Tom Brady Rips NFL Writer For ‘Nonsense’ Josh McDaniels Report


May 11, 2020

Longtime NFL writer Gary Myers reported Monday that a “deteriorating relationship” with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels played into Tom Brady’s decision to leave the New England Patriots.

Brady says that’s not true.

The former Patriots quarterback issued a strong rebuke to Myers’ report on Instagram, telling the author of the 2015 book “Brady Vs. Manning” to “Please stop this nonsense!” and “Please be more responsible with reporting.”

“19 years together and brothers for life,” Brady wrote, including McDaniels’ handle and a heart emoji.

Here was the exact wording of Myers’ report:

McDaniels served on the Patriots’ coaching staff for 16 of Brady’s 20 seasons in New England and coached the QB directly for 13 of those.

“I have so much gratitude for Tom Brady,” McDaniels said in March after Brady left the Patriots to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “He has made me a better coach and more importantly a better person. He has always been genuinely kind and caring to me and my family. Yet, at the same time, I have never met anyone as demanding and relentless in his pursuit of improvement, perfection and championships.

“His work ethic and drive propelled our offense and our team to perform at the very highest level throughout his career. He represented all of us with class and integrity. We will miss his passion and intensity, his character and wisdom, and his preparation and diligence. I will miss all the meetings, FaceTimes, emails and texts in our pursuit of a good play. He always performed his best in the most critical times under the most significant pressure. I have never coached a tougher player in my career.”

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