Friday, November 16, 2012
MacMullan on Brady vs. Luck
By Mike Reiss
In a story now posted on ESPNBoston.com, columnist Jackie MacMullan writes on Sunday's matchup between the Patriots and Colts, highlighting the quarterback duel between Tom Brady and Andrew Luck. To do so, MacMullan speaks with the fathers for both quarterbacks, and they provide a unique perspective.
Brady used to be the up-and-comer. Now that's Luck's position.
"It's been pretty darn special to watch Tom turn into the elder statesman," Tom Brady Sr. says in the piece. "To not only persevere, but to have great success."
Luck is just beginning his journey.
"Part of the allure of sports is when all of sudden you have these new meteors that appear in the heavens and you get to follow them," Oliver Luck says. "Sometimes they are Halley's Comet and they keep coming back. Sometimes they flare out."
The piece also includes a behind-the-scenes story from former Patriots Vice President of Player Personnel Scott Pioli about Brady, and how a stadium worker once called him to ask if it was OK that a 22-year-old player named Tom Brady was trying to get into the facility at midnight.