Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/18/14

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots gestures as he lines up in the shotgun formation against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
At age 72, Fran Tarkenton still has his opinions on the NFL, but maybe he should start keeping them to himself.The former quarterback said both Peyton Manning and Tom Brady aren't at the level they used to be. Tarkenton, who was a draft pick of the AFL's Boston Patriots in 1961, told the Pioneer Press that "Brady hasn't looked like Brady in two years." Tarkenton, who had a great career with the Vikings and Giants, needs to realize just because Manning is getting old, doesn't mean you put Brady in that same category. Tarkenton has no business putting down Brady to begin with. Tarkenton was 0-3 in Super Bowls. Enough said. If Tarkenton wants to say Brady is a bad scrambler, so be it, but to say the guy is a shadow of himself as a quarterback? Fran might be going senile. Maybe Tarkenton was referencing Brady's ever-changing hairstyles the last two years. But I'm not willing to give Tarkenton the benefit of the doubt. Could the Patriots have used Tarkenton in the 1960s? Definitely, espe...
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