Why the ex-NFL star would have played Tom Brady instead of Peyton Manning

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Bart Scott, a former Pro Bowl linebacker who played for the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets, reveals which quarterback he would have gone up against during his career Tom Brady or Peyton Manning,

Scott played in the AFC all his career and had enough time to go against Brady and Manning during his career. While Brady would have been more successful than Manning in the Super Bowl and NFL playoffs during his 22-year career, Scott said earlier in the week on ESPN radio that he played “Hey Goat” instead of “The Sheriff”. Is.

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Bart Scott #57 of the New York Jets looks on against the Buffalo Bills at Giants Stadium on October 18, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Bills defeated the Jets 16-13 in overtime.
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“I’d go up against Tom Brady every day of the week instead of going up against Peyton Manning. I believe everyone feels the same way. In the heyday, you’d never have (think players) ), ‘I’m so afraid Tom Brady,’ said Scott.

“Peyton Manning gives you a whole lot of sense, a whole different level of anxiety. Like, you sleep through the night with, like, ‘Hey.’ … Bill Belichick with Tom Brady was more about having the whole team, the execution, the game plan he had.”

Scott said that preparing for Manning was like studying for the SAT.

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Brady is entering the 23rd season of his career and is coming off one of his best seasons to date. He finished the 2021 season leading the league in touchdowns (43) and passing yards (5,316). he finished second NFL MVP Voting for Aaron Rodgers and third in the voting offensive player of the year to Rodgers and winner Cooper Kupp.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is blocked by New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott (57) during the first half of a New England Patriots vs New York Jets game at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is blocked by New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott (57) during the first half of a New England Patriots vs New York Jets game at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Brady announced his decision to leave the league in February without mentioning the words “retired” or “retirement” and thanking the New England Patriots. on Wednesday he told “The Dan Patrick Show” at the time He was away, the appetite and drive to compete for the Super Bowl again returned.

“We spent a lot of time together,” he said of spending time with his family. “And I think most of the time when I told the team, look like you know people have to make plans without me. And then (general manager) Jason (Litch) and Bruce (Ariane) said just give it time, You know? I said, look, you know, I feel very strongly.

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning shake hands after a game.

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning shake hands after a game.
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Then time passed and you became super competitive. I think I’m crazy. I mean, I think it’s reality. Forty-five years old and I come here with a lot of young people who are trying to take my head off. I see Aaron Donald working out on his Instagram, and I’m like, damn, maybe I should stay retired because he’s a beast. But I had a hunger to compete, and it’s going to end soon. I mean, no doubt about it and I should know, I really appreciate the time I have left because it’s not too much.”