Tom Brady on Bill Belichick: I’ve always loved playing for him

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The Patriots’ last trip to the Super Bowl came with a lot of scrutiny of the relationships between key members of the organization after an article by Seth Wickersham of ESPN reported that many of those relationships were frayed.

Talk that the team would splinter turned out to be off the mark and the Patriots are back in the Super Bowl a year later with quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick still leading the way for the franchise. Audio of their postgame embrace on Sunday night picked up the two men expressing their love for one another and Brady did so again on WEEI Monday.

“We’ve always got along great,” Brady said. “We’ve worked together for 19 years. We’ve had the same goals in mind for 19 years and he’s been just a great, great mentor in my life. A great coach. He’s taught me more than anyone ever could about the game of football and I have just always loved playing here and playing for him. He’s the greatest coach of all-time and we’ve had some incredible moments together.”

It’s all but impossible to work that closely with another person and not have some rough spots that need to be smoothed over to continue the relationship. It’s also all but impossible to think of duos who have weathered those storms with the kind of success Brady and Belichick have had over the last two decades.

14 responses to “Tom Brady on Bill Belichick: I’ve always loved playing for him

  1. I’m not buying any of this mullarkey even for a second. It’s blatantly obvious there are deep seeded issues that they couldn’t ever get past. Where is the MSM to point this out? We need good journalism more than ever these days with the attacks on our democracy that are everywhere! I’m calling Dr. Kantrowitz as I can’t take this anymore and need to refill my prescription.

  2. Look, if there weren’t occasional friction between the two of them, that would be the story. Of course they get on each other’s nerves from time to time. Bill Walsh and Joe Montana couldn’t stand one another, but that seemed to work out okay.

    ESPN looking for a story where none existed. Shocked, me.

  3. Yeah, BSPN will be back to tell us how everything is falling apart in NEW ENGLAND….. BSPN NEEDS the Pats to stay relevant….. getting the facts or even getting it right is unimportant to them!!!

  4. chawk12thman says:
    January 21, 2019 at 3:16 pm
    When winning; it’s all good.

    So then it’s good every other year?

  5. I don’t believe what Brady is selling. He was angry that Belichick was moving on to Jimmy G. and felt he was being pushed out the door. So he went to Kraft to complain and Kraft overruled Belichick on Jimmy G. and Belichick was angry about being overruled so he traded Jimmy G. for a ham sandwich

  6. AFCCG stats

    Brady: 30/46 pass attempts, 348 yards, 1 TD 2 INT, 77.1% passer rating

    Mahomes: 16/31 pass attempts, 295 yards, 3 TD 0 INT, 117.0% passer rating

    Despite getting outplayed based on stats, Brady will be the one playing in the SB. That’s the brilliance of Belichick. The best to ever put on the headsets and walk the NFL sidelines.

  7. It’s absolutely amazing what Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have accomplished together in the NFL. I hope people are enjoying it because you’re NEVER going to see it again in our lifetime. 🙂

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