By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
Adam Schefter’s scorching hot takes on Tom Brady’s feelings on playing for Bill Belichick and the Patriots may have taken a devastating blow on Sunday, as Brady had nothing but praise for Belichick following a 27-13 win over the Browns.
Asked about Belichick recording the 300th win of his head coaching career, Brady called the accomplished both “amazing” and and “pretty spectacular” before leaning in on some words that’d get you as fired up as Brady is upon hearing “Public Service Announcement” over the Gillette Stadium PA.
“He’s the best coach of all time and it’s a privilege to play for him for as many years as I have,” the 42-year-old Brady said of the only head coach he’s had throughout his NFL career. “He’s taught me so much on and off the field, just been a great mentor for me. Being here 20 years ago – it was his first year, it was my first year. It’s been a great journey. Just proud of him, everything he’s accomplished. Amazing to think that he coached for another place and they didn’t think he was good enough, and then he comes here and does a great job. It’s a great celebration for him and certainly hard-earned, well-deserved.”
And while it’s probably true that both sides would like more out of one another in 2019 — it’s not hard to imagine that Brady is indeed bothered by the constant turnover at the skill positions while Belichick would certainly like his offense to have a bit more game-to-game consistency through the first two months of the season — No. 12 couldn’t deny the impact that Belichick has had on him in a relationship that’s made New England a constant Super Bowl threat.
“[Belichick]’s had a big influence on me,” Brady admitted. “He’s taught me about pro football. He’s taught me about leadership and consistency, dependability. All the things I think he really preaches to us as a player is what we get out of him as a coach. His consistency, dependability, trust, confidence – all those things over a long period of time really add up. So, he’s just a very stable figure when he gets up and speaks to us. It’s about trying to win games, and I think we all appreciate that.”
Brady even channeled a little bit of Bill when it came to wrapping up the talk of the past and moving forward.
“The only thing better than 300 is 301, so, we’ll be back at it this week,” said Brady.