There's been a lot of talk about Tom Brady's return in 2009. But what about what was lost when Brady went down last season and missed a full year of playing in the prime of his career? What kind of effect might that have on his lifetime stats? The smart folks over at Cold Hard Football Facts thought about that question and projected what Brady's lost season might mean in this excellent article that offers a lot of food for thought not only about how the stats and season awards might have been different but also about what Brady's injury meant to the Patriots and their chances to add to their legacy in 2008. Good stuff, and something I think everyone at Pats Pulpit will want to read.
And for the definitive statement on why Tom really is better than Peyton don't miss this excellent article from their archives.
Is it time for football yet? I can't wait.