Author of the Port Huron Statement
Yea I'm just not buying Betard's take. I do think Tom was down in the dumps though. Season/BB grind, Josh gone, Gronk moving like Frankenstein, he was a little banged up, record, tough loss, bad throw, etc.2018 was really an amazing run. The team never looked championship caliber until the post-season began. I do remember Brady talking to the reporter after the Chargers game saying how everyone was saying the Pats suck and that we'll see what happens. That moment really galvanized them as they blazed into KC and won in a shoot out and then dropped the hammer on the Rams offense. If all this happened while Brady was somehow checked out which really is laughable, then it makes me love that run even more. LOL.
Slater and McCourty said after that Pitt loss there was a player only meeting which was "clear the air" in nature and forced everyone on the team to commit to not giving up.
Maybe Tom needed a kick in the butt or a wake up call but Betard is reaching big time.