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Couldn't agree more.
What's perhaps even more interesting here is Bill Belichick. Everyone calls him the undisputed best coach in the world. And that he can coach up any team, and always be at least very competitive, if not make it to the Super Bowl every year. Well, this season is certainly challenging that notion.
Brady leaves for TB and they are 6-2 halfway through. The Pats let Brady go and keep Belichick, and they are 2-5. With basically no chance of making the playoffs.
So at least 8 games through I think we can settle the debate over which matters more - coaching or elite talent. Coaching is certainly a big part of it. But if you don't have the players, you won't win. You cannot just insert Cam for Brady and except to win another Super Bowl, just because you have a good coach. Clearly it does not work that way.
Cam is no Brady. And I'm starting to downgrade Belichick from coaching genius to just a very good coach. They have also had to deal with injuries so its not all on Cam and Bill. Brady went to a very well balanced, talented team and elevated them to the next level. So its not a perfect comparison. But good enough for me so far.
Cam won't make it on the team next year. And I'm not even sure how many more games he will start for the Pats. That's such a far way removed from predictions that Cam could be the MVP this year... yeah, not so much.