Metro’s Top 25 of the last 25: WEEI’s Mike Mutnansky

Ty Law was dominant for the Patriots in the postseason, particularly against the Colts in the early-to-mid 2000s. Credit: Getty Images
Ty Law was dominant for the Patriots in the postseason, particularly against the Colts in the early-to-mid 2000s. Credit: Getty Images

Metro Boston’s “Top 25 of the last 25″ will run in print Monday, July 29. Using the input of local sports media and you, the reader, Metro will compile its final list of the greatest Boston athletes of the past 25 years. To submit your take, click here.

Here is the take of 93.7 WEEI’s Mike Mutnansky. Mutnansky can be heard on the “Mut & Merloni” show on 93.7 FM weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m..

1. Tom Brady
2. Pedro Martinez
3. Larry Bird
4. Ray Bourque
5. Paul Pierce
6. Cam Neely
7. Ty Law (TORTURED Peyton Manning in his prime)
8. Manny Ramirez
9. David Ortiz
10. Adam Vinatieri
11. Kevin McHale
12. Zdeno Chara
13. Kevin Garnett
14. Curt Schilling
15. Tim Thomas
16. Roger Clemens
17. Vince Wilfork
18. Dustin Pedroia
19. Reggie Lewis
20. Wes Welker
21. Jonathan Papelbon (probably should be higher)
22. Troy Brown
23. Randy Moss
24. Drew Bledsoe
25. Ben Coates

Comments: Debated the top two for a long time before siding with Brady’s three Lombardi Trophies over the 1999-2003 stretch for Pedro. I gave champions a bump and guys whose greatness was more before 1988 a drop. Tedy Bruschi probably deserves to be in here somewhere.



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