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Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2017 12:45 p.m. PST

Some of those delighted with the sound of their own
voices and entranced with the logic of their own
opinions are upset that Brady was named the game's
MVP.

White, they cry, without whose touchdowns all would
have been for naught.

Amendola, without whose 2-point EP try game would not have
gone to OT.

Edelman, making what amounts to a miracle catch to
continue a scoring drive.

Well, I don't know how many of you have played on a
championship team or coached on one (I've done both,
but certainly not at the NFL or even major college level)
but the importance of a team's confidence in its ability
to overcome adversity cannot be over-stated.

Down by 25 points, the Patriots *knew* that they could
still win the game according to a couple of reports,
some even stated that they *would* win the game !

That confidence had and has two sources the experience of
'been there, done that' and their leadership: Hoodie,
Brady and the veterans of past come-from behind
victories.

Hoodie can't be the MVP (although his value is not to
be denied). The vets who've 'been there, done that'
would all agree that the primary factor in the confidence
of a Patriot win is Brady's leadership in demeanor,
execution on the field and bolstering the confidence
of younger players in their own abilities to succeed.

That's why TB is the Superbowl MVP this time 'round.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2017 1:02 p.m. PST

Haters gotta hate.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2017 1:17 p.m. PST

Always appreciate a well-reasoned comment, Winston.

:-)

Agree, for some reason, TB is a lightning rod for
hate. Perhaps because of his success in life, marriage,
etc.

chuck05 Fezian06 Feb 2017 6:57 p.m. PST

The lineman that made the holding penalty that knocked the Falcons out of field goal range should be the MVP. Without him the Pats dont win.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2017 8:29 a.m. PST

Good point, Chuck, but also don't forget the Pats sacking
of Ryan (same series) for about an 11 yard loss on the
snap when they had 2nd and 3 !

Smokey Roan Inactive Member08 Feb 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

I thought the MVP WAS white?

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 3:00 p.m. PST

Nope, Tom Brady hisownself………

Smokey Roan Inactive Member21 Feb 2017 10:31 a.m. PST

Ed fails to hit the softball I threw him!

Re read my post, :) Get it? Hee hee?

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