View Full Version : Why Big Ben is in Brady's league-ESPN Boston

02-05-2011, 11:03 PM

"Perhaps he just lacks Brady's charisma. It could be a reflection of his poor off-field behavior. Maybe it's Brady's improbable journey from sixth-round draft pick to superstar.

Yet, this much is hard to argue: If the Steelers win on Sunday, Roethlisberger will be right where Brady was four years ago.

No one can predict what the future holds for Big Ben.

Who would have predicted that Brady would throw for 50 touchdowns when his previous career-high was 28?

The better quarterback? Brady's historic numbers in the past four seasons leave no doubt about that.

But who could have foreseen his postseason struggles?

Brady has lost five of his last nine postseason games, including three in a row. Because of that, Sunday could have even greater meaning.

A distinction that seemed Brady's for life -- the best postseason quarterback of this generation  might actually be up for grabs.

With his recent struggles, he's left that door open."

02-05-2011, 11:12 PM