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Tom Brady had Antonio Brown talk to Tony Robbins for counseling

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Tom Brady and Antonio Brown have maintained a seemingly close relationship since their brief time playing together with the Patriots. Brady has been trying to help Brown turn his career around since the star receiver squandered his chance in New England, and that apparently includes putting him in touch with a life coach.

According to Andy Slater of FOX Sports 640, Brady called noted life coach and motivational speaker Tony Robbins and connected him with Brown earlier this year. Robbins and Brown are said to have had a long conversation about A.B. returning to the NFL.

Brady and Robbins are friends and made a public appearance together a few years back. They have promoted each other’s brands, and Brady obviously felt Robbins had valuable advice for Brown.

Brady was reportedly unhappy with the Patriots for releasing Brown last year, even though the All-Pro receiver was facing allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women. Brady has remained supportive of Brown publicly, which is why it is not really a shock that Brown is going to be playing for the Bucs.

Antonio Brown, Bucs working towards agreement

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Antonio Brown’s NFL suspension is set to end soon, and he could reunite with Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Brown is set to visit with the Bucs on Saturday, the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson reported on Friday. Wilson said both sides are “highly motivated” to reach an agreement.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the two sides are working towards a deal, though he says the Seahawks are still in the mix.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that Tom Brady was pushing the Bucs for the move.

Brown, 32, was one of the top receivers in the NFL from 2013-2018. He spent the first part of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers before pushing his way out last year. He got traded to the Raiders, who had enough of him and cut him. The Patriots signed him but then cut him too due to his behavior amid some serious legal issues. He was suspended this season through Week 8 as punishment from the league.

Brady was said to be upset at the time about the Patriots cutting Brown. The veteran quarterback was practicing hard with Brown and knows how good of a weapon the receiver is and wants him on his team. It’s no surprise that Brady is pushing for the signing. He even supposedly told teams in free agency that he wanted them to get Brown. And if Brown’s past behavior is any indication, he wants to team with Tom too.

Tom Brady has no good explanation for Nick Foles handshake snubs

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Tom Brady has failed to shake hands with Nick Foles twice after being beaten by him, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has no good reason why.

Brady’s New England Patriots lost to Foles’ Philadelphia Eagles 41-33 in Super Bowl LII in early 2018. Brady did not shake Foles’ hand after that game. Foles took the high road when asked about the matter.

Then three weeks ago, Foles’ Chicago Bears beat Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-19. Brady made a huge mental mistake at the end of the loss. He appeared to be so frustrated with himself and embarrassed that he ran off the field once again without shaking hands. Foles took it easy on Brady yet again.

Brady is used to winning, so many think he doesn’t know how to handle it when he loses.

The Buccaneers quarterback was asked about the Foles snubs and said he didn’t even think about it.

“I didn’t even think about that,” Brady said Thursday, via the Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. “I think Nick Foles is a hell of a player and a Super Bowl champ. I don’t know one reason or another why I wouldn’t do that. Sometimes I run off the field, sometimes I haven’t. Sometimes if I have a personal relationship, like I have with Drew (Brees) and Justin (Herbert) and Aaron (Rodgers) over the years…I don’t know, I don’t think it’s anything particular other than I have great admiration for Nick and I think he’s a hell of a player. They’re off to a great start.”

Foles again took the high road.

Brady is trying to be complimentary of Foles and make it clear that he doesn’t hold a personal thing against the veteran quarterback. The explanation is more likely that Brady is just so ticked off after the losses that he just runs into the tunnel. You know what that makes Brady? A poor sport. He should keep in mind that being cordial to one’s opponent after a game should come after a win or a loss and remember to do that after his defeats.

Tom Brady narrated great hype video for Dodgers-Rays World Series

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Tom Brady is a talented voice actor on top of being the best quarterback in NFL history.

Brady voiced a great hype video ahead of the 2020 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays that FOX released on Tuesday.

Brady, who is from Northern California, is a San Francisco Giants fan. The Giants’ rivalry with the Dodgers coupled with him now playing in Tampa made it an easy decision to say he was rooting for the Rays.

It’s a great time for Tampa sports fans. The Lightning won the Stanley Cup in late September. The Rays are in the World Series. And the Buccaneers are leading the NFC South at 4-2. What’s not to enjoy?

Tom Brady shares cool moment with college teammate’s son Jon Runyan Jr.

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Every so often, we get reminders of how long Tom Brady has been playing football. We got another one on Sunday.

Brady authored one of his signature performances on Sunday in a 38-10 win over the Green Bay Packers. After the game, though, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback got a reminder of his age. He was seen chatting with Packers rookie offensive lineman Jon Runyan Jr. Runyan Jr.’s father, Jon, was a long-time NFL offensive lineman who starred for Michigan in 1995, which also happened to be Brady’s first season at the school as a redshirt freshman.

Brady didn’t actually play during the one season he was at Michigan with the elder Runyan, but that hardly matters. Maybe he asked Runyan Jr. to say hi to his dad for him.

Every so often we get a reminder of just how much older Brady is compared to some of his peers. This one was particularly stark.

Tom Brady taking snaps differently with Bucs than Patriots

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Everything Tom Brady does is calculated, which is why we knew there had to be a reason he has changed the way he takes snaps since he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During his team’s game against the Green Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, we finally received an explanation.

Troy Aikman said on the FOX broadcast that Brady told him he felt he needed to take a more athletic stance this season while receiving shotgun snaps.

Of course, no one randomly changes something after two decades of doing it a certain way, so there has to be more to it than that. When Aikman suggested to Brady that he may have made the change because the snaps haven’t been as accurate this season as in years past, Brady reluctantly admitted that may have something to do with it.

Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen had a few snaps that were off-target on Sunday. One of them in the red zone was particularly bad, but Brady was able to handle it, set his feet and throw a touchdown pass.

Brady has definitely experienced some growing pains in his new offense. We saw the worst of that when he made a massive mistake in last week’s game. His shotgun stance is likely one of several things he has had to tweak since leaving New England.

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have teamed up yet again! Treat yourself or a friend with this great Tampa Fiesta shirt. You can buy it here.

Tom Brady reportedly buying new mansion in Florida

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Tom Brady may be moving homes soon.

Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen are buying a 5-bedroom mansion in Clearwater, Fla., TMZ Sports reports.

Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March and has been renting Derek Jeter’s mansion. But Jeter is selling the gorgeous home for just under $30 million.

Brady and Gisele decided to buy their own place west of Tampa for $7.5 million. The mansion is a waterfront estate that has a private gym, theater room, billiard room and media center.

If you’re asking why Brady didn’t buy the Jeter mansion, maybe it has to do with how public the home is.

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have teamed up yet again! Treat yourself or a friend with this great Tampa Fiesta shirt. You can buy it here.

Packers’ Jamaal Williams takes hilarious shot at Tom Brady

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Tom Brady is never going to live down his Week 4 mental mistake, and some of his peers are more than happy to pile on.

Take Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams. On this week’s edition of “The Jamaal Williams Show presented by GameOnWi,” he was asked who was better — Brady or Aaron Rodgers. Williams’ answer was immediately memorable.

“I’m pretty sure my quarterback knows what fourth down is, you know what I mean?” Williams replied. “That’s what I’m saying, like, Aaron Rodgers would never do that. Never. You know what I mean? He’s too smart for that.”

Williams was, of course, referencing Brady’s remarkable mental mistake in last week’s loss to Chicago. The fact that it was so out of character for Brady is probably why so many people have taken shots at him over it.

Brady has a sense of humor about the error. It may be less funny to him coming from other players instead of from himself, though.

Tom Brady trolls himself over 4th down gaffe while congratulating LeBron

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Tom Brady did not openly admit after last week’s loss to the Chicago Bears that he lost track of downs late in the game, but the future Hall of Famer is finally having a laugh at his own expense over the blunder.

Brady congratulated LeBron James on capturing his fourth NBA title with a great tweet on Monday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback shared a photoshopped image that shows LeBron’s head on Brady’s body holding up four fingers.

Brady also joked “not bad for a washed up old guy!” The two have continued to play at an extremely high level even as they are considered “old” for their respective sports, so they have that in common.

Brady lost track of downs late in Tampa Bay’s game against the Bears, and it proved costly. With the Bucs trailing 20-19, he threw a low-percentage pass on 4th down and then seemed puzzled when it resulted in a turnover on downs. He told reporters he wished he executed better but did not openly acknowledge losing track of downs. Even Bruce Arians tried to cover for his quarterback, though the coach was not all that convincing.

Kudos to Brady for finally taking it on the chin.

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have teamed up yet again! Treat yourself or a friend with this great Tampa Fiesta shirt. You can buy it here.

Bruce Arians covers for Tom Brady after big mistake

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Bruce Arians did his best to cover for Tom Brady after the veteran quarterback’s big mistake at the end of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 20-19 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.

Brady made a huge mental mistake and forgot what down it was on the Bucs’ final offensive play of the game. He very clearly did not seem to realize the Bucs were on their fourth down when he threw deep and incomplete for Cameron Brate.

Arians, who is in his second season as the Bucs’ head coach, tried to cover for Brady after the game.

“Yeah, he knew. He knew,” Arians said when asked if Brady knew what down it was for the play in question.

Arians was looking down when he said it, which is a classic behavior when someone is lying.

Brady was also asked about the play during his postgame news conference. He didn’t really give a straight answer. Another reporter was instructed to ask a question while Brady was trailing off trying to explain things.

“Yeah, we just. You’re up against the clock and you’re up against the uh … I knew we had to gain a chunk, so I should have been thinking more first down instead of chunk,” Brady said.

Both men are doing their best to try covering up things, but everyone saw what we saw. Anything coming out of their mouths at this point is an excuse.

Making a mental mistake like that is especially bad for Brady when he was the one yelling to keep his teammates in check.