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Tom Brady thinks there will be some “Johnny Miller” in him as a broadcaster

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Episode of this week Tom BradyX Went! podcast was entirely devoted to an interview with Charles Barkley. Quite early in the conversation, Barclay’s candor became a point of discussion. This led Brady to consider his future as an NFL broadcaster on Fox Sports.

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Brady made it clear that he would be open to criticism.

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“I think part of it is because I’ve had 23 professional seasons,” Brady said. “Now when I watch football, the only thing I see – you know, nine out of 10 – is ‘that was a really bad game. Unlike “wow”, a spectacular play that [Patrick] Mahomes or Josh Allen’s addictive game.

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“Now it’s like, ‘Dude, what a bad defensive game. . . . What a bad quarterback play.” And naturally. because I think I have a high level – when you play with Randy Moss, when you play with Wes Welker, when you play with [Rob] Gronkovsky and [Julian] Edelman and Mike Evansyou see greatness. And there is very [high] the standard of excellence that I want to see the game on. Because I appreciate the sport, I appreciate the coordination of this incredible chess match, the play within each game.

“And I just feel like there’s probably more Johnny Miller in me, where when I saw him on television about golf, he would — sometimes it was just stinging. “What, that guy suffocated from the pressure?” or something else. In fact, this is how I often watch the game now. It’s not that I mean to be negative, but I want to point out – and Belichick taught me a lot about this – it’s hard to win a game in the NFL, there are more games lost than won in the NFL. If you don’t screw up, you have a great chance of winning. Because most people just screw things up. If you do the basic principles of what this sport is all about, with blocking, tackling, quarterback throwing, quarterback blocking, catching, throwing, hitting the ball, you can get really good results in the sport. Proven by this Patriot system all these years.”

Brady expressed admiration for Barkley’s willingness to be sincere.

“Very few people say what they feel and get away with it,” said Brady Barkley.

For Brady, turning to such edginess would be a major breakthrough in his current approach. He said that 90 percent of what he says in public he doesn’t mean.

Brady said of the league as a whole last month, “I think a lot of bad football from what I’m looking at. I watch a lot of bad football. Low quality football. That’s what I see.”

Most fans will have a hard time digesting Brady as a host if he’s stingy with criticism and criticizes everything. He must be ready to praise when needed and to point out bad decisions or mental errors when they happen.

First of all, he must understand that few of the players he meets will live up to his personal standards. It doesn’t mean they suck. And if he says it directly or in a few words, his time in the booth can be as short as that of his childhood idol, Joe Montana.



Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

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