Monday, January 22, 2007

Manning Brady Role Reversal

In an electrify game Sunday, Peyton Manning drove his team down the field late in the game to score the winning touchdown and cap the biggest comeback in AFC Championship game history. Disproving many critics that said he couldn't win in big games and would never even make it to the Super Bowl.

What I find interesting is that Mr. Clutch, the goldenboy Tom Brady isnt even mentioned when critics and analysts talk about the game.

Over the last several years, Manning has been labeled by the media as a habitual choke artist and Brady as the Savior of Football. Whats funny is that Peyton Manning has 29 career game winning drives where as Brady had 24. Granted 5 of Brady's game winning drives were in the playoffs, but by no means shuts does Manning shut down when the game is on the line.

My piont is, it has been completely left out of almost all the commentary I have read on the game that Brady still had a chance to take his team down the field and win the game, but instead through the game losing interception.

I am a Manning fan so ultimately I have a little frustation built up over the years that I may be projecting onto Brady, but sports writers have left this out of most every recap of the game I have read. Brady is a great quarterback and is one of the most clutch quarterbacks in recent history, he has a playoff record that backs it up, but he definitely choked Sunday.

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