Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football's Greatest Quarterback

Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football's Greatest Quarterback

by Sean Glennon
Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football's Greatest Quarterback

Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football's Greatest Quarterback

by Sean Glennon

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Showcasing one of professional football’s best players, this book spotlights the life and career of gridiron great Tom Brady. More than just a biography, it relates Brady’s story while also establishing his prominent place in NFL history. By examining his skills and statistics in a variety of categories and comparing him to other great quarterbacks—including Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas, Roger Staubach, Aaron Rodgers, and more—the guide makes a strong case for Brady as football’s best signal caller. Along the way, his best moments as a Patriot are revisited, from championship seasons spanning from 2001 to 2015, to his favorite receivers, to his relationship with legendary coach Bill Belichick and the "Deflategate" scandal in 2015. With detailed sidebars on Brady’s celebrity status, fashion sense, much-talked-about hair, and supermodel wife, this revised and updated edition is a must-have for faithful New England fans and pro football buffs alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629373249
Publisher: Triumph Books
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Edition description: Revised and Updated Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,148,653
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sean Glennon is a sportswriter and football historian who has contributed to the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, and Salon. He is the author of The New England Patriots Playbook, The Good, the Bad & the Ugly New England Patriots; and This Pats Year: A Trek Through a Season as a Football Fan. He is a member of the Professional Football Researchers Association and the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. He lives in Florence, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Foreword Pat Kirwan vii

Acknowledgments xi

A Note on Deflategate xiii

Introduction xxv

Chapter 1 By the Numbers 1

Chapter 2 Better Than You Realized: College 5

Chapter 3 Ascendance: 2001 11

Chapter 4 Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning 27

Chapter 5 Tom Brady vs. Sid Luckman 45

Chapter 6 Tom Brady vs. Sammy Baugh 51

Chapter 7 The Hangover: 2002 55

Chapter 8 Tom Brady vs. Otto Graham 61

Chapter 9 Lows and Highs: 2003 65

Chapter 10 Tom Brady vs. Johnny Unitas 77

Chapter 11 Dynasty: 2004 83

Chapter 12 Tom Brady vs. Roger Staubach 95

Chapter 13 Pretty Good's Not Good Enough: 2005 99

Chapter 14 Tom Brady vs. Terry Bradshaw 105

Chapter 15 You Can't Win 'Em Ail: 2006 111

Chapter 16 Deadly Combination: Brady and Belichick 119

Chapter 17 Nearly Perfect, Seriously Amazing: 2007 125

Chapter 18 Tom Brady vs. Jim Kelly 143

Chapter 19 Settle Down, Already: 2008 149

Chapter 20 Tom Brady vs. Troy Aikman 153

Chapter 21 Brady, Come Back: 2009 159

Chapter 22 Tom Brady vs. John Elway 167

Chapter 23 It's Unanimous: 2010 173

Chapter 24 Tom Brady vs. Brett Favre 181

Chapter 25 Could Have Been More, Should Have Been Less: 2011 187

Chapter 26 Tom Brady vs. Dan Marino 205

Chapter 27 Pretty Good, Anyhow: Aaron, Russell, Ben, Eli, Drew, and Joe 211

Chapter 28 As Goes Gronk: 2012 221

Chapter 29 So Go the Patriots: 2013 231

Chapter 30 Tom Brady vs. Steve Young 247

Chapter 31 Don't Dream It's Over: 2014 253

Chapter 32 Tom Brady vs. Bart Starr 273

Chapter 33 On Fire and On Ice: 2015 279

Chapter 34 Tom Brady vs. Joe Montana 289

Appendix NFL Passer Rating 299

Sources 303

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