Living and playing in New England for 20 years, you could say Tom Brady got used to the way things were in one of the original Colonies. Tom Brady was interviewed by Good Morning America recently and talked about the big difference in things here down south.
“When you’re in one place for 20 years, you think that’s the only way, and I think when you go to a different place, you realize, ‘Wow, there’s another way that people do things.’” – Per GMA
A lot of that, of course, had to do with the differences in both Coaches Belichick and Arians.
“He’s a great motivator — he’s got a great feel for the team — a great pulse for what’s going on in a locker room, great intuition, great evaluation of talent,” Brady said of Arians.
The transition of being the all everything man up north to being the new guy on the block down south was a part of it as well.
“You know when you’re at the Patriots, everyone would always come to me and introduce themselves to me because I was, kind of, the mainstay,” Brady said. “But I was the new guy for the first time, you know, and that was a really different experience.”
The coaches definitely did things differently.
In Tampa, under Arians, Brady had much more control of things. The ability to become a coach on the field was one of those differences. Arians believes that is the way to use Tom Brady. Let him do his thing, basically. Brady proved that you can change the team, the coach, the playbook, but as long as he is the constant, success will follow. Go Bucs!!