Tom Brady doesn’t have a whole lot to be upset about. He’s got what appears to be the perfect life. He’s coming off his seventh Super Bowl title and he’s married to a supermodel. Sure, Brady still gets irked about losing to the New York Giants in a Super Bowl that cost his team perfection. There is something else that gets him “fired up” that happened 21 years ago.
Tom Brady added to the NFL’s greatest resume in 2020
Tom Brady entered the 2020 season as arguably the greatest NFL player of all time. If he wasn’t the greatest to ever play, he at least had built the greatest resume of all time. Through his 20 years as the quarterback of the New England Patriots, Brady had played in nine Super Bowls, winning six of them.
Brady and the Patriots parted ways after the 2020 season and he became a free agent for the first time in the NFL. Brady wasn’t on the market very long as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scooped him up quickly. The Bucs put themselves in win-now mode, surrounding Brady with loads of offensive talent.
Brady and the Bucs finished the regular season with an 11-5 record and were the fifth seed in the NFC. Tampa won three straight road games, two as underdogs, to reach the Super Bowl. The Buccaneers faced the favored Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 and made quick work of the Chiefs, giving Brady his seventh Super Bowl ring.
Brady quickly answered the question people wanted to know
When Tom Brady was with the New England Patriots, he was a huge reason for their Super Super Bowl titles. He and head coach Bill Belichick helped form a dynasty over a 20-year period. Who was more responsible for that dynasty, Brady or Belichick?
That question appears to have been answered this past season. Brady bolted New England via free agency and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Belichick brought in former NFL MVP Cam Newton to replace Brady and the results were ugly.
Brady went on to win his seventh Super Bowl under head coach Bruce Arians. Belichick and Newton went 7-9. New England had its first losing season since 2000. It’s only been a year, but for now it appears the Brady/Belichick question has been answered.
Tom Brady still gets ‘fired up’ over scouting report
It seemed like the one major motivational factor for Tom Brady these days was adding to his Super Bowl ring collection. It now appears there is one more thing that still adds a little fire to him. Brady took to Twitter on Sunday and showed exactly what it is.
Brady posted a video from NFL Films that outlined his draft report with the comment, “Still gets me fired up…” The video showed him sitting with Steve Sabol, who was reading some of the pre-draft comments Brady heard back in 2000. “Poor build,” “skinny,” and “lacks great physical stature and strength” were some of the descriptions used on Brady, who said that motivated him.
“That kinda gets me fired up, because I’m thinking, you know “What the hell do these people know?’ That sounds like Joe Montana right there,” Brady told Sabol in the video.”When people tell you, ‘Hey, you can’t do this, you can’t do this,” and you keep overcoming that, you build this confidence and this belief in yourself that, even when nobody else believes in you, that I’m still gonna do it. Because I don’t give a s–t what you say. I know what I can do, and I’ve done it.”