Fox Sports personality Colin Cowherd ripped into former Patriots QB Tom Brady for never really liking Boston.
We’ve honestly lost count as to how many scorching takes have been unleashed by media members in the wake of Tom Brady’s divorce from the Patriots this past offseason.
The most mind-numbing of the bunch include insisting that Brady was more integral to the Patriots’ dynasty than head coach Bill Belichick simply because Tampa Bay and New England, two teams that pale in comparison in terms of current talent, are headed in opposite directions.
Jumping to that significant of a conclusion after seven and eight-game sample sizes is as sad as it gets, but we’ve managed to stumble across another opinion that might be boneheaded enough to challenge that weekly debate for the cake.
Fox Sports personality Colin Cowherd, a longtime Brady apologist, bizarrely opted to lay into the 43-year-old quarterback for never really feeling like a fit in Boston and conforming to the Patriots’ culture for two decades.
Fans in New England probably never really had a problem with Cowherd because of his tendency to defend Brady to the hills the second he felt as though his reputation or legacy was being threatened. But this…this is a strange hill to die on for “The Herd” co-host.
In a vacuum, we don’t totally disagree with Cowherd’s take that Brady’s superstar appeal, both on and off the football field, screams of somebody who belongs in California. However, the rest of his rant make absolutely zero sense. Tell us, how does being a west coast kid make you a “risk taker”?
For starters, Cowherd started his segment mentioning Brady sticking his neck out to help embattled wide receiver Antonio Brown get his career back on track. The three-time MVP literally did the same thing with the Patriots last season, and the only reason Brown’s tenure with the team was so short is because new allegations surfaced less than two weeks after he signed his one-year contract.
We don’t doubt that Brady grew fed up with Belichick and the Patriots’ lack of appreciation for him signing numerous team-friendly deals, followed by their refusal to spend big in free agency. In fact, that probably played a huge role in his decision to leave New England.
However, Cowherd declaring that Brady is anti-Boston, a place where he helped establish one of the most historic dynasties in sports history, simply because of his diet and the fact that Brown is living with him again is the humor we needed heading into the weekend.