Can the New England Patriots Still Trust Tom Brady in the Clutch?

May 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the New England Patriots were building the closest thing to a dynasty the current generation has seen, quarterback Tom Brady rightfully cemented himself as the game's most clutch player. 
From 2001-2007, Brady engineered 20 fourth-quarter comebacks and 29 game-winning drives. The Patriots won three Super Bowls in four years, with each championship requiring a game-winning drive from the young quarterback. Brady also won his first 10 playoff starts, which gave him a sense of invincibility no matter what the situation or pressure involved. 
In fact, Brady should still be referred to as nothing less than the quarterbacking reincarnation of Joe Montana, a player in which the the term "clutch" has become all but synonymous. 
But for all the early successes, accomplishments and triumphs, there's no avoiding a simple reality invading Brady's clutch factor over the last handful of seasons: the magic in New England has begun to dwindle. And Brady is partly...

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