Eric Wilbur With Toucher & Rich: Criticizing Brady’s Performance
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The Patriots had a chance to win another Super Bowl, but they had to go through the Giants a team who beat them when they met in Super Bowl XLII. Unfortunately the Pats couldn’t hold on to the lead at the end and they fell to the Giants 21-17.
Eric Wilbur of the Boston Globe talked with Toucher & Rich about his article criticizing Tom Brady’s performance, Wes Welker missing a catch and who will be back next year.
Wilbur has caught a lot of heat from Patriots fans for calling out Brady for his poor performance and placing the loss on his shoulders.
“If he had won that game we would have lauded him as the greatest quarterback ever, so if he messes up in the game and he loses it why can’t he take some of the poison?”
Wilbur’s article was up moments after the game had ended, but now with more time has his opinion changed?
How much does this loss hurt Tom Brady’s legacy moving forward?
“He’s still a hall of famer obviously, but he’s going to have this hanging over his head now.”
With under five minutes left in the game Brady threw to Wes Welker on second-and-11. Welker would have had the first down plus some extra yards had he caught the pass from Tom. This would have given the Pats a chance to eat up some time and possibly hold on to their 17-15 lead.
Welker couldn’t bring the ball in even though it hit him in the hands. Some blame Brady for a bad throw and other say that Welker should have been able to make that catch. Who does Wilbur put the blame on?
“The pass was bad, but he should have had it. I think the most egregious play was the interception that Brady threw.”
After the way things went last night if you had a team and were on a final drive who would you want as a your quarterback Eli Manning or Tom Brady?
“I hate to say it, but you got to say Eli right he’s done it.”
They discussed the safety at the beginning of the game and if it really matter a whole lot. The guys also talked about some of the Patriots players hitting free agency this year. Who will be back next season?