Doug Pederson’s message to Eagles’ defense: Keep hitting Tom Brady

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Eagles coach Doug Pederson spends most of his time working with the offense, but at Super Bowl LII he had a very simple message for his defense: Hit Tom Brady, and do it often.

NFL Films showed Pederson on the sideline talking to several defensive players, and the message was that getting physical with Brady would be the way to win.

“You keep hitting number 12,” Pederson told his defense. “Keep hitting him. Keep hitting number 12.”

The Eagles hit Brady as he was passing nine times on Super Bowl Sunday, but Brady had an outstanding game anyway, throwing for 505 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions. But on a crucial play in the final minutes, Brandon Graham hit Brady well enough to knock the ball loose, and the Eagles recovered for their biggest defensive play of the game. The Eagles’ defense had a tough time with Brady, but hitting him paid off in the end.

125 responses to “Doug Pederson’s message to Eagles’ defense: Keep hitting Tom Brady

  1. Defense had a pretty good first half…patriots come on strong in the second, but the big boys never gave up and came through at the end…sometimes styles make fights and Graham got the knockout!!

  2. The Eagles hit Brady as he was passing nine times on Super Bowl Sunday, but Brady had an outstanding game anyway,

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    He was outstanding for just under a half. The rest of the game…. meh.

  3. Well that worked!

    505 yards, 3 TD and no picks. Your D sure showed Brady.

    Congrats Eagles, but you got handed a Super Bowl from Belichick. We may never know why he did it. But he did.

  4. Come to think of it… has Brady ever played a consistently great Super Bowl for all 60 minutes?

    Brady has indeed had great halfs or quarters in Super Bowls but that’s it. I don’t remember any Super Bowl game where he was great for all 60 minutes. Montana has. Young has. Aikman has. Favre did. Elway did. Peyton did. A lot of the greats have. And of course Foles did on Sunday.

    Not Brady. Very odd for a guy recognized by many as GOAT.

  5. Yeah, Belichik would’ve told his defense to keep hitting Foles but he knew better to ask such a silly thing of that bunch

  6. mattcro0172 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Well that worked!

    505 yards, 3 TD and no picks. Your D sure showed Brady.

    Congrats Eagles, but you got handed a Super Bowl from Belichick. We may never know why he did it. But he did.

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    No he didn’t. Just stop with this.

    That defense would have gotten incinerated regardless of whether an above average corner at best named Butler was in the game or not.

  7. The NFL season started at the Art Museum with the draft and will end at the Art Museum with the Eagles Championship Parade, It doesn’t get any better than that! SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!!!!! ALL THE WHINY LOSER FANS OF OTHER TEAMS, ENJOY!!!!!!!!

  8. Brady has indeed had great halfs or quarters in Super Bowls but that’s it. I don’t remember any Super Bowl game where he was great for all 60 minutes. Montana has. Young has. Aikman has. Favre did. Elway did. Peyton did. A lot of the greats have. And of course Foles did on Sunday.
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    Whatever makes you feel better. As we all know, Brady is better then every guy you just mentioned. Don’t care if he had one good quarter in every SB game. He was able to do what needed to be done in those games, as evidenced by his 5 rings. Peyton Manning? Please, he was horrible in SBs. Has more INTs then TDs. Please at least try to stick with facts.

  9. I thought the offensive play calling in the first 2 quarters for NE was very risk averse, conservative.
    The Eagles weren’t.
    Tom seemed to start slowly, was off a bit, throwing behind repeatedly in his initial series of attempts….but then found his mark.

    4th and 1…deep in the red zone and you don’t go for a TD?…and then miss the FG? Ouch.

    Those faulting Brady aren’t reasonable. That wasn’t where the loss occurred.
    The D couldn’t get stops.
    And yes, if the starting CB for 98% of the season is on the field, he makes stops that the practice squad doesn’t.
    And yes, it could very well have been enough of a difference to alter the outcome. Certainly.
    It did with Seattle.

  10. As an Eagles fan, having just gotten back from the super bowl I can say that unless the Eagles are in the game, I am rooting for the team that has never won it. The pure joy of that feeling is truly priceless.

  11. It is easy to impeach the opinions of many on these boards. When one’s sole purpose is to denigrate a single team and offer no reasonable posts concerning any other team it is a sad indictment on an individual. To what end does one engage in this behavior? It is so transparent and pathetic.

  12. blessedunliketherest says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Brady has indeed had great halfs or quarters in Super Bowls but that’s it. I don’t remember any Super Bowl game where he was great for all 60 minutes. Montana has. Young has. Aikman has. Favre did. Elway did. Peyton did. A lot of the greats have. And of course Foles did on Sunday.
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    Whatever makes you feel better. As we all know, Brady is better then every guy you just mentioned. Don’t care if he had one good quarter in every SB game. He was able to do what needed to be done in those games, as evidenced by his 5 rings. Peyton Manning? Please, he was horrible in SBs. Has more INTs then TDs. Please at least try to stick with facts.

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    I already am.

    Brady has never played a Super Bowl game where he was consistently great for all 60 minutes. That’s a fact, as is the fact that’s odd for a guy who we are all supposed to believe is the greatest of all time. Especially when other QBs have done it, the ones I mentioned and more.

    If you don’t like facts… that’s not my fault.

  13. “Well that worked!

    505 yards, 3 TD and no picks. Your D sure showed Brady.

    Congrats Eagles, but you got handed a Super Bowl from Belichick. We may never know why he did it. But he did.”
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    Or their backup completely carved up the New England offense and put up 41 points while they had no answer to stop him. But yeah, somehow turn it around instead of giving them the nod.

  14. Eagle’s fans treated Pederson like a complete goof for a year and a half. Now they love him. Fair weather fanbase. If he goes 3-13 next year they will boo him off the field in the last game. See Cole hamels, opening day debacle vs the mets.

  15. Wow. That’s the first time I’ve ever heard that strategy.

    500+ yds and 3 TDs. – Imagine if the defense wasn’t told to hit Brady?

    Congrats Eagles. You deserved the win, but don’t kid yourselves – your D sucked almost as much as NE’s.

  16. raymondmac says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:43 am

    I thought the offensive play calling in the first 2 quarters for NE was very risk averse, conservative.
    The Eagles weren’t.
    Tom seemed to start slowly, was off a bit, throwing behind repeatedly in his initial series of attempts….but then found his mark.

    4th and 1…deep in the red zone and you don’t go for a TD?…and then miss the FG? Ouch.

    Those faulting Brady aren’t reasonable. That wasn’t where the loss occurred.
    The D couldn’t get stops.
    And yes, if the starting CB for 98% of the season is on the field, he makes stops that the practice squad doesn’t.
    And yes, it could very well have been enough of a difference to alter the outcome. Certainly.
    It did with Seattle.

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    Let’s be serious. If Butler had 1/2 of the talent of Richard Sherman… do you really think Coach Belichick would have benched him. Do you think the Pats would have signed Gilmore last winter if Butler was that great? Of course not.

    From what I understand Butler also had a poor season and a poor week of practice and the Pats are about to show him the door. Why do you think that is? Benching a guy like that is understandable. I think Coach Belichick with 7 rings knows what he’s doing.

    I never thought Butler was all that, he is one of the most highly overrated corners in football, he stinks against guys like AB, his rep is based on one play he will probably ever make in his life. So let me change that saying a bit. “In Belichick you should trust!”

    Stop disrespecting the Eagles by blaming Belichick for this. He didn’t beat you, Philly did.

  17. The Eagles exposed a great weakness that will be exploited by other teams moving forward. Brady is doomed as are the Patriots. No dynasty, no six SB wins. Game over.

  18. Since Brady finished with 500+ yards, 3 td, and 0 int I dont think that strategy had anything to do with it or even worked effectively. Having their offense going through the NE defense like warm butter was where they won the game.

  19. Pederson’s an awesome coach. So proud of what he did. And hopefully showed the rest of the league – to beat the Pats you have to be aggressive, go for it on fourth down a few times, execute, run a trick play or two and hope your defense can get a hold in a big spot. You can’t – are you listening Todd Bowles – punt in the fouty quarter and “hope we play defense”

  20. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:05 pm
    The Eagles exposed a great weakness that will be exploited by other teams moving forward. Brady is doomed as are the Patriots. No dynasty, no six SB wins. Game over.

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    So you think the trick to beating the Pats is to just limit Brady to 500 yds, 3 td, and 0 int? I look forward to watching how that works out.

  21. Recall the benching of Wes Welker for use of the word ‘foot’ in sentences describing what NE had to do to win against the Jets?
    we have to put our best foot forward….etc.
    benign, light hearted humor.

    Benched by the deity coach.

    How’d that game turn out?

    There is a lot of psychology going into a game, ‘team spirit’ excited, enthusiastic confidence… and the established dynamics of relying on those you’ve played with the entire season.

    Now, blow that up, insert, at the very last minute, a guy who hasn’t started all season…and make your teammate so upset he’s actually in tears…noticed by his fellow players….

    I’m sure this is the best way to put a team in a position to win.

    oh, and how’d things turn out on this game?

  22. realestateguy1983 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:51 am
    How’d that work out? Brady threw for over 500 yards, 3 TDs and 0 interceptions. The Patriots NEVER punted!!!

    The Pats D lost the game.

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    You can say that the D lost the game and it’s not completely wrong since they failed to make a stop. That 4th and 1 was the game in a nutshell BUT you have to give Foles a ton of credit. BB said make him beat us by making the throws and that’s exactly what he did. Credit where credit is due….Pats fan since the 60’s.

  23. With regard to Brady, they didn’t really hit him, and he lit up the vaunted Eagles defense like a lamp. If Graham doesn’t get his hand on that ball, I think America was prepared for overtime because that was most likely coming.

    The game was really lost because the Patriots could do nothing to stop the Eagles offense and they tackled terribly. Butler was a starter at corner all year and competes on every play. Tackling is also one of his specialties. Would the Patriots have won if Butler played? Maybe—but we’ll never know now.

  24. mattcro0172 says
    505 yards, 3 TD and no picks. Your D sure showed Brady.
    Congrats Eagles, but you got handed a Super Bowl from Belichick. We may never know why he did it. But he did.

    Yeah, the Eagles D played so badly that they won the game.

  25. The NFL season started at the Art Museum with the draft and will end at the Art Museum with the Eagles Championship Parade, It doesn’t get any better than that! SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!!!!! ALL THE WHINY LOSER FANS OF OTHER TEAMS, ENJOY!!!!!!!!

    “”””
    Congrats to the Eagles. Well deserved.

    But I have a correction. Only the Patriots fans are whiny 😫 losers. All 30 other teams were rooting for the Eagles 🦅

  26. realestateguy1983 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:51 am
    How’d that work out? Brady threw for over 500 yards, 3 TDs and 0 interceptions. The Patriots NEVER punted!!!

    The Pats D lost the game.
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    Actually, the Eagle’s offense WON the game with a little help from the defense forcing a fumble.

  27. Braz says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    The Pat fan thumbs downs show they really are in denial! Too funny.
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    5 banners and total domination over the last 20 years – that’s some denial. We can handle a loss. The Pats will be back next year, count on it. Will your team make it into the playoffs? Probably not, so you’ll get a chance to troll more next year.

  28. I’m happy for Eagles fans, they deserve this celebration. But as time goes on I hope to have answers. Malcom Butler is a 2 time pro bowler not just a Super Bowl here. Can he get beat? Sure he can, like any corner. But the guy is relentless and a great tackler. Philly never attacked Gilmore all night. All the damage was against Rowe and 2 SPECIAL TEAMERS who never play on D. Something very strange went on here. Butler would have helped get even 1 or 2 stops to force Philly Punts and we know where the game goes if that happens. I honestly think Belichick is done. They are working on the exit strategy now.

  29. irishgary says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    @blessedunliketherest

    Montana and Bradshaw Never lost a super bowl!! Your boy has 3 and counting

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    Sadly neither of them were even good enough to make it to more than 4….

    But I guess #HaterLogic dictates that it is better to not even make it to the game than to make it and lose

  30. irishgary says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    @blessedunliketherest

    Montana and Bradshaw Never lost a super bowl!! Your boy has 3 and counting

    It won more that both.
    Funny, you left that part out.

  31. raymondmac says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Recall the benching of Wes Welker for use of the word ‘foot’ in sentences describing what NE had to do to win against the Jets?
    we have to put our best foot forward….etc.
    benign, light hearted humor.

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    They lost that one because your all world QB was trash in that game and your defense wasn’t much better. Completely irrelevant to this discussion.

    What do you think would happen almost 3 weeks ago if Butler was there defending that last minute pass from Bortles and Gilmore wasn’t there to knock it away?

    Touchdown and Pats are golfing. That’s what would have happened.

    Coach Belichick knows his talent, he watches them, he has insight that Pat fan doesn’t and yet he’s taking way too much grief for making a sensible decision. If he didn’t think Butler would improve a squad with practice squad fodder like Richards on it… what does THAT tell you?

    The Pats are wise to move on from Butler. They can do much better than that. Stop saying Belichick lost this game. It is not true.

  32. irishgary says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    @blessedunliketherest

    Montana and Bradshaw Never lost a super bowl!! Your boy has 3 and counting

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    Thats because those lesser qbs could not get to enough Superbowls to be even remotely comperable

  33. Youknowimrightandgay says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:57 am
    Eagle’s fans treated Pederson like a complete goof for a year and a half. Now they love him. Fair weather fanbase. If he goes 3-13 next year they will boo him off the field in the last game. See Cole hamels, opening day debacle vs the mets.
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    A lowly New York fan talking smack? what a riot!!! Look, we all know your teams are gonna SUCK for a long time but to come crawling out of your mommas basement to spew silly stuff like this? Worthless little man!!!!

  34. It’s easy to tell who the 2001 pinkhat Pats fan bandwagoners are.

    The ones who insist that Coach Belichick, the man with 7 Super Bowl rings, 5 as head coach – lost this game for the Patriots all by himself.

    LOL.

  35. Not a NY fan…But you know everything I said is right. Why are you in here and not watching this “life changing” parade. You have no one else to talk to. Oh my god. Too funny.

  36. Philly made 3 plays that won the game. Foles TD catch. 4th down conversion on their own 45 yard line with 5 min left. Sack fumble on Brady.

    Call that 11 Philly points that they earned by making plays. That’s the ball game even without the Brady sack.

    Brady managed to keep it close, and he did generally very well against a good Philly defense, but Philly made the key plays.

  37. Youknowimrightandgay says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:43 pm
    Not a NY fan…But you know everything I said is right. Why are you in here and not watching this “life changing” parade. You have no one else to talk to. Oh my god. Too funny
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    Oh, I’m watching the parade while in work. I know you don’t know anything about working. And, I’m here to bust on losers, such as yourself!

  38. TheTruth says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Braz says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    The Pat fan thumbs downs show they really are in denial! Too funny.
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    5 banners and total domination over the last 20 years – that’s some denial. We can handle a loss. The Pats will be back next year, count on it. Will your team make it into the playoffs? Probably not, so you’ll get a chance to troll more next year.

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    I don’t think you quite understand what the word “trolling” means if you think that giving a completely honest and objective take on your team is “trolling”. But have at it.

  39. blessedunliketherest says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:42 am
    Brady has indeed had great halfs or quarters in Super Bowls but that’s it. I don’t remember any Super Bowl game where he was great for all 60 minutes. Montana has. Young has. Aikman has. Favre did. Elway did. Peyton did. A lot of the greats have. And of course Foles did on Sunday.
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Whatever makes you feel better. As we all know, Brady is better then every guy you just mentioned. Don’t care if he had one good quarter in every SB game. He was able to do what needed to be done in those games, as evidenced by his 5 rings. Peyton Manning? Please, he was horrible in SBs. Has more INTs then TDs. Please at least try to stick with facts.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    The number of super bowls Brady has won without a top 10 defense……..0.

  40. Braz says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:38 pm
    It’s easy to tell who the 2001 pinkhat Pats fan bandwagoners are.

    The ones who insist that Coach Belichick, the man with 7 Super Bowl rings, 5 as head coach – lost this game for the Patriots all by himself.

    LOL.
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    I’m not sure you can be a pink hat and go all the way back to 2001. I mean if you are a fan of one team for 17 years can you really be considered a pink hat?

  41. +++++++++++
    The number of super bowls Brady has won without a top 10 defense……..0.

    ++++++++

    LAME!!!

    the number of SB Montan , Bradshaw, Young , Aikman , Rogers Big Ben have won WITHOUT a top 10 Defense…..ZERO

    The 4 SB Montana won is D was Ranked 3 or better

    Next……

  42. Braz says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:57 pm
    TheTruth says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Braz says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    The Pat fan thumbs downs show they really are in denial! Too funny.
    ——-
    5 banners and total domination over the last 20 years – that’s some denial. We can handle a loss. The Pats will be back next year, count on it. Will your team make it into the playoffs? Probably not, so you’ll get a chance to troll more next year.

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    I don’t think you quite understand what the word “trolling” means if you think that giving a completely honest and objective take on your team is “trolling”. But have at it.
    ——————–

    I’ve tried but the pft censors do not allow me to respond most of the time.
    The fact is, you have trolled every Pats thread on here since the game and while you offer honest takes once in a while, most of what you offer is complete trolling. Objective? HA!

    Anyone that can’t accept what Tom Brady has done is not a fan of the game. Don’t like him if you want but admit his greatness or fail. Keep trolling sweatheart. I’ll respond when allowed.

  43. That’s everybody’s strategy against Tom. He doesn’t usually throw for 505 yards and 3 TDS. Lucky for Pederson his offensive ideas were more original ( and the Pats defense looked shell shocked).

  44. What people dismissing Butler don’t realize is that he is a TREMENDOUS tackler. Yes, he gets beat by double moves and has trouble against taller receivers, and I have no problem admitting he did NOT have a good season. That being said, he is still a very heads up and football smart guy who knows how to play and never misses a tackler. Its very reasonable to think he would have made at least ONE play to stop a big gain that Rowe/Richards/Bademosi whiffed on.

  45. Another SB appearance and another bunch of trolls to deal with, sigh….life of a patriots fan. Sure is better off winning, but sadly the same lame commenters would be saying the same stuff won or lose, oh well.

    As others have said, how can say they are objective but then say Brady stinks or didn’t play well?

    And why oh why do People constantly think making the SB and losing is worse than not making the playoffs at all of being knocked out earlier? Where is the argument for that.
    5 Gold medals, 3 Silver Medals is better than 4 Gold medals alone no? Am I missing something?

  46. TheTruth says:
    February 8, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I’ve tried but the pft censors do not allow me to respond most of the time.
    The fact is, you have trolled every Pats thread on here since the game and while you offer honest takes once in a while, most of what you offer is complete trolling. Objective? HA!

    Anyone that can’t accept what Tom Brady has done is not a fan of the game. Don’t like him if you want but admit his greatness or fail. Keep trolling sweatheart. I’ll respond when allowed.

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    I see it very differently than that. I’m telling it like it is. The truth hurts sometimes. In fact I bet I know Pats fans who aren’t pinkhat bandwagoners who would tell you exactly the same things I am.

    Not my fault you guys have a hard time dealing with the truth.

    And I never said Tom Brady isn’t great. But he did not have as great a game on Sunday as Pat fans who are addicted to seeing their team smooched up to would like to believe. That’s also a fact.

  47. The number of super bowls Brady has won without a top 10 defense……..0.
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    Exactly… If Brees, Rodgers or Manning had Top 10 defenses at their disposal their entire career they’d have many more Super Bowl wins under their belts. Brady is great but he’s also highly overrated.

  48. cobrala2 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:57 pm
    Philly Beat Brady’s Best

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    Generally true if you go by the statistics, but I think Brady was the first to say they left some opportunities out there in the first half. Of course Philly defense made the plays, but looking at it from a Patriots perspective… Settling for 3 on the first Patriots drive. Missing the convert on the TD, missing the FG when they really should have gone for it on 4th. Brady drop and subsequent missed 4th down. So call that somewhere between 7 points they absolutely should have had on unforced errors (missed kicks and the Brady drop) and 19 points if they made all the plays. So they should have had minimum 19 points at the half and could have had up to 31 points. You can settle somewhere in between and say if they executed the way they did in the second half they would have had 24 points in the first half and the game would have maybe been different. 350 yards is crazy in the first half, but 12 points on 350 yards is very bad.

    The loss goes on the defense in general as the offense did more than enough in the end, but they did make some mistakes.

  49. Youknowimright says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:57 am
    Eagle’s fans treated Pederson like a complete goof for a year and a half. Now they love him. Fair weather fanbase. If he goes 3-13 next year they will boo him off the field in the last game. See Cole hamels, opening day debacle vs the mets.
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    Thanks Captain Obvious. Is there a fan base anywhere in the NFL that wouldn’t boo a coach who took a Super Bowl champ and made them to 3-13 the next year? Is there something wrong with booing a coach who has a -10 win turnaround in a single season?

  50. Actually it was the National Media that treated him poorly, not Eagles fans. The media claimed he was the worst coaching hire that season. Don’t let your hatred for Philly cloud your judgement. Philly fans were fine with Pederson. We weren’t sure if he would be good or not, it was more wait and see.

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    Youknowimrightandgay says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:57 am
    Eagle’s fans treated Pederson like a complete goof for a year and a half. Now they love him. Fair weather fanbase. If he goes 3-13 next year they will boo him off the field in the last game. See Cole hamels, opening day debacle vs the mets.

  51. Youknowimrightandgay says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:58 pm
    I’m a doctor on lunch break. What else you got sport?
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    I wanted to add something to this, but you typing that you’re a doctor is just sweet hilarious comedy all by itself!
    Enjoy our SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP parade, chump!

  52. I don’t think us Patriots fans need to defend the Patriots greatness on here. It speaks for itself. Sucks, but we can’t win’em all. Maybe cathartic to analyze the game, but it’s Philly’s year. They out played us.

    The Patriots have the horses for at least one more run I think.

    Stealing my favorite line from the Buffalo News in 2012: “But here come the Patriots anyway, relentless figures emerging from the miasma, barely breaking stride as they step over your team’s smoldering carcass and head back to the playoffs.”

    We’ll see if the relentless figures can do it one more time and I fully expect the Eagles to be waiting there if they do.

  53. lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    February 8, 2018 at 1:28 pm
    Youknowimright says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:57 am
    Eagle’s fans treated Pederson like a complete goof for a year and a half. Now they love him. Fair weather fanbase. If he goes 3-13 next year they will boo him off the field in the last game. See Cole hamels, opening day debacle vs the mets.
    ====
    Thanks Captain Obvious. Is there a fan base anywhere in the NFL that wouldn’t boo a coach who took a Super Bowl champ and made them to 3-13 the next year? Is there something wrong with booing a coach who has a -10 win turnaround in a single season?

    ———

    It’s a “what have you done for me lately?” league… unless you are Marvin Lewis.

  54. Eagle’s fans treated Pederson like a complete goof for a year and a half. Now they love him. Fair weather fanbase. If he goes 3-13 next year they will boo him off the field in the last game. See Cole hamels, opening day debacle vs the mets.
    ====

    Thanks Captain Obvious. Is there a fan base anywhere in the NFL that wouldn’t boo a coach who took a Super Bowl champ and made them to 3-13 the next year? Is there something wrong with booing a coach who has a -10 win turnaround in a single season?
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    Yeah there are lots of fan bases that would not boo…..and there is lots wrong with the booing considering he won a SB for a city that doesn’t win anything for like 30 years at a pop. There is something seriously wrong with Philly fan. You guys take it way too seriously. After this parade, hopefully you realize that your life is exactly the same as it was before you won the SB.

  55. sb44champs says:
    February 8, 2018 at 1:24 pm
    The number of super bowls Brady has won without a top 10 defense……..0.
    ===================================================
    Exactly… If Brees, Rodgers or Manning had Top 10 defenses at their disposal their entire career they’d have many more Super Bowl wins under their belts. Brady is great but he’s also highly overrated.

    The SB Brady won VS the Seahawks, is D was ranked 14th overall

    All 4 of Montana’s SB victories his D was 3 or better so I guess he’s highly overrated too.

    Manning 4 times entered the Playoffs with a top 5 offense AND a top 10 Defense in those 4 he was 1 and done.

    It’s called google, use it…

  56. xxsweepthelegxx says:
    February 8, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    5 Gold medals, 3 Silver Medals is better than 4 Gold medals alone no? Am I missing something?

    ===================
    I never fail to be amazed at both A) how insecure a lot of the Pat fanbase really is and B) how much they crave validation from other team’s fans.

    5 Super Bowl titles should stand on its own merit and yet they keep begging us “Please tell us how awesome we are!”

    Very bizarre.

  57. I already am.

    Brady has never played a Super Bowl game where he was consistently great for all 60 minutes. That’s a fact, as is the fact that’s odd for a guy who we are all supposed to believe is the greatest of all time. Especially when other QBs have done it, the ones I mentioned and more.

    If you don’t like facts… that’s not my fault.
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    You obviously don’t understand what facts are. The above statement is not a fact, its your opinion. Regardless I tend to agree with you, but it also doesn’t much matter. He has 5 SBs and 4 SB MVPs because he earned them and played lights out, even if just for a quarter or two.

    Your credibility was shot when you claimed Peyton Manning has played great in SB. The same Manning who has a career SB rating of 77.4 with 3 TDs and 5 INTs and no individual rating above 88.5. Or John Elway, who doesn’t have a SB with a rating above 99.2. What was that you were saying about facts?

  58. The SB Brady won VS the Seahawks, is D was ranked 14th overall
    All 4 of Montana’s SB victories his D was 3 or better so I guess he’s highly overrated too.
    Manning 4 times entered the Playoffs with a top 5 offense AND a top 10 Defense in those 4 he was 1 and done.
    It’s called google, use it…
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    Ok, maybe I should’ve just listed Brees and Rodgers. My bad. Still the truth.

  59. Braz says:

    That defense would have gotten incinerated regardless of whether an above average corner at best named Butler was in the game or not.
    ~~~

    All Butler had to do was make one 3rd/4th down stop and the outcome could have been different.

    One. That’s all the PHI defense made. One.

  60. sb44champs says:
    February 8, 2018 at 1:24 pm
    The number of super bowls Brady has won without a top 10 defense……..0.

    WRONG!!!!!

    2004 Patriots Defense ranked 15th
    2005 Patriots defense ranked 17th
    2014 Patriots defense ranked 17th
    2016 Patriots defense ranked 12th

    4 out of 5 he won WITHOUT a top 10 overall defense

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    Youknowimright says:

    February 8, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    I’m a doctor on lunch break. What else you got sport?

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    translation, even a bar fly as internet access!!!

  62. I’m surprised to see all the whiny Pats’ fans on here. Shouldn’t they be downtown at the “Tom Brady 500 Yards/3 TDS Parade”? Hahaha!

  63. Youknowimright says:
    February 8, 2018 at 1:37 pm
    Eagle’s fans treated Pederson like a complete goof for a year and a half. Now they love him. Fair weather fanbase. If he goes 3-13 next year they will boo him off the field in the last game. See Cole hamels, opening day debacle vs the mets.
    ====

    Thanks Captain Obvious. Is there a fan base anywhere in the NFL that wouldn’t boo a coach who took a Super Bowl champ and made them to 3-13 the next year? Is there something wrong with booing a coach who has a -10 win turnaround in a single season?
    =====

    Yeah there are lots of fan bases that would not boo…..and there is lots wrong with the booing considering he won a SB for a city that doesn’t win anything for like 30 years at a pop. There is something seriously wrong with Philly fan. You guys take it way too seriously. After this parade, hopefully you realize that your life is exactly the same as it was before you won the SB.
    ====

    #1, I’m not an Eagles fan
    #2, you take really long lunch breaks, “doctor”.

  64. irishgary says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    @blessedunliketherest

    Montana and Bradshaw Never lost a super bowl!! Your boy has 3 and counting

    ——————
    Thats because those lesser qbs could not get to enough Superbowls to be even remotely comperable

  65. irishgary says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    @blessedunliketherest

    Montana and Bradshaw Never lost a super bowl!! Your boy has 3 and counting

    ——————
    Thats because those lesser qbs could not get to enough Superbowls to be even remotely comperable

    ————————————-

    child please, bradshaw called his own plays, is the only qb to win back to back superbowls twice, you know, back when you had to, and i emphasized, HAD TO, run and pass to move the ball, and were, and i emphasize, ALLOWED to play defense…as opposed to today, with two-yard tommie, who has the rules of today that ALLOW, and i emphasize ALLOW an average qb to play and win without having to call his own plays, without having to run the ball consistently, and defense is pretty meaningless today…

    get back to me when tommie boy gets four superbowls in six years, twice back to back, playing against similar defenses like the Purple People Eaters, or Dallas’ Doomsday defense….

    yeah, that’s what i thought…

  66. And Doug Peterson message to nick foles and the offense to quote the gr8 Bart Scott ‘ the patriots defense can’t stop a nosebleed’.

  67. wmnf says:
    February 8, 2018 at 1:48 pm
    Braz says:

    That defense would have gotten incinerated regardless of whether an above average corner at best named Butler was in the game or not.
    ~~~

    All Butler had to do was make one 3rd/4th down stop and the outcome could have been different.

    One. That’s all the PHI defense made. One.
    ————————————————————
    No one has a crystal ball and can say that Butler being in the game would’ve made any difference. How do you know that he would not have gotten injured on the 1st defensive series? You don’t.
    It’s a moot point since BB chose to keep him on the bench and watch his team lose.

  68. Jason Kelce, he dun gon’ off the rails at the Philly parade, dude is mos’ def’ Bipolar, and droppin’ F-bombs before a crowd of millions. Dude, relax, enjoy this moment, ‘cause it ain’t ever happ’nin’, ever again Dawg lol

  69. Manning puts up big yards and stats in a loss. Pats fans: “LOL @ Colts fans. LOL @ the stat padder! Manning is a loser!”
    Brady puts up big yards and stats in a loss. Pats fans: “Yeah he lost but STATS!”

    And so it goes.

  70. wmnf says:
    February 8, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Braz says:

    That defense would have gotten incinerated regardless of whether an above average corner at best named Butler was in the game or not.
    ~~~

    All Butler had to do was make one 3rd/4th down stop and the outcome could have been different.

    One. That’s all the PHI defense made. One.

    ====================================
    Clearly Coach Belichick believed that he would have done no such thing. If he had a different opinion he would have played.

  71. The fact is, you have trolled every Pats thread on here since the game and while you offer honest takes once in a while, most of what you offer is complete trolling. Objective? HA!

    ========
    Trolling = “LOLZ Brady is a system QB and can’t throw more than 5 yards”. Nobody on earth really believes this, it’s only said here just to get a rise from you guys. And 90% of the time it works because you guys just can’t help yourself. Which goes back to what I’m saying about your incessant need to validate your team with other team’s fans. So bizarre.

    And yet I’m here telling you like it is about your team and I’m the troll.

    Whatever you say chief. LOL.

  72. Chap you funny. Love how I can irritate eagles fans even after they win a SB. Tortured people. If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you know that I’m just an irritant to try and elicit responses. Stop worrying about people you don’t know, and go try to not be so angry and enjoy your first sb parade.

  73. Youknowimright says:
    February 8, 2018 at 2:56 pm
    Luke that is the beauty of being me. I can take lunch as long as I want like a big boy.
    ———————————————————————–
    Because his mommy said so, isn’t that right Doctor Dumbazz!!!!

  74. I’d like to commend Philly on their win. No mistake. Impressive game and performance.
    Period.

    my earlier observations related only to NE and how they might have fared better, not any way a rap on Philly

  75. ———————

    blessedunliketherest says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:42 am
    Brady has indeed had great halfs or quarters in Super Bowls but that’s it. I don’t remember any Super Bowl game where he was great for all 60 minutes. Montana has. Young has. Aikman has. Favre did. Elway did. Peyton did. A lot of the greats have. And of course Foles did on Sunday.
    _________________________________________________________
    Only because the real GOAT Belichick was able to shut down the opponents offense in the 2nd half giving Brady the chance to come back from his poor to average play in the first half.

    ______________________________________________

    Whatever makes you feel better. As we all know, Brady is better then every guy you just mentioned. Don’t care if he had one good quarter in every SB game. He was able to do what needed to be done in those games, as evidenced by his 5 rings. Peyton Manning? Please, he was horrible in SBs. Has more INTs then TDs. Please at least try to stick with facts.

  76. 2004 Patriots Defense ranked 15th
    2005 Patriots defense ranked 17th
    2014 Patriots defense ranked 17th
    2016 Patriots defense ranked 12th

    4 out of 5 he won WITHOUT a top 10 overall defense
    =====

    All of those stats are wrong.

    Every single one of them.

    The Pats didn’t even win in ’05, the Steelers did.

  77. irishgary says:
    February 8, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    @blessedunliketherest

    Montana and Bradshaw Never lost a super bowl!! Your boy has 3 and counting

    Doug Williams and Trent Dilfer never lost a SB, ergo they’re better than Brady. see how dumb that sounds.

  78. Brady throws for 500 and puts up 33 and has his team ahead in the fourth, meh?

    Here’s what we’ll never know and what anti-Brady types have as their last and only hope for redemption, Brady lost 3 Super Bowls.

    Sadly, we’ll never know if Montana, Aikman, Young, Bradshaw, Elway could have won more than 5 because they weren’t good enough long enough to get to that many. There’s really no other logical, objective way to rank them.

    Hopefully Brady doesn’t lose another one. They’ll start rating him below Tony Eason.

  79. snowlock2013 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 1:57 pm
    I still don’t know why Zimmer didn’t try to knock Foles off his rocker.

    =====================================

    Part of the reason might that there were 2 offensive holding penalties enforced on passing plays during the entire playoffs. 11 games with all those great defenses and offensive lineman were only caught holding to protect their QB twice. It’s hard to knock a guy down if you can’t get near him.

  80. Lemmy Aksyadis says:
    February 8, 2018 at 5:10 pm
    Brady throws for 500 and puts up 33 and has his team ahead in the fourth, meh?
    ——

    Brady had a fantastic game. He and the offense answered the Eagles almost score for score. If that was meh then that proves his bar is way higher than most. As I’m sure he will agree, it should be. He is GOAT after all, 🙂

    I love how disturbed Patriot Hater seems to get for some reason that we Pats fans like our team and yes maybe are a little biased to them. That’s called being a fan.

    🙂

  81. I just figured Braz out.

    It’s Felger or Mazz! Has to be, almost the identical gimmick!

    🙂

  82. aarons444 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 4:35 pm
    2004 Patriots Defense ranked 15th
    2005 Patriots defense ranked 17th
    2014 Patriots defense ranked 17th
    2016 Patriots defense ranked 12th

    4 out of 5 he won WITHOUT a top 10 overall defense
    =====

    All of those stats are wrong.

    Every single one of them.

    The Pats didn’t even win in ’05, the Steelers did.

    ——
    Actually… the Patriots did win in 05. Super Bowl 39 was February 6, 2005.

    Apology accepted. 🙂

    By the way Brady won a Super Bowl with the 2001 team ranked 24th defending the pass and 19th defending the run.

  83. By the way Brady won a Super Bowl with the 2001 team ranked 24th defending the pass and 19th defending the run.
    =====

    6th in scoring defense… 8th in turnovers….

  84. Braz says:
    February 8, 2018 at 2:44 pm
    Manning puts up big yards and stats in a loss. Pats fans: “LOL @ Colts fans. LOL @ the stat padder! Manning is a loser!”
    Brady puts up big yards and stats in a loss. Pats fans: “Yeah he lost but STATS!”

    And so it goes.
    ———
    Man, you’ve posted like 25 times in this thread and ‘started it’ by saying “has Brady ever played well for a full 60 min.”

    You’re a smart guy right, what do you want a fan of Brady’s to say after he posted 505 yds and 3TDs in the SB against a very good defense? No you’re right. He really needs to put together a stronger game.

    I mean get real dude.

  85. LyinRogerMustGo says:
    February 8, 2018 at 7:49 pm
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    aarons444 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 6:24 pm
    By the way Brady won a Super Bowl with the 2001 team ranked 24th defending the pass and 19th defending the run.
    =====

    6th in scoring defense… 8th in turnovers….

    —-
    I should also add that the Patriots were also playing a last place schedule that year. Takes some of that sparkle off the “6th in scoring defense” thing doesn’t it. 🙂

  86. raymondmac says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:43 am

    I thought the offensive play calling in the first 2 quarters for NE was very risk averse, conservative.
    The Eagles weren’t.
    Tom seemed to start slowly, was off a bit, throwing behind repeatedly in his initial series of attempts….but then found his mark.

    4th and 1…deep in the red zone and you don’t go for a TD?…and then miss the FG? Ouch.

    Those faulting Brady aren’t reasonable. That wasn’t where the loss occurred.
    The D couldn’t get stops.
    And yes, if the starting CB for 98% of the season is on the field, he makes stops that the practice squad doesn’t.
    And yes, it could very well have been enough of a difference to alter the outcome. Certainly.
    It did with Seattle.
    ——–
    NE won its last 2 SB’s because they were gifted to them by their opponents. Philly won the SB because NE had the worst defense they’ve ever had in a SB. Malcolm made his reputation as a good CB because the worst OC in the NFL, Darrel Bevell, called the worst play possible to score an win from the 1 yard line. Great to see Philly actually planned a solid play from the 1 yard line. No gifted SB this year. Way to fight Philly!

  87. brady played great like he has in all 8 bowls. there is no secret here, if you knock down any qb before he can throw it, he can’t throw it. eagles were better, congratulations to them. brady is by far and away the greatest qb of all time and he proved it again. nobody claimed he played defense.

  88. Has any fanbase completely hated their team as much as Philly has? They adored Chip, hated Doug, Cried when they picked Wentz over Elliot, Cried When Wentz got hurt, attendance was so bad but oh wait, they all come crawling out of their bars when it’s good again to burn down the city and blame the media. the most LOL fanbase of all time. Congrats though.

  89. skawh says:
    February 8, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    NE won its last 2 SB’s because they were gifted to them by their opponents. Philly won the SB because NE had the worst defense they’ve ever had in a SB. Malcolm made his reputation as a good CB because the worst OC in the NFL, Darrel Bevell, called the worst play possible to score an win from the 1 yard line. Great to see Philly actually planned a solid play from the 1 yard line. No gifted SB this year. Way to fight Philly!
    ======================
    You understand those last 2 SBs still count right? Seattle and Atlanta aren’t getting a trophy or rings as a result of the Pats getting those gifts. None of which acknowledges the fact that Butler still had to make the interception. Just like Hightower had to make the strip sack for it all to happen. Anyway, thanks for the “gifts”.

  90. Braz says:
    February 8, 2018 at 2:44 pm
    Manning puts up big yards and stats in a loss. Pats fans: “LOL @ Colts fans. LOL @ the stat padder! Manning is a loser!”
    Brady puts up big yards and stats in a loss. Pats fans: “Yeah he lost but STATS!”

    And so it goes.
    ======================
    That seems like cheery picking your own argument to be honest. The issue isn’t stats in the loss. The issue is that Brady out performed Foles in the loss.

    I’d step cautiously wielding the denial hammer because you of all people shouldn’t be touching it. We know this because your inevitable response indicating Foles outplayed Brady will do nothing but prove that point 1000 fold.

  91. Braz says:
    February 8, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    And I never said Tom Brady isn’t great. But he did not have as great a game on Sunday as Pat fans who are addicted to seeing their team smooched up to would like to believe. That’s also a fact.
    =====================
    All you have to do is prove it. You continually insist Foles played great for 60 minutes and Brady only played well for 30 minutes like that actually proves anything. Is there ANYTHING besides your own version of the truth to back up the claim that Foles outplayed Brady? Or do we have to continue to read how you’re right and everybody else is wrong despite that being anything but the case?

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