Tom "Batman" Brady: Comparing Superheros to Your Favorite Coaches and Players

Mack BonnerCorrespondent IFebruary 1, 2011

What superhero is most like your favorite player?
What superhero is most like your favorite player?Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the New York Jets were coached by the Penguin from Batman instead of Rex Ryan? How about if his brother were the Violater from the movie Spawn?

Well, there's no denying that it would make the NFL more interesting. I thought it would be fun to make a few comparisons of NFL Coaches, players and owners to the likes of their comic book brethren. 

There's no doubt that this may take a few strange twists and turns along the way and could require the help of others. I'll try to bring you each division separately with at least two players or coaches from each team.

Who's your favorite player, and who would you compare them to? Let me know.


Since I've already spilled the beans on Sexy Rexy, let's go ahead and take a look at the AFC East:


Rex Ryan - The Penguin: Did you see Sexy Rexy's run down the sideline after the Shonn Greene touchdown against New England? I'm not sure why that made me think of the Penguin from Batman but...OK, maybe I do.

I also think that Penguins select their mates by the size of their feet. No wait, that can't be right.

Darrelle Revis - Silver Surfer: I'm not sure if the Silver Surfer lives on an island on another planet, but people say that once you go there, you never come back.

Bart Scott - The Riddler: Doesn't the Riddler do a lot of talking and not all that much fighting? Just asking.

Shaun Ellis - Bane: I'm not sure who Bane is, but word is, he broke Batman's back.

So who is Batman? Read on.

Bill Parcells - Thanos: Word is Thanos would do anything to find the cosmic cube (which apparently grants wishes) and conquer the galaxy.

Sounds a lot like Parcell's quest for another Lombardi don't you think?

Brandon Marshall - Chamber: Does a sullen and moody fellow that has trouble bonding with his teammates sound familiar to you?

If not, I guess the days of Brandon Marshall wanting to be a punter in practice is long past you.

Steve Johnson - Sunspot: If Steve Johnson's post on twitter this year reminds you of someone who is idealistic and impulsive, you're not alone.

That's also the same traits that Sunspot possesses.

Paul Posluszny - Beast: I'm not too familiar with the play of Paul Posluszny, but anyone who plays 14 games and ends the season with 151 tackles can only be described as a Beast.

The hair helps a little too.

Tom Brady - Batman: As the leader of one of the best teams in the league, there's only one superhero that does him justice.

Tom Brady is the man. It's almost like he wears a cape and all women love him. I'm sure he drives a pretty snazzy car as well. 

Wes Welker - Robin: Even the baddest superhero has to have a partner.

For Brady, that is Wes Welker. He's always there when Bat...I mean, Brady needs a hand.

Bill Belichick - James "Jim" Gordon: Even Batman and Robin have to follow the rules.

James Gordon was the police Commissioner in Gotham City, much like Belichick is in New England.