Tom Brady strongly denies “deteriorating relationship” with Josh McDaniels

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Tom Brady vehemently denies he had a “deteriorating relationship” with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

Brady used PFT’s headline on a post about longtime NFL writer Gary Myers’ assertion that Brady was “worn out” by McDaniels. Myers wrote the book “Brady vs. Manning,” which was released in 2015.

Brady made it clear he disagrees with Myers’ series of tweets earlier Monday about the reasons for the 14-time Pro Bowler’s departure from New England.

The new Buccaneers quarterback wrote his response on Instagram on Monday night, writing “Please stop this nonsense!” and “Please be more responsible with reporting.”

Brady tagged McDaniels in his Instagram response with a heart emoji and added, “19 years together and brothers for life.”

McDaniels worked on the Patriots’ staff for 16 of Brady’s 20 seasons in New England. He directly coached Brady for 13 seasons.

After Brady left for the Buccaneers, McDaniels paid tribute to Brady and the time the two spent together and all they accomplished.

“I have so much gratitude for Tom Brady,” McDaniels said, via Zack Cox of NESN. “He has made me a better coach and more importantly a better person. He has always been genuinely kind and caring to me and my family. Yet, at the same time, I have never met anyone as demanding and relentless in his pursuit of improvement, perfection and championships.

“His work ethic and drive propelled our offense and our team to perform at the very highest level throughout his career. He represented all of us with class and integrity. We will miss his passion and intensity, his character and wisdom, and his preparation and diligence. I will miss all the meetings, FaceTimes, emails and texts in our pursuit of a good play. He always performed his best in the most critical times under the most significant pressure. I have never coached a tougher player in my career.”

48 responses to “Tom Brady strongly denies “deteriorating relationship” with Josh McDaniels

  1. Can we atleast talk about Dave Portnoy willing a 1-on-1 with Goodell? Every Pats fan in American is lol’ing right now

  2. Gary Myers with another completely unsubstantiated claim. When will sports writers be held accountable???

  3. Why is the media trying to drum up a rivalry of Brady vs the Patriots? This has been going on for the past few years and it has not gained any traction. Weird that some in the media keep pushing it due to the fact it is a non story.

  4. Good for Brady for setting the record straight. Class guy. While watching The Last Dance tonight there are a lot of similarities between the way folks tried to chip away at MJ just as they do against Brady. Kind of pathetic, really….

  5. Brady had no weapons in NE. He wasn’t get paid top dollar. It’s cold up there. He’s got a wife from Brazil. Do the math. It’s amazing he didn’t leave NE sooner.

  6. Tom left because he wants to win. It’s also about money (he’s the GOAT and he’s now only the 14th highest paid QB), and more control of surrounding cast. Period, end of discussion.

  7. I want my company to give Tommy a endorsement for ankle tape. We’ll make $millions.

  8. He is more likely to have a fallout with his head coach and owner than his offensive coordinator. He wanted his team to sign Antonio Brown but his owner doesn’t want it.

  9. Why would anyone believe anything from Brady’s mouth or anything from the Patriot organization?

  10. dejadoh says:
    May 12, 2020 at 12:31 am

    Tom left because he wants to win.
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    Tom left because BB did not want him back. It’s as simple as that.

  11. McDaniel’s thinks he is a better person?!?!?! I beg to differ. I think his ship has sailed as far as getting hired by another team because he isn’t a better person. He might get the NE job someday but good luck with that. They can have him…

  12. patriotmaleorgy says:
    May 12, 2020 at 7:49 am
    Why would anyone believe anything from Brady’s mouth or anything from the Patriot organization?
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    People like this ^^^^^^^^^ are why I have removed all logos and stickers and such from my vehicles. All I need is someone like “patriotsmaleorgy” to get behind me in traffic and see that I root for a team he hates. There hasnt been an obsession this strong since Fatal Attraction

  13. Nowadays, anything you read or hear in the MSM that causes you to question its validity it’s probably with good reason. Unfortunately, dubious stories like this have become more the norm and if you’re not questioning them then you need to just go ahead and vote for Joe.

  14. carloswlassiter says:
    May 12, 2020 at 7:57 am
    dejadoh says:
    May 12, 2020 at 12:31 am

    Tom left because he wants to win.
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    Tom left because BB did not want him back. It’s as simple as that.
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    Bill didnt care to bring him back, I agree with that, but Brady has also gone on record more than once, to declare he left because he wanted to leave and have a new challenge. Why people continue to act like Brady would still be in New England if Bill wanted him back? He knew he was leaving New England. Its why he signed the extension that he did. It was written to make it impossible for the team to bring him back. You think Tom and his agent accidentally wrote the contract that way??

  15. Brady is gone for 2 reasons….
    1) he wanted a guaranteed 2 year contract extension, not a 1+1 option where he could be cut after 1 more year if Bill wanted to but the contract would have been too expensive to do that….(25 Million in dead cap space)
    2)Bill felt like he wasn’t getting the commitment & cooperation from Brady he did in the past as a captain & representative of the Patriots… skipping OTA’s ,not helping develop younger receivers , & flat out telling Bill & Josh he wouldn’t throw to those same individuals if he didn’t trust them or felt they couldn’t help them win….. thats a pretty big ego for an aging less mobile QB that was needed to be held out of practices during the season to help stay fresh & healthy( which in turn stunted his chemistry with the younger guys at his disposal)……

  16. I’ve never seen or heard anything but glowing admiration between Tom and Josh. Brady’s irritation with NE over the last few years was entirely due to personnel failings, and none of that was on Josh.

  17. The second paragraph, longtime NFL writer Gary Myers, should give you a clue involving fake news. He’s trying to make himself relevant again and restart book sales at the same time. There’s nothing like a good lie to get publicity and free advertising…..

  18. I love how Brady could say he loves puppies and it would twisted into some sort of convoluted plot by his haters. You know you’ve made it big when that starts happening because you’ve done enough where they can’t assail your accomplishments any more. Same thing was going on with Peyton before he retired, Brees gets a little of that, etc.

  19. carloswlassiter says:
    May 12, 2020 at 7:57 am

    dejadoh says:
    May 12, 2020 at 12:31 am

    Tom left because he wants to win.
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    Tom left because BB did not want him back. It’s as simple as that.
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    Completely false. Brady left. Brady was the one who made sure he was to become a free agent after last season not Belichick. Belichick’s whole rep is based on Brady, why would he want Brady gone?

  20. It’s really not that hard to believe. And if they deny it even more strongly, I’ll definitely believe there was a problem.

  21. It wouldn’t be surprising. After all, look at McDaniels’ stint in Denver. He proceeded to alienate then trade arguably their two best players–Cutler and Brandon Marshall. Granted both of them are difficult as well but a head coach needs to get along with his players. If he doesn’t he gets fired quickly, as McDaniels did but only after he ran Denver into the ground. Then he went running home to mommy (Belichick). I have nothing but contempt for McDaniels after what he did to Indy–even though Indy is in much better shape now with Reich. I’m not a Colts fan but what he did was just flat out despicable. For all his success, all he’s done is ride Bill and Tom’s coat tails.

  22. “Belichick’s whole rep is based on Brady, why would he want Brady gone?”
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    Because that is how BB has always been. The minute he doesn’t think a guy is worth the investment any longer then the guy is gone. He has no sentimentality for those things which is exactly why they’ve managed to stay on top for so long because they avoid salary cap hell. It could definitely have been a mutual parting of the ways but what Brady is getting from the Bucs is not a super-high or super-long deal and the Pats absolutely could have matched that offer.

  23. When did “Sports” reporting become guessing at how players “FEEL” …

    As Judge Judy would say “You don’t know how he feels, that would call for knowledge of the operation of his brain”

    Tabloid Journalism making the “Enquirer” Great Again?

  24. I long for the old days when a QB was just another player and didn’t run the operation.

  25. Now let us see which players are willing to take Belichick’s no-fun-at-all approach with no chance of winning SB.

    BTW, Belichick wouldn’t win anything without a QB who had the skills to turn cheap, short slot receivers into play makers, meaning, he wouldn’t have won anything with Peyton, Brees, or Rodgers.

    Troy Brown, David Patten, Deion Branch, David Givens, Reche Caldwell, Wes Welker, Shane Vereen, Danny Amendola, Julian Edelmen, Dion Lewis, Chris Hogan, James White, etc.

  26. I’ve watched every Pats game for the past 27 years straight. I have watched the relation between Brady / McDaniels develop and flourish. I had a very strong suspicion this was a BS report. Just a bored reporter looking to get some attention. The reporter should be publicly chastised by his colleagues. But of course that likely won’t happen because all of the ethical rules and standards of journalism have been thoroughly flushed down the toilet over the past decade or so.

  27. In response to the Antonio Brown comment above, I was for the signing when it happened. It was very clear Tom wanted him. Heck, he opened his home to him. Alas, Brown couldn’t hold back when someone yanked his legal and money chain. That’s on Brown (and to some extent Rosenhaus). That’s not on Tom, Bill or Kraft. Then Brown doubled down on comments about Kraft.

    The guys that wrote The Wire should do one on the NFL with a focus on the Pats (fiction based on reality). It would be a great show.

  28. I still believe the Patriots didn’t bring Tom Brady back for 2 more years. They may not have won the Super Bowl with him this year, but at least they’re contenders. Without him, they’re barely playoff contenders, probably won’t even win the East. Tom Brady is far better than any other available QB this year. The Pats re 11-12 game winners with him, which would bring Belichick half way to the 44 wins he needs to pass Don Shula.

  29. Anybody that bought into this rumor is an idiot. Mcdaniels is probably the reason Brady stayed in New England as long as he did, and vice versa.

  30. Brady/McDaniels was the most successful QB/OC pairing in NFL history. How about some reflection of that instead? They got along well enough to win games.

  31. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 11, 2020 at 9:11 pm
    Where there is smoke, there is fire

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    Not on the internet there isn’t.

  32. patriotmaleorgy says:
    May 12, 2020 at 7:49 am
    Why would anyone believe anything from Brady’s mouth or anything from the Patriot organization?
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    People like this ^^^^^^^^^ are why I have removed all logos and stickers and such from my vehicles. All I need is someone like “patriotsmaleorgy” to get behind me in traffic and see that I root for a team he hates. There hasnt been an obsession this strong since Fatal Attraction

    ——

    You probably have read this particular agitator under many different handles. It’s sad of course, but all part of the deal when you are a fan of the best team. If KC can win a few SBs, you’ll see the same phenomenon.

  33. conormacleod says:
    May 12, 2020 at 11:03 am
    It’s really not that hard to believe. And if they deny it even more strongly, I’ll definitely believe there was a problem.

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    Just go ahead and believe it anyways. A person should always follow their heart.

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