Tom Brady: I still plan on playing for a long time

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The winning quarterback in last year’s Super Bowl rode off into retirement after the game.

That’s not going to happen this year and Tom Brady says that it won’t be happening at any point in the near future either. Brady has talked about playing for five more years in the past and was asked if he’s still thinking that way during an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Jim Miller.

“If it was up to my wife she would have me retire today,” Brady said. “She told me that last night three times.  And I said, ‘Too bad, babe, I’m having too much fun right now.’  You know, I feel like I can still do it and if you love what you do and you’re capable of doing it then, I mean I’d be so bored if I wasn’t going out there, knowing that I could still do it.  So I’m going to work hard to be ready to go and I still plan on playing for a long time.”

Barring a drastic change in performance, it’s probably safe to say that the Patriots will have Brady in their plans for quite a while as well.

122 responses to “Tom Brady: I still plan on playing for a long time

  1. I used to be a Manning guy, but Tom Brady has put all doubts to rest as the best QB since Joe Montana. These are different eras so I don’t think calling him best of all time is fair to those who competed under different rules and circumstances.

  2. He can’t play forever. But if anyone is perfectly situated for an unusually long run, it’s Tom.

  3. Brady looks and plays like he is 27.

    What an amazing football player. Look up the records of QBs throwing 50+ passes in a game. They are dismal, except ONE.

  4. The Falcons may have had a chance if they resorted to actual poison. But then again Brady has probably already built up an immunity to iocane powder.

  5. Hey Tom. Retire. Get out before you hurt yourself. I used to say the same thing to George Foreman. If you really like someone, why do you want to see them get beat up? Be like Jim Brown. Go out on top. I’ll bet you could get a movie deal to. LOL

  6. Even if he is the reason your favorite team doesn’t get to the Super Bowl, would you really want him to retire?

    We’re witnessing one of (if not THE) greatest QB in the history of the NFL. Just appreciate that for a second.

  7. That man took a beating yesterday. Don’t know how he does it but good for him. Play until you can’t!! Hope you fidn your jersey too. :o)

  8. steelcurtainn says:
    Feb 6, 2017 4:19 PM
    Good! It’ll be great to see the downfall since the seahawks and falcons practically handed you sb wins.
    __________________________________
    You mean like the Steelers practically hand us division titles??

  9. And with this announcement, people all over Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Buffalo, Miami, New York (Jets) and Indianapolis just bashed their heads into something hard. Giant and Bronco fans just shrugged. For his next trick, Brady and the Pats beat the Broncos in next season’s AFCCG and the Giants in the Super Bowl. After that all family business will have been settled.

  10. Brady could help Pats leapfrog a few more teams before he hangs ’em up!

    NFL World Championships

    1. Green Bay Packers – 13
    2. Chicago Bears – 9
    3. New York Giants – 8
    4. Pittsburgh Steelers – 6
    5. Dallas Cowboys – 5
    New England Patriots – 5
    Washington Redskins – 5
    San Francisco 49ers – 5
    6. Detroit Lions – 4
    Cleveland Browns – 4

  11. everlast79 says:
    Feb 6, 2017 4:10 PM
    I used to be a Manning guy, but Tom Brady has put all doubts to rest as the best QB since Joe Montana. These are different eras so I don’t think calling him best of all time is fair to those who competed under different rules and circumstances

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    Why would anyone who knows the sport choose Manning over Brady?

    Brady has him at every turn, and has for 10 years.

    The only advantage Manning had was he played 3 more years than Brady since he started 3 full seasons ahead of Brady.

  12. I’ll always believe Manning > Brady because if Manning (who could make Jim Caldwell look like Kunte Rockne) had Belicheck for his career, they may have 12 superbowl wins (hyperbole, but you catch my drift).

    Brady however deserves to be called GOAT. He earned it. Even if I will always always resent him for not calling out Roger. I rooted for him for a whole game to see him tell Roger to shove it and he took the high road….. jerk.

  13. The Father Time thing is always a fun slant on the issue. Cause although it applies ie he won’t still be playing when he’s 90, no one really knows what a realistic limit is for him. And averages can’t be used because his methods are predictably irrational.
    No one follows the methods he uses to stay in shape. Not his disciple, not his dietary habits not his conditioning, not his mental excercises. Well maybe not no one. Maybe one or two of those monks in the Himalayas you sometimes read about. Those guys can run up 20 foot vertical walls when they are 100 years old.
    But no one in the NFL does what he does so no one will be able to do what he does and no one will be able to say how long he will be able to continue to do what he does.
    So with him, while the Father Time thing will still catch up to him, I think it’s still several years away.

  14. Karma. If not for #Framegate and all those fans jealous in gullible enough to believe Goodell’s contention that the laws of physics do not apply to the NFL, Brady might be announcing his retirement today.

    Instead he plans on sticking around until long after Goodell is fired and even the most jealous fan has no choice but to accept that the NFL did everything they could to fix this season and prevent the Parriots from winning- i’ll because some jealous owners wanted to take a shortcut to clean their 15 minutes of fame the Bob Kraft has now enjoyed five times

    The NFL history books will show Goodell’s corruption to be on par with the #Blacksox scandal

  15. How much would you pay for Brady’s tell all book once he does retire? $500? $2000? I have started a savings account for this.

  16. I know Pats fans want to cling on to Brady for dear life because they know their fun times would be over, but he was hit over 20 times in the game and at his age if he keeps getting hit like that he’s going to retire whether he wants to or not. He would be really smart to retire now with all of the records and the SB wins and MVP’s and now everyone labelling him the GOAT. It just isn’t worth being a CTE victim later in life in a sport where he’s avoided the injury bug for the most part but it can hit at any time.

  17. spreadems says:
    Feb 6, 2017 4:24 PM
    He’s no Dak.
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    That’s for sure! Tom Brady has been to 11 AFC Championship games and 7 Super Bowls winning 5 with 4 SB MVP’s!

    Remind me what has Prescott won?……….. still waiting.

  18. steelcurtainn says:
    Feb 6, 2017 4:19 PM
    Good! It’ll be great to see the downfall since the seahawks and falcons practically handed you sb wins.

    —–

    Other than your statement not making any sense, we can feel you and your ilk grit your teeth and clench up your nether regions upon reading the headline.

    While you’re thinking about that, think about this: Roethlisberger will soon be retired and running his own restaurant, weighing about 3 bills, while Brady is still using the Steelers as an even more predictable stepping stone to future Super Bowl titles.

    It’s going to get worse for you before it gets better.

  19. I’ll always believe Manning > Brady because if Manning (who could make Jim Caldwell look like Kunte Rockne) had Belicheck for his career, they may have 12 superbowl wins (hyperbole, but you catch my drift).
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    Manning had a HoF coach in Tony Dungy for a good chunk of his career and still only won 1 with him. Manning had the likes of Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Marshall Faulk, Edgrin James, D. Thomas, Eric Decker, J. Thomas, etc. not to mention one of he best defenses of all time in Denver, and only won 2 SBs. He was not a big-game player. It doesn’t matter who the coach was…..Manning was not winning any more SBs no matter who the coach was. You really think Manning could have done what Brady did last night being down 25 points in the second half? The short answer is no……look how he cowered against Seattle 3 years ago. Having to use hypotheticals to prove your argument doesn’t work. Brady is the GOAT. Manning is probably top 5.

  20. “Brady could help Pats leapfrog a few more teams before he hangs ’em up!

    NFL World Championships”

    You can’t count pre-merger championships in those totals. They have no bearing on the modern game. They were achieved against far smaller pools of teams under much different rules, both for retaining the players and on the field.

    That’s like comparing apples to pumpkins. Beating 12-16 teams depending on when those earlier championships were is nowhere near as hard as competing in a 32 team league under the cap and free agency.

  21. Why not continue. Especially when you’re given schedules to play where you don’t have to face 1 TOP 10 QB in the regular season, and by virtue of your division have a free pass to the playoffs. Heck, play until you’re 70.

  22. buffalojohnsema says:
    Feb 6, 2017 5:05 PM
    Watching Brady at age 39, is like watching Lance Armstrong win 7 consecutive Tour De Frances or Barry Bonds hitting 73 hom

    Or watching Peyton Manning at 37 after 4 neck surgeries break all those records. Oh yea, that HGH was for his wife. LOL

  23. Good! It’ll be great to see the downfall since the seahawks and falcons practically handed you sb wins.
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    The end will come eventually, it does for everyone. Of course if the stealers could walk the way their fans talk Brady might not have made it to those SB’s

  24. No the Patriots are not a great team. Tom Brady is not a great QB. Great teams win Super Bowls by double digits. Great teams dont fall down 20 points and then catch up at the end. Great QBs don’t throw pick-sixes like Brady did. Brady is a system QB. Most of his passes go for less than 10 yards. He is strictly dink and dunk.

  25. Its easy to make the playoffs every year when you play 6 games against patsies like the Jets, Bills and Dolphins.

  26. I used to be a Manning guy, but Tom Brady has put all doubts to rest as the best QB since Joe Montana. These are different eras so I don’t think calling him best of all time is fair—.
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    Manning NEVER was in the same conversation with Brady because he was a chronic choker.

    It certainly IS fair to compare qbs of different eras when the disparity is so huge. Bradshaw and Montana were great but in the much less competitive pre-free agency era they played on teams that hoarded and kept the same talent. Brady has to build a new team of non-stars every year. Even with that great advantage Bradshaw and Montana could only get to 4 bowls.

    Bradshaw graciously admits the obvious. It’s small and foolish of Montana not to acknowledge that he inspired the greatest QB of all time and it ain’t close.

  27. Watching Brady at age 39, is like watching Lance Armstrong win 7 consecutive Tour De Frances or Barry Bonds hitting 73 homers at age 36.
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    If he is ever accused of PEDs use he can just say they were for Gisselle. Apparently that one never fails.

  28. Good! It’ll be great to see the downfall since the seahawks and falcons practically handed you sb wins.

    —–

    Other than your statement not making any sense, we can feel you and your ilk grit your teeth and clench up your nether regions upon reading the headline.

    While you’re thinking about that, think about this: Roethlisberger will soon be retired and running his own restaurant, weighing about 3 bills, while Brady is still using the Steelers as an even more predictable stepping stone to future Super Bowl titles.

    It’s going to get worse for you before it gets better.
    _________________________________

    Thanks for biting. Worse, says who you lol. The Steelers may have lost this year with no leveon bell and no home field advantage but they’ll be in contention for another superbowl win. Bank on it. The patriots might have eaked out a win this year but the truth is bad coaching by Atlanta cost them the win. The same can been said about the seahawk game. Enjoy, but the Steelers are still sitting on top the mountain with 6 superbowl wins and the patriots won’t EVER surpass the Steelers with trophies. It never gets old. Bank on that too!

  29. harrisonhits2 says:
    Feb 6, 2017 5:22 PM
    “Brady could help Pats leapfrog a few more teams before he hangs ’em up!

    NFL World Championships”

    You can’t count pre-merger championships in those totals. They have no bearing on the modern game. They were achieved against far smaller pools of teams under much different rules, both for retaining the players and on the field.

    That’s like comparing apples to pumpkins. Beating 12-16 teams depending on when those earlier championships were is nowhere near as hard as competing in a 32 team league under the cap and free agency.

    ========

    You must be under 30.

    A championship is a championship.

  30. Tom Brady never quits.

    Can his insane conditioning regimen keep him viable for another 3-4 years?

    Maybe.

    However, I hope he doesn’t play so long that he becomes the next Brett Favre – hanging on to former greatness in a vain attempt to stay relevant.

  31. Good. I’m glad that he is going to prove that most people use age as an excuse for their physical deterioration. You can stunt the aging process drastically if you simply take care of yourself and work out hard. It’ll be fun watching Brady giving everyone hell at 45. Spare me the fall back, genetics argument also. He still looks and plays like he’s 25 BECAUSE he hasn’t eaten crap like Mcdonalds since he was in college, doesn’t smoke, basically – doesn’t make poor decisions that most people make.

  32. If I ever hear a pats fan tell me the Giants got lucky, I’m gonna punch them in the face. Let’s see:

    1) no face mask call on sanu. That would have kept them in FG range for game winner.

    2) no call on intentional grounding in end zone on first play of game tying drive.

    3) Edelman. Should have been a pick

    4) Carroll throwing instead of handing to lynch.

    They could easily be 3-4 and us talking about how they only take advantage of a fluffy soft afce schedule.

  33. “You must be under 30.

    A championship is a championship.”

    I’m 58 actually, and a championship won against a pool of 12 teams with different rules is not the same as a Super Bowl won under the modern system.

  34. “Enjoy it Pats fans because it will NEVER be the same without tommy boy.”

    Right but it can be just as good or very nearly so with Belichick coaching onwards and a suitable replacement for Brady.

    For some reason you guys don’t seem to understand Belichick will find said suitable replacement.

  35. 1. Green Bay Packers – 13
    2. Chicago Bears – 9
    3. New York Giants – 8

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    yea I remember, they had to beat the Akron Buggy Whippers and Rochester Barrel Makers when only white guys could play. They’d kill any of these soft teams today!

    Real relevant comparison. Let’s stick to Super Bowl era and go ahead and argue about pre and post free agency period comparison fairness. But not much argument there either; when each team gets the same amount of money to spend on the same pool of players, we have a level field. Not the case before unrestricted free agency in 1992.

  36. This could be considered bullying to Jets fans. When the mass suicide wave of Jets fans happens after reading this, Brady might be held liable.

  37. Amazing to see the hate for Brady and the silly comments about him just being a system quarterback or getting lucky or whatever made up story people want to fabricate to satisfy their predetermined narrative. He’s one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game. I hope Pats fans thoroughly enjoy what theyre seeing cause its another two or three years at the most and a new era will begin. They are an anomaly in an NFL that is built for parity.

  38. Pats fans calling everyone haters is annoying. I’m not a Pats fan but Brady is fun to watch and I appreciate how good he is. So Pats fans just stop. Not everyone hates your team.

  39. It’s convenient to claim the “free agency” ushered in a whole new league in 1992 and now every championship is worth so much more than any championship before then, or maybe before the merger when the number of competitors doubled.

    That’s the lowest hanging branch and you’re entitled to your opinion, but Joe Montana is the 2nd greatest quarterback of all time and won all 4 of his Super Bowl rings before 1992 and Don Shula, once the winningest coach of all time, made it to the world championship twice before the AFL/NFL merger and returned 5 more times after it. These names do not have asterisks next to them because the true greatest transcend all eras, just like you’ll be telling your grandkids when you sing Tom Brady’s praises in 45 years. He’s clearly the best of all-time in my opinion, but keep some perspective as well.

    Remember that before discounting other players or championships.

  40. ibillwt says:
    Feb 6, 2017 6:29 PM
    1. Green Bay Packers – 13
    2. Chicago Bears – 9
    3. New York Giants – 8

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    yea I remember, they had to beat the Akron Buggy Whippers and Rochester Barrel Makers when only white guys could play. They’d kill any of these soft teams today!

    Real relevant comparison. Let’s stick to Super Bowl era and go ahead and argue about pre and post free agency period comparison fairness.

    _______

    The NFL counts all championships since 1920. Why would we go by your arbitrary rules? Sorry to break it to you, some teams still have more titles. And yes, Night Train Lane would absolutely destroy today’s wide receivers.

  41. Ummm…Shula is still the winningest coach of all time…lol… and after reading all of these, it is clear that Tom Brady is the only player that knows how to take care of his body no one else is even close imagine that of course he could be using Peds which would explain what we bring scene since coming out of college and seeing his combine photo makes me want to laugh

  42. steelcurtainn says:
    Feb 6, 2017 4:19 PM
    Good! It’ll be great to see the downfall since the seahawks and falcons practically handed you sb wins.
    ————

    Haters no longer have any excuses, TB is the GOAT, end of discussion

  43. He’s 39 and your kids are young only once. He could regret it one day wishing he had spent more time watching his kids grow up. If your having fun great, but don’t regret it one day when your kids are all grown up and have their own interests.

  44. steelcurtainn says:
    Feb 6, 2017 8:37 PM

    Joe Montana is the greatest of all time and I’m not a niner fan. Tom Shady is not. Joe didn’t lose superbowls brady has.
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    That’s only because Joe lost a lot before he got to the Super Bowl.

    He’s still in the top two, though.

  45. Though it’s still not a first priority, Brady will break Peyton Manning’s TD and passing yards marks just for good measure while he goes for a couple more SB titles. That will be fun to see. Should take 3 years or so.

  46. The adrenaline is sky high today with the Brady trolls who seem to be having a really hard time accepting yet another New England Patriots Super Bowl! Dang it’s fun being a Pats fan.

  47. “These names do not have asterisks next to them…”
    (referring to Shula and Joe Montana)

    Neither does Brady’s. Figments of imagination are not reality. They don’t exist and never have. Just the wins, titles and records that are evident to all.

    Understand that if the same level of scrutiny we see in today’s hot-take age, combined with garbage rogue journalism held to no standards of proof, existed back then, many a hated legend (like Shula) could have people yelling ‘asterisk’ everytime they heard his name.

    It’s wrong in both instances.

  48. The one thing you can’t say about Brady is that he is classy. I support him playing for as long as he can so he can get pounded into the ground.

    Brady acts like his team is faultless in the cheating – even before the ball boy took the balls into the restroom so that he could have company at the urinal, the Patriots were caught cheating several times.

    The Patriots should really be angry at Cam Cheating at the Carolina Paper Tigers – he was caught cheating in College twice and never paid any price for his unethical conduct.

  49. Tom Brady is the best, and I watched all of them since 1972 or so. I still believe Elway was the best at the position -as a gunner- but you can’t say Brady hasn’t won more. That’s why you play them.

    Sure would like to see my Vikes get by him just once. Congrats Pats fans! Your team is a true dynasty.

  50. As long as the Zebras and the NFL can help him win games by calling penalties against opposing teams and not against NE defenders and let him skate free…helping him win, why not play forever..
    However, put a huge asterick next to his name, Bellicheck’s name and the NE Patriots for Filmgate/Spygate, Deflategate and who knows whatever other cheating scams NE has pulling in the last 10-15 years and not been caught..

  51. So, Brady isn’t classy in your eyes, and you want him to get hurt by playing longer. Check.

    You also state that the Patriots have been caught cheating “several” times. Check

    …maybe accurate statements just aren’t your thing.

  52. Last ‘ve me some football history.
    Off some of these lists is Baltimore. They have 5 nfl football championships. And have beaten the ny giants in 3 of them.
    When they have a team, they are in the hunt.
    58, 59, 70, 00 and 12

  53. sbchampsagain says:
    Feb 6, 2017 10:16 PM

    Last ‘ve me some football history.
    Off some of these lists is Baltimore. They have 5 nfl football championships. And have beaten the ny giants in 3 of them.
    When they have a team, they are in the hunt.
    58, 59, 70, 00 and 12
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    The first 3 were the Baltimore Colts, which are now the Indianapolis Colts. You can’t just mix them randomly.

  54. phishead1313 says:
    Feb 6, 2017 8:35 PM

    Ummm…Shula is still the winningest coach of all time
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    2-4 in SBs, could never sniff one with Marino and ended his career on a decade long run of mediocrity.

    Sorry – hanging around to add up some meaningless regular season wins and with that SB record he’s not even in the conversation.

  55. rasta74 says:
    Feb 6, 2017 7:44 PM

    One good Pop from a stud LB and this song will sound a lot different.
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    Originally I though you had typed “one good Poop”, which actually would have made your post more intelligent.

  56. Great Caesar’s Ghost says:
    Feb 6, 2017 8:04 PM

    The NFL counts all championships since 1920. Why would we go by your arbitrary rules? Sorry to break it to you, some teams still have more titles. And yes, Night Train Lane would absolutely destroy today’s wide receivers.
    ===================================
    No one below the age of 100 gives a crap what Night Train Lane did before the TV was invented.

  57. jagsfanugh says:
    Feb 6, 2017 8:43 PM
    Tom Brady is greatest QB in the modern era.
    *****

    Tom Brady isn’t even greatest QB playing right now. That distinction clearly goes to Aaron Rodgers. Brady has been fortunate enough to play for the best organization. But he doesn’t play the QB position better than everyone else.

    Remember that it’s a team game….

    The GB loss to the Falcons’ is the 3rd time his defense surrendered over 44 points in playoff loss. Tom Brady’s defense hasn’t allowed that much in 269 starts.

    TEAM… Brady plays for the best team.

  58. jjfootball says:
    Feb 6, 2017 10:08 PM

    WHY NOBODY HAS KNOCKED THIS CLOWN BRADY INTO RETIREMENT IS BEYOND ME.
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    They’ve been trying for 17 years. Apparently he’s tougher than he looks.

  59. 4sacroc says:
    Feb 6, 2017 4:32 PM
    Brady could help Pats leapfrog a few more teams before he hangs ’em up!
    NFL World Championships
    1. Green Bay Packers – 13
    2. Chicago Bears – 9
    3. New York Giants – 8
    4. Pittsburgh Steelers – 6
    5. Dallas Cowboys – 5
    New England Patriots – 5
    Washington Redskins – 5
    San Francisco 49ers – 5
    6. Detroit Lions – 4
    Cleveland Browns – 4

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

    So I guess this is what it has come to, we are now counting what are pretty much NFC championships as superbowl victories? Hate to break it to you but the Patriots have 8 AFC championships and they have only been around since the late 60’s if we are using that metric. You know when they forward pass was an actual thing…

  60. sbchampsagain says:
    Feb 6, 2017 10:16 PM
    Last ‘ve me some football history.
    Off some of these lists is Baltimore. They have 5 nfl football championships. And have beaten the ny giants in 3 of them.
    When they have a team, they are in the hunt.
    58, 59, 70, 00 and 12
    ————————————

    Sorry to break it to you but the 58, 59 and 70 Championships belong to the Colts franchise, not the city of Baltimore.

  61. Tom Brady isn’t even greatest QB playing right now. That distinction clearly goes to Aaron Rodgers. Brady has been fortunate enough to play for the best organization. But he doesn’t play the QB position better than everyone else.

    Remember that it’s a team game….

    The GB loss to the Falcons’ is the 3rd time his defense surrendered over 44 points in playoff loss. Tom Brady’s defense hasn’t allowed that much in 269 starts.

    TEAM… Brady plays for the best team.

    _______
    Nope. Brady has as little weapons as Rodgers.

    The Packers are choke artists and Rodgers would never be able to rally a win like Brady did, hell he can’t even lead the locker room. Instead they just say they ran into a buzz saw as if that makes it ok…

    Call me when Erin gets to the big game again!

  62. steelcurtainn says:
    Feb 6, 2017 4:19 PM
    Good! It’ll be great to see the downfall since the seahawks and falcons practically handed you sb wins.

    =====

    I won’t try to belittle the unbelievable throw that Roethlisberger made to win the Steelers last title but that was how long ago? You favorite team just got their asses handed to them 2 weeks ago. Your QB is contemplating retirement. Your coach couldn’t X & O his way out of a parking garage. Your team has played the same defense for nearly 2 decades. Your best WR is a diva with poor judgement. Your RB is an injury-prone pot-head and the Steelers best days were 40 years ago, not to mention the karmic payback from your organization pumping those Steel Curtain teams and beyond with so many steroids. So if the fact that the Patriots were “gifted” 2 of the last 3 Super Bowls helps you sleep at night good for you.

    I’ll enjoy the parade in Boston tomorrow and as a bonus I’ll get to dream about the possibility of a top 3 pick for Garoppolo and $63.2m cap space. I hope the Steelers make the AFCCC next against the Patriots so I can, without a single doubt, have the opportunity to watch the Patriots play in the Super Bowl again because we both know there is no way the Steelers as constituted can beat the Patriots. Have a great off-season.

  63. Dude… call it a career! Hang it up! Pack it in!

    You’re the highest paid player and your wife makes you look like a low income earner. You don’t need the money.

    Go on the public speaking circuit… you can make the same amount of money and speakers don’t get brain injuries.

    Your ego is going to cost you a fun and easy retirement.

    Pack it in dude…👍

  64. Awe, it’s so cute to see all the Trolls playing make believe on a Patriot message board. Yay Trolls!

    Unfortunately for you, neither NFL.com or the official NFL record books show anything about cheating, tainted or asterisk next to the Patriots or TB12. It’s just a sad little pipe dream by Roger’s willfully ignorant, science denying dupes.

    Run along now Trolls, back to the Loser’s Circle.

    Make sure to tune to see TB12 and the Patriots execute another deep playoff run next season.

    20+Years of NFL DOMINANCE and all your whimpering on a message board isn’t going to change it.

    TROLLS LOSE AGAIN!

  65. He wants to play five more seasons. While I wouldn’t bet against him, sometimes the dropoff comes quickly. Barring an injury, the next 2-3 seasons should still be at top level. After that, I would expect him to be very good, but maybe not quite as good. But, you never know if/when an injury could happen. If that happens, at his age, recovery is no guarantee. At least he has put a possible cap on it at five more years.

  66. kelsey59 says:
    Feb 7, 2017 2:02 AM

    People are forgetting he looked old and slow for 3 quarters.
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    That goodness for that new rule extending NFL games to 4 quarters in length.

  67. Who has it better than Patriot nation?…………………………….Only TB12!!!!!!!!!!

  68. BED MAN OKC says:
    Feb 6, 2017 11:38 PM

    And to think it never would have happened without some help from the New York Jets. Mo Lewis should be in the Patriots Ring of honor.
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    Not really true.

    According to local sportwriter/radio host Michael Holly, Bledsoe was on his way to being benched anyway.

  69. ’ll enjoy the parade in Boston tomorrow and as a bonus I’ll get to dream about the possibility of a top 3 pick for Garoppolo and $63.2m cap space. I hope the Steelers make the AFCCC next against the Patriots so I can, without a single doubt, have the opportunity to watch the Patriots play in the Super Bowl again because we both know there is no way the Steelers as constituted can beat the Patriots. Have a great off-season.
    ___________________________________
    Look the fact remains, the pats did win but every patriot fan knows Atlanta blew the game. Down 28-3 in the 3rd….. Come on, teams just don’t come back from that deficit in a sb unless there are coaching breakdowns. If ATL kicks a fg at the end of the game with 4 min left they win. Atlanta’s coaching failed them. But Congrats to the pats, they found a way to win off atlantas mistakes.

    As far as Steelers/Pats. Steelers lost sure and were on the ROAD with no leveon Bell I must add. Come to Pittsburgh with a healthy Big Ben, AB and Leveon Bell and you will walk out a loser. They’ll put up much more then 17. The Steelers are far from done and have a good future ahead of them and yes still stand alone with 6 superbowl trophies.

  70. It has been said by those much wiser than I (Not very difficult) that it is not fair to compare QB’s from different eras of the game.

    Brady to Montana, Unitas to Montana, Unitas to Brady, Otto Graham, Bobby Layne, yada yada yada.

    No, it is NOT fair, it doesn’t really make any sense, etc.

    But it IS fun.

    Get over it.

  71. tqaztec says:
    Feb 7, 2017 8:46 AM
    The real question is how long can Gronk play?

    We just witnessed life after Gronk, should that unfortunately happen. If you asked me even 4 months ago if the Patriots could win a Super Bowl without him and Jamie Collins, I might have doubted it.

    It’s clearly never smart to doubt the ultimate dynamic duo–Belichick and Brady.

  72. steelcurtainn says:
    Feb 6, 2017 4:19 PM
    Good! It’ll be great to see the downfall since the seahawks and falcons practically handed you sb wins.
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    Salty much? You poor slob.

    Lucky you, Tomlin will figure it out.

  73. @steelcurtainn

    “Come to Pittsburgh with a healthy Big Ben, AB and Leveon Bell and you will walk out a loser. They’ll put up much more then 17.”

    Big Ben has averaged 17 points in 5 of the last 6 playoff games he’s started, and he’s got one cankle firmly planted in the retirement home already…

    So, sorry if we don’t quite believe you. The Patriots haven’t walked out a playoff loser against the Steelers in a loooooong time, no matter where the game is played. Belichick’s unmatched skill and legendary preparation will always out- perform Tomlin, who by the looks of it, draws up defensive game plans on the back of a Denny’s breakfast menu in the parking lot before the game.

    The scoreboard tells the real story. The Pats are favored to repeat next year and the road to Minneapolis will again go through Foxboro.

  74. Yes, Atlanta coaches and players got intimidated.

    Only one QB in the game could have engineered that come back – Brady (I would have said Rogers too but when I heard him mic’d up say “We need one of these at home.” meaning a conf champ game you can’t include him).

    Atlanta – high flying offense, most points scored, etc. New England defense held them to 21 points (and one TD was off a turnover when NE was driving so it could have been less).

    Julio Jones had less than 100 yards receiving. Who was thinking that before the game? The running game had 109 rushing – good but not great.

    Matt Ryan threw for less than 300 yards. Who would have thought that before the game?

    Matt Ryan was 1-8 on 3rd down. That is not good at all. That is really not good.

    Falcons didn’t hand it to New England. New England’s defense handed it to the New England the offense.

  75. Brady like all contemporary quarterbacks will get more chances to get rings and stats. They’re not getting hit as much, and are entering their late 30s in better shape. It’s not just Brady, but look at Drew Brees. Even Peyton Manning before his game dropped off completely. Past quarterbacks like Elway, Montana, Marino, and Kelly were beaten up so much by their mid-30s.

  76. steelcurtainn says:
    Feb 7, 2017 9:53 AM
    ’ll enjoy the parade in Boston tomorrow and as a bonus I’ll get to dream about the possibility of a top 3 pick for Garoppolo and $63.2m cap space. I hope the Steelers make the AFCCC next against the Patriots so I can, without a single doubt, have the opportunity to watch the Patriots play in the Super Bowl again because we both know there is no way the Steelers as constituted can beat the Patriots. Have a great off-season.
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    Look the fact remains, the pats did win but every patriot fan knows Atlanta blew the game. Down 28-3 in the 3rd….. Come on, teams just don’t come back from that deficit in a sb unless there are coaching breakdowns. If ATL kicks a fg at the end of the game with 4 min left they win. Atlanta’s coaching failed them. But Congrats to the pats, they found a way to win off atlantas mistakes.

    As far as Steelers/Pats. Steelers lost sure and were on the ROAD with no leveon Bell I must add. Come to Pittsburgh with a healthy Big Ben, AB and Leveon Bell and you will walk out a loser. They’ll put up much more then 17. The Steelers are far from done and have a good future ahead of them and yes still stand alone with 6 superbowl trophies.

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    … how do you determine the Steelers would win “sun shines even on a dog’s ass somedays” theory? Steelers haven’t been truly relevant in 5 or 6 years and if you think a Tomlin led team (1-6 vs Patriots) will beat the Patriots you are as delusional as every other citizen from the Paris of the Allegheny.

    I dealt with Steeler fans every weekend as my restaurant hosts a Steeler club (in FL) and what Steeler fans see and what is reality are so far apart it cannot be described.

  77. He will play for a long time but It won’t be with the Patriots. He struggled on more than a few throws in SB 51. Had the Falcons not collapsed in an epic fashion, we would all have been talking about some of those throws.

  78. We’re Buffalo-we’re #1 at being #2, or #3, or #4…

    But – we are lucky to see Tom Brady and Patriots twice a year for the past 15 years – what a tremendous franchise, team, and player – a once in a generation experience. Well done Boston!

  79. When Tom was but a lad, Jim Brown made serious noise about making a comeback at fifty. Now, Brady being a mite goal-obsessed, even by NFL standards, I’ve little doubt that that thought has been percolating deep inside an ego whose future tense is guarded by the hooded hound of Foxboro. Meanwhile, his greater ambition remains similarly unspoken: Win One For The OTHER Thumb.

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