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
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
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.