Tom Brady: I never liked people trying to divide me and Bill Belichick
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Tom Brady admitted he never liked reading or hearing the negative stuff that was being said about his relationship with Bill Belichick. As a coach/player duo, Brady and Belichick enjoyed lots of success. In his 20 seasons with the Patriots, Brady won six Super Bowls.
But in the latter years, there were rumors about a falling out between Brady and Belichick. Brady, who spent the final three years of his career playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, now says he hated those rumors and speculations.
"Coach couldn't play quarterback and I couldn't coach. The best part about football is, and Coach says it a lot: Do your job. And he asked me to play quarterback. He didn't ask me to coach. When we were in New England for 20 years together, they get tired of writing the same story.
So, once they write all the nice things and championships, and then they just start going, 'Well this works, let's start trying to divide them.' I never really appreciated those ways that people would try to do that. He and I always had a great relationship," Brady said on the Let's Go podcast, per CBS Sports.
Brady: People were always trying to damage our relationship
Brady and Belichick will forever be remembered as one of the greatest and best coach/player duos in NFL history. "In my view, people were always trying to pull us apart.
I don't think we ever felt like that with each other. We never were trying to pull each other apart. We actually were always trying to go in the same direction," Brady added. Meanwhile, Brady is now a former NFL player, while Belichick is still the head coach for the Patriots.
After Brady announced his retirement from the NFL, Patriots owner Robert Kraft admitted he would love Brady to sign a one-day contract and retire as a Patriot. Also, Kraft indicated that they plan to honor and celebrate Brady's success in the upcoming seasons.