Tom Brady Sr. isn’t exactly Lavar Ball. Brady Sr.’s son has been in the NFL for 20 years now and is pretty much inarguably the best player to ever play. For his part, Brady Sr. has usually remained a quiet figure. Not speaking to the media all too often. That’s why it was extremely surprising to see Brady Sr. appear on Tom Curran’s Patriots Talk Podcast. Particularly to spice up the upcoming game between his son’s former team the Patriots, and his current team the Buccaneers. Things got even weirder when senior started dropping bombs about his son’s relationship with coach Bill Belichick.
What Brady Sr. Mentioned
The relationship between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady probably didn’t end on the best terms. However, the two have never been known for airing their grievances to the media. Tom Brady Sr. though did not abide by those standards in his recent appearance on the previously mentioned podcast. Brady Sr. took a major shot at Belichick saying,
“Belichick wanted him out the door and last year he threw 56 touchdowns. I think that’s a pretty good year,”
He would go on to say that the upcoming game would be a nostalgic one. For the family, and praised the New England fans who had embraced “Tommy” for so many years. At that point the damage was done.
Doing Some Damage Control After Dad’s Comments
This week Tom Brady Jr. appeared on the Let’s Go! Podcast. He had some damage control to do after his father’s statement. Brady joked that he would put his father in a home. He then proceeded to give him a light-hearted public scolding. Saying on the podcast,
“I’ve actually prepared a statement that I wanted to say, and it’s really all that I have to say on the subject,” Brady jokingly mentioned “Comments made by Thomas Edward Brady, a 77-year-old insurance company CEO, who should know better at this point in his life, don’t necessarily reflect the views or positions held by his son, Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr. So furthermore, should Tom Sr. continue to speak out on behalf of his son without the express written consent, Junior reserves the right to eventually put him in a home against his will. That’s all I have to say.”
Giving Some Love To His Dad
After doing the damage control for the comments that his father had made Brady went on to gush about his father and his relationship with him. Something that Tom had often done throughout his career. Even getting emotional at a Super Bowl media day shedding tears after claiming his dad was his hero. This time around he mentioned about his father,
“He’s the most loving, caring, honest man in the world and without him there’s no way I’d be in the position that I’m in,”
No Love Lost
Although Brady certainly has looked to downplay the fact that he’ll be playing his former team there’s going to be a lot of eyes on the field waiting for the moment that he and former coach Belichick say hello to each other. It’s not just Brady that’s getting a homecoming. His current teammate Rob Gronkowski will also be meeting his former team for the first time. Gronk literally decided to retire instead of spending another season in New England. His relationship with their former coach is potentially a bit salty as well!