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Brady's window already closed?

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08:01 AM ET 09.12 | A window of opportunity may not be shrinking only on Peyton Manning this season. It already may have come down on Tom Brady as well. Prior to the arrival of the salary cap in 1994, Super Bowls were dominated by veteran quarterbacks who knew how to win. Four of the first five Super Bowl-winning teams were led by quarterbacks 33 or older and 15 of the first 24 Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks (some, like Green Bay's Bart Starr, won more than once) were over 30. But since the arrival of the cap in 1994 only one quarterback older than Brady, who will be 34 years and 6 months when Super Bowl XLVI is played, has led a team to a Super Bowl victory.

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September 12, 2011  08:04 AM ET

OH HUM

September 12, 2011  08:05 AM ET

Yeah... I was thinking the same thing about this.

He's done.

September 12, 2011  08:06 AM ET

Once again...consider the source of this article.

September 12, 2011  08:08 AM ET
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good point tx.......great observation

The Herald is more like the Enquirer than a legit paper.

September 12, 2011  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Once again...consider the source of this article.

Right! What do they know in Boston?

September 12, 2011  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Right! What do they know in Boston?

hey...nice game Chico.

September 12, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Well, TB, that's too bad about your window...maybe adding a few more MVP trophies to the mantle, will help ease the blow.

September 12, 2011  08:14 AM ET

XLII was his last chance. They just couldn't stay up to day with changing playcalls after that.

September 12, 2011  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

hey...nice game Chico.

We'll take it!

September 12, 2011  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

XLII was his last chance. They just couldn't stay up to day with changing playcalls after that.

like your team did yesterday?

September 12, 2011  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

like your team did yesterday?

Aw man!!! Ravens absolutely clowned on the Steelers yesterday!

September 12, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Yeah, they spent 8 months getting ready for that game. Beating Pittsburgh is Baltimore's Super Bowl.

September 12, 2011  08:21 AM ET
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We'll take it!

HELL YES!

September 12, 2011  08:22 AM ET
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Yeah, they spent 8 months getting ready for that game. Beating Pittsburgh is Baltimore's Super Bowl.

Seems like you guys should take the game as seriously as them, then.

You play to win the game.

September 12, 2011  08:23 AM ET
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Yeah, they spent 8 months getting ready for that game. Beating Pittsburgh is Baltimore's Super Bowl.

Feel free to dismiss Baltimore like that but they will take the division.

September 12, 2011  08:26 AM ET

We'll have two more games against them. I like the changes they made, I loved Ricky as a change of pace, kept Rice fresh enough to go over a hundred again.

But it's a long season.

September 12, 2011  08:29 AM ET

He's got lots of rings, is banging Gisele Bundchen (did I spell that right?), has a great new hair weave (or was it plugs?) and many millions in the bank. I think he's going to struggle through this one just fine.

September 12, 2011  08:30 AM ET

wheres the Tebow thread ?

September 12, 2011  08:30 AM ET

I didn't like Polamalu letting Dickson outrun him, though... the hair's been struggling for a long time now.

We just gave him a big contract, too, which he literally signed at the airport just before he got on the plane.

 
September 12, 2011  08:34 AM ET

Not exactly....have they seen some of the QBs on the field yesterday? Guys like Tavaris Jackson and Alex Smith (Gulp, we're sunk)??? I think Brady still has a couple years left to make something happen.

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