I agree. I think Brady had the intangibles to succeed (i.e.: work ethic, football smarts, will to win) but I do think that he was successful in a large part because of the system he's in. I cannot imagine Brady being successful in a system like Bratkowski used in Cincinnati because his strengths don't lie in the vertical passing game even though he can be good at it. NE almost certainly adapted their offenses around Brady's strength and weaknesses as well as the personnel around him whereas a lot of teams wouldn't. They have a system and instead of adapting, they try to fit a square peg in a round hole until that peg breaks. So I do think that the environment has a lot to do with it.
Edited by Mexal, 12 April 2012 - 04:28 PM.