Patriots: Tom Brady’s savage response to teammate after NFC title game proves why he’s the GOAT

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 24: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 24: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

While Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots finished 7-9 ahead of an offseason that will be spent examining many of the top quarterbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft, Tom Brady is living his best life away from New England, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Super Bowl in his first season under Bruce Arians and his new coaching staff.

Brady’s matchup against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will be his 10th Super Bowl, meaning that if anyone understands the mental fortitude one needs to come out on top, it’s him. Because of this, Brady was not tolerating any signs of emotion from his Buccaneer teammates, nipping that in the bud after they won the NFC Championship game.

While some of his teammates, excited that they were going to their first Super Bowl — the franchise’s first since 2002 — Brady was by no means in such an emotional mood. Rather than comfort linebacker Lavonte David after he reached his first championship game, Brady cursed him out by saying, “what the f— you crying for? We not done yet”

Tom Brady is keeping Tampa Bay locked in ahead of the Super Bowl.

Brady, who threw 40 touchdowns this season, knows better than to underestimate his opponent, as Kansas City not only is in possession of a transcendent talent in Mahomes, but also the league’s best array of pass-catching weapons and some masterful coaching on both sides of the ball. This will be Brady’s toughest post-New England test yet.

While the Patriots have been on the beneficiary end of some of Brady’s legendary comebacks, Mahomes has proven that he’s just as capable of taking a punch and responding. If Patriots fans want to see Brady add yet another Super Bowl ring to his overflowing jewelry case, he has some tough odds to overcome.

The Buccaneers always had plenty of talent on that roster, but they lacked an adult in the room at quarterback that can keep everyone emotionally centered. With Jameis Winston a backup in New Orleans and Brady providing that killer edge and leadership ability, Tampa set the stage for this postseason run.

While it might be the first time in the Super Bowl for most of Tampa Bay’s roster, Brady has been doing this since most of these kids were in diapers. Knowing that getting caught up in the sentimentality of the moment can often detract from a team’s drive to come out on top, Brady is keeping Tampa as ready as ever before the biggest game of their lives.