Really good post there Merckx. It reinforces a few things to me.Merckx index said:Here’s a very interesting stat for Russell Wilson.
1: Russell Wilson = MVP.
2: Tom Brady = Chris Horner.
Seriously, I do think Wilson should be considered for MVP. Look at the big picture and it shows why I would vote for him over Rodgers. I think he's almost a lock to win the Walter Payton award this year at the least.
As to the claptrap about athletes like Brady staying young, Foxxy said it very well. It's amazing how regurgitated all this same talk gets, isn't it? We cycling fans have heard it about Horner, Sky, Wiggins, Armstrong, USPS, Indurain. Heck, go back to Moser and his hour record training. You can go back further, as you know. NFL fans don't have our insight (jaded or not) to know what that article says is probably true...but only tells part of the story, and conveniently leaves any speculation out. Is Brady doped to the gills? Who knows? But this article smells a very familiar stench.
Watching him play the last few weeks, you can almost see it coming, can't you?! Many of his throws lately are relying heavily on quick reads and finding open receivers. Many other throws have you holding your breath. I don't know if he's hurting, or what. But it appears his arm strength is fading quicker, and there's something with that affecting his ability to fit the ball into tight spaces with any accuracy.FoxxyBrown1111 said:BTW: I plan to watch one or more playoff games. That means the Broncos game(s) only. History will be made with the final PM disaster. That one I can´t miss.
I'm also with you Foxxy on his refusal to retire. I would have quit after the last neck surgery and been proud of my lone SB win. I don't know that it's entirely money though with PM. I think it's a desire to stand on top. We see this in many sports with many athletes. They don't quit until they are shown the door and no one wants them. Everyone wants to retire like John Elway or Ray Lewis, on top with 98% of your health in tact. But it rarely happens. The same in soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey, boxing, tennis, etc. Can you name an athlete that lost their last big game while reasonably young, and then retired when they could have kept going for another couple years? Kurt Warner, maybe. Barry Sanders comes to mind. Jim Brown perhaps. Bjorn Borg in tennis. Marvin Hagler in boxing maybe. That's about all I can think of.