Since Tom Brady joined Tompa Bay, the future Hall of Fame quarterback has behaved very differently than as a member of the New England Patriots.
Could it be that playing under head coach Bill Belichick, though successful, was more than a little suffocating? Or, as Brady’s father put it, has it become boring 20 years of relentless dominance?
Based on comments we’ve heard from other former patriots like Rob Gronkowski, Wes Welker, and Danny Amendola, it could just be the hoodie that made TB12 look for a new city to work in.
Brady appeared to be a lot more relaxed in life since moving to Florida and regularly did workouts with a few dozen players, although he was told several times what a really bad idea it was.
“Brady-Chopper” back in action high above Berkeley Prep for Tom #Brady and the latest workouts from his Bucs Bunch. Despite the NFLPA’s recommendation that players finish training together, Brady continues to prepare his new team. #GoBucs @ FOX13News @TheHerd @FOXSports @TomBrady pic.twitter.com/Nkr5eSKnTn
– Kevin ODonnell Fox13 (@ ODonnellFox13), June 23, 2020
This change in behavior has not gone unnoticed by his colleagues. Brady’s former teammate in New England, Christian Fauria, now radio presenter at WEEI, gave his opinion on Brady’s attitude attitude on Friday.
“It is so atypical,” said Fauria. “When you go back and look at some of the old posts from people who left and got away, that’s it Shawshank’s redemption. Danny Amendola. Gronkowski, do you remember that? “Be glad you’re free.” That is the same. He is Andy Dufresne, who is finally free. He’s in the river and he has his hands up, full of poop and smells like crap and he says: “I’m finally free. Let me enjoy it Nobody will break my step. I will be me. ‘This is who he is. … the guy we’ve seen in the past 20 years? It wasn’t Tom Brady, it was Clark Kent. What we see now is the real Tom Brady. “
Fauria continued: “For me, this new Brady is like new cola. He’ll be old Tom Brady again. Just like everyone hated the new Coke, he’ll be back and they just got rid of it as if it never existed. He must be old Tom Brady again if he wants to make it. “
For one thing, Eli Manning has his doubts that will actually occur in Tampa Bay at least this year.
In the meantime, as we wait, Brady appears to be very happy that Cam Newton has landed at his old pounding ground in New England.
Cam Newton’s first commercial was with Tom Brady.pic.twitter.com/EL18twyg3U
– Only in Boston (@OnlyInBOS), June 29, 2020