Tom Brady gets called on claim that Pats are being disrespected

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The Patriots have crafted a narrative that the perennial AFC power has faced doubt and disrespect during the 2018 postseason.

“You know, everyone thinks we suck,” Brady said after the Pats thrashed the Chargers. “You know, can’t win any games. So we’ll see. It’ll be fun.”

During a Friday media availability, a reporter called Brady on his contention that no one believes in the Patriots, asking whether there’s a “genuine feeling of disrespect” within the locker room.

“I mean, we’re going against a team that’s the No. 1 seed in the league,” Brady replied. “I’m sure there’s a lot of people that are thinking they’re going to win. Everyone can have their own opinion. We certainly have an opinion, and we’ve got to go out there and execute our best in order to accomplish that.

“So, it’s going to be a tough game. I mean, we’re not certainly expecting to go 15 minutes into the game and think that it’s over. It’s going to go down to the end. They’ve got a great team. Like I said, we feel like we have a team that can compete well against anybody. We’re going to need to play really well, and that’s what makes for a championship game. Hopefully, we can have our best one of the year.”

Brady’s remarks come at a time when the New England and Kansas City fan bases are arguing incessantly over which team is actually the underdog. The betting line favors the Chiefs by three, which means (given that home-field advantage has a three-point value) that the game would be viewed as a toss-up at a neutral site.

Still, New England rarely finds itself getting points. Coupled with the sense that emerged in December that the window has finally slammed shut on the only post-salary cap dynasty, it’s easy for the Patriots to persuade themselves that the world views them differently than it recently did.

And if that helps get the coaches and players better motivated to do everything they need to do to win on Sunday, so be it.

143 responses to “Tom Brady gets called on claim that Pats are being disrespected

  1. You do what you have to in order to motivate yourself but it’s pretty ridiculous that they go to the Super Bowl basically every year yet somehow STILL feel like they’re being disrespected.

  2. 2ruefan says:
    False narrative. Even the Chiefs are giving them respect.

    During the season there was a lot of doubt and disrespect piled on the Patriots. How many stories on this website during the season were about Brady showing his age, Brady being a liability, and Gronk no longer producing… etc. Read those comments and you will see a lot of people calling the end of the Pats Dynasty… even though the team was the #2 seed at the time.

  3. And then that other clown Edelman is printing and selling shirts that say “bet against us” then they wonder why everybody outside New England hates this team so much.

  4. “Everyone thinks we suck.” That’s hysterical. Have to give Brady credit for reaching to whip up Pats’ players for Sunday’s game. The last time anyone thought New England sucked was in 2000, Belichick’s first season, when they finished 5-11. The next year they won the Super Bowl. No one underestimates this team.

  5. per OddsShark of each team winning the Super Bowl on Dec 30th:

    Saints +250
    Rams +450
    Chiefs +550
    Patriots +650

    Since then, Patriots have moved slightly ahead of Rams, but far behind Saints and Chiefs.

  6. I don’t think Toms remarks have anything to do with the Chiefs or any other NFL team for that matter. I think Bradys comments are instead about how the Patriots have been covered nationally for the past several years by the media and TV “personalities”

    It’s been hip to predict the demise of the Patriots and Tom Brady since about 2004 or 2005. That hip prediction is about to become teenager.

  7. This guy never stops crying.

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    Bet you’d take him on your team, whether you’re willing to admit it or not.

  8. It’s been four years since the Patriots were an underdog in ANY game. This year Tom Brady isn’t playing at an MVP level, they barely get a first round bye, have their worst record in 9 years when they lost in the wild card round, along with a few horribly played games throughout the year, and a complete collapse at the end of one game- the media and fan doubt is far stronger this year than any other year, and honestly with solid reason.

    Especially when there’s a new darling in Mahomes and the Chiefs, the media and fan narrative has been far more against the Patriots than usual. Sure, they don’t “suck”, only trolls say that. Even if they’re barely underdogs, why not embrace it? They’ve heard all the talk about the torch being passed to the new goat, that the chiefs were destined all year.

    I know it might seem hard to understand calling yourself an underdog when you’re a constant contender, but it’s all relative. Like most fans I see it as a relative toss up of a game. But why not try to use the underdog factor as an edge if it’s available? The Patriots have seemed to have solid success when it comes to using bulletin board material or outside motivations before.

  9. Pats dynasty gets questioned every year. Last year it was the Wickersham article and the questions around the Jimmy G trade, this year it was Brady’s numbers are down, Gronk doesn’t look right, will he retire? , 11-5 is their worst record in like 9 years…etc Media has to talk about something I guess but it truly doesn’t matter. They made it this far and they better show up Sunday or they go home.

  10. “I mean, we’re going against a team that’s the No. 1 seed in the league,”

    AND YOU’RE THE NUMBER 2!

    It’s not like you’re the sixth seed struggling to get into the playoffs! Honestly this version of the Patriots has to be the most infuriating. You were in the Superbowl last year, you won it two years ago, this is your 13th AFC championship game personally and the 7th in a row.

    NOBODY IS DOUBTING YOU

  11. If they need to invent a narrative to help them emotionally ….then it’s whatever works, it’s a typical motivator that’s worked in the past…so what.

  12. “The betting line favors the Chiefs by three, which means (given that home-field advantage has a three-point value) that the game would be viewed as a toss-up at a neutral site.”

    But since the game is at Kansas City, that means the Chiefs are favored. By the point spread, the Patriots are the underdog. But nobody literally views the Patriots as an underdog, and so their claim is BS.

  13. Seems like the Patriots are worried and know that the Chiefs are very formidable. So much so that Brady is peddling this crazy narrative that no one respects them. Everytime I turn on the TV somebody tells me how Great Brady and Bellichek are and that Andy Reid has trouble in big games…

  14. dickshotdogs says:
    January 18, 2019 at 4:21 pm
    This guy never stops crying.

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    Bet you’d take him on your team, whether you’re willing to admit it or not.

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    I definitely would not want him on my team unless Belichik is coming with him.

  15. Let’s be honest, you talking heads in the media have been highlighting their shortcomings all season. Now that they whipped the Chargers, you’re all climbing over each other to backtrack on that, and put the blame back on the Patriots. Just man up and admit it. I don’t mind. There were some good reasons to highlight that stuff. But beating LA at home isn’t enough. I need to see a nice road win this weekend to be sure that what I saw last weekend is real. It’s not that they shouldn’t be considered underdogs. KC has it all in their favor to win the game, but the Patriots can win it too. What Brady is talking about is how he feels about all of the negative conjecture tossed their way much of the season, especially late. Having said that….

    Go You New England Patriots!!! Everything We Got!!! Let’s Gooooo!!!!!

  16. Brady playing the victim card. Now I’ve heard it all. At least he didn’t throw a hissy fit about it.

  17. Patriots always gotta work SOME angle. “We’re disrespected” this year, “We didn’t realize that was the rule” in years past…

  18. The same people that are in here trashing Brady about being finally too old all season long and that the Patriots dynasty is finally and how the Patriots don’t scare anyone and how the Patriots only got a bye because of their pathetic conference….

    …are now trying to tell everyone that, oh, “We don’t disrespect the Patriots! Oh, no. Not us, Tom! We think you great! You’re so much better than the Chiefs! How can you say we think you suck!?”

    Typical.

  19. Please, all we’ve heard & read all season is how the Pats are in a decline, no longer a threat. He’s NOT WRONG!!! Totally disrespected.
    Go Pats! Wouldn’t it be cool to win a Super Bowl since the Red Sox just won the World Series!!

  20. The arrogance of the media. Bang the “pats are done” frum for 3.5 months and now they claim they were just kidding because NE is looking primed for an upset.

    LMAO

  21. Patriots are done…changing of the guard in the NFL. Saints are done too. This is just like Kobe scoring 60 in his last game or Jordan scoring 40+ with the Wiz. Nice highlight, but the fork is in you. Pats had a great showing against the Chargers, and it got everybody all excited and believing, but it’s over and Brady can’t take being the underdog.

  22. I am a Packers fan, but he’s is 100% right. I have read tons of posts in here that have said exactly what he is saying.
    Brady knows his haters despise him because they can’t stand that he is the best QB of his era and he has won so often, and he loves proving them wrong.
    He knows he twisted all their panties by making this comment and he loves the fact that it’s riling them up.
    Good for you, Tom. I hope you lead the Pats to another Super Bowl win so they can all cry some more.
    Sooooo goooo Patriots !!!

    — Packers fan

  23. No decline, next year Isiah Wyne ( 18th pick in last years draft) joins the team. 1 1st round pick, 2 seconds and three thirds. 1st third is #8, other to compensation. Two other comp picks as well.

  24. jr325 says:
    January 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm
    And then that other clown Edelman is printing and selling shirts that say “bet against us” then they wonder why everybody outside New England hates this team so much.

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    No one wonders why — the real reason is obvious. The rest of the nation has been watching them in Super Bowls for longer than they can humanly recall. It must be very frustrating for you guys. I can completely understand it.

  25. dickshotdogs says:
    January 18, 2019 at 4:21 pm
    This guy never stops crying.

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    Bet you’d take him on your team, whether you’re willing to admit it or not.

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    Guess what? I wouldn’t. But I’d take Belichick in a heartbeat. When will you dopey Pats fans realize Brady could be hit by a bus tomorrow – as long as BB is on the sidelines, it’s all good.

  26. National and local media have been banging the “Patriots are done” drum all season long, and that’s what Brady was referring to, not whether they are or aren’t underdogs against KC. Good to see that earlier this week Tom E. Curran on NBC Sports Boston admitted he was one of those people.

  27. remizak says:
    January 18, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    National and local media have been banging the “Patriots are done” drum all season long
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    Exactly. Brady’s falling off a cliff, Gronk is a shell of himself, they are all ticked off at BB, etc. Been hearing it all season, right up until kick off last week.

  28. TheCommish says:
    January 18, 2019 at 5:16 pm
    dickshotdogs says:
    January 18, 2019 at 4:21 pm
    This guy never stops crying.

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    Bet you’d take him on your team, whether you’re willing to admit it or not.

    +++++
    Guess what? I wouldn’t. But I’d take Belichick in a heartbeat. When will you dopey Pats fans realize Brady could be hit by a bus tomorrow – as long as BB is on the sidelines, it’s all good.

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    Ludicrous.

    Belichick is great and Brady is great. They would still be those things independantly. The synergy of the two is what does it. I’ve never seen any athlete as single-minded and disciplined as Brady (maybe Larry Bird actually), and everyone knows that Belichick is in his own category there.

  29. I like to be entertained when I watch football. Watching the Patriots play is like watching women’s basketball. Fundamentally sound and boring. No doubt that the Patriots are great, their system is extremely effective, and their players are well-coached. But they are so methodical and boring. There’s no fun narrative behind them, no story, no exciting players like Mahomes or Tarik Cohen. It’s like watching someone do a complex math problem on a chalkboard. They are consistently excellent.. But they’re not any fun to watch.

  30. Deb says:
    January 18, 2019 at 4:19 pm
    “Everyone thinks we suck.” That’s hysterical. Have to give Brady credit for reaching to whip up Pats’ players for Sunday’s game. The last time anyone thought New England sucked was in 2000, Belichick’s first season, when they finished 5-11. The next year they won the Super Bowl. No one underestimates this team.

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    dont come here often do you? all we ever hear is we win bc we cheat and if were not cheating its bc two yard “tammy” throws 2 yard passes within a system of a team thats in a division that lets us win every year. all i ever see in these comment boards is how they suck and constant disrespect for what they have done. now he says thats what hes been hearing and everybody is like “oh no”, hes using that against us. we never said that. if we win the super bowl with this mediocre roster it will be the sweetest win of all time besides SB XXXVI

  31. jr325 says:
    January 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm
    And then that other clown Edelman is printing and selling shirts that say “bet against us” then they wonder why everybody outside New England hates this team so much

    Why do people think anyone cares what people OUTSIDE of NE thinks of the Patriots
    Is that supposed to be some kind of insult? Saying people outside NE hate the Patriots. Who cares what people who are fans of the team think?

    Do you think cowboys, Seahawks or any other team and there fans think.

  32. arrowhead816 says:
    January 18, 2019 at 4:35 pm
    It’s pretty comical that they can’t fathom a team is better then them and they know it which is why they have to push this “underdog” narrative.

    You clearly didn’t watch any sports media not even including First Take after their loss to Pittsburgh to drop their record to 9-5. You had people calling for “Brady to retire” and that the “dynasty is coming to an end”. That talk was going on all year and even escalated.

    Multiple pundits and analysts even said they were gonna go one and done in the playoffs and won’t go anywhere. Everyone said that the Chargers were a “much more complete team” and that the Pats couldn’t compete. You can’t just pretend that it didn’t happen after the fact when they whipped the Chargers. Stop with the revisionist history here. Why can’t y’all just admit that all that talk was a bit premature? Could they lose on sunday? Sure.

  33. Brady is right that we all think the Patriots (with their condescension and faux plucky underdog, avocado toast routine) SUCK. Yeah, Tom, you guys suck.

    No one thinks they aren’t a good team.

    I hate KC and still hope they kick New England’s butt.

  34. Boo Hoo Tommy Boy….

    5 Super Bowl Rings
    You will be treated as royalty in New England for the rest of your life.
    You’re married to a supermodel who is close to being a billionaire.

    Life is tough!

  35. So what I’m reading here in the comments is that NO ONE thinks the Pats suck. That is a change around here.

  36. hejetssuck2001 says:

    Deb says:
    “Everyone thinks we suck.” That’s hysterical. … No one underestimates this team.

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    dont come here often do you? all we ever hear is we win bc we cheat and if were not cheating its bc two yard “tammy” throws 2 yard passes within a system of a team thats in a division that lets us win every year. all i ever see in these comment boards is how they suck and constant disrespect for what they have done. now he says thats what hes been hearing and everybody is like “oh no”, hes using that against us. we never said that. if we win the super bowl with this mediocre roster it will be the sweetest win of all time besides SB XXXVI

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    Actually, I’ve been a regular here for a decade. When Brady comments that “everyone says we suck,” he’s not talking about the squealing fans of other teams. Opposing teams will always be looking for chinks in the armor and predicting the demise of the dynasty. They’ll always be complaining about cheating, subpar divisions, or ridiculing your coach and QB. As an Alabama fan from birth and a Steelers fan of 40 years, I know firsthand listening to that stuff is the price you pay for supporting a winning team. I’ve been through plenty of losing seasons with my teams to offset the dynasty years, so to me it seems a small price to pay. But you can be sure no one with a thimbleful of knowledge about the game underestimates the Patriots. And Brady knows that. The Pats are great at self-motivation. It’s one reason they’re so successful. Brady’s message is for his own team. Acting as though you’ve got something to prove to the naysayers is a great way to rev up your players. And Brady is a master at it.

  37. BREAKING: League is finally going to release the PSI data collected a few years ago very soon…and word is it the report completely vindicates Tom Brady and the Patriots.

    Uh oh Patriot Hater 🙂 Told ya so. Tee hee!

  38. It’s Belichick. It’s Brady. It’s the division. It’s cheating. It’s PED’s.

    My God people, get your stories straight.

  39. Guess what? I wouldn’t. But I’d take Belichick in a heartbeat. When will you dopey Pats fans realize Brady could be hit by a bus tomorrow – as long as BB is on the sidelines, it’s all good.

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    Yeah tell them to start Hoyer on Sunday and let me know how that works out.

  40. The Patriots should and will win this game fairly easily. The run game alone will wear out the Chiefs.

  41. The only celebrity who had a legitimate right to use the “no respect” routine was the late, great Rodney Dangerfield. With anyone else (including Brady) it sounds contrived.

  42. Yeah shut up you idiots all we heard from you was wah the Pats are done Tommy is washed up Pats don’t have it anymore all damn season. Two yard Tammy, easy division, Chargers will crush you were just 3 idiotic things heard over the past 3 weeks fact is Chiefs should be the underdog they haven’t proven a damn thing. Yet here we are.

  43. I love that the PFT commenters who say the Patriots are terrible on every single post are suddenly laughing at the idea that the Patriots think there are people who think they’re terrible.

  44. Meanwhile in another dimension Joe Montana’s 49ers are down by 3 on their own 8 yard line and needing a touchdown to win when Joe Cool suddenly notices John Candy on the other side of the field…(Joe looks at Harris Barton and says) “Hey H, is that John Candy?”. A short while later Joe Cool is hitting John Taylor for the winning touchdown pass with just 34 seconds left.

    GOAT… There can be only one.

  45. Brady is a big time, attention seeking drama queen. “Oh we are getting dissed. Everybody thinks we suck.” Oh boo hoo. Shut up already. Everyone hates the Pats because they have been so good for so long (cheating assisted) but nobody thinks they suck. Buckle up your under deflated balls and just play the game. Brady’s latest act is embarrassing.

  46. He is absolutely right. I spend the better part of my life disrespecting Brady. There are quite a few of us that do. Its why we are here.

    That’s pathetic.

  47. GoodellMustGo says:
    January 18, 2019 at 6:02 pm
    LOL at all the snowflakes offended by Brady’s comments. 😀
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    It’s not so much a matter of being offended as it is the interest of getting on with the game so the winning tickets can be cashed and doubled-down on the Chiefs Vs. Rams Super Bowl.

  48. I’m not a Patriot fan but I am a greatness fan. Tom Brady is the GOAT and anyone who says otherwise is a fool. In the immortal words of Ric Flair “If you wanna be the man!, you gotta beat the man!” Wooiooooi!!

  49. screwmemean says:
    January 18, 2019 at 6:32 pm
    Brady is a big time, attention seeking drama queen. “Oh we are getting dissed. Everybody thinks we suck.” Oh boo hoo. Shut up already. Everyone hates the Pats because they have been so good for so long (cheating assisted) but nobody thinks they suck. Buckle up your under deflated balls and just play the game. Brady’s latest act is embarrassing.

    2 4 Rate This

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    listen, little 5th place trophy, pc driven, faux outrage, schaudenfreude-obsessed dorky dork:

    only in this century in america would humans (fans, media, a commissioner who cheats with owners) would have such an issue with success.

    there is no cheating if there was, then the tooth fairy exists and i am the easter bunny

  50. ikeclanton says:
    January 18, 2019 at 5:14 pm
    jr325 says:
    January 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm
    And then that other clown Edelman is printing and selling shirts that say “bet against us” then they wonder why everybody outside New England hates this team so much.

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    No one wonders why — the real reason is obvious. The rest of the nation has been watching them in Super Bowls for longer than they can humanly recall. It must be very frustrating for you guys. I can completely understand it.
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    The real reason has not nearly as much to do with the team as it does the fact that insufferably smug and self righteous Pats fans have been dissing and trash talking every other team in the league and their fans the whole time. When the Pats lose, there are reasons. When others lose, they’re making excuses. Nobody knows how to do playoff games (or even winter, it seems) except the Pats. Give me a break.

    Newsflash, whether it is this Sunday or not, your dynasty is coming to an end. You’re used to winning for “longer than you can humanly recall”. You may want to line up a therapist to ease the transition that is coming.

  51. Pay
    All
    The
    Referees
    In
    Order
    To
    Succeed

    Amazing this guy keeps posting this, as if were clever. Probably killed in 3rd grade.

  52. Wow…..there are lots of crybabies on this thread. As a Dolphins fan I have had my share of disappointment due to Brady. But let’s be real here….the guy is awesome. It should be a great game on Sunday but if the Pats do pull out a win I fear for some of the posters on this thread. They may have a nervous breakdown

  53. The Eagles talked like this a year ago leading up to the Super Bowl even though it was complete BS. Nobody said a peep but when Brady does it 😭😭😭😭😭

  54. Brady’s made a career out of having a chip on his shoulder. If this is what he needs to perform, so be it. And let’s stop pretending that the narrative last week wasn’t all about how the Chargers were ending the dynasty.

  55. I don’t know where people have this fantasy that Brady is a “whiner.” Every QB shows emotion, but I guess you all hate him because of his greatness so much, that if he shows any emotion, he is a “whiner.” The bit that I don’t get about his comments is that the idiots in the media are acting like they didn’t say what they said, starting with that Wickersham article. THey said, “Brady is declining.” “Gronk is no longer Gronk.” Why don’t these mediots man up and admit they said what they said?

  56. frank booth says:
    January 18, 2019 at 5:25 pm
    I like to be entertained when I watch football. Watching the Patriots play is like watching women’s basketball. Fundamentally sound and boring. No doubt that the Patriots are great, their system is extremely effective, and their players are well-coached. But they are so methodical and boring. There’s no fun narrative behind them, no story, no exciting players like Mahomes or Tarik Cohen. It’s like watching someone do a complex math problem on a chalkboard. They are consistently excellent.. But they’re not any fun to watch.

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    Here’s something that might enlighten you. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have done something no one else has come close to doing. They have won all they have won over all these years using the same system they have always run, improving it with tweaks here and there. And they have done it with many different players.

    It’s been incredible to watch and that alone is enough for me to be fascinated at what they do. Throw in that Tom Brady is equal to any QB who’s ever played in the NFL and even at 40 years old, he does what 90% of the QB’s in the NFL can’t do — well, I just don’t get how you can call them boring.

    Calling the Patriots boring would be like watching Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel and saying, “that guys draws pretty well”. You obviously just don’t appreciate watching greatness.

    I am a Packers fan and I was fortunate enough to see greatness with Lombardi’s Packers, Chuck Noll’s Steelers, Joe Gibbs’ Redskins, Bill Walsh’s 49’ers, Jimmy Johnson’s Cowboys, and now Bill Belichick’s Patriots. All of those teams were magnificently coached and had great players who simply dominated other teams for years. I appreciate greatness no matter where I see it, because as a guy who played sports all my life, I realize what it takes to be great.

    I suggest you watch these Patriots and realize what you are seeing, because it may be a while before you see it again.

  57. Patriots fans can’t admit the real reason everyone hates the team is because they are proven cheaters. It’s not up for debate. It’s concludively proven. And to top it off the coach and QB act as if how dare you call us out for cheating.

    Drama queens

  58. jr325 says:
    January 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    And then that other clown Edelman is printing and selling shirts that say “bet against us” then they wonder why everybody outside New England hates this team so much.

    ___________________________

    People WISH that they had a “clown” like Edelman on their team.

  59. I respect the Chiefs completely, even if the have women beaters provide offensive fire power. Kareem Hunt was ok with them, until the video surfaced. They love Tyreek Hill and he kicked his baby momma in the stomach,

  60. Good grief, just play the game and let the chips fall where they may. Why is someone who obviously flunked drama class, Brady (a.k.a. Mr. Hissy), making such theater out of this? Who does he think he is, Broadway Joe? Think again, Tom.

  61. BSPN tried to destroy his team before the season even started. Flat out fabricated a story about rifts between Kraft and Belichick and how it was all falling apart. I’m still angry about it and I only watch the games, I can only imagine how Brady must feel. Never stop making the haters pay.

  62. 98% of the hate is not about cheating. It’s because the Pats beat your team. All your teams. Over and over. Except the Giants. Cheating accusations are just a convenient excuse. They win too much.

  63. why is rare time brady anything of any real interest I always stupid or complaining. He is the living example of white paint drying . boring as hell.. Just play tom you have nothing of interest to say. No wonder he married a model. Just imagine deep talks he @ giselle have. lmao

  64. there is no cheating if there was, then the tooth fairy exists and i am the easter bunny
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    And the Pats have been busted how many times, been fined how many millions, forfeited how many number one draft choices, had their star qb suspended how many games all for cheating…………..should I continue? Damn son, your memory has been homerized.

  65. It all comes full circle.

    2001 The Patriots beat the Rams in the Super Bowl.
    The dynasty begins.

    2019 Rams beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
    The dynasty ends.

    Was a hell of a run though, can’t deny that.

  66. kenmasters34
    Nope. Just dont agree. Not ONCE did I see an article on PFT suggesting the Patriots “sucked”
    Fact is Brady was not as dominant a in years past. But never once have I heard anyone other than Patriots haters “disrespecting them.
    Brady sounds foolish saying this.

  67. steelcurtainn says:
    January 18, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    They don’ call him cry brady for nothing. whine whine whine. And people call Ben a drama queen.
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    Remember a few weeks ago when you said that the Steelers would keep ascending, and the Patriots would keep falling? That was a very poor prediction.

  68. We don’t disrespect you, we just hate you. And here’s hoping Tom plays for many more years so we can all see the wheels fall off on the field…

  69. citizenstrange says:
    January 18, 2019 at 8:22 pm
    Take the Chiefs, give the points, bet the farm. It is much, much harder for the Pats to cheat away from the comfy cheating confines of the Razor

    Brilliant take. So please enlighten those of us that aren’t too good at seeing the magic rampant constant cheating right before our eyes. Including a lesson for all the fans, refs, analysts, and the fact that the game is recorded from a ton of on field camera angles that are missing it. That must be some reaaaaaaly good subterfuge there. I’m impressed that you have the scoop on just how it goes down every week. The Pats and Belichick must be better than David Blaine I would think.

    Also, if they’re that awesome at it, whats the reason they can’t they do it on the road again? Please explain it for all of us that don’t have your gift.

  70. Wanna know shy everyone hates the Patriots?? I was in several airports on flights this week in the southeast US. I had my Chiefs gear on minding my own business. Had 3 different Pats fans come up to me and tell me their team was gonna beat the crap out of the Chiefs this week!! Their fans are rude d-bags!! We will see if they come out of KC with a trophy on Sunday night!! Go Chiefs

  71. TheCommish says:
    Guess what? I wouldn’t. But I’d take Belichick in a heartbeat. When will you dopey Pats fans realize Brady could be hit by a bus tomorrow – as long as BB is on the sidelines, it’s all good.

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    Or Brady could be hit by a Chief (like Bernard Pollard did in 2008). BB still went 11-5 with Matt Cassel, who is buried on the depth chart on his 7ths NFL team.

  72. Speaking of disrespect!… How about the level of pathetic cliche’ rhetoric you’re spewing for us at the presser, Tommy. You expect us to believe that pathetic fodder. Seriously this guy is a cliche’ machine. He says absolutely nothing. He and BB are as arrogant as the day is long when it comes to the ridiculous cliche’s and dribble they routinely spew. Shut up already.

  73. Edward Halverson says:
    January 18, 2019 at 8:24 pm
    It all comes full circle.

    2001 The Patriots beat the Rams in the Super Bowl.
    The dynasty begins.

    2019 Rams beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
    The dynasty ends.

    Was a hell of a run though, can’t deny that.

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    the saints are a better team. the rams have fresher faces and names but the saints are better, especially at home. pats would much rather face the rams than the saints. its brees vs jared goff. really?

  74. I am a world expert statistical prognosticator. Ignoring the fact that they completely dismantled the Chargers, they have performed worse than the other 3 teams in the playoffs no doubt. Still, +3 points makes them very attractive in what should be a fairly close game.

  75. Have to admit that Belichicken and CryBrady have been great! Not likeable for most but must be respected! They’ve earned that! Huge BRONCO FAN….GO CHIEFS!

  76. Brady is right: they are disrespected…for their blatant and proven cheating..I hope the hall of fame attaches an asterisk to both on induction…as baseball should do with Bonds, Sosa, McGwire, Clemens, etc.

  77. This is ALMOST as bad as when the Eagles (The #1 seed by the way) did this last year. Crying that were underdogs, going so far as to wear dog masks. Sorry, if you are a #1 seed, you cannot be an underdog.

    Yes, there was some doubt about the Pats towards the end of the season, but I would like to see it in writing where any reporter said “They suck”, “They stink” or “They can’t win a game”

  78. In addition to the Max Kellermans’ of ESPN, the negativity schtick drumbeat from Boston sports radio is constant. Drive time hosts spent all season banging on Brady and Belichick and Brady and predicting the cliff was here. In a league designed to rein in dynasties, it drives everyone outside of NE, and also many of the local wise guys crazy that Pats are in 8th straight AFC Championship. Both drive time hosts picking Chiefs. Thankful for my Pats. Thanks Mr. Kraft / Coach BB / TB12. Go Pats!

  79. fishfan77 says:
    January 19, 2019 at 8:52 am
    This is ALMOST as bad as when the Eagles (The #1 seed by the way) did this last year. Crying that were underdogs, going so far as to wear dog masks. Sorry, if you are a #1 seed, you cannot be an underdog.

    Yes, there was some doubt about the Pats towards the end of the season, but I would like to see it in writing where any reporter said “They suck”, “They stink” or “They can’t win a game”

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    Every day the media is saying their LBs are slow, they have no weapons, Brady didn’t have a good year, Gronk is a shell of himself. Every day. That’s what Brady is talking about.

    The media is not saying James White set a catch record with 15 catches and looks amazing or Edelman has the second most receptions all time in the playoffs and is dangerous or that Gronk is destroying the DL in the run game or that Sony Michel is dynamic.

  80. Look at all the “haters”and tell me that they don’t get disrespected.All the experts have called for their collapse since it first began.TV announcers try and talk them down(see romo..collinsworth..fouts).How many players in probowl?

    It is going to be nice to get that “Hunt trophy” sunday night..in KC.

  81. hedleykow says:
    January 18, 2019 at 7:52 pm
    Good grief, just play the game and let the chips fall where they may. Why is someone who obviously flunked drama class, Brady (a.k.a. Mr. Hissy), making such theater out of this? Who does he think he is, Broadway Joe? Think again, Tom.

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    “Broadway” Joe Namath is the most over rated QB to ever make the Hall Of Fame. He threw more interceptions than TD’s in his career. He “guaranteed” a victory over the aging Colts in the 1969 Super Bowl, then went out and let his running game and defense win the game for him. Namath threw just 17 passes in 28 attempts for 206 yards with 0 TD’s while his running game gained 142 yards. The fact that he did not throw one pass in the 4th quarter tells you everything you need to know.
    So in his most famous and important game, Namath was nothing more than an afterthought. The only thing I will give him is he called every play (as all QB’s did back then) and his confidence certainly rubbed off on his teammates.
    Joe Namath should not be in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame based on what he did in his career.

  82. I’m still curious as to what the loss of Kareem Hunt will do to affective Chiefs offense. He was a vital part and took some heat off Tyreek Hill whoI imagine Belichek will be double covering.

  83. descendency says:
    January 18, 2019 at 8:39 pm
    NFL Network called Andy Reid a better coach than Bill Belichick.

    Are you sure they are not being disrespected?

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    Ask Eagles fans how good they think Andy Reid is. He’ll take you to the dance but you’ll end up sitting at the table because he can’t dance.

  84. BigAlHeBDMan says:
    January 19, 2019 at 9:58 am
    I’m still curious as to what the loss of Kareem Hunt will do to affective Chiefs offense. He was a vital part and took some heat off Tyreek Hill whoI imagine Belichek will be double covering.

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    If I were Belichick, I’d double team Hill between the 20’s and double team Kelce in the red zone. Hill’s speed is less of a factor in the red zone compared with Kelce’s ability down there.

  85. Sounds like an identity crisis. Who do they expect sympathy from, anyway? Chiefs have been underdogs for the bulk their existence but they’re not whining about it.

  86. sigbouncer says:
    January 18, 2019 at 6:23 pm
    Meanwhile in another dimension Joe Montana’s 49ers are down by 3 on their own 8 yard line and needing a touchdown to win when Joe Cool suddenly notices John Candy on the other side of the field…(Joe looks at Harris Barton and says) “Hey H, is that John Candy?”. A short while later Joe Cool is hitting John Taylor for the winning touchdown pass with just 34 seconds left.

    GOAT… There can be only one.

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    Agreed, a moment like that is a highlight for Montana but just a routine thing for Brady. Thats how high the one true GOAT sets the bar.

  87. We Patriots fans do not care if you “like the Patriots or their fans” but quit being a hypocrite by saying that you respect them when all you do shows otherwise.It is not like we have anything in common…you cannot talk to us about having 20 years of winning seasons..being a dynasty..owning this century..what it feels like to have more parades than MACYS…why should we care if you like us or not.Quit being hypocrites and say what you mean…backtrackers..we do not need or want your respect…we will just take it and trash it.

  88. Everybody did think the Pats sucked before their divisional round playoff game. Everybody wrote them off. Brady is right. Everybody can walk their comment back now if they want, but it’s too late. The beast has awakened.

  89. Brady is correct. Patriots were the underdogs at home against the Chargers! Before the game HOF Dickerson said Brady was an old man. Shannon Sharpe picked the Chargers. Stephen Smith Sr said the Patriots didn’t have an offense. HOF Tomlinson picked the Chargers. NFL Power rankings have Patriots as the #4 of the four teams left. Vegas odds have Patriots with worst odds of winning the SB.

  90. Jamsamwich says:
    January 19, 2019 at 10:24 am
    Sounds like an identity crisis. Who do they expect sympathy from, anyway? Chiefs have been underdogs for the bulk their existence but they’re not whining about it.

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    They did back when folks called them underdogs. Its just that now thats not what’s being said.

  91. Ridiculous. All year we hear from pundits how the Pats aren’t the same team, the end is near for Brady and the franchise in general, changing of the guard, Belichick just doesn’t have the magic touch anymore, yadda, yadda, yadda. People have been predicting the demise of Brady for like five years now, and all he does is make people look stupid year in and year out.

    But if you acknowledge the Hater’s Ball and what they’ve all been saying, they act like it was never said, and now Brady and the Pats are “manufacturing” an underdog story for themselves….but guess what? The ‘18 Saints? Better football team. The ‘18 Chiefs? Better football team. The ‘18 Rams? Better football team, with a Madden salary-cap-OFF-mode roster. The ‘18 Pats? 41 year old, probably dinged up Brady. Gronkowski a shell of his former self. Edelman coming off injury, suspension, and on the wrong side of 30.#1 draft pick, out for the season. Probably 80% of the the last four draft classes not on the team or disappointments. Dropping five games to non-playoff teams. Does this look like the usual Patriots of recent memory to you? Why should the Pats not be the underdog again? Doesn’t matter what any franchise has done in the past, everything is year-to-year, 2018 has nothing to do with 2017, and that’s got nothing to do with 2016, and so on. Laundry makes no difference. Like Brady said in Tom vs Time, you can’t just roll your helmets out there, say “we’re the Patriots”, and expect to win. So to claim that the idea is manufactured is just dumb. Pats are lucky to be in position for another’s bite at the apple, that’s ultimately all you can ask for as a fan, despite our “Super Bowl or bust” talk.

  92. sigbouncer says:
    January 18, 2019 at 6:23 pm
    Meanwhile in another dimension Joe Montana’s 49ers are down by 3 on their own 8 yard line and needing a touchdown to win when Joe Cool suddenly notices John Candy on the other side of the field…(Joe looks at Harris Barton and says) “Hey H, is that John Candy?”. A short while later Joe Cool is hitting John Taylor for the winning touchdown pass with just 34 seconds left.

    GOAT… There can be only one.

    Agreed, and we can watch him play Sunday, again. Another Conference Championship Game. I forget, how many has he won? 8 I think. How many did Joe win? I think it was 4 in 13 years. I think 2007 was Brady’s 4th after 6 years? 13 years in Brady has 5 Lombardi’s. Yes, he’s cool. Yes, he’s handsome. And he’s darned near as good as Brady. I wouldn’t complain if I had to pick him instead of Brady at #2. And it stinks that he got hurt and didn’t play longer but it is what it is. But Montana’s legend has grown as history becomes less objective and more romantic..

  93. deathspiralx says:
    January 18, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I hate KC and still hope they kick New England’s butt.
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    I can relate to this.

    When I was a kid I hated the Steelers for one reason and one reason only: They were good, they were always in the SB and they always beat my team.

  94. 3 points to the home team does not give a favorite or an underdog, it is like saying the game can come down to one play. Now a 7 point spread is something you can use as motivation, but if not being called the favorite is your motivation, you have probably had some success in the past.

  95. I happen to live in Bills country, but am not a fan of that franchise. I do hear (for most of the Patriots’ run of success) a lot of so-called fans of the Bills and other teams spew actual hatred for Brady and the Patriots. All I can say is, why don’t your teams simply out-perform them on the field? Why don’t your teams out-Draft them, then out-coach them, out-tough them, and prove that your teams are better? Last I checked, any NFL franchise has an equal shot at improving year-to-year, through smart player evaluation, excellent coaching, and instilling consistent discipline in as many players as are willing to actually be professionals in their conduct. You know, like studying film like Brady and his teammates do, like working as a team versus letting egos get out of control, and all that neat stuff. Sure, a lot of people lean on laughable criticisms about “cheating” and “paying off the refs every game” and other sad sack whining. Well, maybe your franchises can out-cheat the Patriots, too. I mean, if that’s your only way of coping with a superior organization, then you have to do whatever it takes to compete. Oh, I guess you are so pristine, you’ll claim you “would never stoop to that”. Please spare me. The point is, the Patriots consistently demonstrate the proper ways to build and sustain excellence. I follow another team and remain loyal to them, despite frustrations of my own. But, I am also able to salute excellence when it is demonstrated to me time and time again. Win or lose this time around, the Patriots have provided a lifetime of examples other teams should emulate to the best of their ability – and a mature and confident individual ought to be able to at least applaud them for all the right things they do. To whine about it is merely a sign of fragile ego and weakness. Go beat them on the field. Simple as that.

  96. After seeing how annoying fans of both AFC teams can be, I’m rooting for the NFC Champion in the Super Bowl who matter wins this weekend’s games.

  97. 5 losses against non playoff teams…you forgot the “wins” against playoff teams.We understand that the Patriots cannot win every single game but it is nice of you to think that they can.

  98. I guess I dont understand. There were dozens and dozens of sportswriters that literally used the words “I have my doubts about the Patriots” and most picked the Chargers to beat them. Now, all of a sudden these same people (who are picking the chiefs) are angered flabbergasted that the Pats are playing the disrespect card. WHAT?!?!?! You all said they were gonna lose, they didnt, they called you out, own it and shut up

  99. litlledinkeedunka says:
    January 19, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    sigbouncer says:
    January 18, 2019 at 6:23 pm
    Meanwhile in another dimension Joe Montana’s 49ers are down by 3 on their own 8 yard line and needing a touchdown to win when Joe Cool suddenly notices John Candy on the other side of the field…(Joe looks at Harris Barton and says) “Hey H, is that John Candy?”. A short while later Joe Cool is hitting John Taylor for the winning touchdown pass with just 34 seconds left.

    GOAT… There can be only one.

    Agreed, and we can watch him play Sunday, again. Another Conference Championship Game. I forget, how many has he won? 8 I think. How many did Joe win? I think it was 4 in 13 years. I think 2007 was Brady’s 4th after 6 years? 13 years in Brady has 5 Lombardi’s. Yes, he’s cool. Yes, he’s handsome. And he’s darned near as good as Brady. I wouldn’t complain if I had to pick him instead of Brady at #2. And it stinks that he got hurt and didn’t play longer but it is what it is. But Montana’s legend has grown as history becomes less objective and more romantic..

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    The GOAT doesn’t fumble the ball and turn it over in the Super Bowl with the game on the line like Brady did vs the Eagles. The GOAT doesn’t worry about anyone calling him an underdog. The GOAT just looks around with the Super Bowl on the line, sees John Candy, and then drives his team 92 yards before throwing the winning touchdown.

  100. arrowhead816 says:
    January 18, 2019 at 4:35 pm
    It’s pretty comical that they can’t fathom a team is better then them and they know it which is why they have to push this “underdog” narrative.
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    It’s also pretty comical that people say KC is a better team even though they lost to the Pats already – how does that work?

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