More interesting than Brady retiring again, at least for now, is the reasoning behind why Miami sources told Adam Schefter
that they were sticking with Tua.
Two days after that report comes out Tom retires. Was it the valiant warrior realizing that his spectacular career has sadly ended
after some deep soul-searching while listening to the waves crashing on the beach? That's how it looked, complete with tears
in his eyes.
Or was it Stephen Ross saying, no way, you fucked me over when I tried to tamper with you the traditional way and ended up
looking bad, lost a first round pick and have a bias lawsuit from Flores hanging over my head. So, no thanks. A man in my
position can't afford to be made to look ridiculous.
I'm probably supposed to say something nice about Brady now that everybody is feeling all sad and runny today, but if Ross
gave the go-ahead then Brady probably would have taken the job. And it wouldn't surprise me if a couple of months
down the road they still decide to put their differences aside for a ring. And I have to admit it makes perfect sense
football-wise. Nobody would want to play them with Tom's arm and smarts and those two dominant WRs. They wouldn't lose
many if all 3 stayed healthy.
Because Brady wanted to stay close to his kids it was Dolphins or nothing and it didn't go Tom's way.