Brady Is The Most Successfull
I’m fully aware that Belichick wasn’t on either sideline during Super Bowl LV and his team wasn’t on the field but I would argue that his fingerprint was all over the game.
Nothing against Tom Brady. His meticulous obsession with daily routines is proof that he is committed to his craft and the game. It has served him well and many think it’s the reason behind his consistent outperformance on the field.
But can we really attribute seven Super Bowl wins to practice discipline alone?
I’m no expert at analyzing QB’s but according to those who are, Brady is probably about average, maybe less in terms of raw ability. It is true that he runs the 40 faster now than he did at the 2000 combine (another testament to his discipline) but his combine dash was the slowest of all active quarterbacks and his improved speed still lags far behind the fastest QB’s in the league. The Madden School’s 20 factor rating of quarterbacks mentions him in only six out of twenty-nine categories. That’s not shabby but it highlights his less than elite raw ability. It leaves us wondering what it is that makes him successful.
He doesn’t rank highest in speed, mobility, arm strength, or accuracy. Defenses don’t worry about long ball threats with Brady. By any measure, he isn’t the best so, again, the question is what makes Brady a success? In answer to that question, I offer the following.
As I’ve already pointed out and others have attested to Brady’s hard-working, highly disciplined approach to the game but how far can you take that? Is winning based solely or primarily on hard work? I wouldn’t say so. Other QB’s put in just as much time and work as Brady. Most never win the big one. Why would hard work make him successful and others not?
Maybe, just maybe, we talk about Brady’s work ethic because there really isn’t that much to talk about otherwise and we have to come up with an answer.
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