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    Brady Wracked by Loss to Steelers in '18

    NFL Rumors: Tom Brady ‘Checked Out’ In 2018 After Losing To Steelers

    Tom Brady obviously was thrilled when the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, but just over month prior, he apparently was fed up with the 2018 season.

    Boston Sports Journal’s Greg Bedard on Saturday published a lengthy piece about Brady’s departure from New England, and the series of events that results in the greatest quarterback of all time joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The story, which takes Brady to task for seemingly promoting an anti-Bill Belichick narrative since he joined the Bucs, is well worth a read. While Bedard does lay blame on Belichick, Josh McDaniels and the Patriots as a whole for questionable decisions and not doing enough to keep Brady happy, he also takes criticizes Brady for his role in the divorce.


    One of the more notable excerpts accuses Brady of checking out in 2018 after a Week 15 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers — you know, the game in which he threw that wretched fourth-quarter interception.

    From Bedard’s column:

    This stuff that you’re hearing — he felt he was being phased out, Josh McDaniels was no longer his buffer, Brady lacked the same input — is what you get from an aging athlete, who has always been worried about being replaced, seeing ghosts. Brady was so deadset on being the one to orchestrate the final years of his career, that he was paranoid about Belichick beating him to the punch.

    What you won’t hear from Team Brady is that Brady largely checked out in 2018 after the loss to Pittsburgh and hated how the offense pivoted to a more run-based attack. Brady probably hated the Rams Super Bowl gameplan as well and how it only produced 13 points.

    Was Brady being phased out in ’18? Was the offense becoming less Tom-centric? Of course not. The Patriots were trying to win football games with what they had on hand. And it worked … so I guess we won’t hear any public complaints about that season.


    Reminder: We’re less than two months removed from Brady’s decision to sign with Tampa Bay. This public blame game surely will get worse in the months ahead.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl...id=mailsignout

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    The Patriots were trying to win football games with what they had on hand. And it worked … so I guess we won’t hear any public complaints about that season.
    It sure will be interesting to see how Tom and Hoodie do without each other.

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    He is not the greatest qb of all time. He is the most cuddled qb of all time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan View Post
    He is not the greatest qb of all time. He is the most cuddled qb of all time.
    The great ones always get things their way. Remember the 'tuck rule'?
    Kinda like Jordan back in the day. Always traveling but rarely called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    The great ones always get things their way. Remember the 'tuck rule'?
    Kinda like Jordan back in the day. Always traveling but rarely called.
    Except Brady wasn't great yet when they instituted the "tuck rule."

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    Don't know about all this. Brady destroyed us in the opener the next season. Threw for well over 300 yards. Didn't seem to "wracked" to me.

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    Yeah - I don't think he ever lost sleep over the Steelers. We typically had the worst game plans against them - with a few exceptions that were really fun to watch.

    I hope he's running for his life with the Bucs. He had so many years of amazing protection in an offense that got rid of the ball in dink & dunk fashion. Would love to see Arians try to make him a downfield QB.

    I loved the year they went undefeated in the regular season and then the Giants found a formula to get to him. "Most prolific offense of all time" and they couldn't put up more than 14 points in the Super Bowl, just days after Brady laughed at someone's notion that they might not score more than 17!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Don't know about all this. Brady destroyed us in the opener the next season. Threw for well over 300 yards. Didn't seem to "wracked" to me.
    I don’t mind Belichick. The guy has no personality but believes in the system that he runs and it usually produces solid results (minus spy-gate, deflate-gate).

    Don’t get me wrong, I’d take Noll over Belichick any day of the week. Mad respect for The Emperor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Don't know about all this. Brady destroyed us in the opener the next season. Threw for well over 300 yards. Didn't seem to "wracked" to me.
    Revenge is a great motivator. But truth is NE has pretty much owned the Steelers during the BB/TB era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    Revenge is a great motivator. But truth is NE has pretty much owned the Steelers during the BB/TB era.
    they have.. what’s frustrating tho is a few times we were in really good positions to beat them but one or 2 plays seemed the change momentum.

    I really thought 2004 was the year after the first matchup but that first play action TD in pretty much changed the whole game.

    If we just pressed more often I think we could’ve won more games vs the Pats.
    Tomlin’s coming back so what can you do?


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