Colin Cowherd on the Patriots losing Dion Lewis, Danny Amendola and Nate Solder in free agency

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Colin Cowherd offers up his opinion on Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. Find out why he thinks the Green Bay QB gets too much sympathy for losing players in free agency.

- It is interesting who we defend and who we don't. It is interesting who we have sympathy for and who we don't. How we frame certain arguments and how we frame other arguments. Aaron Rodgers lost Jordy Nelson yesterday. Oh, there was great sympathy. Here we go again. Green Bay won't sign his buddy Jordy Nelson, best friend, loyal, back shoulder, White Lightning. Jordy Nelson's gone.

And Tom Brady lost Dion Lewis and Nate Solder and Malcolm Butler and Danny Amendola. And until about 10 minutes ago, when Nate Solder leaving to the Giants was final, no sympathy for Tom because Tom never complains and Tom deals with this constantly. We've got this sympathy for Aaron Rodgers.

Here's who Tom Brady has lost just offensively just in the last eight years. His career spans double that. Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Logan Mankins, Deion Branch, Danny Woodhead, Dion Lewis, Martellus Bennett, LeGarrette Blount twice, Danny Amendola, Nate Solder, that's just on offense. He has also lost in just the last eight years, just the last eight on defense, Chandler Jones, Vince Wilfork, Jamie Collins, Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Aqib Talib, Gerard Mayo to injury, Patrick Chung for a year. We never talk about that.

Colin, you know why we don't talk about that because he's got Bill Belichick. You do realize, last eight years, Mike McCarthy's got the second best winning percentage of all the coaches. That's because Brady plays in an easy division. Oh really? The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears, those are a couple of juggernauts. And by the way, the Vikings are good now, but they don't exactly have a legacy of clutch, if you know what I mean.

Well, Colin, you're just making excuses now. I mean Brady's had way better defenses. Let's go to the last eight years. New England's allowed the third fewest points. Green Bay's allowed the ninth fewest points. Both in the top quarter of the NFL. Brady loses multiple stars regularly. That's why he's the greatest of all time.

Remember what Aaron Rodgers did when he lost his quarterback coach? Just a quarterback coach, just a quarterback coach, he went and called out Green Bay publicly. By the way, Tom Brady has lost offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, crickets; Bill O'Brien, crickets; Josh McDaniels once, crickets. Aaron lost a quarterback coach, called out his team publicly.

I like Jordy Nelson. He may land in New England. He's a nice player. I like him. He had 53 catches last year and that's with Aaron missing nine games. Probably has 80 catches, 70 catches without him. Had six touchdowns, all with Aaron Rodgers. I like Jordy Nelson.

But Aaron Rodgers did not lose his best running back, the star of the AFC championship; a star Super Bowl hero, a cornerback; and a left tackle, who's probably the third best left tackle in football. All gonzo. Once again, Brady loses stars. Oh, wait a minute. I forgot. New England lost another coordinator this year. Basically has lost more than any team in free agency. Oh, I forgot. Tom almost lost his thumb last year before a playoff game. No complaints. No complaints.

Tom is better than Aaron Rodgers on the field, and he's also better off the field handling change. Listen, I've supported Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay has not been aggressive enough in free agency. Some of that is because it's Green Bay. Some players-- a lot of players don't want to play in Green Bay or Buffalo, not glamour markets, the weather, or whatever.

But losing Jordy Nelson is what Tom Brady loses every single year. He lost Julian Edelman all year this year to an ACL. He lost Gronk the previous year and won a Super Bowl. If you want to talk about losses, it's not even close. From coordinators, to stars, to defensive players, to offensive players, to left tackles, Aaron Rodgers hasn't lost a third of what Tom Brady has. And Brady's been to seven times more Super Bowls.