Did Tom Brady and Invoice Belichick hug? QB, coach share awkward change following Bucs' win over Patriots
The “Hoodie” will get “Huggie.” Form of.
Tom Brady and Invoice Belichick met in Foxborough on Sunday evening, with “TB12” returning to Gillette Stadium for the primary time since becoming a member of the Buccaneers in 2020. The Bucs escaped with a 19-17 win in a back-and-forth affair.
Talking of drama, there is not any larger drama that has taken place not too long ago than the tip of the Patriots-Brady marriage, with the curtain solely not too long ago being slowly peeled again on the tip of the period that noticed Brady and Belichick win six Lombardi trophies collectively.
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Brady’s bolting to the Bay led to hypothesis relating to Sunday evening: How would Brady and Belichick change pleasantries following the sport, if in any respect? Would there be a hug? Bro faucet? Handshake? The reply is: an ungainly … one thing.
This is what went down:
Did Tom Brady and Invoice Belichick hug?
On a rain-soaked Gillette Stadium area, Brady and Belichick did, the truth is, share a really temporary hug following the sport. The embrace suits completely right into a clean-cut .GIF to your viewing pleasure.
Whereas it does not seem like something to get labored up about, it is value noting that Brady had prolonged embraces with different Patriots staffers and gamers, together with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and particular groups ace Matthew Slater. Brady stayed on the sector for a number of minutes talking with and greeting former teammates.
Hugwatch, although, would not finish with what occurred on the sector: Each Brady and Belichick had been seen strolling out collectively, per The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, with Belichick spending lots of time within the Buccaneers locker room following the sport.
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The drama between Brady and Belichick is the supply of nice hypothesis, with the rift seemingly rising to the purpose that Brady was compelled to take his abilities to Florida. Brady would, after all, get fitted for a seventh Tremendous Bowl ring in his first season away from Belichick and the Pats.
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Brady made historical past in the course of the Buccaneers’ escape from Foxborough, turning into the NFL’s all-time main passer and turning into simply the fourth QB to beat all 32 NFL groups.
These are actually issues that might trigger Belichick to be bitter.