rundown of Michigan's riser
Well it looks like Brady had a significant enough foot injury in which he may even need a screw inserted into his foot. Makes his accomplishment with regards to interceptions all the more impressive.
Just how in the heck are we, as Michigan fans, supposed to type Brady in a post on this forum and think of that as a FIRST name? Clearly, either Hoke or Tom Brady are going to have to change their names.
This has been discussed a lot over the years but I think Tom Brady's play this year should bring it back into legit discussion. I always hear that Peyton is the best QB in the NFL and that Tom is 1.B - but I see it completely different and this season is another reason why.
Tom is performing surgery on the best defenses in the NFL. Without Randy Moss. Who really only gave Brady one season before he stopped being Moss half the time. Peyton has always had receivers and always played in a dome. Brady has had 4 Superbowl appearances with only one of those where he had great receivers to help him, and it was a juggernaut.
Now he is surrounded by youth and a bunch of hard working but not elite in talent counterparts. Look at the results. He is obliterating the best defenses in the league.
It didn't take long after Brady got his knee mashed up and everyone was putting Peyton back on the top of the list and people were calling Brady a system QB etc etc.. Also there were those that said he would never be the same ala Carson Palmer. Yet after a little over a year he looks just like 2007 Tom Brady. All while Peyton has looked frustrated by his lack of talent to play with because of injuries.
I think Peyton is one of the greatest, but I think Tom is 1.A while Peyton is 1.B -- I even think Tom has done enough to be put in the discussion with Joe Montana.
Another note is this is a young team. A team with a ton of draft picks and very good young talent on an emerging defense. Belichick blew it all up and started most of it over so he could do it all over again. He thought long term and I think its going to pay off big. IMO this team is about to be the team to beat for the next 5 years in the AFC.
For discussion, here's an article suggesting that Tom Brady may have most-favored-player status:
I don't watch enough NFL games to know whether Freeman's position is reasonable.
One of Michigan's most famous QB alums is taking his talents to UGG... Would this convince any of you to wear UGGs? This is like an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object: Tom Brady's masculinity vs. Man-UGGs... which will prevail?
"I have worn and loved the UGG brand for a long time," added California native Tom Brady."This collaboration gives me an opportunity to work with a leading global brand with a great history and a true vision for the future of its men's collection.It's an exciting time to be part of the UGG(R) Australia team."
The Press Release (http://www.deckers.com/investors/PressReleaseText.asp?compid=91148&relea...).
This may not be the most exciting sports news of the day, but on the other hand, it's far more interesting to me than RR vs. Harbaugh: Game of Death (Part 6,410). Enjoy!
Pretty surreal watching two UM QBs starting against each other (I wouldn't exactly say "go at it" -- 3 interceptions v. 153 yds total)... but the best line of the night was uttered by Ron Jaworski, I think, when he said something to the effect of -- "Both Brady and Henne have lots of Michigan records... but neither would be starting for Michigan right now."
Yikes, that's a fabulous thought.