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Old 01-02-2018, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Let's say 2018 Tom Brady could go back to Michigan for a year. He would have a lot less WR and TE talent (no Gronk) than he currently he has on the Patriots and a substantially inferior O-Line. But given his otherworldly passing skills and football IQ, would he be able to get the Wolverines over the hump against Bama?
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Old 01-02-2018, 02:44 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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if you get brady at his best then i want Broadway Joe at his best as well ..
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Old 01-02-2018, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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if you get brady at his best then i want Broadway Joe at his best as well ..
The question here is whether Brady's superior talent would make much of a difference given the lack of talent surrounding him as well as his lack of mobility.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:14 PM
 
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Nah, a qb needs a line.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Nah, a qb needs a line.
Well, that's the thing. A good QB can make a line much better by diagnosing the defense properly before the snap.

A good example of this was the Washington Redskins during the RG3 era. Griffin was the most sacked QB in the NFL. A lot of people blamed this on the play of his offensive line. But some experts said he got sacked so frequently because he either failed to set the correct protections or failed to take the correct number of steps on his dropbacks. Once Cousins replaced him as starter, the poor pass protection people complained about suddenly vanished.

Wouldn't Tom Brady, having already seen the most exotic football defenses known to man, simply send a TE over to the other side of the formation or call an audible?
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:30 PM
 
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Well, that's the thing. A good QB can make a line much better by diagnosing the defense properly before the snap.

A good example of this was the Washington Redskins during the RG3 era. Griffin was the most sacked QB in the NFL. A lot of people blamed this on the play of his offensive line. But some experts said he got sacked so frequently because he either failed to set the correct protections or failed to take the correct number of steps on his dropbacks. Once Cousins replaced him as starter, the poor pass protection people complained about suddenly vanished.

Wouldn't Tom Brady, having already seen the most exotic football defenses known to man, simply send a TE over to the other side of the formation or call an audible?
I agree it would make a difference, but not all the difference.... then again I could be very wrong. I was thinking (college) Manning vs Nebraska. Brady has vast amount of experience and reading skills at this point. Guess the world will never know.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:34 PM
 
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if tom brady went to any team other than the patriots he'd suck. if tom brady were on the browns, the browns would be a horrific team. he's a system QB that has had the benefit of being in the same system under the same head coach his entire career. have you ever noticed that when he gets injured, the patriots rarely get much worse? this is the team that went 11-5 with a converted WR as their QB.
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