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"Brady-Quinn Again: Super or Bust?"

The Atlanta coach and Brady have met before:

Butler's play, by any measure, is the greatest defensive play in history. You want to know how great it was, and is? It still obscures the greatest quarter of Tom Brady's career, against a Seahawks defense that was still supposed to be as bad as there was on the planet at the time.

Dan Quinn's defense.

He was the Seahawks defensive coordinator that night in Arizona. The guy who took all the heat afterward, and is still taking it all this time later, just because the call for the pass to Lockette changed Seattle football history and all of football history, is the Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. But when the money was on the table that night two years ago, it was Brady who torched Quinn's defense, Brady who completed 13 of his last 15 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns and brought the Patriots from 10 points down. 


Patriots-palooza

With the big, big game coming this Sunday--dare I say huuuuuge?--here are a baker's dozen pieces on the Patriots I found interesting.

On the secrets to their success:

"How Bill Belichick's Worst Loss Led to the Patriots Dynasty" (5-minute video).

"Patriots prove masters at turning busts into contributors for yet another Super Bowl run" and the related "'Patriot Way' Still Going Strong".

"Pats' Solutions: The management secrets of Bill Belichick".

"All the Small Things".

"Jimmy Johnson details Bill Belichick's greatest qualities as a head coach".

"The Belichick Way".

And two reminders to anyone who thinks it's been easy: "The End of the Seattle Seahawks' Legion of Boom is Officially Here" and "The NFL’s model franchise was once a tear-down project".

Three on Brady:

"Brotherhood of Brady: The lifelong connection between the QB and his receivers".

"Tom Brady’s Contract Is New England’s Real MVP".

"Ray Lewis - 'Brady Greatest of all the Greats'".

And finally, why the New England fans are still angry: "The Patriots Changed Everything About Boston Sports—and That’s Why Fans Won’t Let Deflategate Die".