Tom Brady fires a shot at Tony Dungy, Colts

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It’s great when pro athletes are as petty as the rest of us.

Proving yet again that NFL players and coaches are lying when they claim they don’t listen to outside noise, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady reacted to a claim from former Colts and Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy that Brady wasn’t one of the five toughest quarterbacks for his team to defend.

Appearing on Club Shay Shay with Shannon Sharpe, Dungy put Brady at No. 6.

“Who I put ahead of Tom Brady,” Dungy said, “Aaron Rodgers, John Elway, Steve Young, guys who could move. Not to say Tom wasn’t great, but that extra dimension meant something to me.”

Brady reacted by retweeting the clip with a photo of the infamous Colt 2014 AFC Finalist banner.

While a hilarious peek into the mind of a man who supposedly is far above caring about such critiques, the gesture doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Dungy retired after the 2008 season, and the Colts did a hard reset after 2011. Dungy is far less connected to the 2014 AFC Finalist than Brady’s current head coach, Bruce Arians, who served as the Colts’ offensive coordinator and interim head coach in 2012.

Adding to the intrigue of Brady’s tweet is the fact that it was the AFC Championship win over the Colts that sparked #DeflateGate, the air-pressure scandal that resulted in Brady eventually serving a four-game suspension.

42 responses to “Tom Brady fires a shot at Tony Dungy, Colts

  1. Nobody on the patriots can make banner jokes when they had the lamest banner of all time, celebrating the biggest choke job in football history.

  2. I WISH Brady could have played when Marino, Elway, Moon, Montana, Bradshaw, Simms, etc, etc, etc, played. Dungy actually played the game when QB’s had to really earn their pay. I know people are tired of hearing about “back in the day”, but enough already about comparing today’s QB’s to the QB’s prior to 20 years ago….its a joke.

  3. Brady could have just taken a picture of his 6 rings. Not to mention, Elway threw more interceptions than touchdown passes in the super bowl. For a guy who can’t move, he’s sure great at making 4th quarter comebacks and winning the games that matter most.

  4. I mean, just stay off Twitter.

    Even the most image conscious athletes (like Brady) put their feet in their mouths.

  5. hermanmerman99 says:
    December 22, 2020 at 7:51 pm
    Nobody on the patriots can make banner jokes when they had the lamest banner of all time, celebrating the biggest choke job in football history.
    Not to mention the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history…

  6. Super Bowl XLII was a big game the Patriots choked in, but then again, still no other team in NFL history has won 18 consecutive games in a single season. Find me a team that made it to 18-0, let alone 19-0. The 1972 Dolphins were fortunate that they only had to play a 14-game regular season, and it was one of the weakest schedules in the league.

  7. “I WISH Brady could have played when Marino, Elway, Moon, Montana, Bradshaw, Simms, etc, etc, etc, played. Dungy actually played the game when QB’s had to really earn their pay. I know people are tired of hearing about “back in the day”, but enough already about comparing today’s QB’s to the QB’s prior to 20 years ago….its a joke.“

    Ironic that the game began to change primarily to benefit his QB. But I agree the game has changed to extend the longevity of QBs and the explosive plays due to roughing QBs/PI/Holding penalties that didn’t exist or weren’t as prevalent.

  8. The fact is, Tony Dungy coached Manning in his absolute prime. They managed one Super Bowl win. Against the immortal Rex Grossman. Tony Dungy is NOT a HoF coach. I say this as a Bucs fan that recognizes that Dungy changed the culture in Tampa.

  9. arwiv says:
    December 22, 2020 at 7:58 pm
    I WISH Brady could have played when Marino, Elway, Moon, Montana, Bradshaw, Simms, etc, etc, etc, played. Dungy actually played the game when QB’s had to really earn their pay. I know people are tired of hearing about “back in the day”, but enough already about comparing today’s QB’s to the QB’s prior to 20 years ago….its a joke.
    ————
    Typically I get where you’re going with this except Brady isn’t some 30 year old. He’s 43. He WAS playing back then bud. His first 3 SBs were before any rule changes to weaken the defense. Countless defensive players have credited Brady with being extremely tough, Strahan, Von Miller, etc…outside the year he blew his knee out he doesn’t miss games.

  10. “I WISH Brady could have played when Marino, Elway, Moon, Montana, Bradshaw, Simms, etc.” He did. Did you see the hit he took against Nate Clements, while playing the Bills in 2001? He took a shot to the knees against the Steelers in the 2001 AFC championship game as well. It’s not like he can’t take big hits. You can thank Bill Polian and the Colts for changing the passing rules and quarterback protection. After losing to the Patriots a few times, I’m sure Tony Dungy had enough of aggressive football, too. Willie McGinest says hi.

  11. Brady should know better. You never give the time of day to someone who is beneath you it justifies their existence. Dungy isn’t even in the top 10 for greatest coaches of all time, and if Tom was so easy to defend why did the Patriots own the Colts during their rivalry? How many Superbowls does Tom have? How many times did Dungy best Brady on their way to a Superbowl? Nuff said

  12. Tom Brady is the epitome at his position and Dungy is mediocre at best….
    He road Manning’s coat tails to a SB ring….

  13. This has already sparked the same trolls who hail from the towns that Brady pounded the most. Fantastic.

    It’s nice when you can be a quarterback who runs well. There are a ton of them, but I’ll take the guy who gets you to the championship game the most, has the best clutch attributes, and wins the most in history, because that’s what matters. Cam Newton runs better than Brady—it doesn’t mean anything.

    It still irks the trolls, and guys like Dungy. Those big losses still sting.

  14. People are missing the point. Dungy wasn’t saying those 5 QBs were better than Brady – only that he personally found it hard to defend against mobile quarterbacks.

  15. Brady can’t have a little fun on Twitter without the Brady crybabies losing there minds.

    You people are pathetic

  16. xxsweepthelegxx says:
    December 22, 2020 at 8:19 pm
    arwiv says:
    December 22, 2020 at 7:58 pm
    I WISH Brady could have played when Marino, Elway, Moon, Montana, Bradshaw, Simms, etc, etc, etc, played. Dungy actually played the game when QB’s had to really earn their pay. I know people are tired of hearing about “back in the day”, but enough already about comparing today’s QB’s to the QB’s prior to 20 years ago….its a joke.
    ————
    Typically I get where you’re going with this except Brady isn’t some 30 year old. He’s 43. He WAS playing back then bud. His first 3 SBs were before any rule changes to weaken the defense. Countless defensive players have credited Brady with being extremely tough, Strahan, Von Miller, etc…outside the year he blew his knee out he doesn’t miss games.

    ————
    The real D was being played well before Brady – in the 1980’s with the Bears, Giants, and Eagles. I remember a game against the 49ers when Eagles sacked Montana 8 times – but he still threw for 4 TDs and came back to win. There was LT, Reggie White, Seth Joyner, etc. So no, Brady did not encounter the real D onslaught.

  17. After playing for 20 plus years, you would think he wouldn’t be so thin skinned. Lame response. Maybe he should hired himself a insult comedian to ghostwrite for him. I’m sure he could somehow wangle a PPP loan to cover that expense.

  18. Dungy and Brady matched up 8 times.
    Passer Rating: 87.1
    TDs: 14
    INTs: 11
    YPG: 238
    Completion%: 64.5

    In 07 Brady’s all time year, Dungy’s D held Brady to 255 yards, 3TDs and 2INts. Dungy is right, he did just fine against Brady.

  19. What Dungy said was trying to get a reaction from Tom of course he’s going to respond. Tom might gave a gigantic ego, but given Brady’s success against the Colts of course he was going to respond.

  20. Just because Brady can’t move doesn’t mean he’s easy to defend. Nine SB appearances winning six of them means Brady is the most difficult QB to defend. Just because Brady trolled Dungy doesn’t mean he’s petty. He’s just having fun, he likes counter-trolling now and then.

  21. Brady and Rogers struggle with pressure.

    Take a look at what happened to QBs back when Bradshaw or Montana or Marino played.

    Pressure?

    They got blown up AFTER the pass and it was considered a great defensive play.

    Give me a break.

  22. Dungy is right about him not being very fast. I’m old and fat and I could probably beat him in a 40…as long as they had some oxygen for me when I’m done.

  23. It’s interesting that he brings up Aaron Rodgers. He only coached against Rodgers one time. Rodgers threw for 186 yards, 1 TD and ran for 8 yards. He’s taking a shot at Brady for no reason.

  24. Angel Valle says:
    December 23, 2020 at 7:27 am
    Dungy is just jealous his teams were constantly beating by the Pat’s nothing more .
    ___________________
    Dungy vs Patsies Record: 4-4
    Hardly ‘constant’.

  25. Tony Dungy was blessed with the anointed one and they only managed 1 SB win against a hapless Bears team led by Rex Grossman. I think he’s just a tad bitter that a HC with a losing record and a 6th QB had far more success with said HC and QB as the greatest of all time.

  26. Let’s gets something straight here. There isn’t a QB alive who is or was a great QB who didn’t have an ego. If you don’t have an ego, you’re probably not a good QB.
    And — no one in sports has bigger egos than wide receivers. It’s just the nature of the beast.

  27. i mean it depends on what you use for criteria…
    .
    rings… think Brady has more than dungy’s first three names combined.
    .
    maybe there’s nothing to fear when you just know you can’t win.

  28. Imagine reacting to hearing Tom’s soft, by referencing a hit he took in 2001… Pats fans are really something.

  29. Not criticizing him, but an interesting stat — of Tom Brady’s first 5 Super Bowl wins, what was his largest margin of victory? 6 points, against Atlanta.

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