In Good Will Hunting, when Matt Damon was asked how he can do complex math equations without any formal schooling, he said, “I could always just play.”
Tom Brady has spent the four weeks during his Deflategate suspension with absolutely no contact with his teammates about football related topics. He wasn’t allowed in the Patriots facility to attend meetings or practices.
He spent his NFL exile throwing out routes to his supermodel wife Gisele, and even took a trip to Italy. Ciao.
Despite being entirely absent for the first month of the 2016 season, in his first game back Brady could “just play”. He dominated the Browns like a football savant, throwing for 400 yards and 3 touchdowns, all to Martellus Bennett, with whom he had never even played in a regular season game before. Nice to meet you, catch some touchdowns.
As it sits now, the Patriots are 4-1 and already lead the AFC East. Brady’s back and has an even bigger chip on his shoulder than the massive one he’s carried his entire career. He has a better version of Aaron Hernandez to pair with Gronk in Bennett, minus the proclivity for homicide, and he has another quality wide receiver in Chris Hogan. How do you like them apples, NFL?
Sure the Browns are terrible, but they are an actual NFL team with real NFL coaches and players. It’s not your fault Browns. It’s not your fault. Brady is on a seek-and-destroy mission and that won’t end until Roger Goodell hands him the Lombardi Trophy in Houston.
At 9:45 a.m., Tom Brady arrives at FirstEnergy Stadium as a media crowd follows him en route to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/5tpHtp8lph
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 9, 2016