There's a saying in poker that if you look around the table and you can't spot the sucker in your first half hour at the table then YOU are the sucker.


That is a slow hard realization to make when you're a poker player or an athlete.

Willy Mays hit .304 for his career. In 1973 he played for the mets. He hit .211. The mets sucked and one of the reasons they sucked is because Willy Mays, one of the greatest hitters of all-time, got 209 at bats.

In 1976, Joe Namath went 1-7 as a starter for the Jets. He threw 4 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, and at the end of the season he looked around the locker room and couldn't spot the sucker. And he realized "I've become the sucker and the reason we are losing."

Tom Brady is going to play somewhere next year I'm sure. But the difference about this year and any other year in his career is the Bucs sucked because of their quarterback.

His whole career in New England, when they lost it was somebody else's fault. It was the lack of star power. No receivers. Defense. All legitimate reasons. But this year, Brady had all the same weapons that he had three years ago, Mike Evans, Godwin, Fournette, Decent linemen. It's just he sucks. He throws every pass 4 yards, he can't do anything under pressure, he doesn't get rid of the ball quickly, and after game yesterday, he looked around the locker room and discovered "Oh I'm the sucker." That must have been the hardest realization of his career.

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