Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady came back to New England to beat the Patriots, and yes, of course, to meet some of his old friends. If you as the GOAT, he will say this was the most exciting part of the whole return thing. It was a tight 17-16 win for Brady’s team and Patriots’ Mac Jones tried really hard to keep his team on the top.
Brady couldn’t ignore the guys who booed him throughout the game. He couldn’t ignore all the love he received that night either. Brady is a hero in New England and people in Boston will always love him. What’s the best detail of the game?
“If there’s one thing I take from [Sunday] night, I had some questions about what was my experience going to be like. I got to see some people after the game that I just love so much,” Brady said on the most recent episode of his Let’s Go! podcast, via WEEI. “The best part of the night was having the game over and seeing them, and understanding that no matter how we compete, my relationship with those people transcends wins and losses.”
Tom Brady got the best of his return to New England
Brady won a lot of games with some of the players on the current roster. Going against David Andrews, Devin McCourty, Kyle Van Noy, Dont’a Hightower, Shaq Mason, and Matthew Slater wasn’t easy. He used to win games with these guys and now he went after them. They were like family back in the days and their friendship is pretty strong. Well, they had to do business.
“Let me just say, it’s nothing I prefer to do,” he said. “It’s not as enjoyable as some people would think. I look over and I think about Matt Slater out there, and I look at Kyle Van Noy, and Dont’a Hightower, and Devin McCourty, and I look at David Andrews, and Shaq Mason. Just some amazing people that I’ve gone to war with. The reality is, sports, sometimes you go different places and now you’re on the other side of it and on the other sideline. You want those guys to do so well because you know how important it is to them. You know how much it means to them.”
TB12 left the Patriots after two decades and won a Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers. Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown jumped on board to give him a hand on the process. Big Gronk didn’t suit up for the game due to an injury.