Patriots owner Robert Kraft has had the luck to have Bill Belichick leading his team. Tom Brady was the other ace up in his sleeve. Kraft talked about Brady and Belichick while triggering another GOAT debate.
“Definitely the greatest player of all time — not just quarterback in my opinion,” Kraft said during his interview with Mike Reiss. “Because he’s such a leader in the locker room. For someone double the age of some of the players to be able to lead like that, and connect like that, and have the work ethic that he has, and at the same time so pleasant to be around — I’m really the luckiest guy in the world.” He sure is lucky to have both Brady and Belichick on the same team.
think of him as that skinny young man coming down the steps of the old stadium
with the pizza box and introducing himself to me,” he said. “I said,
‘I know who you are, you’re Tom Brady from Michigan, our sixth-round draft
choice. And he said, ‘And I’m the best decision this organization has ever
made.’ Of course, he was fourth on the depth chart. But I think he sure
was right. But the greatest thing about him is he’s the same guy he was then.
He’s a genuine person. He’s kind. He’s polite to everyone. He’s a very caring
the same time no one works harder or watches more film. What a great example
for young kids who come into the locker room; they were 5 or 6 years old
watching him, or in their teens. Now they come in and he sets the example. His
personality is so engaging.”
Both Brady and
Belichick got some love
the GOAT of coaches, just like our quarterback is the GOAT of quarterbacks. And
no one can dispute it,” the Patriots owner said. “The fact that
our organization has been able to perform at this level in the age of the
salary cap, when everyone spends the same amount of money, I’m pretty proud
that we’ve been able to keep him and our quarterback together for 19 years.
Please, God, it will be two decades next year. In today’s era of free agency
and people going in different directions, that’s pretty cool.”