Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Where In The World Is Giovanni Carmazzi?
Thank god for NFL Films, for doing just that, however on their excellent piece "The Brady 6".
How on earth did Tom Brady slip to #199 in the draft, behind 6 other okay starters, marginal backups, and a few downright chumps?
Well, it's complicated. But also simple. Here, watch this clip....
See, it was draftniks, who didn't like his fucking SPIRAL! Or thought he couldn't evade the rush (how would they know, since he didn't play very much at Michigan?). Notice the emphasis on Brady's lack of PHYSICAL traits, above what should have been a readily apparent intellect for the game, and a work ethic that was plain to see.
Meanwhile, the list of the six QB's taken ahead of him reads like this...
18 - Chad Pennington (NYJ) 102 TDs
65 - Giovanni Carmazzi (SF) 0 TDs
75 - Chris Redman (BAL) 21 TDs
163 - Tee Martin (PIT) 0 TDs
168 - Marc Bulger (NO) 122 TDs
183 - Spergon Wynn (CLE) 1 TD
199 - Tom Brady (NE) 261 TDs..... and counting.
So what's Giovanni Carmazzi doing these days?