Tom Brady decided to leave the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year amidst rumors of rift with Bill Belichick.
Well, if there was a rift, it looks like both sides are going to be able to get a chance to exact their revenge on the other as the Buccaneers are set to take on the Patriots this season.
October 4th, 2021. NFL week four. Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts. Mark your calendars and clear your schedules. This is going to be a game to remember.
You rarely see a superstar leave a team in his 20th year in the league (much less even play for that long at a high level), but that’s exactly what Brady did, and it’ll be interesting to see how he matches up with the Bill Belichick and the new look Patriots.
Week 4 : Buccaneers vs. Patriots 🏈
Sunday October, 3, 2021
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Tom Brady Vs. Bill Belichick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. New England Patriots Is The Game To Watch In The 2021-22 NFL Season
Brady built his entire legacy and reputation as the greatest NFL player of all time during his time with the New England Patriots.
He took them to eight Super Bowls and won six of them, a truly unprecedented run from the sixth round draft pick. However, New England seemed to be on the decline during Brady’s final year.
Their star-studded roster no longer had the stars previous Patriots teams were used to fielding, and they were surprisngly bounced in the Wild Card round to the Tennessee Titans. Brady, seeking greener pastures at this stage in his career, decided to join Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and a loaded Bucs defense.
The decision prompted some crazy debates among NFL fans and analysts. Who was more responsible for New England’s success? Bill Belichick or Tom Brady? Many people wondered if Brady was simply a product of Belichick’s genius and speculated that he wouldn’t win in Tampa.
After winning the Super Bowl in his first year there this last season, the narrative shifted to the assertion that Bill Belichick needed Brady to win and couldn’t do it without him.
With all the rumors of there being a divide between Brady and Belichick and the endless debates that have raged on, this seemingly insignificant week four matchup is gaining a lot of intrigue.
However, you can argue that the game would be significant with or without all the external drama. After all, Brady is returning to the team that drafted him and the place he called home for 20 years. It’s sure to be an emotional time for Patriots fans and Brady.
There’ll definitely be some kind of tribute (despite what Byron Cowart) may have to say as the Patriots will feel honored to welcome back their franchise star. The winner of this game is going to gain some serious bragging rights, however.
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