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Rex: Brady’s “a machine,” “once-in-a-generation” QB

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After spending last week trying to sniff out anonymous sources, and defending themselves from accusations that the clown car was beginning to role again, the Jets are on a different track this week.

Coach Rex Ryan was notably humble early in the week, and was downright gushing about his opponent when asked about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

“You can almost say he’s a machine back there,” Ryan said of Brady, via Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News.

“The thing about him, he’s a machine yet he’s passionate and a fiery leader. You wish he was just a machine. His competitive side elevates his team as well. That’s what you get from those once-in-a-generation-type quarterbacks.”

He looked human for 58 minutes of the October meeting, before leading a comeback and winning in overtime.

“When it mattered most, he delivered and got the victory,” Ryan said. “We know each other so well. We know enough of Tom Brady to know that if he knows exactly what [defense] you’re in, you . . . are . . . in . . . trouble.”

Brady’s been on a bit of a roll lately, winning four straight games, with 11 touchdowns and no turnovers.

This week will be a different challenge without tight end Rob Gronkowski, but the way Brady’s dealing, paying proper respect is probably the right approach.

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20 Responses to “Rex: Brady’s “a machine,” “once-in-a-generation” QB”
  1. picksix401 says: Nov 21, 2012 8:00 AM

    ROLE?!?! Journalist Alert!

  2. kevinashcraft says: Nov 21, 2012 8:07 AM

    Hard to be “once in a generation” when he is 17 months younger than Peyton Manning.

  3. FinFan68 says: Nov 21, 2012 8:14 AM

    There to familiar with each other sense its a division rivalry. Good players are more important then schemes win it comes to winning and loosing.

    Stuff like that gets the message across but it is tough to read. They’re/there/their, lose/loose, to/ too/two, since/sense/cents, then/than and now apparently roll/role. C’mon guys; do they not teach this stuff in third grade anymore?

  4. thelastwordyaheard says: Nov 21, 2012 8:29 AM

    Brady’s the best to ever play the position.. but for a couple of jaw-droppingly clutch/miraculous completions by Eli, it wouldn’t even be debatable..

  5. luckyarmpit says: Nov 21, 2012 8:33 AM

    *barf* Would everyone PLEASE stop gushing over Tom Brady?!

  6. angrywil says: Nov 21, 2012 8:35 AM

    and he’s only a 6 round draft pick sounds kind of suspicious to me, ernie Adams is the best I guess.

  7. richwizl says: Nov 21, 2012 8:55 AM

    Cool as Montana, throws a better pass and has GQ looks, ia tough as nails and hates to lose; unbelievable package.

  8. bathroomben7 says: Nov 21, 2012 9:10 AM

    If he’s so great then how come the Patriots went 11-5 without him in 2008? The Colts went 2-14 without Peyton.

  9. CKL says: Nov 21, 2012 9:21 AM

    RR never tweaked BB, but he would usually twist the knife a bit to TB before games because he would talk about P Manning and how awesome he is and how he’s the best blah blah blah. Maybe he decided that tweaking TB like that is not a good thing, hence the whole”paassionate/competitive” comment.
    As a Pats fan though, I think that this nicey nice version of RR is making me nervous. LOL

  10. rc33 says: Nov 21, 2012 9:22 AM

    As good as I’ve ever seen.

  11. bospat says: Nov 21, 2012 9:23 AM

    How’s Matt cassell doing now…it was a decent team with an easy schedule..if Brady was there they might have been undefeated again…And Indy tanked….Eli us better than Peyton!

  12. flash1283 says: Nov 21, 2012 9:25 AM

    bathroomben7 says: Nov 21, 2012 9:10 AM

    If he’s so great then how come the Patriots went 11-5 without him in 2008? The Colts went 2-14 without Peyton.

    Can we stop with this STUPID argument!

    Don’t try to discredit him because the Patriots had a better back up QB.

  13. mrconnors says: Nov 21, 2012 9:28 AM

    You want to know how good he is?

    He goes 24-35 with 331 yards, 3 TD’s, no picks, a QB rating of 127, and nobody notices.

  14. rc33 says: Nov 21, 2012 9:45 AM

    I liked the Rex that showed a picture of his wife in New Jersey Magazine and proclaimed “we’re both married to supermodels.”

  15. pastabelly says: Nov 21, 2012 9:47 AM

    That the Colts were 2-14 last year related to how bad Curtis Painter is a bit to suck for luck. Using that to prove a point that Peyton Manning is better than Tom Brady is weak. If you want to use last year as an example, that works the other way. Tom Brady brought a team with a horrible defense to the Super Bowl. This year’s defense isn’t much better. Manning has been great. But Brady has had bigger moments in the NFL.

  16. FinFan68 says: Nov 21, 2012 9:52 AM

    bathroomben7 says:
    Nov 21, 2012 9:10 AM
    If he’s so great then how come the Patriots went 11-5 without him in 2008? The Colts went 2-14 without Peyton.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The schedule was much easier. That was the year that the Patriots went 11-5 and DID NOT make the playoffs because the Dolphins won the division (11-5) after going 1-15 the year prior. If Brady played that year they would likely have been better than 11-5.

  17. schmitty2 says: Nov 21, 2012 9:56 AM

    Rex sure has been brown nosing the Pats a lot this week. Maybe he hopes that will make Bill not let the Pats win by more than 30

  18. atxpatfan says: Nov 21, 2012 10:42 AM

    bathroomben7 says:Nov 21, 2012 9:10 AM

    If he’s so great then how come the Patriots went 11-5 without him in 2008? The Colts went 2-14 without Peyton.
    ———————————————

    Come on man. I can understand you not liking Brady because he doesn’t play for your team but only a fool would say he isn’t one of the best ever.

    I don’t like Peyton but it would be ridiculous to say he isn’t great.

    Your argument is that of a 12 year old.

  19. j0esixpack says: Nov 21, 2012 12:50 PM

    Gee how come the Colts went 2-14 without Manning? Maybe because they were throwing games in order to get the next Brady/Manning?

    But I agree with those who defend Peyton when Brady is referred to as a “once in a generation” player. Despite the fact he only won one Super Bowl whereas Brady brought his team to five, it’s rediculous not give Manning credit for being one of the all time greats as well

  20. somethinghappeninghere says: Nov 21, 2012 11:09 PM

    Machine? Last time I heard anyone in sports referring to an athlete as a “Machine” was Chic Anderson at the Belmont Stakes in 1973 about Secretariat.

    Leave it to Rex Ryan to compare Tom Brady to a horse!

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