Tom Brady offers high praise for ex-coach Bill Belichick



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Tom Brady offers high praise for ex-coach Bill Belichick

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady showed love to his ex-coach Bill Belichick, calling him the "most amazing coach." Brady, who was selected in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft, spent 20 years with the New England Patriots before signing with the Buccaneers.

A couple of years ago, it was reported that there was a rift between Brady and Belichick and that was one of the main reasons why the legendary quarterback decided to leave the Patriots. Two years since the split have passed and Brady has dropped some big words about Belichick.

"I love football and I care a lot about football, too. I'm always going to be involved in it one way or the other," Brady said during a roundtable interview with TNT's Ernie Johnson that aired after "The Match" golf event.

"I was thinking about the opportunity to travel around and see these guys on different Friday afternoons and watching them practice and saying, 'Hey, here's a couple of things that worked for me.' [Talking to] different coaches.

I was around the most amazing coach, in Coach Belichick, the most amazing coaches over a period of time. I played with Hall of Famers, Randy Moss to Ty Law to Richard Seymour. I feel like I have a lot of knowledge."

Brady looking forward to giving back to football

This offseason, Brady was retired for just 40 days.

However, there will come time when Brady will retire once for all. When that time comes, he will try to share his experience and wisdom to the next generation of football players. "How do you give back to a sport that's given so much to me?" Brady said.

"I think that I have a lot of education around it, and I'm excited, when that time comes, to fully focus on that and give back to the game in a way that so many people have supported me and taught me things. I think part of the enjoyment and the entertainment of it will be giving back to [the next generation of players] and seeing these guys maximize their opportunity as well."

During the conversation, Brady also revealed the most brutal hit he has taken happened in 2001 during the Patriots and Buffalo Bills gme. "Nate Clements," Brady said when asked who delivered the hit. "I was running, I was like one-yard behind the line of scrimmage, I slid late. My helmet went about 10 yards back."