I sadly remember how underappreciated Tom Brady was at Michigan. Like so many Wolverines fans, I'm glad he chose to stick it out in Ann Arbor instead of transferring in search of more playing time. He continues to represent the Wolverines well by being one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
Adam Sutter, Farmington Hills, Mich.
No one can dispute that Brady is an incredible talent, an unquestioned leader and a future Hall of Famer. Michael Rosenberg's article (Tom Brady As You Forgot Him, Jan. 9), though, seemed to suggest that Brady had overcome some form of adversity at Michigan to succeed. He didn't at all. He only had to do what every other player on the depth chart had to: Beat out the player ahead of him.
Sam Rogers, Raleigh
It always looked like Drew Henson was the better of the two Michigan quarterbacks. So as a die-hard Patriots fan, I was a bit worried when Brady, a little-known sixth-round draft pick, took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe against the Jets in 2001. Just goes to show that the game is actually played on the field and what seems like superior talent on paper isn't always the case.
Sand Springs, Okla.
I don't understand the rationale behind the regional Steelers cover for your Jan. 9 NFL playoff preview. I know the sports world is in love with Pittsburgh, but let's look at the facts: The Ravens won the AFC North, beating the Steelers twice. A picture of Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs would have been more fitting.
Carey Campbell, Bel Air, Md.