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From: Michael Salfino
Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Subject: Week 8 Breakfast
To: scott pianowski
It's funny that for all our Jets-Pats rivalry talk, Brady was 18-4 against them in the regular season before Sunday. He's now 1-1 against Geno Smith though and probably should be 0-2. But the real question now is whether he's Tom Brady anymore. How much of his performance is the lack of receivers, random badness and age-based decline. I mean, look at what Matt Ryan did with all new players that few would hardly think are any good against a decent Tampa Bay defense. But maybe Ryan is just a lot better than we think. Still, the implication then is that, at a minimum, Brady is not longer elite. He looked REALLY bad on Sunday, for sure. Why is Bill Belichick relatively unsuccessful against rookie QBs?
We get Cam Newton on Thursday. You like to beat up Cam, which is not entirely unfair, I stipulate, but I don't understand why you did it Sunday when he was in the midst of one of his best games in reality. He's another guy whose supporting cast has consistently been sub-2013 Brady, correct?
The Bucs should just give Revis back to the Jets. They are wasting their money. Again, this shows how underrated a defensive mind Rex Ryan is. Not even Revis is plug and play.
Wait, another game in London? I mean, you can ship the Jaguars to Mars for all I care. Their