Found November 29, 2012 on Boston Sports Then & Now:
TB12 Stands Tall In SI’s Football’s Greatest, But Maybe TOO Tall Patriots QB Tom Brady is enjoying a NFL MVP worthy season in 2012 thus far. In 11 games, he has a QB rating of 105.2 with 3,299 yards, 24 touchdowns and only THREE measly interceptions. If he continues at this pace, he is a shoe in for the league’s Most Valuable Player. But we all know that TB12 is TEAM first and wants to add another championship ring or two to his collection before he rides off into the sunset. With a FOURTH or FIFTH Super Bowl championship on his STELLAR resume, where does Tom Brady rank ALL-TIME? Sports Illustrated’s latest book, “Football’s Greatest” is choc full of top 10 lists including “The 10 Best Quarterbacks”. You may be a bit SURPRISED where Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr. ranks…. 10. Terry Bradshaw (FOUR Super Bowl Titles)-Pittsburgh Steelers 9. Brett Favre (ONE Super Bowl Title)-Green Bay Packers, NY Jets & Minnesota Vikings 8. Sammy Baugh (TWO NFL Titles)-Washington Redskins 7. Dan Marino (ZERO Super Bowl Titles)-Miami Dolphins 6. John Elway (TWO Super Bowl Titles)-Denver Broncos 5. Peyton Manning (ONE Super Bowl Title)-Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos 4. Otto Graham (SEVEN Yes SEVEN NFL Titles)-Cleveland Browns 3. Tom Brady (THREE Super Bowl Titles)-New England Patriots 2. Johnny Unitas (ONE Super Bowl & Two NFL Titles)-Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers 1. Joe Montana (FOUR Super Bowl Titles)-San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs Tom Brady Will Have Run The Table To Catch His Childhood Idol. Ok, did you DIGEST it? Take it all in? What do you think? My take, that’s it’s almost IMPOSSIBLE to compare quarterbacks of the last 20 years to the ones of  “yesteryear”. S.I. got number one right. No DISPUTING that Joe Montana was the best with his UNBLEMISHED Super Bowl record and GAUDY numbers in those games. Titles should be the NUMBER ONE determining factor for defining the “GREATEST” or “BEST” in any sport. That’s why I have a problem with Dan Marino on this list. Sorry Charlie, you had great career stats but you COULD NOT WIN the BIG GAME. Now Tom Brady, in the early part of his career, was LIGHTS OUT in big games winning his first THREE Super Bowls. He has stumbled a bit lately dropping his last two championship match-up versus Eli Manning & the New York Giants. So based on this alone, he is TOP 5 worthy. I am not sure about #3 though. Terry Bradshaw and Otto Graham should rank above Mr. Brady on this list. Both of them were MORE clutch during the MOST pressure packed games of their careers. BST&N’s Top 5: 5. Johnny Unitas 4. Tom Brady 3. Terry Bradshaw 2. Otto Graham 1. Joe Montana Hey Tom Brady has NOTHING to be ashamed of falling one sport in BST&N’s Top 5 Greatest ALL-TIME Quarterbacks. Being a sixth round pick and with 3-5 years left in the tank, the pride of San Mateo, California should move up to the Top THREE in NFL History behind the pride of the Cleveland Browns, Otto Graham and his childhood hero, Joe Montanan. Let’s hope Sports Illustrated updates their book in 2017.

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Tom Brady lost a bet to Mike Vrabel as to who would win this year’s Michigan vs. Ohio State game, and on Thursday Brady paid his dues like a good boy.  Check out the below picture which was Tweeted out by Vrabel who was a former Patriots player who also played at Ohio State.   Because of the Wolverines loss, Brady had to rock Vrabel’s Ohio State jersey during at least one...

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Tom Brady and Calvin Johnson are arguably the best in the world at what they do, and because of that, we expect them to do amazing things year after year after year. They’re back at it again this season, too, with dominant seasons. The Patriots quarterback continues to limit the mistakes, entering Week 13 having thrown just three interceptions. On the other side, Johnson is gathering...

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He is young. He is only a red shirt freshman. He has a lot of school in front of him. He probably doesn't know anything about New England.But he just might possess the perfect combination of skills that would catch the eye of a football genius like Bill Belichick.Can you imagine?Tom Brady starts to slow down...Bill Belichick starts to wonder when he is going to find someone with...

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Every year, we are reminded how the NFL has become a passing league and if you don't have a franchise quarterback, you don't have a chance. Well, there is always a slim chance, but in recent years it has been the same names in the same game.With the passing boom of the 21st Century NFL, it feels as if defensive players appear to be at a slight disadvantage with all of the...

Tom Brady, Patriots Prepare for Sunshine State Showdown Against Dolphins, Life Without Chandler Jones

The Patriots have finally come down off their Thanksgiving feast at the Meadowlands and are ready to bite into some more division rivals. This time it would appear sushi is on the menu. A trip to the bright and sunny skies down in Miami seems like it would be a welcome travel destination for Tom Brady and company, but a quick look at their record over the past decade in the sunshine...

Patriots Should Use No-Huddle Attack on Sunday to Take Advantage of Dolphins’ Weaknesses on Defense (Video)

The Patriots are not known as a team that runs the ball particularly well, but they may look to do so on Sunday in order to take advantage of a mismatch against the Miami Dolphins. The NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi joined The Dennis and Callahan Show on Friday to break down the Dolphins defense. While Miami appears to stop the run well, the Patriots could turn out to be a tough matchup...

‘Where’s Waldo’ Appears to Serve as Inspiration for New Line of NFL Headwear (Photos)

Looking to play a quick game of “Where’s Waldo?” during an NFL game this Sunday? Hate to spoil your fun, but it’s not going to take very long to find him. As the winter season is now upon us, the NFL has released its latest line of cold-weather apparel, which features some interesting hats. The knit sideline hats have been distributed to the players and are now for sale on...

Meaningful December football returns to Miami as Dolphins host Patriots

After a disastrous start to the season a year ago, meaningful December football will return to Miami this weekend as the Dolphins take on the AFC East leading New England Patriots. The 8-3 Patriots have yet to feel any pressure from their division rivals as they can already clinch a playoff spot with a win on Sunday while the 5-6 Dolphins will look to build off their comeback victory...
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