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Trading Places: Brady and Manning

What if Peyton Manning had come up under the coaching of Bill Belichick in New England with Randy Moss and Rob Gronkowski as targets? What if Tom Brady had been drafted in the sixth round by the Colts and formed a bond with Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne? Greg Garber reached out to several players and front-office personnel to get their opinions on just how much the coaching and supporting casts have meant to these two quarterbacks. We'll take it a step further and ask you: What if the players stayed put and the coaches switched sides? Cast your votes on all these scenarios and more below.

  • If Tom Brady and Peyton Manning had switched places, how successful would Brady have been in Indy/Denver? (Manning: 2 conf. titles, 1 Super Bowl)

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      37%
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      31%
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      32%

    Discuss (Total votes: 17,438)

  • If Tom Brady and Peyton Manning had switched places, how successful would Manning have been in New England? (Brady: 5 conf. titles, 3 Super Bowls)

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      37%
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      31%
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      32%

    Discuss (Total votes: 32,219)

  • If Tony Dungy and Bill Belichick had switched places from 2002-08, how successful would Dungy have been in New England? (Belichick: 3 conf. titles, 2 Super Bowls)

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      8%
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      21%
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      71%

    Discuss (Total votes: 14,585)

  • If Tony Dungy and Bill Belichick had switched places from 2002-08, how successful would Belichick have been in Indianapolis? (Dungy: 1 conf. title, 1 Super Bowl)

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      75%
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      16%
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      9%

    Discuss (Total votes: 14,424)

  • Who has been more critical to the Patriots' success?

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      43%
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      24%
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      33%

    Discuss (Total votes: 15,386)

  • Which quarterback/wide receiver combination would have been more fun to see?

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      72%
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      28%

    Discuss (Total votes: 15,399)

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