1 ~ Up through 2006, Tom Brady was The Greatest QuarterBack in All The Land!!
2 ~ I'm not saying that he was The Greatest because he won 3 Championships as the most important member of a Great Team. Only a drooling Idiot ~ or Troy Aikman's Mother, I imagine ~ would make that Argument.
3 ~ He was The Greatest...because he Used The Whole Pig.
4 ~ He was The Greatest, it seems to me, now...because he has The Heart of a Lion, because he is blessed with phenomenal Processing Speed...and because the Patriots's mediocre Arsenal of Weaponry during the 2001-2006 Era forced him to operate in a constant state of Desperation for the entire Year, which in turn compelled him to explore all Options and to develop all his Options to such an extensive degree that he knew, come January, that he could count on them in The Only Games That Really Matter. It forced him, in short, to Use The Whole Pig.
5 ~ That intensive development of Mutual Trust is what enabled Tom Brady and'is Crew to Move The Chains when it mattered most ~ during the Winning Drive of Super Bowl 36, yes, but during many far less but equally crucial Drives during the Championship Runs of 2001, 2003, and 2004: During The Only Games That Really Matter.
6 ~ When the Patriots went to War those Seasons, we had our Defense, absolutely...But we also had not only an Offense who's members had forged a far more mutually dependent and collaborative Bond than they have since 2007...We had also a far more reliable Capacity to Execute, to Move The Chains, to Adapt, Improvise, and Overcome when it mattered most...and the Knowledge that we could and would do so.
7 ~ And we also had the largest Advantage of all: We may not've been frightening or intimidating on an individual basis...but we were Unpredictable. And that, Ladies & Laddies, is an infinitely more deadly Advantage.
8 ~ And then we went out and got Wes Welker.
9 ~ And The Greatest QuarterBack Of Them All devolved into a Wes Welker Junky.
10 ~ The Result: When The Only Games That Really Matter came around after New Year's Day, PlayOff Teams with PlayOff Level Defenses would scheme to contain Wes Welker ~ much like the Patriots once schemed to contain Marshall Faulk in Super Bowl 36 ~ with the result that, yes, Welker would get'is Yards, just as Faulk got his Yards, that day...But when we really needed to Move The Chains, our Foes would simply swarm to Welker ~ again: much as our Defense once swarmed to Faulk, so long ago ~ and they would thwart that Drive, and force us to Punt.
11 ~ We eroded, when it counted most, to where instead of the Offense running through 11 Men, it ran through 2.
12 ~ And that made us eminently defeatable.
Welker's gone, now, Brady.
This is your Chance to liberate yourself from that Toxic Dependency ~ that loathsome predictability ~ forever.
Use The Whole Pig, Tom.