Peyton Manning is the golden boy favorite son of UT football fans. Its difficult for fans to read and listen to the criticism of Manning. However, some of it well deserved while some of it is not. While he has earned 6 pro bowl berths during his NFL career, his teams are 3-6 in post season with zero championships. His comparative peer is Tom Brady. Brady has far fewer pro bowl berths but has 3 Super Bowl rings to show for his efforts. Now. football is not an individual game and does take a team effort. That is part of what separates Manning and Brady. Heres how I see the two comparatively speaking. Manning is the better physical talent...theres no doubt about that. He has the better grasp of whats going on in the game and on the field. He is basically the Offensive Coordinator. He is as good as anyone who has ever played the position. However, it does often seem that the game to Manning is all about Manning and the heck with anyone else. If he makes a great play or good call, he will take some credit for it. When others make a mistake he will chastise them for it as he did yesterday. If he makes mistake, he rarely owns up to the mistakes made. Brady plays within the team concept and makes the plays he is asked to make. He shares the successes and the failures equally. He will own up to his mistakes. Both QBs do their share of correcting their team mates on the field. Thats part of communications. However, Manning too often makes full scale productions out of others mistakes with body language and facial expressions that are detrimental to the team attitude and concept. It is said that many of the Colts players do not like the PM they see on the field. That said, it is likely that the players just don't want to follow Manning on the field, they reluctantly have to. Brady on the other hand is more of team leader. He is calm, cool, and collected on the field. His team mates seem to want to do anything for Brady and gladly follow his leadership. In summary, Manning is the better talent, but he lacks the leadership ability that Brady exudes. That is why Brady has 3 Super Bowl rings and Manning has none. UT fans don't like hearing this about the program's greatest QB and favorite son, but it is the hard reality.