“We Know Tommy. He’s A Deeply Emotional Person”

September 30th, 2021

Joe’s all jacked up for this spectaclular and historic clash between Tom Brady and the Belicheats.

So it was great to listen to two guys who worked with Brady and Bill Belichick reflect on the situation.

Former Patriots personnel chief Scott Pioli (he was NFL Executive of the Year with New England) and Brady’s first playcaller, Charlie Weis, were diving in on subject today on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Pioli emphasized how hard the two legends will work this week to prepare their minds for Sunday.

“Their ability to compartmentalize and to seal their minds is as good as I’ve ever seen ever by people,” Pioli said. “And they will compartmentalize this. You know they’re feeling emotions during the week — and they’re working all week on how to compartmentalize those feeling for four hours. … “We know Tommy, right? Tommy is a deeply emotional person. And you know that he’s working hard to make sure his emotions aren’t triggered. Bill is an emotional person too, he just doesn’t show it. And I don’t like how Bill has been made out to be a machine — because he’s not.”

As Joe wrote earlier, so much of this game for Brady and Patriots rookie QB Mac Jones will be about blocking out their humanity.

Weis agreed with Pioli except for when he talked about being annoyed that people have the wrong take on Belicheat. Weis said Belicheat puts up a cold veneer by choice, so the perception is on him.

Pioli emphasized, with approval from Weis, that Brady and Belicheat have a deep, deep affection and

“These are two people that love one another, that respect one another,” Pioli said, adding that the word “love” isn’t used enough in sports. “I think that they do care about one another deeply. And they respect one another. They’re thankful for one another.”

Pioli went on to rant that others who care about Brady and/or Belicheat have inserted their strong opinions over time and stirred things up, making their relationship seem messy when it’s built on love.

Man, this is getting a little sappy for Joe’s taste. Joe hopes the Bucs pound the Patriots and Brady starts slapping Belicheat like this instant classic Bucs exchange from the close of the 2017 season.

22 Responses to ““We Know Tommy. He’s A Deeply Emotional Person””

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    So is Pete

  2. buxszntkt Says:

    The worst part of my morning drive is that FAT DUCK charlie weis is on !!!! He is always talking about tommy this and tommy that. He still talks like he works for the pats and the show spends way too much time every week on the pats and Charlie’s take that Mac Jones is a Tom Brady clone. F that fat duck , such a nauseatingly biased show.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    ‘Respect one another’? ‘Thankful for one another’? More than likely. They accomplished a lot … together.

    ‘Love one another’? ‘Care about one another deeply’? Not so sure about those two. Might be wrong, but it seems like Tom Brady probably felt ‘jilted’ in that relationship as his career entered its’ twilight years. That can end a ‘loving relationship’ real fast.

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    Sounds like they need to get a room.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  5. Medicated Pete Says:


    Charlie Weis is a fat bafoon

  6. buxszntkt Says:

    agreed Pete !

  7. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    People are talking like Tom will be emotional before the game. I don’t see it like that. Sure he will acknowledge the fans and the Patriots staff – and show love and respect, but it is go time and Brady will be game faced and ready to destroy. He is a stone cold killer.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    OK….so let’s add “deeply emotional” to Tom’s monikers…..

  9. Posey99 Says:

    Sean payton is worst then Bill. Absolutely cocky sob

  10. Ben green Says:

    It’s very emotional. I think everyone in the stadium will cheer Tom Brady, I know I will. He is by far the most important player in Boston sports history, and probably the most important in all of team sports.
    . Brady realizes he wouldn’t have won six rings with another coach. And Bill know he doesn’t get six without Brady. It’s like choosing which parent to go with after a divorce. They made sure the kids got through highschool, and kept it together way longer than anyone anticipated. In 20 years (if Brady isn’t still playing) cooler heads will prevail, and I hope we have a 30/30 special like the two bills someday. It’ll be a joyous day for Ben. After all, kids always want your parents to get back together.

  11. Ben green Says:

    I don’t understand why my comment wasn’t posted? I said nothing even remotely offensive.

  12. Ben green Says:

    Sorry, Ben’s bad

  13. buxszntkt Says:

    stop being such an emotional wusss BEn Green, gotta shed that Masshole soft skin if youre coming down here ! Hmmmmm, nice add for bikinis off to the right here, Peace,Love and Bikinis by Scales.
    anyone else getting that one ?

  14. Ben green Says:

    Ben was born and raised in Maine, so I’m not a mass@#$e. We don’t drop our R’s in Brookline

  15. lambeau Says:

    When your boss tells you he needs to cut your pay to half your market value….

  16. PassingThru Says:

    @Ben green

    The People’s Republic of Brookline? Commie.

  17. Drunkinybor Says:

    I don’t see Brady being mystified and crying on Sunday. Brady is a winner and in order to win you have to forget what you can’t control and focus on what you can. Oh and Billy Belli saying our offense is the same as ever. It’s a trick to try and get into the heads of the offensive staff. He’s hoping we change our game plan because Billy knows what’s coming.

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    “Brady starts slapping Belicheat like this instant classic Bucs exchange from the close of the 2017 season.”

    Dirk got so punked on that, he looked like such a weakling d-bag. All the women cheering on the ‘high-ground’ nonsense, ugh, disgusting. Dirk got shown up, then went on TV and said ‘I hope the Saints do well in the playoffs’. Just groveling garbage. Said it at the time, and I say it today, he should have said ‘hey Payton, good luck in the playoffs, break a leg’. Now that would have been awesome since, as you know, the Bucs broke his leg in 2011. That’s how you start a rivialry and get people pumped up for the next meeting. Instead, Dirk looks like an idiot and a wimp.

    Also, don’t forget in that game, to end it, Dirk told Winston to play for a tie and kick a FG. Winston said, F.U. coach, and threw a game winning TD to Godwin. That’s why I like gunslingers like Winston and hate nerds like Dirk.

  19. UncleHemorrhoid Says:

    Buccaneers lose by 10.

  20. UncleHemorrhoid Says:

    Probably the most obtuse and infantile generalization/analogy (plus the low IQ verbiage and delivery failed to create a salient point and that didn’t help matters) ever made in the history of western civilization:

    “Brady realizes he wouldn’t have won six rings with another coach. And Bill know he doesn’t get six without Brady. It’s like choosing which parent to go with after a divorce. They made sure the kids got through highschool”

  21. Ben green Says:

    Believe me PassingThru, I despise the government and politicians of the commonwealth. Ben is leaving for the sunshine state as soon as my plastic hip is inserted. I wouldn’t let a doctor in Florida check me for crabs. We do have that on ya.

  22. buxszntkt Says:

    lol, I know Ben, the big $$$ towns speak pretty normal ! The more blue collar the less R, just an observation.