach Bill Belichick attacks Manning in what becomes a chess match. The Broncos’ QB has been to two Super Bowls, while walking away with one ring. On the other hand, his opponent is staring down history. With the win, Brady would become the first quarterback to start six Super Bowls. In my opinion, however, this will not happen. Denver enjoys superior receiving talent in Demariaus Thomas, Eric Decker, tight end Julius Thomas and former Patriot Wes Welker. Brady’s wideouts are too inconsistent because of their youth.
Danny Amendola is a solid slot guy, but gets hurt too often. Julian Edelman needs to step up once again, as he has all season. Aaron Dobson and Kembrell Thompkins have come and gone from a production standpoint all season. The two QBs will most likely get in a shootout. Again, surrounding talent is going to help Denver overcome a suspect defense. Therefore, Brady, at least for now, will be denied his record-breaking sixth appearance at the big game.