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St Augustine
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re: Tom Brady has thrown a TD in 36 consecutive games

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Would he? If we're going to acknowledge the strength of LBers in Unitas' era then you have to acknowledge the strength and conditioning today's QB receives as well. They are better prepared to handle the punishment, but the reality is they're pretty well protected so it negates that a bit IMO.


I'm not going to compare eras...but the athletes playing in the NFL today are in a completely different stratosphere on all accounts. It is a significantly faster game with some of the most elite athletes in the world playing. Unitas would be in way over his head as would anyone who played decades ago.
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BluegrassBelle
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re: Tom Brady has thrown a TD in 36 consecutive games
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I'm not going to compare eras...but the athletes playing in the NFL today are in a completely different stratosphere on all accounts. It is a significantly faster game with some of the most elite athletes in the world playing. Unitas would be in way over his head as would anyone who played decades ago.



Who's to say Unitas couldn't adapt in if he had played in this era from the get go? Or even been better? I saw him work with guys like Chris Redman at UofL and even at an old age had a good grasp on reads and etc. I think you're underestimating his talent.

Ironically, he was 6'1" and 194 lbs. About the same size as Brees give an inch and a couple pounds. I don't think it'd be unheard of to say he would be capable even today with the same training.


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