Could almost argue that Mahomes played better than Brady considering his O-line disintegrated and his receivers couldn't catch. He threw some unbelievable passes under pressure only for it to slip through someone's hands. If some of those stuck the story could have been different.Botman wrote: ↑February 8, 2021, 9:02 pm That was always going to happen. It's Brady, thats a whole different thing
Casuals revel themselves on that front. They'll talk about Brady, real talk will be about the D. The Gravediggers on the back end, Carlton Davis, Sean Murphey-Bunting, Antonio Winfield Jr... those guys absolutely dominated. If it were up to me, i'd have given the MVP to the DL, but if pressed to give to to a single player, it'd have been Devin White who was absolutely everywhere. But JPP, Vea, Shaq Barrett and Suh collectively as a group curb stomped these dudes. It was a total mismatch up front, and as we are constantly reminded of, QB's arent nearly as important as we all like to think, not a single QB in NFL history can win when he's pressured the way Mahomes was. You win up front on the DL and OL, thats how you win
Pat Mahomes ran for nearly 500 yards behind the LOS today... that's how much he was running for his life. The Bucs defence put on one of the greatest **** kickings in SB history.
Edit: Just FWIW i dont have a particular issue with Brady getting MVP, the problem for the D is there was a bunch of players who made a ton of plays and no one stood out. So when no one stands out, Tom Brady is going to get the nod. That's just how it is. But there is no question that this game was won the TB Defence.
While on the topic of could-a-beens, big turning point in 2nd qtr at 7-3 where Brady got picked but it was negated by a defensive holding call. Instead of a turnover the drive ended in Gronk's 2nd TD. May have technically been correct call but those have been ignored most of the playoffs.