Wow they stayed together a long time, I'll give them that
I think Brady never minded being treated like other players, but part of that is recognizing the good with the bad. Brady accomplished things no quarterback in the history of the NFL accomplished. My impression is that instead of recognizing that, BB went out of his way to rip Brady for each and every mistake not matter how small oin part to show the team that there were no favorites. But in that ocntext Brady was indeed a whipping boy for BB. Brady, took it for 20 years. I imagine that after 20 years, it would wear thin on anyone.They won the SB the very next season... was it on BB to loosen up ? Most owners would kill for that ONE championship.
Too many feelings. Brady is the greatest player the League has seen : competitive, clutch, hard working, good teammate, champ. Still, winning overtakes all of that. i’d choose winning every day over « making someone feel good ». Brady as a 40 year old is pretty sensitive about this stuff - if true. « Johnny Foxboro ». So what ? Get over yourself.
And I will admit to you that from what I’ve heard since Tom Brady departed, the Patriots did need a vibe change in the locker room because a dour Brady, which start to crop up at the end of 2018, took its toll on the Patriots last season. It was so bad that some of his teammates have admittedly privately that it was better for all involved that Brady moved on if he was going to have the same attitude this season.
It later says something to the effect that « Brady had a RIGHT to be upset ». Really ? Because WR and his success is more important than what’s best for the team ?Tom Brady's attitude toward the end of his New England Patriots career reportedly took a toll on the team's locker room.nesn.com
You could see his attitude in the after game pressers, not surprised he left, surprised it lasted 20 years.Tom Brady's attitude toward the end of his New England Patriots career reportedly took a toll on the team's locker room.nesn.com
Brady kinda a locker room cancer. Whodve predicted that?Tom Brady's attitude toward the end of his New England Patriots career reportedly took a toll on the team's locker room.nesn.com
I don't doubt this much. It's just like being in any workspace where someone is openly unhappy... it does become draining because you become involved in the drama eventually, even when you try to stay out of it. And I would imagine it's even worse in a professional locker room because a successful team must be closely bonded (mostly) and it was the unquestioned leader, in this case, who was throwing a fit.Brady kinda a locker room cancer. Whodve predicted that?
Normally I’m not inclined to take Bedard at face value but the media narrative is anti Belichick not Brady. So in this case there might be a little fire to this smoke. Either way- hope he’s happier there and does well.
Pats will be having a vibe change this season all right...from a winning vibe...nesn.com