Tom Brady sends clear message to Michigan

Tom Brady


Before Tom Brady became the legendary NFL quarterback he is seen as now, he was the quarterback of the Michigan Wolverines at the college level.


Tom Brady

But it sounds like his time at Michigan adequately prepared him for what he experienced with the New England Patriots at the next level.

During a recent appearance on The Pivot, Tom Brady had a pretty clear message about just how Michigan prepared him for the NFL, point out that the way he was coached at Michigan was extremely similar to the way he was coached under head coach Bill Belichick at the NFL level.

“I think I’ve always shown the world parts of me and I think there’s other parts which I didn’t really feel like was the right place to express it to because even when I went to Michigan, it was a very team focused program,” Brady said on The Pivot. “It was like all about the team, like Bo Schembechler said: ‘the team, the team, the team.’

“Then I go from that program for five years, right to the Patriots and coach Belichick was the team, the team, the team and that was 28 years where it really wasn’t my voice. It was the team’s voice. And I felt like as the leader of the team, well, this is how we should do it.”

But Brady certainly didn’t have a problem with this style of coaching.

“And in a lot of ways I liked that because I thought we always did a good job of doing our best to keep the distractions at a minimum,” Brady said. “You know, when you have different factions within a team. I never went positive or negative. I don’t ever think like that’s the clearest path to success. It’s very challenging to go beat the Steelers, to beat the dolphins (and others).”

Obviously, it all worked out.