- Oct 30, 2020
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I do not know what Brady would have won, but I have seen him take a suspect team a lot farther than people expected before, and while in the long run it was probably best that Brady left for cap reasons so they could rebuild, the fact that Bill had to go grab Cam who was sitting out there and nobody wanted because most thought he could not play anymore, was not ideal, it was last minute, it was not planned. But everything else, I agree with you on. Brady wanted to still play and obviously he can, but the pats were not in any position to give him a bit of help. He could have retired (what I wanted) he could have stayed for shit money and got beat up, or he could have went somewhere else to challenge himself for the people that said he couldnt. He chose the last thing. Brady is a competitor just like Bill is, but being a competitor as a player is different than as a coach because as a coach, you have to be a bit more pragmatic. Bill is clean no matter what happens, he is a hall of fame coach with too many rings for fingers. Brady took a bit of a chance to go somewhere else at 43 and try to win. It worked out, and it will work out for the pats because Bill is great at building teams, but not because Brady left. There were things Brady brought the team that are not on his footwork or throwing motion, and and Tampa got to see that, it was what kept him on the pats for 19 years and what they saw everyday, but nobody is to blame. Bill didnt drive him out, Brady did not hate Bill and wanted to leave or any of the other crap that gets thrown around. I am very sure they both still think very highly of each other, but both of them are of that school where you do not talk about players not on the field and you do not talk about your old team when you are on a new team you are having to lead.Why don't we all just agree, Tom left because he really wanted to, he wanted to experience something new on a new team with a better roster on offense and he was RIGHT to do so at this stage in his career. No tantrums or bad feeling. And it can also be right that it suited the Patriots that he left as well. He would win nothing with the terrible offense last season and sooner or later the Patriots were going to have to rebuild.
No harm done, no war of words or bitching to the press from either side.
Now just drop it and let's move on to the Patriots 2021 season.