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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Day Stay

    Brady had Randy Moss. He was pretty good…

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    Bravo on your prediction… Are you from the future? That was a closer description of the game than if I had to give a recap of it today.

    I still have to ruminate on Brady as THE best ever… You have some very valid points.

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    boss hogg

    Ahhh…he had Randy freaking Moss to throw to….

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      Tick tock

      Boss Hog:

      BFD,,,, Montana had Rice (G.O.A.T.) to throw too an entire career. Brady had Moss for one season.

      Brady’s WR’s he’s thrown to are a joke. These guys all had a cup of coffee in the NFL. Along with his RB’s all sucked. His best RB was Corey Dillion.

      Not to mention what Brady’s numbers are in the 4th quarters of SB’s. Look them up they’re crazy clutch.

      Brady’s got my vote as best QB of all time.

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    Corey Burnett

    Here’s a question that has always interested me. Tom Brady was selected at the end of the 6th round by the Patriots. Earlier in the 6th round the Cleveland Browns selected QB Spergon Wynn. What if the Browns had selected Brady instead of Wynn? The 2000 Browns were coached by Chris Palmer and had second year QB Tim Couch as their starter. How would Brady have developed as a QB on the Browns? How much of Brady’s success in his career is due to being on the Patriots and developing a relationship with Belichick? Is it a lock that Brady would have been a Hall of Famer no matter where he was drafted?

    I think in football it’s very hard to determine ahead of time if a particular player will be good or not. The particular set of circumstances that led to Brady being surrounded with good teammates, good coaches and having Drew Bledsoe get injured in 2001 all lead to Brady being put in a great situation to succeed. Obviously he had talent at the time. Obviously he is very talented now. But I wonder how important it was for him to be on the Patriots, be surrounded by their coaches and all of that helped build his confidence and helped him get better. If he had been on the Browns (or other teams) I doubt that would have all happened and perhaps he would have been out of the league in a few years. In other words, I don’t think it was a lock that he was going to be great. A huge part of his development was dependent on what team and organization drafted him.

    And I also think the reverse is true. Chad Pennington was drafted that year by the New York Jets. He had an okay career. What if he had been drafted by the Patriots instead of Brady? Would Pennington have won a Super Bowl or two? Interesting to think about.

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    There’s no correct answer. Brady & Montana are the best ever, a notch ahead of Bradshaw. Both had ice in their veins when it mattered most. Yeah, Montana had better receivers but Brady lost 2 SBs. So I think that’s a wash. And the Giants pretty much shut Brady down in the miracle helmet-catch game.

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      I don’t even think Bradshaw is in the top ten. His team had hall of famers all over the place (on both sides of the ball mind you) for that entire Super Bowl run.

      Bradshaw’s numbers are terrible by today’s standards (I concede some new rules have helped QB’s achieve better numbers); they’re not in the same stratosphere of Montana or Brady, and not even all that great for his era.

      I give the edge to Brady as being the best of the Super Bowl era… but Montana was called Joe Cool for a reason. Tough call but it’s Brady IMHO. Final answer Regis.

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    Bradshaw never gets his due. I personally don’t like Bradshaw and am NOT a Steeler fan. He wasn’t good in his early years but the man was 4-0 in Super Bowls. He did it in an era when receivers got mugged and there was no dink & dunk West Coast offense. They stretched the field. Younger people always cite the numbers because they don’t understand how relative they are to the era. Sure he had great players around him but you’re telling me that Montana didn’t? Not in the top 10? Dude, you have no idea.

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    Joe Montana is the best.


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