In the Starting Line-Up
He seems really happy every time he is interviewed. I think he is having a ball down there with those weapons and the sunshine even if there have been some bumps. I don't see sad Tom at all. I mean 20 years is a long time and Belichick is one of the most grating coaches. I am surprised in many ways that Brady lasted as long as he did playing for Bill. NE is a pretty miserable environment only the winning made it bearable and now that is disappearing because Brady is gone. I am sure many other players will follow suit. There is already rumors/reports that Hightower and Cannon will retire. I would bet money that the McCourty brothers do too as well as Chung.Barring Brady winning another Super Bowl, I'm not sure how he can be happy in Tampa Bay. He's left the home and city he loved (and loved him) for a team associated primarily with losing. He left the best coach in the business for a below average to average staff. He left the team he won six Super Bowls because he was mad at going 11-5 a season removed from a championship.
Sure, he has more weapons this season and both Brady and Belichick (theoretically) benefit from the separation as noted by another poster. But it's got to sting for Brady, regardless of the "logic," to leave such a legacy and the GOAT coach behind for Tampa.