Originally posted on Patriots Extra  |  Last updated 11/5/12
How great is a book that lists Tom Brady ahead of Peyton Manning, John Elway and Dan Marino? How great is an all-time keeper of a publication that ranks Bill Belichick among the top 15 head coaches in NFL history, the only active coach to be so honored? But, then again, the same publication ranks the 2007 Patriots as only the seventh best single-season team in NFL history, much to the credit of one – David Tyree who is actually on the cover of “FOOTBALL’S GREATEST.” Not long ago, Sports Illustrated editor Bill Syken sat down at his desk with the journalistic assignment of a lifetime. He was asked to create "Sports Illustrated's Football's Greatest," a coffee table sized book that is now on sale. It just might be the best thing that's happened to the NFL since the birth of NFL Films. Syken had a daunting task. He was asked to "quarterback" an effort to poll Sports Illustrated's highly qualified team of experts to create one voice, the ultimate NFL book to chronicle the "Top 1...
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