It was more of a legitimate catch than the 09 jests were a legitimate PO wildcard
Marino had a couple of good defenses (1984, ranked 7th, and 1990, ranked 4th, come to mind), but those defenses FOLDED in the playoffs. The 1984 defense gave up over 200 yards rusing to the 49ers, and the 1990 defense gave up nearly 50 points, 160 yds rushing and nearly 400 yards passing. Those are not playoff caliber defenses.
On the other hand, Brady has had nothing but top notch defenses since he started playing. Even this year his defense played really well in the post season and contrary to what some may think, they weren't half bad in the regular season. They started off shaky, but they ended up ranked 15th or 14th in the league...that's above average. However, Brady still played like crap in the post season. Brady's MO is, when it's all on him he plays badly. Look at his first 3 playoff runs. Very mediocre play overall and not one drive during that time which lead to a game winning TD. All FG's. Hell, out of all the post season games Brady has played in, he's lead the offense on ONE game winning TD drive.
Brady is a HoF QB. However, he's at the level of Bradshaw and Aikman...not Unitas, Graham, Marino etc.
They out played, they've were out coached, and out QB.
brady is not the wonder boy anymore...
And not a catch? WHAT!?! Are you serious with that ****?
Mods...Junc should be banned just for that comment alone. hahaa
As for the elite argument, Eli is better than any QB that the Jets and Miami have had since Marino and in the case of the Jets ever. I would take the kid hands down 100% of the time every time. Kids a baller and plays with poise when it counts, you're just pissed he took your beloved record from Sanchez for most playoff wins on the road, Sanchez was a franchise QB for winning on the road in the playoffs and now Manning is meh..good for doing the same.
Stop it. This is ridiculous.
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Except, it was intentional grounding.
Intentional grounding will be called when a passer, facing an imminent loss of yardage due to pressure from the defense, throws a forward pass without a realistic chance of completion.
Did Brady have pressure? Check
Imminent loss of yardage? Check
No realistic chance for any WR to catch it? Check
Go to the 3:22 mark for an example.