When a player is referred to as a bad ass most people think of a guy in leather that is covered in tattoos and piercings, not an endorser shoe company known mostly for woman’s shoes. Bad asses break rules and answer to no one. Bad asses don’t marry super models and you will never, I mean ever see a bad ass cry.
However, during Week 5 in Foxboro a Bad Ass took center stage and reminded us all what true greatness is made of. So what Wes Welker is catching passes from his arch nemesis? Who cares that Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski are cashing in checks but cannot stay on the freaking field! Unlike the other so-called elite quarterbacks of this era Brady finds a way to win with offensive after-thoughts and roster casualties that 31 other teams deemed unworthy of a roster spot: Julian Edelman, 7th Round Pick; Austin Collie, San Francisco 49ers roster cut; and Kenbrell Thompkins, undrafted problem child.
Tom Brady will go down in history as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, but in reality his era of dominance may make him the greatest athlete of all time. Michael Jordan and Joe Montana at least had Hall-of-Fame sidekicks at their disposal. For a moment just imagine how many Super Bowls Brady could have won if he had Aaron Rodgers or Peyton Manning’s arsenal of offensive weapons? If Brady was at the helm in Lambeau would the Green Bay Packers had made early exits in consecutive playoff appearances?
The next time you talk about elite quarterback bypass your allegiance to your favorite team and simply except that Brady stands alone and no one is even close. No other quarterback has accomplished what he has done, and its unlikely to ever be duplicated again. Only when Brady has led his last comeback, hoisted up his final Lombardi trophy then and only then will we be able to appreciate the GOAT, first name Tom last name Brady. What will we witness next? Stay tuned…I know I will – A. Denmark