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Tom Brady is Spitting Fire at Anyone Who Thought 'I Was a Pussy Out There.' Preach, GOAT, Preach!

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In case it's not been clear to everyone by now, the AARP version of Tom Brady has been giving us a preview of what NFL on Fox Tom Brady is going to be like. And so far the teaser trailer is making it look like Must See TV.

Retiree Brady no longer has to watch his tone. He doesn't have to choose his words carefully for a family audience. And for sure he doesn't have to play nice with others. If he has nothing nice to say, he's definitely still saying it. And he's directing his fire at the league he dominated for almost a quarter of a century:

And I'm here for it. As Teddy Roosevelt's daughter Alice Longworth famously put it, "If you can’t say something good about someone, sit here by me." 

So it was that on Brady's podcast with Jim Grey, they were talking to Lawrence Taylor about this ridiculous, 2-ply soft penalty call:

“There was a hit on Patrick Mahomes last night where he was running out of bounds where he wasn’t even out of bounds. Quarterbacks need to learn how to throw the ball away. They need to learn how to read defenses and get the ball out of their hands. I always felt that my best protection was getting rid of the ball," he said. 

To which Taylor, who still has pieces of 1980s-90s quarterbacks lodged his lower intestines, tried to make the point that Brady himself benefited from rules designed to protect him. And Brady, not intimidated in the least by the most feared pass rusher of all time, would have none of that:

And if you need proof he always got up, here's a small sample of one where everyone watching was pleasantly surprised his head remained attached to his neck:

And another where he got drilled so deep into the turf he almost opened the Hell Mouth:

And a random playlist of his Greatest Hits:

So call his profane, TV-MA (language) rant an Old GOAT Yelling at Clouds if that makes you feel good. But find the lie in it. Forget it. You can't. We're talking about a guy who from September of 2000 to January of 2023 was knocked out of games on two occasions. Both of them for lower leg injuries. The first being the AFC championship game at Pittsburgh when Lee Flowers rolled his ankle (on a 29-yard completion to Troy Brown, just for the record) and Drew Bledsoe had to finish the game for him. And when Bernard Pollard took out his ACL in the first game of 2008. Beyond that, he never left the field due to injury. 

Literally no defender in his 383 career starts ever got to say, to use Brady's own words, "I knocked the shit out of him and he never got up." Because he got his ass up every single time. And still they tried to paint him as some kind of pussy. Just remember that as you see QB after QB limp off the field. That of all the qualities this one metahuman possessed, the most underappreciated was his toughness. And clearly he's being every bit as tough in retirement. He's going to be incredible in the broadcast booth.