New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will use the decision Tom Brady made this offseason as a motivation to move on.
TB12 isn’t the only one who believes he has so much to prove.
Two-time Pro Bowler and former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison believes that the Patriots’ head coach “knows the team will be motivated” to prove it can win games without Brady as a starting signal-caller.
“[Belichick] might bring up a couple articles … everybody saying it’s over, Brady this, Brady that,” Harrison told the Boston Herald on Tuesday. “Of course he’ll say something about that. But at the end of the day, whether he makes the point or not, he knows the team will be motivated to prove they can win without Tom.”
Will Bill Belichick win games without Tom Brady?
Brady has won six Super Bowls with the Patriots and three NFL MVPs during his time with the Patriots. He led the team to 17 playoff appearances in his 20 seasons with the team. Brady is not a quarterback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he will throw passes to wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate are also part of the team.
“It’s not just talk, not with the Patriots. It’s a chip you carry in the weight room, you carry in the film room, in the dining room, you carry at home watching extra film, it’s a chip that motivates you,” said Harrison.
Harrison has played with Brady from 2003 to 2008. He won two Super Bowls with the Patriots.
What’s the most important topic for Brady and his head coach? Will they be able to win a title on their own.
Some say Brady is a product of Belichick’s system. Others believe that Brady made Belichick a better head coach. Coach B has been coaching the Cleveland Browns from 1991 to 1995. During that period, the team had 36-44 record in five season and he was fired in 1996.
“It’s motivating for people to say you can’t win without Brady,” Harrison said. “I know I would be pissed. … So these guys are going to be motivated, pumped up and ready to go.”