It’s fitting, we suppose, that the only response to the post-game comments from Tom Brady’s wife ripping his teammates for dropping passes would come not from said teammates but from a guy who benefited from the blunders.
“She just needs to continue to stay cute and shut up,” Giants running back Brandon Jacobs told reporters Tuesday regarding Gisele Bundchen, via ESPNNewYork.com.
Defensive end Osi Umenyiora was slightly more tactful. “I mean, that is her husband,” Umenyiora said. “She is supposed to stay out of things like that, but at the end of the day that is their relationship and she has the right to say whatever she wants to.”
A potential problem arises if it wasn’t simply a short-term venting but a sign of deeper frustration. A frustration to which Brady will be subjected during the offseason, putting him in a very awkward and delicate position.
Not all that long ago, when Brady was negotiating a new contract with the Patriots, we heard rumblings that she was pushing him to quit football. Money hardly is an issue for the Brady household; she makes significantly more than he does. Though Brady said last year that he intends to play 10 more seasons, Mrs. Brady may have other ideas, and her comments from Sunday could (key word: could) be the first step in the unfolding of a plan that results in Brady walking away well before his 40th birthday.