Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is known for his success in his career. After all, he won six Super Bowls with the Patriots and built one of the greatest dynasties in modern football history.
Now, things are different in New England. They have made the playoffs once in the past four seasons and would have the third overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft if the season ended today.
The winds of change are certainly blowing in New England and it looks like it will be rebuilt soon.
Brady discussed New England’s struggles this season and took a cautious approach to the concepts of winning and losing. I’ve elaborated on his “Let’s Go!” podcast with Jim Gray, transcribed by NESN.com’s Zack Cox.
“When you see a loss, you see the whole organization lose, the fan base lose, and everyone’s in it together. And it’s hard to get it right. When you get it right, you should really appreciate it, especially It’s in the NFL because you’re not in a situation where you’re Floyd Mayweather and every time you get in the ring and you fight, you’re better than everybody. You’re not like Tiger Woods, where every time You’re better than your opponent every time you kick off the ball.
“The NFL is tough. Everything is trying to get you back to 8-9 or 9-8. It’s tough, you have to be grateful when you win and you have to try to fix it when you lose.”
That certainly puts things into perspective, especially when you consider the Patriots’ days before the Tom Brady era.
For example, New England went 6-10 in 1995 and 5-11 in 2000. Bill Parcells did lead them to the Super Bowl and to the Wild Card Round and Divisional Playoffs.
It would be ignorant to say that Brady’s previous success rate was zero. However, the level of success in the Brady era is truly special in modern football.