Brady’s OK With Coaches Leaving the Patriots Staff
Here’s one thing we haven’t had enough of: Tom Brady. Even when he was the star of the league, we saw much less of him than Peyton Manning, and most of it is Brady’s own doing. For us football fans, hearing Brady’s voice on the radio on CFAN in Toronto Wednesday was a pleasure. He talked about his rehab, cheering for the Patriots as a fan, and about the organization. When asked about the team losing Josh McDaniels and Scott Pioli from the staff, Brady said that the team has to get used to change occuring on a regular basis. They’ve lost Charlie Weis, Romeo Crennel, and Eric Mangini, yet continued to win. That led Brady to say:
As long as we have Robert and Jonathan Kraft, and as long as we have Coach Belichick, I always think we’re going to be fine.
He left another name out there, too — himself. As long as Brady and Belichick are there, and the owners remain the same, they should be good to go. Heck, even with Matt Cassel in there they were fine. Not making the playoffs is the fault of the system, not themselves. I made this point when I questioned the Broncos’ hiring of Josh McDaniels and Brady kind of confirmed it: as long as Belichick’s there, the Patriots will be fine. Don’t know if we can say the same thing for the other assistants.