Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Tom Brady Responded To Caleb Williams’ Goal To Beat His Super Bowl Record

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Caleb Williams is a goal-oriented young man. From age 10, he knew he wanted to play in the NFL. So, he and his father crafted a detailed plan on how he would achieve it. That plan led to enormous success in high school, scholarships to Oklahoma and USC, a Heisman trophy, and the #1 overall pick in the draft. That job is done. Now comes the next goal. It would be easy for Williams to set the bar for making the Pro Bowl or winning an MVP. Those seem tangible. Once again, the young quarterback made it clear that when he aims, he aims high. There is a wallpaper on his phone with a list of his goals. At the top is “Eight Super Bowls.” That is the required number he will need to take down Tom Brady, who holds the NFL record of seven.

The future Hall of Famer has established himself as the greatest of all time. Nobody disputes that. Williams wants that mantle. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network got to speak with Brady after joining the New England Patriots Hall of Fame. He asked the former quarterback’s thoughts on Williams’ comments. Is he being arrogant, or is it good to have such lofty goals? Brady doesn’t mind the new Chicago Bears quarterback wants to pursue the record. He just made it clear that the work involved would be astronomical.

Williams must learn it was never about talent with Tom Brady.

Sure, you need a certain level of physical ability to succeed in the NFL. However, nobody would say Brady was anywhere close to the most gifted quarterback to ever play. His superpower was an obsessive work ethic. People never really grasped the amount of hours Brady put in every day to master his craft. The reason he always seemed able to pull out victories in big moments was excellent preparation. He was always ready for any scenario. Williams has the talent to thrive on the NFL level, but if he wants to reach Brady’s perch, he will have to make sacrifices few are ever willing to.

The good news is that the rookie seems to have the necessary work ethic. Coaches and teammates alike have described him as obsessive about details. He doesn’t just want to learn the scheme. He wants to learn why each play is run. The more he understands, the better prepared he becomes. That is an important first step for a young quarterback. Tom Brady had to take it himself back in the day. Chicago has worked to make the transition easier with excellent weapons and a steady offensive line. The rest is up to Williams. If he wants that crown, he will have to take it.

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Dr. Steven Sallie
Dr. Steven Sallie
Jun 15, 2024 6:41 am

Judge Judy, Hannibal, and I are immensely sorry that you need the Oxford University Dictionary to understand our comments and reasonings. Now fly away little Rocketrider, fly fly fly.

BTW, all authoritarians, psychopaths, and Dark Triad types can simply ignore my comments. That last comment was for Bubba. Only his reaction is salient to me.

Rocketrider
Rocketrider
Jun 14, 2024 11:22 pm

Nice big pile of, well nothing Dr….there is a good sense of humor here when something is actually funny. Grandiose word salad is far from humorous.

Dr. Steven Sallie
Dr. Steven Sallie
Jun 14, 2024 12:49 pm

Thanks Bubba, for your sympathy and softening the harsh edges of reality for me. Your analysis is correct: both endogenous and exogenous variables with the appropriate control variables are required for a more complete causal model analysis. Oh, and make sure to include height too. PS: I am trying to replace TWTY’s leadership in the negatives and forge a temporary subtle alliance with TGena until the time is right for pacification.

Bubba Ho-Tep
Bubba Ho-Tep
Jun 14, 2024 8:17 am

@ Dr. Steven Sallie… humorous points. Sorry if many on here don’t have much of a sense of humor.

Bubba Ho-Tep
Bubba Ho-Tep
Jun 14, 2024 8:13 am

It also takes variables that are outside of Caleb’s control such as OL, WRs, RB, TE, OC, Head coach, GM, and owner. Dan Marino worked hard too and was able to elevate a D+ offense (most years) to a B-. Tom Brady took a B- offense to an A, and even then it was the Defense responsible for half of the game, and a GM that could repeatedly bring in quality guys. Thinking about it, the owner and GM are the only 2 people in an NFL organization that could single-handedly be responsible for 8 Super bowls. That being said,… Read more »

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