Tom Brady texted Sean Payton about Week 1 game: “You’re the favorites”

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Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Saints coach Sean Payton have exchanged texts about their teams’ Week One meeting.

Payton said in an Instagram chat with Kay Adams that he and Brady have engaged in some friendly banter since Brady joined the NFC South.

Yeah, Tampa Week 1, though,” Payton said, via NOLA.com. “We want to quiet the canons. That’s what I text Tom. I said ‘Hashtag keep the canons quiet.’ We’ve known each other for years.”

Payton also revealed that Brady is well aware that the Vegas point spreads have the Saints as favorites over his Buccaneers.

“Oh, he laughs. He says, ‘You guys are the favorites. We’re the underdogs.’ Blah blah blah,” Payton said.

The Saints, at home, are favored by 4.5 points over the Buccaneers in Week One.

32 responses to “Tom Brady texted Sean Payton about Week 1 game: “You’re the favorites”

  1. Which means the Bucs are gonna win for the culture because the NFL is “entertainment”

  2. Realistically this is a 34-31 pick ‘em type game… Any team can win, obviously any can lose.

  3. No you’re the favorite … No you’re the favorite … No you’re the favorite …

  4. Brady built his reputation as the GOAT by keeping quiet and working harder than everyone else. He was like the nerd that studies instead of going out on the weekends, but then blows everybody’s test scores away, come Monday.
    That attitude has been gone for several years.
    It’s sad to watch him try to reinvent himself as a popular, party girl.

    Best QB of all time, no question, but he is spoiling his reputation at this point.
    He used to be a fighter and a leader — now he’s a whiner, moper and attention-craver. He will regret going down this road in less than a year.

    Good riddance, Brady.

    Go Pats!

  5. It’s going to be sad if the Bucs are just the same old Bucs that they have been for the last 20 years.

  6. 4hourelection says:

    “He used to be a fighter and a leader — now he’s a whiner, moper and attention-craver.”

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    Hate to break it to you bud. He was always a whiner!

  7. As simplistic as this sounds, this banter would not happen if he were still a Patriot. He wanted to have some freedom and fun before he retired. Plus BB didn’t really want him. It was time for a change. Hope he wins it all with Tampa.

  8. RealityCheck 25 says:
    May 22, 2020 at 9:05 am
    It’s going to be sad if the Bucs are just the same old Bucs that they have been for the last 20 years.

    They do have a super bowl title in those 20 years!!!!!

  9. Since when our players and coaches from other teams allowed to communicate like this? I know the conversation was innocent, but what else goes on if coaches and players from opposing teams communicate outside of official channels.

  10. Suddenly with the addition of Brady the Bucs are being touted as one of the best teams in the NFC. The experts are putting too much stock into this, the Bucs are still a 500 team…

  11. “Since when our players and coaches from other teams allowed to communicate like this?”
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    Your company forbids you from talking to people from other companies? Even in your offwork hours?

  12. I give it to the Saints, but only because Brady won’t be in-sync yet with his new team. The second meeting will be a very different game.

  13. dm1975 says:
    May 22, 2020 at 10:07 am
    RealityCheck 25 says:
    May 22, 2020 at 9:05 am
    It’s going to be sad if the Bucs are just the same old Bucs that they have been for the last 20 years.

    They do have a super bowl title in those 20 years!!!!!
    ___________________________________________________________________

    That was team built by Tony Dungy and coached by John Gruden. This is a team with Bruce Arians as head coach and Byron Leftwich as your offensive coordinator. Not quite the same caliber.

  14. Payton to Brady: “Any chance you can be my QB for the playoffs so you know who doesn’t choke it away again?”

  15. doubleogator says:
    May 22, 2020 at 11:13 am
    Suddenly with the addition of Brady the Bucs are being touted as one of the best teams in the NFC. The experts are putting too much stock into this, the Bucs are still a 500 team…

    22 24

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    they have one of the worst olines, defense and rb groups in football.

    it’s like people refuse to look at any metrics or stats from last year. they have talent in spots like wr/te and linebacker, but ol and dl, secondary, tb, coaching, depth and poor special teams will all be exposed.

    Going to be hard to transitiion Arians bad fit system for Brady, too.

  16. All the Saints have to do in order to win the game is keep spaghetti arm Brees on the bench…That’s it plain and simple

  17. 4hourelection says:
    May 22, 2020 at 9:00 am
    Brady built his reputation as the GOAT by keeping quiet and working harder than everyone else. He was like the nerd that studies instead of going out on the weekends, but then blows everybody’s test scores away, come Monday.
    That attitude has been gone for several years.
    It’s sad to watch him try to reinvent himself as a popular, party girl.

    Best QB of all time, no question, but he is spoiling his reputation at this point.
    He used to be a fighter and a leader — now he’s a whiner, moper and attention-craver. He will regret going down this road in less than a year.

    Good riddance, Brady.

    Go Pats!

    35 188 Rate This

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    Nailed it. It’s hard to watch. You’d think a friend or family memmber would step in by now and try to intervene from his childish and bizarre behavior. The narcissism is incredbile.

  18. After Brady practiced with his new teammates he texted Sean again and said, “You are definitely the favorites. Hoping season is cancelled. “

  19. The Bucs defense did in fact show up towards the end of the year. In their final six games last season they allowed an average of just 235 passing yards per game nad 297.5 yards total, which were well below their season long total of 297.5 and 343.9. They continued to be dominant in stopping the run, ending up with a league best 73.8 yards per game on the season. The turnaround was mostly credited to the Bucs’ rookie corners improving, plus the return of Pierre-Paul forming one of the best pass rushing combinations in the league with him and Barrett.

    Hmmm, all rookie corners and only one starting safety in his 2nd year did this in Bowles first year as DC. Their whole front seven returns this year also. Be interesting to see this defense in it’s 2nd year.

  20. touchback6 says:

    May 22, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    doubleogator says:
    May 22, 2020 at 11:13 am
    Suddenly with the addition of Brady the Bucs are being touted as one of the best teams in the NFC. The experts are putting too much stock into this, the Bucs are still a 500 team…

    22 24

    —————-

    they have one of the worst olines, defense and rb groups in football.

    it’s like people refuse to look at any metrics or stats from last year. they have talent in spots like wr/te and linebacker, but ol and dl, secondary, tb, coaching, depth and poor special teams will all be exposed.

    Going to be hard to transitiion Arians bad fit system for Brady, too.
    —————————————

    OL is ranked higher than the Pats. They were ranked 7th last year and the interior oline was ranked 2nd plus they added a top tackle in the draft. Secondary was young last year and played well down the stretch. Front 7 is all back on the defensive side. Bucs are gonna pop this year.

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