Tom Brady on going into coaching: Hell no

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been having a good time with former teammate Mike Vrabel at this week’s joint practices with the Titans and that continued on Thursday.

Brady presented Vrabel with a trophy engraved with the score of the Titans’ win over the Patriots last season and said after the session that it wouldn’t be appropriate for him to share what the Titans head coach said in response. Brady may get another chance to face Vrabel’s team before his playing days are done, but no one should expect them to square off from opposing sidelines.

Brady was asked during Thursday’s session with reporters if he sees himself following in Vrabel’s footsteps once his career is over.

“Oh hell no, I’m never coaching. Playing is enough for me,” Brady said, via NBCSportsBoston.com.

Given his family, two decades of quarterback salaries, off-field business interests and the pressures involved in coaching, the answer is not a particularly surprising one but anyone who might have been wondering now has their answer.

18 responses to “Tom Brady on going into coaching: Hell no

  1. Why not? He could use all the tricks he’s learned from his current coach.

  2. NFL HCs with playing experience range from the washouts to the very good but the greats seldom make good coaches. Very few HoF caliber players have had successful head coaching careers. 18 have become HCs. Only 4 of them, Ditka, Berry, Shell and Joe Schmidt had winning records. Ditka remains the only HoF player to win a SB as a coach.

  3. He’s made over 300 million and his wife if worth over 500 million. Why would anyone with that kind of money want to work the hellishly long coaching hours?

    Tom wants to expand his sports medicine business to many cities, not stick in one place. And his wife wants to live near NYC the center of the fashion industry in this country, not where some franchise might offer him a coaching gig far away from there.

  4. “Tom wants to expand his sports medicine business to many cities, not stick in one place. And his wife wants to live near NYC the center of the fashion industry in this country, not where some franchise might offer him a coaching gig far away from there.”

    Sports medicine as in the snake oil Alex Guerrero sells?

  5. It’s the work… if you have half a billion dollars, why would you want to work 24×7 at something you have never done before. Coaches put in much more time than the players. Players need sleep to play well and stay in top shape. Coaches don’t have that luxury.

  6. commentawaitingdeletion – Well when put into context 4 out of 18 isn’t far off from the average. There have been 494 head coaches who have coached at least a game in NFL history if you subtract former hall of fame players there have been 476 head coaches in NFL history and only 148 of those have a winning record so roughly 31% have a winning record as opposed to 22% hall of fame players.

  7. It would drive him nuts, holding his players to the impossible standard he has set for himself.

  8. “Brady presented Vrabel with a trophy engraved with the score of the Titans’ win over the Patriots last season and said after the session that it wouldn’t be appropriate for him to share what the Titans head coach said in response.”

    C’mon…just a sampling would suffice…lol
    Sad to say, a few coaches will only have that trophy (for beating Pats in reg season game) at the end of their careers, to console themselves with.

  9. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    August 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    “Tom wants to expand his sports medicine business to many cities, not stick in one place. And his wife wants to live near NYC the center of the fashion industry in this country, not where some franchise might offer him a coaching gig far away from there.”

    Sports medicine as in the snake oil Alex Guerrero sells?
    ____________________
    I keep hearing these “snake oil” slurs yet I keep seeing Brady perform at a high-level year after year at an advanced age.

    The guy who discovered that ulcers were caused by a bacterial infection (and not stress or diet as the medical world all believed) was also slandered by so-called experts … until he won a Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery. Perhaps Guerrero is the same, but whatever keeps Brady on the field being great for the Pats is fine by me.

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