Tom Brady, Lawrence Taylor, Jim Brown discussed on Morning Meeting
Of money. So look I'm pretty proud that we've been able to keep him and a quarterback together for nineteen years. Please God it'll be two decades next year. Radio. We are the rundown. Jetty jets drier and Clifton for point owner Robert Kraft saying that Tom Brady is the greatest player in the history of the NFL and the force that Bill bell. Check is the greatest coach in the history of the NFL and. Accurate statement there. I think it's saying he's the best player in the history of the NFL. It's tough with different positions basketball. You can kind of make that. Case that okay. Let's let's compare Michael Jordan. Lebron James one was a shooting guard small forward, but those lines are blurred. At this point. They were barrel doing the same things in the court. Playing both ends of an object is the same thing. Yeah. You score you pal. It's hard to say definitively and football because they all have different running. Compare Tom Brady to Lawrence Taylor. Can't you can't? So how do you compare Tom Brady to Jim Brown? I mean, there's this probably about a half a dozen people. I would throw into that conversation. If I was gonna pick one quarterback. Yeah. It'd be Brady and then unites and again, I know I sound like the old guy here. But it was just a different time in United's played called his own plays. You could beat the hell out of quarterbacks. You know, not like today, they protected wide receivers could not run their routes. They'd get manhandled by defensive back. So it was it was a different time. But I always acquainted as the Super Bowl era. Starting forty nine years ago fifty three years ago, actually that. Yeah. He's the best quarterback of the Super Bowl era. And I think the bell checks the greatest coach of the Super Bowl era. I do think Lombardi and Paul Browner in the discussion. So that's the way I've always painted it. So yeah. But how do you compare Tom Brady to Lawrence Taylor, Jerry Rice and Jim Brown? Those are like the four names that I would throw out there. I like these are the four greatest players are greatest quarterback wide receiver running back and just a guy on defense who just caused all sorts of problems. I know they wanted to throw Dion Sanders, and I could make a case I've seen better Cornerbacks than I wouldn't say he's the best cornerback you take into account him as a full football player because of his his return game. That would be an extra bonus still is not just as a pure cornerback. Now, there's been better. I mean, he's one of the best. But yeah, I think the real reebus was every bit as good Brian not quite I guys that I saw since I'm older like my canes who played here was great. And I think that. Blunt who played on those Steelers teams was just a six foot three mentioned a six foot three two hundred twenty pound cornerback forty years ago. I mean, he just used a manhandled camp Bailey. Bailey was dynamite as well. So but do the four names that come Lawrence Taylor was the most destructive player in history the NFL from the defensive standpoint because offensive coordinators they would formulate their game plan to just try to deal with him. Yeah. Is there anybody else that you would say establish some defensive lineman? Reggie white. Reggie White was phenomenal. I Louis Ray Lewis. Next level down. You know, a great player. Great player, but Lawrence Taylor was just like six fools, nobody in the discussion rushing ability, and then he'd drop into coverage. Google highlights. He pick a ball off at his own goal line and return hundred yards. He was just he was a freak saying no equal on defense. He's the guy. That's number one guy as far as quarterback. Jerry, Rice's numbers are just ridiculous. Nobody's I think that's the biggest gap between him and whoever the next guy is at wide receiver. That's not even Don Hudson who played like centuries ago numbers that were ridiculous guys. But they're you don't want to know. And then Jim Brown to me is I think Jim Brown's the greatest player ever, he dominated more. So than any other player. He led the league in rushing eight out of nine years that he played he averaged five and a half yards per carry. He just man I mean, just look at the highlights a him, and he'd literally was a man playing against boys. But with craft was saying does make sense though. Because the quarterback still has more impact. Especially the way the league is any other position in sports. Right. He doesn't play defense. But when your offense is on the field. He has more say. And what you do than any other position in the most pitcher, but then the pitcher pitches every five days, right? So if it's the most important position. But that's. I'd say it's a very strong case. Make. So I totally get with crafts saying, and then he gets into salary cap era, which is a very valid point to maybe more. So in Belgium favor than than Tom Brady's the team around him by having the deal with free agency. Which again, like I said a million times the Steelers won four Super Bowls in six years. San guys just like rolling back. You couldn't touch the Steelers players. They were stuck there. The Celtics one eight eight in a row eight and eleven eleven with the same team virtually he was Bill. Russell Cousy can't do that anymore behind Senate Havlicek. Now, I mean, unless Golden State keeps this lacking rip off that many not possible. It's impossible. So yeah, I think he he makes valid points their bell. Check to me with the coaching part of it. You know, there's a lot of other great coaches in the Super Bowl era. Bill walsh. Chuck knoll Knowle's four Super Bowls as well. All of Joe Gibbs won three Superbowls with three totally different quarterbacks that none of them are in the hall of fame, but Lombardi and Paul Brown. Those are the three guys Lombardi, Paul Brown and battlefield checks Japan. His mentor in parcels, great coaches. Well, yeah. But he sent semi he surpassed him Super Bowls. That's you know, he's got one friend get their eight times to the show eight times. So if they win Sunday, it's a nine time. So I I just think that what we're seeing here is the longevity especially with the quarterback. You know, it's just it doesn't make sense. How here's a guy who was drafted in two thousand is played nineteen years and is still. Boston Herald news now, I'm lexie.