Crying over spilled milk perhaps? At least that is how it sounded out of a frustrated and disappointed Jaguars locker room Saturday night, as one Jag defender declared basically that Tom Brady is not anything special. Yes, for Jags rookie safety Reggie Nelson, he will soon find for his comments that it is better to be seen and not heard. Postgame Saturday Nelson declared the following about the league MVP in Brady – “He ain’t all that : He’s all right,” Nelson said.
This after Brady went 26-for-28 for 262 yards and three scores in leading the Pats to a decisive 31-20 win to move New England to 17-0 overall and one step away from the Super Bowl. For Nelson, it sounds like a bitter player who simply should learn to take losing, even at its highest point, in stride. “It was a check down game,” Nelson said. “Anybody can go 26-of-28 in a dump-down game.”
Yes, Nelson actually is right about Brady throwing a lot of short stuff, but the bottom line is he completed the passes, got the job done, and the Pats are moving on. The Jags did a nice job of not allowing Brady to throw deep to Randy Moss and others, but when the Pats needed a play, he was there to make it, unlike Nelson. Maybe Reggie should remember the words of Steelers safety Anthony Smith, who talked about guaranteeing a win over the Pats in December. Just like Nelson, both players should give props to likely the best team that has taken an NFL field possibly ever.