Former NFL QB Says Tom Brady Would Bully Fellow Teammates, Coaches

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It’s no secret that in order to become insanely successful, some personal pleasantries might fall by the wayside. Just ask Michael Jordan, who infamously bullied virtually all of his teammates.

As it turns out, fellow GOAT Tom Brady apparently had a similar attitude, as former NFL quarterback David Carr claims that Brady would not only bully fellow players, but even his coaches, including current Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels.

During an interview on the Harvester Sports Podcast, Carr — whose younger brother Derek recently signed a contract with the New Orleans Saints after spending the entirety of his nine-year career with the Raiders — detailed how Brady would push McDaniels around.

“I would say what happened is, in New England, Tom Brady ran the show. So, he was able to bully Josh. And he would just say, ‘This is what we’re gonna do.’ If Josh said no, (Brady) would go to Bill’s office. If Bill said no, he would go to Robert Kraft: ‘Trade Jimmy Garoppolo, I don’t need him in here causing a problem.’ Jimmy Garoppolo gets traded, right?” Carr said.

“So, I think that’s what happened. I think that when they were in New England, Tom ran his stuff. Tom is a guy, historically, that gets to the line of scrimmage, picks the play he wants to run. I think that what Josh wants to do — and maybe he’s right, maybe he’s wrong, time will tell — he feels like he can guess right most of the time from the sideline, which is almost impossible to do in this day and age.”

Earlier this year, Tom Brady retired for the second consecutive offseason. Despite this, there has been speculation in recent days that Brady could be planning to unretire to play for the Miami Dolphins.

Speculation about Brady’s potential return has come from a multitude of sources, as well. First, Rich Eisen reported that he heard murmurs at the combine that Brady could unretire, and then, Patriots broadcast Scott Zolak doubled down on Eisen’s reporting by saying that Brady-to-the-Dolphins is “in play.”

At this time, however, the Dolphins remain publicly committed to signal-caller Tua Tagovailoa, who is entering his fourth season with the team.

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