New England Patriots

Jan 20, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels after the AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

By Ty Anderson,

Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is pretty good at biting his tongue.

While every anonymous report and unnamed source has done their best to dig into Brady’s camp and mindset in an attempt to find the dirt that caused him to leave the Patriots, Brady has remained positive about his time in Foxborough and what awaits him in Tampa Bay. Whether the rumors have been about on or off the field issues with the Patriots, Brady has remained silent.

I mean, if the man responded to every rumor out there, especially in the wake of his move to Tampa, he’d seriously never sleep.

But when it came to a Monday report that suggested that Brady had grown tired of working with Patriots offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels, the 42-year-old Brady couldn’t sit in silence. Screen-shotting a ProFootballTalk article that talked about Gary Myers’ scoop, Brady put in big letters, “please stop this nonsense! and asking people “be more responsible with reporting” before praising McDaniels as his “brother for life” thanks to their relationship spanning nearly two decades.

Tom Brady’s Instagram story denying the report that he and Josh McDaniels had any sort of falling out.

In other words, Myers was fed some bad info or just straight-up lied in the name of content. Myers wouldn’t be the first victim on either front (especially with Brady), to be honest, but it seems clear that this one actually bothered Brady.

And at this point, you have to think that our lust for Brady scoops are going to lead to more Myers-esque “letdowns.”

After an unparalleled six Super Bowl championships over two decades, Brady made his decision to leave Patriot Place and the Patriots made theirs. He’s gone to Tampa Bay in an attempt to bring the Buccaneers back to football relevancy, and the Patriots seem relatively confident that second-year pro Jarrett Stidham can turn into something. I mean, that’s it. At the end of the day, there was no malice — they all had absolutely glowing statements about their time together — or ill will. Everybody seems happy with their decision. Or as happy as you can be when breaking a 20-year relationship to start anew elsewhere.

But that won’t stop the rumor mill from churning out another ‘nonsense’ report that’ll say Brady’s departure is Ivan Fears’ fault. Just give it a few weeks.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.