Brady has certainly seemed a lot more casual about life since his move to Florida, hosting workouts with a couple dozen players on the regular despite being told multiple times what a really bad idea that is.
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That change in behavior has not gone unnoticed by his peers either. Brady’s former teammate in New England, Christian Fauria, now a radio host on WEEI, expressed his opinion about Brady’s attitude adjustment on Friday.
“It’s so uncharacteristic,” said Fauria. “If you go back and look at some the old posts of guys who left and got away its like Shawshank Redemption. Danny Amendola. Gronkowski, remember that? ‘Be happy you’re free.’ It’s the same thing. He’s Andy Dufresne who is finally free. He’s in the river and he has his hands up, filled with poop and smells like crap and he’s like, ‘Finally, I’m free. Let me enjoy it. Nobody is going to break my stride. I’m going to be me.’ This is who he is. … The guy we saw for the last 20 years? That wasn’t Tom Brady, that was Clark Kent. What we’re seeing now is the real Tom Brady.”
Fauria continued, “To me, this new Brady is just like new Coke. He’s going to go back to being the old Tom Brady. Just like everybody hated the new Coke he is going to go back and they just got rid of it like it never existed. He has to go back to being the old Tom Brady if he’s going to make it through this.”
Eli Manning, for one, has his doubts that will actually happen, at least this year, in Tampa Bay.
Meanwhile, as we wait to see, Brady seems very happy that Cam Newton has landed in his old stomping grounds up in New England.