It seems Tom Brady and Josh McDaniels weren’t exactly best friends during their time with the New England patriots.
On a podcast called “Harvester Sports,” former NFL bust David Carr shared some incredible insight into the relationship between McDaniels and his younger brother, Derek Carr. He stated his brother praised McDaniel for his football knowledge, but also insinuated the Raiders head coach wanted control of the offense, which he wasn’t able to obtain in New England.
“I would say what happened is, in New England, Tom Brady ran the show,” said Carr. “He was able to bully Josh. He would just say, ‘This is what we’re gonna do.’ And if Josh said ‘no,’ he would go to Bill’s office, and if he said ‘no,’ he would go to Robert Kraft: ‘Trade Jimmy Garoppolo. I don’t need him in here causing a problem.’ Jimmy Garoppolo gets traded.”
Carr never played for the Patriots, so his information is likely coming from having friends on the team or somewhere within the organization.
After parting ways with his brother, Carr says McDaniels probably wants a quarterback whom he can control.
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“When they were in New England, Tom ran his stuff. Tom is a guy, historically, who gets to the line of scrimmage and picks the play he wants to run: ‘Gimme a set formation. Get me in and out of a good play, bad play. That’s what I’m gonna do.’ That’s what Peyton Manning did, that’s what Tom did,” he said. “I think what Josh wants to do, is Josh feels like — maybe he’s right, maybe he’s wrong. Time will tell — he feels like he can guess right most of the time from the sideline, which is almost impossible to do, in this day and age. But Derek does say he’s a smart guy. He’s a football genius. He gets it. I think for Josh, he’s gonna get a guy who he can, not control, but tell where to throw the ball. That has some physical tools that can make some plays in the run game, that can push the ball down the field.”
This may very well explain the rumors that the Raiders have interest in Mac Jones, who enjoyed some success with McDaniels during his rookie season.
The Raiders have the No. 7 overall pick in the NFL Draft, which they could use to take a top quarterback.
Carr says McDaniels wants to do the thinking, and his quarterback to do the throwing.
“‘I don’t need any cerebral things from you. I just need you to go cook.’ I think that’s where Josh is,” he said.
Carr was an NFL bust who owns a Super Bowl ring after backing up Eli Manning with the New York Giants.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.