Brief Hug With Bill
… After Bucs Beat Pats
10/4/2021 5: 57 AM PT
5: 54 AM PT — 10/4 — Shortly after Tom Brady beat the Patriots … he got some love from his ex-coach too, sharing an embrace on the field with Bill Belichick that lasted just a few quick seconds.
Broadcast cameras caught the brief hug … one in which Bill appeared to say a few words to Tom. Brady’s ex-offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, meanwhile, also came in for a long clinch and talk after the moment with Bill.
According to ESPN, Belichick later met with Brady in Tampa Bay’s locker room after New England lost 19-17 … staying and talking with TB12 for around 20 minutes.
Tom Brady and Robert Kraft clearly have no bad blood … ’cause the Bucs quarterback and Patriots owner just shared a moment in the bowels of Gillette Stadium, hugging it out before the team’s battle on Sunday Night Football.
TB12 will play his old team — in New England — for the first time since bolting for Tampa Bay before the start of last season.
Many football fans wondered what the interaction between Brady and Kraft and Bill Belichick would be like… would there be hard feelings or a warm reaction?
A few hours before kickoff, Tom and Robert met up in a back hallway, spoke briefly, and embraced each other before going their separate ways.
During the week leading up to tonight’s game, Belichick — who reportedly had tension with Brady during his last years in NE — was extremely complimentary of the G.O.A.T.
Despite the reported beef, Brady seems happy to be back, posting about returning to Foxborough on social media earlier Sunday, saying … “Good to be back”
Kraft previously said the Pats plan to honor Brady before what’s become the most anticipated game of the 2021 NFL season.
Brady — a 6th round draft pick of NE in 2000 — played 20 seasons with the Patriots … winning 3 NFL MVPs and 6 Super Bowls with Belichick and Kraft.
Originally Published — 10/3 4: 07 PM PT