Tom Brady Responds To Bruce Arians Harsh Criticism Of New England

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Bruce Arians had some criticism of the New England Patriots while discussing Tom Brady’s success with his new squad in just the first year.

“Consummate leader,” Arians said, via NBC Sports’ Peter King. “Has been all year. Got the air of confidence that permeates through our team every day. I allow him to be himself. Like, New England didn’t allow him to coach. I allow him to coach. I just sit back sometimes and watch.”

The Tampa Bay Bucs QB was asked to respond to those comments and this is what he had to say:

“I just try to do the best I can do to show up every day with a good attitude, work hard and do what my job is. It’s been fun just being here and I had a great time in New England, as well,” Brady told reporters during a video conference this week. “I’ve had a great 21 years. I’m a very blessed and lucky guy. The fact that I’m still playing football, for me, is a blessing. I’ve had a lot of great teammates that I’ve played with over the years and a great group this year. That’s the best part about football, is all of the relationships you have. It’s been a fun year doing it.”

Tom Brady wasn’t going to say anything controversial as he has more pressing matters to deal with as the team gets set to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game.