"We had two great games". What we are left with is the Pro Bowl, an event I have not turned on in years, and the Super Bowl which has turned into a huge party that is periodically interrupted by football.
"Determination, never believing the doubters, always believing in himself and a lot of times he was the only one believing that", Jim Develin said.
But it's understandable why Brady, who has been one of the most recognizable faces of the NFL through his career and one of the league's greatest success stories, wouldn't be so thrilled to be on the same stage with Goodell. "That's exactly what it is". But if he fails to deliver in the Super Bowl, folks will - fairly or unfairly - question whether those two victories over Seattle and Green Bay were flukes.
It was a breathtaking display that drew deserved plaudits for New England, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's call to pass instead of rush on the Patriots' one-yard line with just 26 seconds to play left fans and pundits shocked.
REALISTIC REACTION: Many of those yards came in garbage time because the Falcons scored a ton of points and were winning so opponents had to pass against them to try to catch up.
Goodell also said that he has a healthy relationship with Kraft despite the friction of past couple of years.
Tom Brady and The New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl. Now the former center is hoping to see the franchise win the 51st Super Bowl.
"Not for a second.it would be an honor", Goodell told Cowhered (via ESPN's Darren Rovell). Brady was suspended for the first four games of the regular season because of Deflategate.
Like New England, the Falcons have leaned heavy on a prolific quarterback. But we all can guess why he showed up twice in Atlanta these playoffs and didn't go to either Patriots home game. The Patriots have won four Lombardis, all of which were won in the 2000s. "From the beginning of the season to the end, not just how we got good at the end, I think we'll be better from the beginning though just because guys are coming back and everybody will be familiar".
"I wouldn't be doing my job if somebody wasn't unhappy with a decision that you make or where you're doing it. Robert and I can disagree about things", Goodell said.