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Tom Brady Inspired By Aaron Rodgers

Let the love fest begin. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers are friends. They are also rivals of sorts.

They’re rivals when it comes down to the greatest quarterback debate. Right now, it’s Tom Brady because: titles.

Those that make an argument for Rodgers will say that he’s the most talented quarterback ever. And he may well be, but that’s different than being the greatest.

Semantics, perhaps. Let’s just say Brady and Rodgers are two of the best to ever play the game. And perhaps if the Packers front office and coaching staff weren’t so inept, this would be a better conversation.

At any rate, Brady says he’s inspired by Rodgers.

“I think it’s inspiring,” Brady said Tuesday during his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI. “Even for me, I watch his game and it makes me want to get out there and practice and improve, because I think he’s so phenomenal with how he manages himself in the pocket. His ability to throw the football is unlike anyone in probably the history of the league. It’s pretty awesome to watch.”

As for the greatest debate, Brady pointed to the system.

“I think it’s actually a hypothetical question that is just truly impossible to answer. It’s great to debate it and those types of things. I don’t think about, ‘Oh, was this guy better than this guy or this guy?’ I guess that’s because maybe I’m an athlete and I realize it’s a lot of teamwork, it’s a lot of factors that go into helping your team win,” he said on WEEI.

“Good quarterbacks, I think, allow teams to build systems around them and bring out their skill set. I think it’s very flattering when a team chooses you and says, ‘Look, we want to move forward with you and we’re going to get receivers to complement your skills — tight ends and backs and [offensive] lines.’ If they’re not doing that, it probably means the team doesn’t have a lot of trust in you.”

This is an interesting perspective. Brady has always had a system and teammates perfectly suited to his talents.

Meanwhile, the Packers have been like, “well, go get ’em Aaron!”

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Joseph Bonham

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  1. Cheese October 30, 2018

    Exactly. Brady gets guys that fit his scheme, Rodgers gets whatever he gets. The one guy 12 threw more TD’s to than anyone gets exiled in favor of a younger, less productive $10 million man. This team is hellbent on signing overpriced TE’s that they never use. Who’s the last deep threat the Packers have had since Jordy in his prime? No one. Hopefully MVS can fill that role. Then the backfield is filled with converted RB/WR’s and fullbacks. Even when they find a stud who runs the ball better than the rest of the backs, it takes the coach a year and a half to realize it and finally start using him.

    1. Savage57 October 31, 2018

      Hmmm, how can I take this innocuous post that’s moderately complimentary to a Packers player and twist it into an opportunity to mewl and piss and moan about how jacked up the team’s leadership is?

      Shit gets beyond old.

      1. PF4L October 31, 2018

        Want to know what gets old? Year after year high priced players that are paid to make plays and be a difference maker and then wondering if they even played in the games because they rarely (if ever) make a play.. That’s what gets beyond old.

        Want to know what else gets old? Watching a team regress year after year after year seemingly in worse shape than the previous year. Then no one being accountable for the incompetence of those not doing their job. That’s what gets beyond old.

        That, and your pompous comments.

      2. Cheese October 31, 2018

        Pissing away Aaron Rodgers’ prime is getting beyond old. This team has played like garbage for the past three years and anyone who can’t see that is fucking blind. They start out 4-6, squeak into the playoffs on Rodgers’ miracle work, and then get ass raped in the playoffs. The next year, Rodgers goes down and the entire team, including Mr.HighlySuccessfulCoach, is exposed for what it is. A steaming pile of shit. Blanked at home twice and down 3-27 to the Lions in the 4th qtr, not to mention almost losing to the 0-16 Hue Jackson led Browns. Then this year they’re 3-3-1, but not far off from being 1-6. Barely squeaking by the Bears and a back-up led 1-4 49ers team? Please…

        All that, combined with the shady behind the scenes shit Murphy has been up to, the downward spiral of dysfunction in this organization is ridiculous. It’s becoming obvious to the entire nation.

        Have fun at Packers.com. Tell Mike Spofford I said “hi.”

  2. Skinny October 31, 2018

    Rodgers already beat Brady head to head in 14. Dont know why we have to constantly go through this with the talking heads building it up like this is the first time they have ever played against each other.

  3. PF4L October 31, 2018

    Because it didn’t happen more often, but it damn well should have, right Ted, McCarthy, Murphy?

    Without looking it up i thought we played and beat them in 2015. I could be wrong, just like back in 2009.

  4. Dennis Dervetski October 31, 2018

    Oh the psychology involved here with Brady. Belichick said the same about Jaire. Hummmmm, set up for sure. Build some up, then RIP the shit out of them on game day. Perfect strategy as always.