Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
Posted: 1:34 p.m.
By John Mullin
New England quarterback Tom Brady does many things well, winning three Super Bowls, being the MVP in two of them, earning selection to five Pro Bowls and currently leading the NFL in passing.
But one thing that particularly impresses Bears cornerback D.J. Moore? "His choice in women," Moore said.
Brady dated and had a child with actress Bridget Moynahan and is now married to supermodel Gisele Bundchen, the highest-paid model in the world at one time. Moore, himself single, was informed that Bundchen has sisters (five, in fact). He declines the matchmaking assistance.
"I'll be all right," he assured.
The Bears have faced a litany of elite passers this season: Tony Romo in Dallas, Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, New York's Eli Manning, Philadelphia's Michael Vick, as well as Brett Favre and Donovan McNabb.
So as far as any mystique surrounding someone like Brady, "he's human," Moore said, then qualified that: "Pretty much.
"It's not past years. They didn't come off a Super Bowl win last year so it's just another team on the schedule."
He's not an angel
New England wide receiver Wes Welker once celebrated a touchdown during a snowy game in 2008 by dropping onto his back in the end zone and executing a snow angel with his arms and legs. The NFL was so impressed with his sense of body art that it dinged him with a 10,000 fine and the Patriots with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty.
Snow is in the forecast for Sunday but as far as revisiting his childhood and hoping the NFL has at least developed a sense of humor, "I don't think so," Welker said, laughing. "That made me a little light in the pocket plus gets us a little penalty so that won't be in the forecast for me.
"I kind of do enjoy the snow. It's the rain and stuff that's a little tougher but snow doesn't seem to be as bad as people make it out to be."
The NFL clearly saw Ndamukong Suh's hit on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler far differently than those who rushed to the defense of the Detroit defensive tackle in the wake of his forearm to the back of Cutler's head.
The blow drew an unnecessary roughness penalty at the time and a 15,000 fine Wednesday for Suh.
"John "Moon" Mullin is CSNChicago.com's Bears Insider, and appears regularly on Bears Postgame Live and Chicago Tribune Live. Follow Moon on Twitter for up-to-the-minute Bears information.