'I honestly don't think they are a top three team' - Mayo legend Brady gives blunt assessment of Tyrone
Most people have Tyrone as one of the main challengers to dethrone Dublin in the 2017 All-Ireland football championship, but former Mayo midfielder David Brady still feels that Mickey Harte's men are outside the top tier of teams.
Tyrone won their second consecutive Ulster championship in emphatic fashion against Down last month, setting up a tantalising quarter-final against old rivals Armagh this Saturday.
Dublin play Monaghan in the second half of the Croke Park double header, with Jim Gavin's men slated to face Tyrone in the semi-finals if both sides progress.
Mickey Harte's side are third favourites to claim this year's Sam Maguire but speaking on The Throw-In, Independent.ie's GAA podcast, David Brady said that he doesn't rate Tyrone that highly.
"If you look at the quality in the Ulster championship, I don't think Tyrone are in the top three [in Ireland]," Brady said.
"I honestly don't and they [Armagh] can seriously give them a challenge. Tyrone, the win over Donegal is probably put into reflection now. That is wasn't as good as you would have made out. It is a big game for Tyrone. Your form and and confidence is dictated by your quarter-final. I think Armagh have an excellent opportunity.
"When teams are successful going through the back door, there was a unity about Armagh and a purpose. You could see them afterwards that they were really embracing each other and I think they can really challenge Tyrone. McGeeney knows Ulster football, Tyrone football, inside out and Mickey Harte vice-versa."
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