February 14th, 2017 at 9:26 AM ^

Alex Guerrero is a snake oil salesman claiming that he cured 200 people of cancer. Glad Brady is going strong into his 40 but Guerrero is the male version of Gwyneth Paltrow and her 'health advices'.


February 14th, 2017 at 9:30 AM ^

Compare to Peyton Manning last year who also at 39, hobbled his way to the superbowl riding the back of his defense. It's amazing how Brady even after all these years does not seem to age. no fall from grace. 


February 14th, 2017 at 9:37 AM ^

Just because they are both older QBs doesn't make it fair to compare them in that sense. Brady's nutrition doesn't keep him from having neck injuries and surgery like Peyton did. I hate the mouth-breathing Mannings as much as the next guy, but even a young guy would have a difficult road back after neck surgery.


February 14th, 2017 at 11:03 AM ^

Interesting comparison. Does the board have an opinion on which position is more grinding? Playing catcher over the course an MLB season, or NFL QB? Seems like the constant grind might age you faster than being a well protected QB that takes a few nasty shots per year. Catchers get beat up.


February 14th, 2017 at 11:27 AM ^

I think overlooked is not just general health but how some football players deal with contact.  Why did Barry Sanders retire in perfect health or Emmit Smith retire at age 40?  Some of these football players never seem to take a solid hit.  No one ever got a square shot on Barry.  They held on for dear life.  Smith though not the amazingly agile runner always ran to the path of least resistance.  He rarely took a straight up hit.  He would not run over but take an angle to fall to the side.  Likewise some QB's seem to have a general pocket awareness.  Compare Tom Brady or Elli Manning to Carson Palmer.  The formers when they sense all is loss flop to the ground to live another day.  When they have to hang tough they shuffle away to reduce the intensity of the hit.  Their pocket awareness extends their careers.  Carson Palmer is a living likeness of Jack "Cap" Rooney from the movie Any Given Sunday.  Likewise on the defensive side there are defensive players who make their living tackling first hitting second.

Football is akin to being a live test dummy.  If you can reduce the number and intensity of the crashes you must endure you will extend your career.  Clearly Brady is doing all of the other things.  But avoiding horrible hits cannot be discounted.


February 14th, 2017 at 12:31 PM ^

Some say that he's a C.I.A. experiment that went wrong, and that he only eats cheese.
Some say that his politics are terrifying, and that he once punched a horse to the ground.
Some say he is illegal in 17 U.S. states, and he blinks vertically.
He is.... the GOAT