New England Patriots: Every Marriage Has Their Rocky Years
The New England Patriots was in trouble, according to ESPN. With a scathing report that Robert Kraft, Tom Brady, and Bill Belichick have been at odds for years, fans of the Patriots and the NFL were torn. But what people must remember is– families fight. When you spend 18 years with the same people, things are said, actions and reactions are made and issues arise. It’s human nature. The same issues arose with Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, and Phil Jackson during their time with the Los Angeles Lakers. What’s the difference?
The Lakers did not win five championships while they were together, but that’s because they broke the team up before it could happen. Belichick and Brady have been joined at the hip so long, they no longer have to speak to one another to understand how the other is feeling. While this report does offer some damaging content, it also proves that the Patriots are no different from any other team in any sport.
So what if there’s a little turmoil going on between Belichick, Brady, and Kraft. According to the report, the fighting is nothing new, however, the Patriots have still found ways to win. In the end, that’s all that matters, right? This is where Shaq and Kobe messed up at. They were both hell-bent on being the man that they forgot the team always comes first. No matter how ESPN reports this story, both Belichick and Brady have always managed to put the team first. This is why they are better than 90 percent of the teams in the NFL.
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Who cares if Tom Brady had a problem with Jimmy Garoppolo? Brady is fighting father time and so far, he’s winning. This is not Joe Montana in San Francisco fending off Steve Young. This is still one of the best to ever play at the tender age of 40 and still playing at an MVP level. Brady has said he has another good two to three seasons in him. Maybe Belichick wanted to give the keys to Garoppolo this season and Brady felt he wasn’t ready to let them go. Ok, a miscommunication there. So what if Brady got into an argument with Josh McDaniels on the sidelines last year. From the report, McDaniels wouldn’t shut up about Brady missing a throw. Ok, how many times have we said that about Brady? Mistakes happen, but since it’s New England, it’s a bigger deal simply because they’re still winning.
If this were to happen in Cleveland, would it be such a big deal? This is so similar to Shaq and Kobe that it’s scary. No one could stop the Lakers but themselves when they were together and that’s just what happened. Yes, the media played a huge role but so did Jackson, Kobe, and Shaq. The difference with the Patriots is, they won’t allow that to happen. There may come a time when it all unravels but that will be due to age. Brady is not Benjamin Button and sooner or later, he will decline. However, 2017 was not that season. Like this is the one thing that managed to take the Pats down. I’ve read it all day. The New England Patriots dirty laundry was finally aired and this is the end of the dynasty. Sorry, but if these reports are true, the only people having a hard time dealing with this is everyone outside of New England.
In the offseason, the ugliness tried to rear its ugly head again with reports that the Patriots were shopping Rob Gronkowski. There were also reports that Brady is putting off OTAs and then there is the suspension of Julian Edelman for four games. Ok, just another hiccup in the grand scheme of things for this organization. How many times have we been here before with this team only to see them bounce back and shut everyone up? Yes, they lost the Super Bowl against the Eagles in February. However, despite the hits they took along the way, they were one of the only two teams left standing. Do we really want to piss them off, again?Follow @BXReporter