Troy Aikman Claims Tom Brady Was Fibbing

July 1st, 2021

So, apparently Tom Brady is less than honest away from press conferences as well.

That’s the word from FOX analyst Troy Aikman. The current Hall of Fame quarterback was speaking about the Bucs’ future Hall of Fame quarterback recently. And Aikman, known these days more for regurgitating the line “make a play” 20 or 30 times each Sunday than winning Super Bowls with the Cowboys, says he caught Brady in a very public sales job.

Remember earlier this year Brady appeared on a teleconference call begging his fellow NFLPA members to demand less spring practice time, in part because baseball pitchers don’t practice throwing fastballs in December?

Well, Aikman appeared on the “Flying Coach” podcast co-hosted by Sean McVay and Peter Schrager recently. There, Aikman suggested he caught Brady selling a big con to his fellow association members. Aikman is pretty convinced Brady perpetrated a well-thought-out, premeditated swindle, details John Breech of CBS Sports.

“I was surprised to hear Tom Brady say ‘Yea, the players need more time off,'” Aikman said. “He was very vocal. It shocked me, because I know Tom well.”

After thinking about Brady’s comments though, they made sense to Aikman: The Hall of Fame QB thinks Brady made them so that he could get a competitive advantage over other teams.

“And then I realized, that’s the greatness of Tom Brady, because I can assure you, he’s not taking those days off and that team is not taking those days off, and so he views it as a total competitive advantage,” Aikman said. “If teams are practicing less and he’s practicing more, that’s going to give him a leg up on the competition, and I think that was really the whole motivation in his comments.”

Now that makes all the sense in the world. Those who know or have worked with Brady swear the guy is a fanatical workaholic, always seeking an edge.

Even at the time Brady made that call, folks who know Brady were muttering on social media how out of character it was for him to advise players to pull back on preparation — at the same time Brady was holding workouts with Bucs’ teammates at the Yankees’ minor league complex.

Some might say Brady was backstabbing his fellow NFLPA members. Joe wouldn’t argue.

Still, Joe likes the gamesmanship. And this is one of the best edge-seeking stunts Joe has heard from an athlete in some time. If Brady did what Aikman claims, that is borderline dirty.

And Joe friggin’ loves it!

How Belicheat of Brady.

31 Responses to “Troy Aikman Claims Tom Brady Was Fibbing”

  1. Jason Says:

    Hmmm… So maybe the Patriots were more Bradycheats than Belicheats?

  2. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Backstabbing is such a harsh description and a little overkill. It’s more like one-upmanship, if there’s such a thing. Football isn’t just a physical game. Mentally, he’s top shelf, too.

  3. Medicated Pete Says:

    You can’t get anything past Troy. He busted Tom

  4. alton d green Says:

    WOW!! I hope you guys are being sarcastic. I have some beach front property in Az i’ll sell really cheap. I’ve been a career Brady fan but let’s look at the bandwagon; Troy went 94-71 with “America’s Team.” 61% 33000 yds, 165 Tuddles 141 int’s. OR believe 10 SBs winning 7. COME ON Nathan Hale. He said “give me super bowl or give me death”

  5. alton d green Says:

    To Troy’s credit, he did win 3 SBs. Come on fans, let’s not put Tom in the tabloids. We’re better than that. Tom will fold up like a frightened armadillo. THEN win another SB haha

  6. Chris l Says:

    Joe are you still in shock and see but feel so proud that the greatest of all time is a buccaneer? What a great Bucs life we live

  7. Stanglassman Says:

    I don’t think anyone was asking for more time off they just wanted more flexibility during their off season. It’s a lot like other people post sickness shutdowns. They realize that it’s possible to get the work done from home and coming into the office 5 days a week wasn’t as necessary as once thought.

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … Troy Aikman AND yourself are speculating on MOTIVATIONS that only Tom Brady knows the real skinny behind. I seriously doubt that the NFL AND NFLPA really care about WHY Tom Brady took the stance that he did. They’re business folks, and they’re gonna do what’s in the best interest of their business.

    Pretty much the same thing with BA & the Bucs I think. BA did what he felt was in the best interests of the Bucs’ organization when he essentially compromised with Brady about having the workouts at the Bucs’ facility instead of off-site.

  9. Kentucky Buc Says:

    @Stanglassman. Yeah but that doesn’t make the headlines . Don’t u come in here with well thought out ideas. Lol

  10. Steve Burke Says:

    Is there any proof that Tom Brady actually turned water into wine?

  11. Casual Observer Says:

    Steve – LOL. He is getting close to that belief.

  12. D-Rome Says:

    I believe it. I would do the same thing.

  13. Mike Says:

    I have to disagree. I think Brady is sincere in stating that players need more time off in the offseason in terms of not being forced to practice in a team environment. He’s not saying that they shouldn’t get together or practice with each other if they want to, or that people shouldn’t be staying in shape, etc.

  14. Chesapeake Bay Bucco Says:

    Steve Burker, wrt: Is there any proof that Tom Brady actually turned water into wine? Yes….actually tequila!

  15. Pewter Power Says:

    Aikman is just a hater. If players get more time off it is a competitive advantage if players don’t have the work ethic necessary to be good or really great. It’s not Tom Brady fault if most players have Da’Quan Bowers type work ethic. Dude is almost 44 so this is stupid

  16. Joe Says:

    It’s not Tom Brady fault if most players have Da’Quan Bowers type work ethic.

    LOL Always love a Da’Quan Bowers blast. 🙂

  17. Joe Says:

    Is there any proof that Tom Brady actually turned water into wine? Yes….actually tequila!


  18. SB Says:

    Hey Joe. Don’t know if youve heard yet or not but Monte Kiffen is to be inducted into the Ring of Honor on Sept 19th

  19. Joe Says:

    Monte Kiffen

    Of course Joe “heard.” Joe got the e-mail.

  20. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Brady’s Buccaneer Brinkmanship inc.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  21. Iamabuc Says:

    He’s just a hater. Have you guys notice that lately even HOF QBs are talking trash about Brady. Wow! Brady really have stirred the pot. What’s not to love about our QB? I mean after us having gone from the Graduowskys of the world and all of the others not worth mentioning; I can but smile now, and breath better.

  22. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I love it!
    Brady does more than let some air out of footballs, he plays mind games as well!
    I tell my Grandkids to enjoy this ride, because there will never ever be another Tom Brady!
    All my friends across the country remind me how lucky I am to live in Tampa!
    Not only do we have the Rays, we have the Lightning who are on their way to another Stanley Cup, plus we have Tom Brady and the Bucs!

  23. Duane Says:

    Of course Brady was going to continue to train. I think he felt the need to speak up for the players with his newfound freedom in Tampa. I think one of the reasons he still plays now is because he is so much less burdened with appearances. I you are an NFL player and think Brady doesnt get after it until May or June, you are going to be in for a rude awakening.

  24. TomBrady_converted bucs fan Says:

    I don’t understand how everyone is reading this wrong.

    It’s blatantly obvious the NFLPA simply asked Tom to speak up and advocate for the position that the NFLPA was advocating for given his status and respect.

    That’s it.. suggesting gamesmanship is way over thinking it.

  25. Bellingham Bucs Fan Says:

    I figured everyone who knows anything about Brady knew this the moment it was uttered.

  26. Kyle Says:

    The legend keeps growing!! Love tb12

  27. Mr. B Says:

    Brady once again proves why he’s theGOAT

  28. bucsince79 aka bumaneer Says:

    Turn those machine’s back on!!!! sell sell… LFG

  29. Buczilla Says:

    It’s always good to have one or two shady mofos on your side. Brady did nothing wrong.

  30. Ne+ bucs fan Says:


  31. Nutbucer Says:

    He’s in support of offering those without the desire to practice, the opportunity not to. Nothing more, well played TB12