Tom Brady despatched social media ablaze on Tuesday after he clapped again at Tony Dungy when the previous Colts head coach named him because the sixth-toughest quarterback he is ever gone up in opposition to. Brady responded to the video the place Dungy was rating the likes of Aaron Rodgers, John Elway, and Steve Younger as tougher matchups by merely posting an image of Indy’s 2014 AFC finalist banner.
For individuals who could also be unaware, Brady’s Patriots defeated the Colts that season in a 45-7 blowout en-route to a Tremendous Bowl title. That banner basically celebrates a second-place end within the convention, which immediately was the butt of numerous jokes throughout the NFL as soon as it was unveiled. That stated, Brady might have forgotten that Dungy was not Indy’s head coach again then because it was really Chuck Pagano on the receiving finish of he and the Patriots’ wrath that day. However, it is nonetheless a powerful burn.
“I used to be simply having enjoyable,” Brady instructed reporters of the social media change with Dungy on Wednesday. “I used to be solely referring to him because the Indy head coach, not because the Bucs head coach. So it was nothing private. Coach Dungy is aware of I really like him. I used to be simply giving him just a little grief. He gave me just a little grief, I gave him just a little grief. It was all in good enjoyable.”
As he famous, Brady does need to toe a line as he goes at Dungy. Certain, the Patriots-Colts rivalry was at a fever-pitch when these two had been on opposing sidelines, however now Brady is sporting Bucs colours, which Dungy did from 1996-2001. Going at one in all your personal is not precisely kosher in NFL circles, which is why Brady seemingly threw within the caveat that he was particularly ribbing the Colts model of the Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer.
Whereas Dungy did give the nod to different quarterbacks as being a tougher participant to scheme in opposition to, it was largely as a result of Brady wasn’t a cellular determine within the pocket, which was one much less factor to fret about.
“Who gave me actual issues? John Elway,” Dungy stated. “You would do every thing proper, have the proper protection, and going to maneuver round, make one thing occur and kill you. He killed me sufficient to say he was troublesome. Steve Younger was the identical approach. These cellular quarterbacks, that is who I put forward of Tom. Aaron Rodgers, John Elway, Steve Younger, guys who may transfer. To not say Tom wasn’t nice, however that further dimension meant one thing to me in order that’s why I’d solely put him at six.”
Over the course of his profession, Brady has performed effectively in opposition to the Colts, proudly owning a 15-4 document which features a 4-1 mark within the postseason. In opposition to Colts squads led by Dungy, Brady went 7-4 with a 2-1 playoff document included.