|About the Book|
In an era defined by parity, Tom Brady has attained unprecedented success in the NFL. But as the expression notes, its lonely at the top. Excluding abusers of women, children, and animals there isnt a more polarizing figure in the league. At thisMoreIn an era defined by parity, Tom Brady has attained unprecedented success in the NFL. But as the expression notes, its lonely at the top. Excluding abusers of women, children, and animals there isnt a more polarizing figure in the league. At this point in his career, hes viewed as either the games greatest champion or an overrated cheater. Bradys proponents point to his consistency, almost age-defying ability to improve his game, and playoff mastery to advocate his legacy. Detractors dismiss him as a glorified game manager who has unfairly carved a place in NFL history on the backs of brilliant defenses, genius coaching, and, of course, cheating. With In Defense of Brady, David Childers delves into the matter in extraordinary detail. With chapters divided to address the most common critiques and misconceptions of Brady, he analyzes the statistics to illustrate the quarterbacks individual brilliance. This book not only refutes the notion that playoff accolades have camouflaged Bradys statistical shortcomings, but makes the case that the NFLs greatest champion may also be its most underrated. The book filters much of the debate through Bradys rivalry with Peyton Manning, while also stacking his resume against that of Joe Montana. The analysis includes an in-depth look not just at Brady as an individual, but also the statistics of his team (both offensive and defensive) and coach. The results demonstrate Bradys indispensable role in the New England Patriots dominance. For better or worse, no discussion of Brady would be complete without addressing allegations of cheating. In Defense of Brady sorts out the exaggerated, misunderstood Spygate, but it painstakingly details the scandal most closely associated with the quarterback. From the NFLs bungled investigation to its continued misinformation campaign, Deflategate quickly became a farce. Sifting through court documents, appeal transcripts, media coverage by the NFLs billion-dollar partner, and the infamous Wells Report, Childers systematically outlines and debunks the leagues argument against Brady. Using objective statistical analysis, In Defense of Brady makes a compelling argument for Tom Brady as the greatest quarterback in NFL history.