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Fouhy: Is Tom Brady an elite quarterback, or simply a good quarterback in an elite system?

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Sep 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-24 18:30:54-04

No Tom Brady, no problem! Bottom line, it doesn’t matter who’s taking snaps, who’s hurt or who’s playing -- the New England Patriots just keep winning!

And you know the reason: Coach Bill Belichick. The guy is a football genius!

On Thursday night, it was rookie Jacoby Brissett and the offense that was unstoppable. For the first two weeks, it was Jimmy Garoppolo, who has the NFL's fourth-best passer rating this season. Back in 2008, it was Matt Cassel who led the Patriots to 11 wins after Brady tore his ACL.

So, the question is: Is Tom Brady all he’s cracked up to be, or is he just in a great system that will continue to win despite who’s taking snaps?

Look, I do think Brady is a great quarterback -- but all this winning without him does make you wonder. Doesn’t it?