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Brady emphasizes gratitude in Instagram post

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Brady emphasizes gratitude in Instagram post

Tom Brady reflected on the Super Bowl loss in an Instagram post on Friday morning. 

Brady steered clear of the week full of controversies (the Malcolm Butler benching, Rob Gronkowski’s retirement talk and Josh McDaniels reversal on taking the Indianapolis Colts job and staying with the Patriots) and instead posted a picture of himself and Gronk and wrote about how grateful he was: 

It has taken me a few days to reflect on our SB loss as well as the great season our team had. There are many emotions when you come up short of your goal. And they are all part of learning and growing in this journey of life. Learning turns everything into a postitive. And the number one feeling I have had the past 4 days is gratitude. Gratitude to my teammates for the incredible effort given all season regardless of the challenges we faced. Gratitude toward my coaches for the effort and sacrifice they make to put us players in the best position to win. Gratitude to the NEP organization for supporting us on our very challenging and difficult journey. Gratitude to the Philadelphia Eagles team and organization for bringing out the best in us and being gracious winners (as well as congratulations on winning the championship) Gratitude toward our fans who showed up every week to cheer us on and commit their time and energy and love and support to what our goals are. And gratitude to my family and friends who continue to love and support my dreams. Thank you all. I love you all. Best, Tom

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Earlier this week, Brady was one of several Patriots and ex-Patriots who liked and commented on Butler's Instagram post after the cornerback was benched in the Super Bowl.



BEST OF BST PODCAST: Will Josh McDaniels take over after Bill Belichick retires?

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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Will Josh McDaniels take over after Bill Belichick retires?

Will Josh McDaniels take over after Bill Belichick retires?

0:41 - Albert Breer joins BST to discuss how much damage Josh McDaniels has done to his reputation by standing up the Colts and the likelihood McDaniels succeeds Bill Belichick.

6:44 - A. Sherrod Blakely talks about the possibility of the Celtics trading Marcus Smart, and if Boston could acquire Tyreke Evans from the Memphis Grizzlies. 

12:02 - Michael Holley, Kyle Draper, Tom Giles, and Rob “Hardy” Poole discuss the Red Sox standing pat with their 5-year, $125 million offer with J.D. Martinez.

16:32 - Joe Haggerty joins BST to talk about the Bruins staying red hot as they get a win over the Rangers and keep moving closer to the top spot in the conference.

Charlie Weis: If McDaniels isn't heir apparent, it was dumbest move ever

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Charlie Weis: If McDaniels isn't heir apparent, it was dumbest move ever

Former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis did not shy away from any opportunity to comment on Josh McDaniels decision to stay in New England.

According to Pro Football Talk, there has been no guarantee that McDaniels will be the next head coach of the New England Patriots. 

Josh McDaniels decided to stay in New England, even after already hiring assistant coaches for his next job in Indianapolis. 

"I was shocked," Charlie Weis said on Sirius XM today. "It's like a slap in the face."

"If he's not the heir apparent, then that would've been the absolute dumbest move in the history of sports."

Weis also added that he personally believes that McDaniels is the next head guy in New England, despite the current reports.

"But in one city, he's endeared himself. Let me be the first to lay a wager in Vegas that when Belichick leaves, Josh McDaniels is the next head coach in New England. It's like Secretariat running right now. I'd say the odds of it happening are like 100%"