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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 24: Tom Brady #12 and Rob Gronkowski #87 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate their 31 to 26 win over the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field on January 24, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

I’ll admit, I’ve barely heard a word of Max Kellerman in the past two years. But I imagine there’s been plenty of Tom Brady roasting, because it’s long been the best way for flapping heads to draw attention to their squawking. If people have opinions that make you Angry On The Internet™, it’s best to just ignore them and move on with your life rather than feed into it.

Does this count as feeding into it? Because I did get a chuckle out of Kellerman’s admission that he couldn’t have been more wrong with his now-infamous “cliff” take from 2016. That time he said Brady would “be a bum in short order.”

No. 12 has only made it to four out of five Super Bowls since that comment, and he’s already won two of them. He has a chance to win a third in five years and seventh overall when he and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.

Brady has so thoroughly shoved the take up Kellerman’s backside it’s not even fun to joke about the cliff anymore. And it’s forced Kellerman to admit what everyone knows: Brady has put together a third Hall of Fame-caliber career in just the past five years. He’s made an absolute mockery of the cliff.

But now that there’s another Brady Super to discuss for a couple of weeks, do you think Kellerman will learn anything? His other tweet from Sunday shows that he still has a little bit of excuse-making in him.

It would still be a bit of a surprise if Kellerman and his ilk picked the Bucs in the Super Bowl. Even if they did, they’d probably just say he has #weapons and an #elitedefense. That’s just how it goes. No use getting mad over it. In Kellerman’s case you almost pity him at this point. What are these guys going to talk about when they no longer have the GOAT to tear down?

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Who am I kidding. No pity here. Kellerman has had a very successful career off having takes, and so he’s doing fine with or without Boston sports bloggers pointing out his disingenuous and obtuse (if not purely stupid) Brady takes. It’s about time he pointed his stupdity out himself.

Ty Anderson and I talked a bit about Brady and the Bucs before championship weekend in last week’s episode of the SideLines podcast. Have a listen below, starting around 1:19:37 for football talk.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Yell at him on Twitter @mattdolloff or send him a nasty email at