Brady's Bunch: The Reunion Tour

Sean Keane@@keanedawg86Correspondent IAugust 13, 2009

Don't call it a comeback. He's been here for years.

It is currently halftime during the New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles preseason week 1 matchup, and this much is already clear...Tom Brady is back. 

In one half of NFL football, he finished 10 of 15 passing for 100 yards, 2 TD's, and 1 INT. He could very easily have been 12 of 14 for 146 yards were it not for a defensive pass interference penalty against former Patriot Asante Samuel, and an end-zone drop by off-season acquisition Joey Galloway. 

The interception was ugly, a jump ball with way to much air under it, but for the most part Brady was throwing nothing but strikes. To stick with the baseball analogy, he threw a no-hitter, and the pick was his only walk, keeping him from a perfect game.

The pass interference play against Samuel was a beautiful 46 yard completion through the air to Moss, as was their 35-yard hookup to set up Brady's second TD pass of the night (both new addition, TE, Chris Baker). 

In typical Brady fashion, he spread the ball to several different targets, hitting 5 receivers in all, including 5 completions to rookie wideout and former Kent State QB Julian Edelman. Even more importantly, his timing was so precise it looked at though he'd never missed a game.

To top it all off, as though to lay to rest any final doubts about his health (did I mention he played the entire first half except for two clock killing kneel downs?), Brady called his own number on his final drive of the game, rushing straight into the big bodies up front for 3 yards and a first down.

If Brady continues to play with no hesitation or reservation, the "experts" should pencil them in as Super Bowl Champions in a similar fashion.