Kyle Brandt was on Good Morning Football and was discussing all things Tom Brady. He made a statement that first made me think this clip was a old, but then clarified.
Brandt stated that Tom Brady needs another Super Bowl Ring to be considered the greatest ever, he specified in all of sports:
— GMFB (@gmfb) July 13, 2017
One of the only real legitimate contenders for that debate is Jordan and I love Brandt’s line for that debate. Jordan didn’t win until Scottie Pippin came alone, Brady changed “Scottie Pippins” about 5 times, and won with all of them. Jordan was 6 for 6 in the finals never losing, if Brady were to win his 6th, it would be in 8 attempts. But championships are much more difficult to win in football than basketball.
Consider this, there’s 16 games in an NFL season, each game carries an abundance of importance. 1 NFL loss is equivalent to 5 losses in a row in the NBA (82 GM season), then consider the playoffs are a 1 and done in the NFL. You lose once, you’re done. Jordan lost the opening game in the NBA finals in 2 of the 6 appearances, in the NFL, he would have been toast. But when you have 7 games in a series, the cream will always rise to the top. Same thing if Brady would be given 7 game series’. In the NFL, any given Sunday really does show that in a one game series, anything can happen.
5 does it for me just to the sheer fact of how dang hard it is to win a Super Bowl. Heck, look at Peyton Manning, some considered to be a top All Time, has 9, yes 9 one-and-dones.