Brady Crunch: The Hit Heard Around The Football World

R LSenior Analyst ISeptember 7, 2008

Tom Brady's 2008 NFL season is over after less than a quarter of action. Last year's league MVP left the field after being hit on the left leg against the Kansas City Chiefs. If your'e not a fan of the New England Patriots like me, this has to be music to your ears.

Who's the hero? Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard was the one who sacked Brady in the pocket and put him out of action. Brady, who started 128 consecutive games for the Pats, was unavailable for comments after the game.

To his credit, backup Matt Cassel was able to lead the Patriots to a 17-10 win over the Chiefs. Free-agent quarterback Chris Simms is expected to arrive in New England tomorrow for a workout and physical.

You may ask why I despise this team so much. It's simple. I'm a St.Louis Rams fan. In 2000, the Rams won the Superbowl, and were in the final again two years later. However, they lost to a New England team that shouldn't have been in the finals to begin with.

If you don't know what I'm talking about just look at their match in the playoffs against the Oakland Raiders that year (2002). They were defeated by an undeserving team that was in the Superbowl because the referee's cheated Oakland with a bad call.

New England won the Superbowl, and began their dynasty. In the process, they may have ruined what could have been a Rams dynasty. Well, at least we don't have to see Tom Brady for the rest of this season.

I now have two heroes in the NFL and they go as follows:

1) Eli Manning and the New York Giants.

2) Bernard Pollard.