Tom Brady doesn’t mind brushing off harsh remarks, especially because he knows he’ll soon be channeling his inner Cris Collinsworth.
The Buccaneers quarterback, who will become Fox Sports’ primary NFL analyst upon retirement, was questioned on Monday about the criticism he received from Collinsworth on “Sunday Night Football” when the commentator compared one of Brady’s incomplete passes to a missed layup by LeBron James. Although Brady stated that it is merely his “opinion,” he acknowledged that the time has come to broadcast his views.
In the current episode of his SiriusXM podcast, Brady stated, “I’m going to get an opportunity to cover some games here in the near future.” “Let’s Go!”
Therefore, I may have the opportunity to shoot back at everyone else. It is expected for a pundit to have an opinion. Whether you agree or disagree, that is merely an opinion.”
Cris Collinsworth is uncertain of Tom Brady’s performance: “I obtained nothing. This is essentially a layup. This is comparable to witnessing LeBron James miss a layup… I have no idea what I’m viewing.” pic.twitter.com/xve9cTSteY
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Brady threw an incomplete ball to wide receiver Russell Gage in the second quarter of Sunday’s game between the Buccaneers and the Cardinals. Collinsworth was surprised by the incorrect toss in the booth.
Collinsworth stated, “I have zero.” “This is essentially a layup. This is comparable to witnessing LeBron James miss a layup… I have no idea what I’m viewing.”
On Christmas Day, the Buccaneers defeated the Cardinals in overtime, 19-16. Brady told co-host Jim Gray one day after the victory that he has learned to blow off situations involving criticism or false stories.
“There are two ways to approach life: you may let everything upset you, or you can simply let it roll off your back. I’ve chosen the latter method. Brady responded, “Look, whatever is said or written, you know, the majority of people do not have all the knowledge, and there is some bias with that.”
The seven-time Super Bowl champion continued, referring to his family, “I do believe it is far harder on those who have no control.” “Oftentimes, people interpret things as if it were exactly the appropriate way or word. Not that they have a credible view, it may not be credible to me, but for them it is credible, and you respect the things that are positive, you respect the things that are negative, you may not agree with them, but that is simply part of this job.”
Brady, who is presently in his 23rd season in the NFL after a brief 40-day hiatus, agreed in the spring to a monstrous 10-year, $375 million contract with Fox Sports that will begin when he officially retires.