Tom Brady trolls media with compilation of 2020 criticisms

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Tom Brady is better than this.

Or maybe he isn’t. Maybe, just like the rest of us, Tom Brady is petty and vindictive. Maybe he needs to embellish and/or fabricate “haters” in order to continue to work as hard as he does, to deny himself hamburgers and fries and ice cream made with the usual ingredients and beer and bourbon and tequila and schnapps.

Whatever the reason, Brady posted a one-minute video on Wednesday that compiled various criticisms of his performance and his age. The words (from folks like Cam Jordan, Shannon Sharpe, Chris Simms, Max Kellerman) combine with video clips from Super Bowl LV, headlines from newspapers and website, and tweets from random users.

To make it not only about Brady, he included tweets and headlines criticizing Rob Gronkowski, Antonio Brown, and Leonard Fournette. Brady said in the tweet accompanying the video, “I love talk radio.”

Generally speaking, Brady should. Talk radio constantly promotes him, his team, and his sport. Talking about actual performances from past games and speculating on expected performances in future games makes the listener more likely to watch the games, which in turn helps the sport generate more money.

That said, anyone can find a minute’s worth of criticism from a full year of football. Anyone. Because everyone eventually has a down performance. Brady had some. His teammates had some. Everyone had some. (The video makes no reference to Brady’s “Isn’t it fourth down now?” moment against the Bears.)

The one-minute of criticism becomes counterbalanced by the hours of praise. Incessant praise. Over-the-top praise. Unwarranted praise.

Although Brady played very well in the Super Bowl, the Bucs didn’t win because they scored 31 points. They won because the Chiefs scored only nine points. If a shootout had happened, Kansas City would have been more likely to win.

Moreover, if Brady and Patrick Mahomes had flipped teams, the Bucs still would have won — and possibly by more than 22 points. Then there’s the reality that, if the Tampa Bay defense hadn’t stepped on a rake in Week 12, the Tampa Bay defense would have walked into a buzzsaw in the Super Bowl.

Yes, Brady is the best quarterback of all time. Yes, he’s the greatest player of all time, at any position. Yes, it’s entirely possible that he’ll eventually have as many Super Bowl rings as he has fingers. Amazingly, some are actually suggesting (albeit incorrectly) that the spongy guy in boxer shorts from the 2000 Scouting Combine could be the greatest athlete of all time.

That, along with the supermodel wife and hundreds of millions in joint assets, should be enough for Brady. Apparently, it’s not. Apparently, he’s just like the rest of us. Apparently, he still needs actual or perceived slights from those whose opinions don’t matter to light his fire.

48 responses to “Tom Brady trolls media with compilation of 2020 criticisms

  1. “Although Brady played very well in the Super Bowl, the Bucs didn’t win because they scored 31 points. They won because the Chiefs scored only nine points. If a shootout had happened, Kansas City would have been more likely to win.”

    Couldn’t have said it any better, Mike.

    Couldn’t possibly agree more.

  2. “the Bucs didn’t win because they scored 31 points. They won because the Chiefs scored only nine points”

    If you really want to get technical they did not in fact win because the Chiefs scored only 9 points — the reason the Bucs won was because they scored more points than the Chiefs did.
    After all as John Madden once said “Usually the team with the most points wins the game!”

  3. “If a shootout had happened, Kansas City would have been more likely to win.”

    What a terrible take. You forget they scored 31 while bleeding out the entire 4th qtr with runs. If they wanted to, they would have put up 40 easily.

  4. I love it, I would’ve done the same thing in his situation. He’s been hearing for years that he sucks and he’s washed up.

  5. Reality is, media only praises Brady AFTER he wins these things. The previous 11 months are typically filled with ageism and doubt and how he’s barely a Top 10 QB. yet he always comes out on top.

  6. Whatever physical limitations Brady has now (or always has had) he makes up for in gravitas. He is a leader in every sense of the word. Brady would simply make the majority of the NFL’s 32 teams better, especially teams needing a true leader. The perspective, focus & football accountability he demands is awesome to watch.

  7. aarons444 says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:03 pm
    “Although Brady played very well in the Super Bowl, the Bucs didn’t win because they scored 31 points. They won because the Chiefs scored only nine points. If a shootout had happened, Kansas City would have been more likely to win.”

    Couldn’t have said it any better, Mike.

    Couldn’t possibly agree more.——————————————————————————————————————————————————-
    Couldn’t disagree more. If KC had scored 30, they still would have lost because, you know, the Bucs scored 31.

  8. To say there was more praise than criticism on Brady is wrong. It definitely was 50/50 every week. Then you go 3-0 on the road in the playoffs…2 games in which Tampa were “supposed” to lose. Then go on to win the Super Bowl that you were “supposed” to lose, and beat down KC bad. You earn the right to criticize the critics. Especially some that have been doubting you for YEARS!

  9. mrnoname says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:10 pm
    I love it, I would’ve done the same thing in his situation. He’s been hearing for years that he sucks and he’s washed up.

    54 6 Rate T

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    Umm, he helped win 3 sbs in 5 years recently in NE, the last won by the D, as was this last one which obviously bothered by because everyone knows he didn’t do much. It has to be just about him now. Selfish Brady.

    His arrogance, ego, etc and inability to be coached is what we’re seeing right here.

    He’s just gone. All gone.

  10. Legitimate criticism is one thing, but a few media members put out absurd “Brady is a bum” takes just for clicks and have been able to turn it into a viable career for a decade now.

  11. Someone should troll Brady with the multiple & timely bad ref calls in the super bowl that mightily helped them win.

  12. This is a little different.
    I think my favorite petty Tom Brady move is when he’s too busy after a loss to acknowledge or shake hands with the opposing QB.

  13. I don’t see what the problem is. The greatest players in a variety of sports use criticism or some perceived slight, be it real or manufactured, as a driving point to make themselves and their teams better.

    Michael Jordan was famous for this and he’s the most well known American athlete in the history of sports.

    Of course, we all know Brady had supporters. How could he not after all of his success? But just like MJ, he focused on those that doubted him, those who have said in public, for years now, that Brady was either on the decline or was a product of some kind of system.

    The system QB title is most insulting of all, as if Brady was cherry picked off the street to just follow instructions like a puppet. It’s the last resort of a ‘hater’, when the number of Super Bowl wins become so overwhelming that they can no longer be dismissed as a fluke, you have people attempt to diminish the impact of Tom Brady.

    What a mistake by those people, as all they do is provide fuel for Brady to continue to succeed at an age when most athletes are long retired. Tom Brady is the system and he’s proven over and over again these last five years that he’s also the GOAT.

  14. All the critics said was he’s not the player he was years ago, which is quite true. Brady is definitely on his high horse, which I have no problem with, but he did leave NE for a stacked offensive team whose defense peaked at the right time. And the Bucs kept his jersey pretty clean throughout the playoffs. If he had Mahomes’ line, he might not have survived the game. Perspective.

  15. Brady keeps proving he is a spoiled child that refuses to grow up. He is a great QB but a very narcissistic child like his buddy …..ya know the former guy.

  16. Any athlete needs a little motivation to win. Some channel it in to wins better than others.
    Brady won. Now he can stick it to them.

  17. Still in denial? The offense pretty much ran the ball most of the second half, and were stuffed on 4th and goal. Could have put up 50 on the Chiefs.

  18. When Brady decides to retire I want to hear/read what he has to say about Deflategate and Roger Goodell! Now that imo would be a must see/hear/read for every fan/hater of Brady.

  19. I say good for him. The media gets away with spouting all kinds of nonsense and I like when someone calls them out for being wrong. Who knows if they actually believed what they were saying or just trying to get ratings anyway.

  20. Seems to me those “in denial “ are the KC fans who still don’t understand that their team committed all those penalties! It wasn’t the refs!
    What a bunch of sore losers!

  21. If it was a shootout, the Bucs would have won. Did you not watch the game? They scored 31 and stopped there, they could have kept going and put up 48 if needed. But people will look past logic, Brady blows out Mahomes in the SB and the lingering excuses still come out lol. There’s no pleasing anyone, he got #7 that’s all that matters, he could Peyton Manning his way to #8 and it won’t matter.

  22. It’s not just the 11 months Mike, it’s been going on for at least 15yrs, that he was a system QB (said by the same haters who now claim BB don’t have a system), then all the cheating BS and then for the last 4 or 5yrs all the claims he was too old. Dude got to 10 SBs in 20yrs! Won 7! Yet still the haters, the deniers (yeah even some on PFT still claiming Rodgers is the goat or claiming Otto Graham or whoever is Brady’s equal). And by March y’all be dissing him again. You’re doing it now, whining he’s no legit cause to throw all that salty hate in the media’s face.

  23. hback6 says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:33 pm
    This is why BB walked. He just got too obnoxious to deal with.

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    Remember you said the bucs don’t have defense and better weapons than the pats. And that the bucs wouldn’t even sniff the super bowl. Brady 1 Belichik 0. Please continue to make predictions. We all need to make money by betting the opposite. Btw you shouldn’t even be here.

  24. Brady is a great QB, but let’s be real, he didn’t take the Jets to the SB. He took a team that was only a decent QB away. Tampa could have won it with a third of the starting qb’s in the league this year. They held Mahommes to 9 pts. Trubisky could’ve won that game.

  25. Or maybe, he was simply pointing out that they were wrong. Again. So its acceptable for the media to say whatever they want, whether its true or not; but players need to just shut their mouths?

  26. This sounds like a guy who is leaving money on the table from the bottom of his heart as the narrative goes. It only happens because his wife makes more than him. Otherwise, he’d take every opportunity, including with is contract, to measure himself against everyone else like he always does.

  27. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    February 18, 2021 at 2:06 pm
    hback6 says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:33 pm
    This is why BB walked. He just got too obnoxious to deal with.

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    Remember you said the bucs don’t have defense and better weapons than the pats. And that the bucs wouldn’t even sniff the super bowl. Brady 1 Belichik 0. Please continue to make predictions. We all need to make money by betting the opposite. Btw you shouldn’t even be here.

    14 6 Rate Th

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    Well, they don’t. NE jhaf oodles of opt outs and Newton was a terrible experiment, obviously. And they still won 7 games with the D leading the league in turnovers again. Imagine if they had a qb who wasn’t dumb and could throw a ball that wasn’t 44 with a massive ego? They’re out there and BB will get one.

    Godwin? Miller? These people did nothing. Mike Evans is also wildly overrated. 1 catch in a game isn’t impressive nor is Goodell giving TB 1st downs all first half on chintzy calls for the worst rate SB ever. Kinda funny how Brady never had that when he played for NE, huh? They were 2 incorrect non calls in the SB for Philly for example for 14 points.

    The Bucs D played well in the SB sure, but they were 11-5 for a reason. Brady also threw 5 ints leading into the sb and wisely relied on the run game in the SB. KCs D as per usual is weak without a lead.

    I remember a lot of things including the bet I lost and time served.

    Your little pandemic timeout is over. The opt outs are coming back, NE had the most cap space by a mile for any contender and are 3 years into a rebuild.

    Looks great to me!

  28. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    February 18, 2021 at 2:06 pm
    hback6 says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:33 pm
    This is why BB walked. He just got too obnoxious to deal with.

    —————

    Remember you said the bucs don’t have defense and better weapons than the pats. And that the bucs wouldn’t even sniff the super bowl. Brady 1 Belichik 0. Please continue to make predictions. We all need to make money by betting the opposite. Btw you shouldn’t even be here.

    14 6 Rate Th

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    Why wait? Watch the documentary on Amazon. As I’ve said for years:

    Goodell is the cheater, not the Pats and Goodell and those owners got caught red handed.

  29. By the way, coming into this game Mahomes had lost 9 games
    In his career and the avg score of the teams that beat him were 36. Mike, the ONLY way to beat him was to get in a shootout (until he met Mr Brady). Horrible take. Brady will use this one next year.

  30. The Bucs won the SB because of the Brady factor, that’s it. And Brady should take on those who belittle and criticize him. If they can dish it so can Brady. Mahomes wasn’t able to will his teammates to win. They were always favored to win, but Brady willed his teammates to do what seemed to be improbable, win the biggest prize.

  31. THEY HELD KC TO 9 POINTS BECAUSE BRADY WAS THERE. It’s crazy how big the excuse bag is lol. People just can’t see that Brady on the team elevated that defense from good to championship level. They had their moments throughout the season, they almost f’ed it up vs Washington, everyone has short term memory lol.

    Also when Brady can put up a big lead in the 1st half like he did vs NO, GB, and KC, the defense can play better because they can go all out and the other offense is one dimensional when playing from that far back.

  32. Good for Brady. If talk radio/tv can dish out criticism whether it’s right or wrong, and get paid well for doing so, the people being criticized ought to be able to respond without a bunch of whining from the critics.

  33. touchback6 says:
    February 18, 2021 at 3:50 pm
    Jimmypinthe416 says:
    February 18, 2021 at 2:06 pm
    hback6 says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:33 pm
    This is why BB walked. He just got too obnoxious to deal with.

    —————

    Remember you said the bucs don’t have defense and better weapons than the pats. And that the bucs wouldn’t even sniff the super bowl. Brady 1 Belichik 0. Please continue to make predictions. We all need to make money by betting the opposite. Btw you shouldn’t even be here.

    14 6 Rate Th

    —————-

    Well, they don’t. NE jhaf oodles of opt outs and Newton was a terrible experiment, obviously. And they still won 7 games with the D leading the league in turnovers again. Imagine if they had a qb who wasn’t dumb and could throw a ball that wasn’t 44 with a massive ego? They’re out there and BB will get one.

    Godwin? Miller? These people did nothing. Mike Evans is also wildly overrated. 1 catch in a game isn’t impressive nor is Goodell giving TB 1st downs all first half on chintzy calls for the worst rate SB ever. Kinda funny how Brady never had that when he played for NE, huh? They were 2 incorrect non calls in the SB for Philly for example for 14 points.

    The Bucs D played well in the SB sure, but they were 11-5 for a reason. Brady also threw 5 ints leading into the sb and wisely relied on the run game in the SB. KCs D as per usual is weak without a lead.

    I remember a lot of things including the bet I lost and time served.

    Your little pandemic timeout is over. The opt outs are coming back, NE had the most cap space by a mile for any contender and are 3 years into a rebuild.

    Looks great to me!

    ———-

    Don’t worry I’m sure those first round hall of famers according to you Harry and Michel will start making plays. LOL.

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