If there is anything I've hated is the constant media narrative of Tom Brady as "Mr. Clutch", when his most recent playoff performances have shown he is anything but clutch.
In Super Bowl XLVI and in Super Bowl XLII he had two golden opportunities to truly take the mantle as the next Joe Montana. Both Super Bowls he gets the ball without about a minute left in the game, needing a touchdown to win. His combined "last minute drive" stats in these two Super Bowls?
2 of 10 for 30 yards, 0 TDs and 2 sacks
I guess Brady found out its not as easy to win a Super Bowl when you actually have to drive the length of the field rather than a long FG. Perhaps Brady realizes now how hard it is to win a ring when your defense is completely unable to get the opposing team off the field.
Remember, he choked again in the 2007 AFC Title Game vs. the Colts. About a minute to play, needing a touchdown to win. His stats? 2 of 4, for 34 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT
So, the last three BIG GAME situations where he has the ball with a chance to win it his combined stats are:
4 for 14, 64 yards, 0TDs 1 INT 2 Sacks and a completion rate of 28.5%
So please, Pat Fans, your Golden Boy isn't the greatest QB of all time or even this era. Tom Brady has NEVER won a championship since he's become the focal point of his Team's offense.
Since the Pats have shifted from a "Defense First" philosophy to a "Tom Brady First" philosophy, Brady has won ZERO rings.