Sonic sez: Clawk Moar Ringz!
- Jun 24, 2004
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LOL. You sure do think funny.
You're falling into the familiar trap of using wins to evaluate QB performance. "...he was the favorite, a loss to the Rams when he was also favored". You know better than that.
The team was favored!!
Go look at his personal QB stats to get the cold hard truth.
You'll find his playoff stats barely dropped even as the playoff competition got much better. His QB stats stayed even keel.
Here, I'll do the work so you can see for yourself.
You can easily toggle between career and playoffs. EZDrew Brees: Pos: QB, Career: 287 G (16th), 26 TD, All-Pro(1st), 13xProBowl, Saints/Chargers 2001-2020, 7x Yds Leader, born TX 1979www.pro-football-reference.com
Except, of course for last year, when he could barely throw a football bc of his shoulder injury. 1 bad year in 10 does not make him a playoff choker as you assert.
So maybe it wasn't that Brees "is a playoff choker" after all. Maybe instead it's that HC Sean Payton is the choker who spit the bit.
If his stats show more or less no drop off from the regular season, that means that on a relative basis he is outperforming statistically, since he is by definition facing better teams, see above. That said, Brees has not shown himself to be particularly clutch, in the regular season or in the playoffs. But he's certainly not a choke artist. He's performed essentially as expected in the playoffs. He's been a steady, predictable performer regardless of the situation - ice man. He seems neither to get rattled nor to rise to meet the moment.Chevs, you know stats are not what counts in the post-season. No one is looking at stats to measure greatness in the post-season. It's wins and being clutch. Brees has ZERO game winning drives/4th quarter comebacks in the playoffs. Even Manning has 2. His choke jobs vs the Vikings and Rams are pretty legendary. Go to the Saints Super fan forum. Even his own fanbase calls him one of the biggest chokers. The Saints should have been in the SB the last 4 seasons when just about every football analyst/pundit had them as the favorites.