Tom Brady shows his character as a pirate
Journalists who have covered Tom Brady in New England for two decades rarely expected anything enlightening or entertaining to emerge from the quarterback’s mouth. Keep it straight and tight, don’t reveal anything about yourself or your team, just win.
So when Brady started to crack as the Tampa Bay quarterback, and again, as a Super Bowl MVP, people took notice. One member of the media even said, “Hey, it’s funny.”
Then Brady, perhaps a little drunk, tossed the Lombardy Cup from one boat to a narrow end Cameron Pratt on another during the pirates’ celebration of the pirates’ victory. Well, this video almost broke social media.
With Brady returning to Gillette Stadium on Sunday night, he’s not the same man, almost as calculated as his coach, who left after the 2019 season. Make no mistake, he’s still the quarterback the opposing team doesn’t want to face. But now, Brady is more relaxed, more elegant, and yes, more relatable than ever, and he may be a more serious opponent than ever.
“I think it changed as he went to Tampa and got older,” said fellow former New England quarterback Teddy Bruschi. “I don’t think this Tom was possible in the first five or 10 years in New England. He was well established to become what he is now.
“He sees a different perspective on other important things in your life. He’s married, his kids are growing up, and he’s developed more personality outside of the facility and off the field and all meetings. He’s having fun, focusing more on his life.”
While it’s hard to picture Sunday night’s game and it’s particularly comforting for Brady – such visits tend to be painful for the stars; Just ask Brett Favre or Peyton Manning – he’s not likely to worry about that. why? Because of everything he learned and treated during his two decades in professional football.
And because that’s what Tom Brady looks like. Always perfect in the field, often in a cold-blooded way, he now presents himself as friendlier, more communicative, and more, yes, human.
“I think this new team would only have come out if they won another championship,” said Bruschi. “I’d say that’s the only way he really thinks there’s more than one way to do something and that is to do it again – in a different way.
“His success last year has validated his reasoning that there is more than one way to do things and it doesn’t have to be that way all the time.”
Brady also became a man of the match, and is a big supporter of nine companies: Subway Restaurants; T-Mobile Fanatics Under Armor; Christopher Kloss sunglasses IWC watches. sports religion; Autograph, NFT platform; and FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange that he and his wife, Gisele, did commercials for.
In addition, he has a weekly SiriusXM radio show that he shares with Larry Fitzgerald in which Brady talks about everything from touchdown passes and Super Bowls to NFTs and cryptocurrency.
His sense of humor and willingness to ridicule himself – something his old rival Peyton Manning had publicly excelled at for decades – shed new light on Brady’s character. It’s not solid anymore, it’s even goofy, especially in his ads on Subway and T-Mobile.
“It’s a sandwich. I ate a lot of Subway in college. I kind of lived on Subway sandwiches in college. “We used to get these little cards that the coaches would give us when we didn’t have training tables. It was good when my buddies worked there because we would have a little extra meat in there and it was great. It was kind of part of my past and part of my future. Hopefully People like this ad.”
Bill Belichick probably doesn’t.
When asked if his emerging personality is due to his advanced age or the change in environment from the “Patriot way” to the “Aryans way,” Brady admitted, “I think all of the above.”
“It’s nice that I found my voice more,” he added. “I really enjoy being with my teammates, my coach. It was a different environment. I really enjoy the experience of playing football and playing with this group of players.”
Which of course includes Rob Gronkowski. He was that very rare player who worked himself in New England. If your grunk rubbed on Brady there, he would hardly be detected.
currently? Gronk is still the duo’s comedian, but Brady showed off some humor—much more so than being a Patriot.
So much so that Bruschi has a proposal that no one else made in 2019.
“It’s almost as if Tom is saying, ‘Hey Peyton, I can do this better than you,'” Bruschi laughed, referring to Manning’s seemingly constant presence on the airwaves. “When Tom Brady retires he’ll get his own.”