“The Difference is Tom Brady”- Analyst Takes a Shot at Bill Belichick and the Patriots

Published 10/28/2020, 8:34 AM EDT
Sep 27, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports


The Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers registered their 5th win of the season over the weekend. They completely outplayed Derek Carr’s Las Vegas Raiders to register a convincing 20-45 win at the Allegiant Stadium in Week 7.

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Tom Brady had an impressive outing against the Raiders on Sunday. Brady went 33 of 45 with 369 passing yards and clinched 4 TDs to his name. Once again, the veteran NFL quarterback proved his doubters wrong.

Oct 4, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter of a NFL game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Brady’s form this season has led to questions about the role he played under former coach Bill Belichick in New England. There were many critics who predicted that TB12 would be a flop in Tampa Bay, while Belichick’s Patriots would do alright with Cam Newton as their new starting quarterback. Almost two months into the 2020 season, both teams couldn’t be farther apart.

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Emmanuel Acho claims Tom Brady was the ‘pilot’ for the New England Patriots

“Tom Brady might have been the pilot and Bill Belichick the co-pilot.”@EmmanuelAcho explains why the Pats struggles without Brady says everything about Belichick pic.twitter.com/4GPWrCtqVV

— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) October 27, 2020

On the latest segment of Speak For Yourself, host Emmanuel Acho gave a detailed assessment of Brady’s final season in Boston. The former NFL player claimed that TB12 was the ‘pilot’ for the Patriots while coach Bill Belichick was the ‘co-pilot’.

He added, “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were average to below average last year. They started the year below average and they ended at average.

“Right now they’re sitting as the best team in the National Football League….but New England Patriots last year with Tom Brady, they were average to above-average, made the playoffs, you could argue that they were elite, Super Bowl contention.

“Right now, they’re one of the worst teams in the National Football League.

Sep 27, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) prepares to pass the ball in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

“Wherever Tom Brady goes – Amazing. The difference is Tom Brady. Are you really going to tell me that Gronkowski is making the difference?” Acho said on the show.

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Brady has been a driving force for the Buccaneers this season. The six-time Super Bowl winner has thrown for 1,900+ yards with 18 passing TDs and 4 interceptions. The Bucs are currently on a 5-2 record heading into Week 8.

Bruce Arians’ Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sitting comfortably at the top of the NFC South Division table ahead of the reigning champions New Orleans Saints and are slated to play the New York Giants on Monday night.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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