Patriots legend Tom Brady trolled former Colts head coach Tony Dungy on social media.
The New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts have had some epic battles over the years, particularly during the respective quarterback tenures of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
The two all-time great gunslingers met a whopping 17 times during their illustrious careers, with Brady leading the head-to-head record in dominant fashion at 11-6. With that history in mind, it goes without saying that, regardless of the mutual respect they have for one another, there’s no love lost between their fan bases.
Well, former Colts head coach Tony Dungy did his best to stir the proverbial pot this week when he proclaimed that Brady was the sixth-toughest quarterback he’s faced in terms of preparation and in-game adjustments, putting more mobile signal callers like Aaron Rodgers, Steve Young and John Elway ahead of him in the pecking order.
In normal circumstances, we’d assert that there’s nothing wrong with being behind the likes of Rodgers, Elway and Young in a list as significant as this. However, we’re talking about the consensus GOAT as far as quarterbacks are concerned in Brady. A guy with nine Super Bowl appearances, six championships and three MVP awards, among other notable feats. You might have heard of him.
Dungy discarding Brady from the top of his list wasn’t surprising given his ties to the Colts, but you better believe that the 43-year-old veteran, who joined Twitter in April of 2019 to jokingly announce his retirement, was going to stumble across the clip and respond in savage fashion.
It took about two hours, but Brady proved again that he’s one of the better follows on social media in the professional athlete department. All he did was troll Dungy into oblivion with a picture of Indianapolis’ 2014 AFC Finalist banner.
The Patriots, of course, pummeled Indy in the 2014 AFC Championship Game by a final score of 45-7 and went on to win Super Bowl XLIX over Seattle a few weeks later. If we had one critique of Brady’s troll job, however, we would say that Dungy retired in 2008 and wasn’t coaching the Colts in that matchup.
However, that doesn’t change the fact that Brady absolutely demolished Indy by 38 points (!) with a ticket to the Super Bowl on the line. In that game, he finished 23-of-35 for 226 yards and three touchdowns to one interception. That performance (though remarkable) is largely considered an afterthought in terms of his best playoff performances.
That’s simply how impossible it’s been to defend Brady over the last two decades, so let’s hope for his sake that Dungy has learned his lesson and doesn’t disrespect him like this again anytime soon. We’d really hate to see the Colts legend taken to the woodshed for a second time.