Ex-teammate Matt Light shocked Tom Brady went to Tampa Bay

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For most of Tom Brady‘s career, Matt Light was protecting him. Now Light is shocked by Brady’s latest move.

Light, an 11-year starter at offensive tackle in New England, told Willie McGinest of NFL Network that Brady in a Buccaneers uniform is going to be hard to get used to.

It’s mind boggling,” Light said, via MassLive.com. “Being here, we still live in Foxborough and being around the guys, and knowing the media here locally, I think everybody understood that this was a possibility that Tom would be leaving. But no one thought that he would go to Tampa Bay. Matter of fact, most people were holding on to hope he would stay here in New England.”

Nonetheless, Light believes Brady will succeed in Tampa.

“I think what you’re gonna see will be Tom Brady at his best,” Light said. “There’s a lot of doubters. There are a lot of haters. There always will be. Tom is gonna use that to come out on fire, and that’s how I see it.”

Brady in a Buccaneers uniform will be tough for everyone to get used to. But if he plays the way Light thinks he’s going to, he’s going to have plenty of great moments in pewter.

43 responses to “Ex-teammate Matt Light shocked Tom Brady went to Tampa Bay

  1. There aren’t really any doubters, every football fan saw over and over who the greatest player was and what he did, whether they publicly admit it or not. Anything in Tampa is just piling on.

  2. When you think of Montana, what uniform do you see him in?

    Favre?

    Unitas?

    Exactly.

    That won’t change with Brady, either. Even if he wins a Super Bowl in Tampa, in our collective memory, he’ll remain a Patriot.

    Having said that – I’m looking forward to this season (if it happens) – should be a lot of fun to see what happens in both Tampa and New England.

  3. The thing the haters don’t get is people like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers love proving them wrong. It’s why they are the three best QB’s of their era.

  4. Tommy is smart he knows hes way past the nfl expiration date!so he wanted to cash in on one last payday 2 years 50 mil fully guaranteed and have it be all about him and his brand.

  5. Since 2015, Belichick threw dozens of castoffs to Brady, and let Brady and McDaniel to figure out who would be good fits, and Belichick got all the credits.

    In every SB run, Brady had to score 24 to 31 points in back to back playoff games, even without Gronk in 2016, something Peyton, Brees and Rodgers couldn’t do, and Belichick got all the credits.

    Why would Brady want to play for Belichick?

  6. I’m not shocked actually…. knew this would happen eventually, Bill wouldn’t give him the longer term commitment that he wanted & would only commit to a year-to-year type thing with him especially at his age & lack of commitment to off season ( OTA’s) practices that the younger WR’s needed with him…. Not only that, I think he was starting to push the wring buttons with Bill & Josh when he stated that he wouldn’t throw to players he didn’t trust or HE felt couldn’t help them win…..He also seemed more focused on developing his TB12 franchise as well….It was just time…. Love Tommy & will ALWAYS be a fan but change is inevitable & it was time for a change one way or the other…Personally, I’m very excited to see Jarrett Stidham get his chance as I think we got the STEAL OF THE DRAFT LAST YEAR when we got him in round 4….. Best selection since pick 199 in 2000!!!!
    Best to TB12 & GO PATS!!!!

  7. He may start out well but it is more likely that as the season goes on he slow down due to his age – he will certainly bring a ton of attention to Tampa Bay

  8. Not exactly mind boggling. Brady wanted something different. Perhaps the Patriots did too.

  9. You think Mr. Light is shocked Tom Brady went to Tampa Bay now….. wait till he sees him hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in a Tampa Bay uniform. Tom Brady makes a whole team better because of his hard work and preparation. Players want to play there best when they are playing with a winner. I never liked the Patriots but I always admired Tom Brady and still do. We’ll find out who made who in New England now.

  10. tb12greatest says:
    May 14, 2020 at 9:34 am
    Tom will always be a Patriot first and foremost
    ———————-
    Not this year.

  11. nyneal says:
    May 14, 2020 at 9:57 am
    The thing the haters don’t get is people like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers love proving them wrong. It’s why they are the three best QB’s of their era.

    —–

    Who have Brees and Rogers proven wrong? So far each has the same number of SB wins as Trent Dilfer. And the only thing Brees has proven over the past two seasons is that with the game on the line, he is a choker of epic proportions.

  12. nyneal says:
    May 14, 2020 at 9:57 am
    The thing the haters don’t get is people like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers love proving them wrong. It’s why they are the three best QB’s of their era.
    ———————————————————————————-

    I’ve never understood the hater mindset. As a longtime Colts fan, I hated that the Patriots beat the Colts so much and, unlike the Colts, won so many games when it mattered. But I don’t hate the Patriots nor Brady. Why would I? They were just doing their job and doing it greatly. What’s to hate?

  13. A winner is a guy who listens to all of the noise but says nothing, and then goes out there and simply wins, and wins, and wins some more, and that’s Tom Brady

  14. tb12greatest says:
    May 14, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Tom will always be a Patriot first and foremost.
    —————————————————-

    Have you really convinced yourself of that despite TB giving NE and all it’s sad little fans the biggest middle finger they have experienced since Rex Ryan gave them a beatdown a few years back? WE understand, Your heart is broken so you want to believe that.

    Tom Brady is about Tom Brady. Going to Tampa just proves it is all about him and not NE.

  15. Angel Valle says:
    May 14, 2020 at 10:00 am
    Tommy is smart he knows hes way past the nfl expiration date!so he wanted to cash in on one last payday 2 years 50 mil fully guaranteed and have it be all about him and his brand.
    =====================================

    The payday had ZERO to do with it. Not a thing about it was about money. You actually think Brady needs or cares about the money at this stage of his career?

  16. Matt Light should be in the HOF … he protected Brady well like most of his offensive line teammates, who never get the credit they deserve. Light was on five SB teams, winning three and should have been to more pro bowls as well.

  17. I’m just glad there will never again be another Super Bowl to sit through with the stupid Patriots playing in it. Good riddance, go away, no one cares.

  18. This comes down to Gisele. Brady wasn’t as fully invested in being a footbal player as BB saw in the past. She started tugging at him and obvi wanted him around, as he is her hubby. BB saw less coming from TB, and paid him less, not more, as some teams often make the mistake of paying the player. We will see what happens in Tampa. At least Gronk and TB will have fun, something that seems like they haven’t been doing in awhile, but thats the cost of winning.

  19. Tom is on loan to the Bucs for 2 years….he will always be a Patriot….and I’m a Bucs fan.

  20. Be it this year or a few years down the road. Father Time is undefeated. TB12 will fall off the cliff and be a shell of himself. Good luck to him in Tampa.

  21. How is he shocked? Tom Brady is probably the most decorated QB of all time but there are still doubters that say his success was due to Belichick and the offensive system in NE. Brady went to a team that has plenty of talent and a long playoff drought. If TB12 gets the Bucs in the playoffs and wins a championship then there is no argument at all that he is the GOAT. None.

  22. Matt Light should be in the HOF … he protected Brady well like most of his offensive line teammates, who never get the credit they deserve.

    ———————-

    nflhistorybuff68,

    Learn common sense first : every O-line except maybe the worst 3, can protect a QB who gets rid of balls within 3 seconds.

    BTW, do you know that an O-line for small pocket is shorter than an O-line for a big pocket?

  23. Warm Tampa Bay air is far less dense and much lighter than cold New England air, so that may have factored into his decision.

  24. I think Tom Brady will suffer the same fate as Philip Rivers did in Los Angeles. A weak offensive line. These pocket QB’s need protection or they can’t succeed. Rivers will roll in Indianapolis. Tom, not so. He’s used to superior protection in New England.

  25. Warm Tampa Bay air is far less dense and much lighter than cold New England air, so that may have factored into his decision.

    See, thats why you guys never understood deflate gate…Florida is humid, so the air is dense and thicker than in NE. Its science.

  26. Tom Brady is and always will be a Patriot.

    Why? Because his rings show he was…….

    Now if he can get the Buc’s ring well then he will be tied with Peyton….

  27. FinFan68 says:
    “..If TB12 gets the Bucs in the playoffs and wins a championship then there is no argument at all that he is the GOAT…

    But he won’t.

  28. darladoesmydictategood says:
    May 14, 2020 at 10:56 am
    tb12greatest says:
    May 14, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Tom will always be a Patriot first and foremost.
    —————————————————-

    Have you really convinced yourself of that despite TB giving NE and all it’s sad little fans the biggest middle finger they have experienced since Rex Ryan gave them a beatdown a few years back? WE understand, Your heart is broken so you want to believe that.

    Tom Brady is about Tom Brady. Going to Tampa just proves it is all about him and not NE.

    ————————–

    Tom wanted to remain in NE but Bill was not giving him a contract that will keep him until age 45. When that wasn’t happening, Tom put his house on the market and decided to move on for the last remaining years of his NFL career.

  29. nyneal says:
    May 14, 2020 at 9:57 am
    The thing the haters don’t get is people like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers love proving them wrong. It’s why they are the three best QB’s of their era.

    ————————————————————————-

    I get Brady but Brees and Rodgers have won only one super bowl each on teams that were stacked. They haven’t been proving anyone wrong since…….

  30. To William Lee … Yes Brady has a quick release but the NE line has ALWAYS protected him, and blocked well for the running game, so take another bong hit in your moms basement …

  31. joker65 says:

    See, thats why you guys never understood deflate gate…Florida is humid, so the air is dense and thicker than in NE. Its science.

    __________

    Sorry, Joker. Cold air is more dense that hot humid air. It’s science.

  32. To William Lee … Yes Brady has a quick release but the NE line has ALWAYS protected him, and blocked well for the running game, so take another bong hit in your moms basement …
    —————————-

    nflhistorybuff68,

    Brady didn’t have good running games except 2 season, pea brain.

    Again, if a QB gets rid of balls within 3, most of the times, pass rushers don’t even have chance landing their hands on QB, that is common sense, understood?

  33. If they kept Brady they could not have signed the McCourtys nor kept Thuney. That would not have served Tom nor the Patriots.

    This wasn’t about animosity, diminishing skills or any other theory that has at its core a bad guy.

    Tom wants to win. Belichick wants to win. They kept the nucleus together much longer than any other franchise in the free agency era.

  34. Brady looked pretty average going down the stretch last year. A man his age is going to fade as the year goes on, that is just a given. Brees didn’t look great the last half of the year. It is just the reality of elderly athletes.

  35. nflhistorybuff68 says:
    May 14, 2020 at 1:02 pm
    To William Lee … Yes Brady has a quick release but the NE line has ALWAYS protected him, and blocked well for the running game, so take another bong hit in your moms basement …

    Yeah that running game was unstoppable last year.

  36. FinFan68 says:
    “..If TB12 gets the Bucs in the playoffs and wins a championship then there is no argument at all that he is the GOAT…

    ——-

    There is really no argument today

  37. nyneal says:
    May 14, 2020 at 9:57 am
    The thing the haters don’t get is people like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers love proving them wrong. It’s why they are the three best QB’s of their era

    @@@@@@@222

    Rodgers and Brees are the two best choker QBs of their era

  38. The payday had ZERO to do with it. Not a thing about it was about money. You actually think Brady needs or cares about the money at this stage of his career? Lol you’re cute! if money had nothing to do with it why does he have one the highest cap hits this season ? Hes making 25 percent of his career earning in two years and now it’s all about him and his brand for his farewell tour. Wake up and smell the toast .

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