Are you tired of the Richard Sherman/Seattle Seahawks coverage? Judging from the comments section, the answer is a resounding "no." Well, you're probably going to have a field day with this one. Earlier today, Tom Brady was on the Boston's WEEI radio show, Dennis and Callahan, and of course, Sherman's name was brought up. And let's just cut to the chase.
“I don’t know him at all. I’ve watched him play. He’s that kind of guy,” Brady said. “So, you know. I approach the game — and I have respect for my opponents. That’s the way our team always plays. We win with graciousness, and when we lose, we could do better. Some teams don’t always do that, or that’s not their program. The only way to counter that is to beat them. When you don’t win, it’s hard not to say — you just gotta shut your mouth and listen to it. Maybe when you get an opportunity down the road, maybe that’s a source of motivation. But they got a good team. They played well all year. They played well at home. And that’s why they advanced, too.”
Did you notice how Brady mixed in compliments like "But they got a good team" and "They played well all year" with low key shade, such as "We win with graciousness...Some team don't always do that, or that's not their program"? And, um, last time we checked Pats' head coach Bill Belichick was still the king of the dead fish postgame handshake and respect doesn't include running up the score when possible.
So, yeah, we don't know about that so-called "win with graciousness" mentality. Sorry.
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