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Tom Brady remains one of NFL’s best quarterbacks

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2 Minute Drill: Tom Brady remains one of NFL’s best quarterbacks



This is SportsCenter 52 minute drill. There will come a time when Father Time grabs Tom Brady by the scruff of his neck, escorts him off the NFL stage. But that time isn’t now. Brady is not only an all time great, he’s a timeless classic, the Pontes daily own of passers on. The same day that his former team, the Patriots, wrapped up a disappointing season by celebrating a meaningless win over the New York Jets. Brady once again made history. He’s a charter member of the 40 40 club. Brady threw four touchdown passes in a win over the Atlanta Falcons to reach 40 for the season at age 43. The Onley season, in which he has thrown more touchdown passes, was 2007. He tossed

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Tom Rinaldi to Leave ESPN for Fox Sports

Tom Rinaldi is leaving ESPN for Fox Sports in January. He was not among the ESPN layoffs, two people with knowledge of Rinaldi’s new and expiring deals told TheWrap.

The second person, who has intimate knowledge of Rinaldi’s expiring ESPN deal, told TheWrap that ESPN offered Rinaldi an increase in salary to stay, but that Fox Sports’ offer was “life-changing” money.

James Andrew Miller, the author of ESPN oral history “Those Guys Have All the Fun,” reported that Rinaldi asked ESPN to not match Fox’s offer, which Miller speculated was in the $2 million-per-year ballpark. Our second source on this story said that ESPN was told the $2 million-per-year number was accurate. Fox Sports declined to comment on the financial aspects of Rinaldi’s new deal.

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Rinaldi, the recipient of 16 Sports Emmy Awards and

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Antonio Brown couldn’t save Tom Brady, Bucs

The warning bells that had been flashing on Tampa Bay’s dashboard of late turned an engine billowing smoke as all four tires flattened.

The Buccaneers were winning, but the rattles were real. Tom Brady all but signaled it when he not only pressed for the signing of troubled wideout Antonio Brown, but he let him move into his house. TB12 knew they needed help. The call was coming from the inside. 

On Sunday, it became apparent to everyone. 

New Orleans 38, Tampa 3, the worst beatdown of Brady’s two decade-plus NFL career. It may have been even uglier than that. Only a late fourth-quarter field goal saved the Bucs from the embarrassment of a shutout. It was something out of the New York Jets’ playbook … or Tampa’s during its many lost seasons. 

It certainly wasn’t something you see from Super Bowl champions, which is all that Brady

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Is Tom Brady Washed Up? Buccaneers QB Still Better Than Most Quarterbacks, Despite Costly Error

Tom Brady made a costly mistake on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ final play in Thursday night’s loss against the Chicago Bears.

Trailing 20-19 and driving for a possible game-winning field goal, Brady threw an incomplete pass down the field on fourth-and-five with 33 seconds remaining. The quarterback held up four fingers when the play ended, appearing to believe the next play was actually fourth down and Tampa Bay had another shot to stay alive.

But it was Chicago’s ball, and Tampa Bay was unable to complete the comeback.

“I know we needed a chunk and I was thinking about more yardage and it was bad execution,” Brady told reporters after the game. “I had a great opportunity there. Just didn’t execute when we needed to.”

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said Brady knew it was fourth down, and the quarterback didn’t admit to thinking Tampa Bay had one more

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