Tom Brady, Bill Belichick exchange a quick hug after game

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If you had “quick hug” on the ticket, cash it in.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady shared a short and simple embrace after Sunday night’s 19-17 win by Tampa Bay.

The brevity of the Belichick-Brady embraced was followed by a much longer hug between Brady and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Which made the shorter hug even more conspicuous.

Brady spent time greeting many teammates and others from the New England organization after the game ended. The Belichick interaction drew the most attention, and it hardly lasted long enough to even be noticed.

33 responses to “Tom Brady, Bill Belichick exchange a quick hug after game

  1. Fournette deserves biggest hug. He was key difference in this great defensive display from both teams.

  2. Mutual respect between two legends. The only drama was stirred up by the media for their own gain. Bucs were lucky to get the W but Jones won the hearts of Pats fans everywhere and despite the loss, was the MVP of this game.

  3. I wonder if it would have been a longer embrace if the Patriots had won? 🤷🏼‍♂️

  4. It always came down to a PI penalty late in the game for Brady coupled with maybe 1 holding call on his OL entire game.
    The Patriots were the better team tonight and unable to beat the team wearing stripes also.

  5. Dumb move by Belichick to not go for it on fourth down, that tipped ball on 3rd down was to a receiver that was WIDE OPEN, would have gone for at least 10-15 yards. Personally had more faith in Jones getting the two yards, than Folk who is not 100% kicking a 56 yard field goal. Pats are so close to being 3-1 it is ridiculous but in reality they are 1-3 and they have to go 10-3 to have a shot at playoffs, NOT HAPPENING! Lack of discipline on this team is evident, why, I have no clue. STUPID defensive penalties!

  6. Pats dominated the game overall. The call on Slater was suspicious. I’ve never seen a gunner get doubled and pushed out twice and it be called unsportsmanlike. The Guy call was horrendous. Even Michaels and Collinsworth were perplexed.

  7. Belichick really coached a gem to bad they couldnt pull out a w. I’m Proud of the boys they played their butts off I’d like to have seen them go for it on 4th rather then the 56 yarder in the rain but they rode folks streak. On a side note mac continue to impress he showed some improved footwork on his drops and slides which instantly translated to him beating the blitz.

  8. Mac Jones is the REAL DEAL!

    Jags, Jets, 49ers, Bears you all are to blame for letting the Patriots get the BEST QB from that draft… Good luck with your choices!

  9. Belichick is the better coach than Arians. Pats have better schemes. But the Bucs have Brady.

  10. Belichick’s decision not to go for it was bad. Even if they make the 56 yard kick Brady still has a minute and two timeouts to get a field goal to win it. You wouldn’t bet against him being able to do that comfortably. Reward of picking up the three yards for the first is an easier field goal and avoiding giving Brady back the ball.

    And the officiating was bad all night for both teams. That PI on the Bucs to help put the Pats close to field goal range seemed questionable considering the receiver didn’t even locate the ball and the defender was going for it. Didn’t like the Bucs gameplan on offense, which played right into Belichick’s hands. They needed to go up tempo and dictate to the Pats defense. Instead Brady was reacting to Belichick’s defense and seemed to be thinking his way through the game instead of just playing with instinct. Tough conditions for passing, but Jones showed good poise for the most part (took too many sacks and made a couple of bad decisions that could/should have been picks). That said he was playing against basically an emergency squad of defensive backs, so maybe pump the brakes on the hype around what this might say about his future.

    I think this was a pretty poorly played game and the Bucs were lucky to get the win and will have to get a lot better if they are going to get close to the Super Bowl again this year. The Pats are looking at somewhere between 9-8 and 4-13 looking at their schedule the rest of the way, so playoffs seem unlikely after this loss.

  11. You can tell there’s not a whole lot of loved lost between these two. I would’ve expected BB to at least make eye contact with his QB of 20 years but that may be why the coach has been great. No one is above the team in his eyes. Even if you helped him secure 6 rings. One thing is the Patriot team had their coaches back. They played as well as they could’ve as a defense. They wanted it for him. It felt like no one on the Bucs wanted it more than Brady. With Gronk available I think the final score would read a little more in favor of the Bucs.

  12. Both Belichek and Brady treated this like a regular season game but I think that Belichek is more relive than Brady that this hype game is over so Belichek is probably gonna go home and get greeted by his dog,,,go to his den where all the super bowl trophies are,,,turn off his phone and have one drink of the finest scotch,,,shed a couple of tears and go to bed,,,

  13. Is it just me or did Tom looks almost surprised as Belichick let go of him to move on? Either that he got a hug at all or because it was so brief. To me it almost seemed like he wanted something more personal and was surprised when that’s all it was. Like a disappointed kid who failed to impress his dad.

  14. It always came down to a PI penalty late in the game for Brady coupled with maybe 1 holding call on his OL entire game.
    The Patriots were the better team tonight and unable to beat the team wearing stripes also.
    ———————-

    Stop with this nonsense.

  15. Pats dominated the game overall. The call on Slater was suspicious. I’ve never seen a gunner get doubled and pushed out twice and it be called unsportsmanlike. The Guy call was horrendous. Even Michaels and Collinsworth were perplexed.
    ——————

    They played well but how did they dominate? 8 minutes less in TOP and nearly 100 yards less in offense. Had two turnovers and -1 yards rushing. I am perplexed you think the Pats dominated overall. Your homer glasses are extra thick.

  16. touchback6 says:
    October 3, 2021 at 11:55 pm
    Pats dominated the game overall.

    ——

    -1 yards of rushing isn’t what most people would consider “dominating the game”

  17. Mac Jones is the real deal. Smart, cool, unflappable. The Pats will improve steadily throughout the year. . . playoffs?— maybe, maybe not, but next year this team is taking back the AFC.
    Getting Mac at 15 was the steal-of-all-steals.

  18. Apparently there is a story out that Belichick made his way to the Tampa locker room at some point following the game and spent 20 minutes in private conversation with Brady. That brief hug on the field was not their only interaction

  19. Jones was amazing! Sure didn’t LOOK like a rookie! He outplayed Brady big time, and if it were not for that doink kick would have beat him, too. I was disappointed in how badly Brady AND HIS RECEIVERS played, but hey, a win’s a win and I’ll take it. As for Bill’s lack of grace at the end of the game, no surprise there. Clearly Brady was expecting and ready to share a few more moments exchanging more than just that gruff hug, but that’s not who Belichick is. He’s a snarky, brilliant coach who could care less about all this emotional crap (to him). And he hates losing. But he sure did coach an amazing game. Brady was confused all night. Hats off to Jones. He was incredible last night. Go Bucs!

  20. Tom and Bill did meet. He’s keeping the conversation private but here’s a little bit of what he said:

    “We’d known each other for 20-plus years, and when I left here, we just didn’t have a chance—he was out of town—to meet,” Brady said. “When I went down to Tampa it was Covid. I was thinking about my season and so was he. It was just, we’ve known each other for a long time, and we didn’t have a chance to talk, and tonight we did, and it was great.”

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