There forever will be a Tom Brady vs. Bill Belichick debate when it comes to which New England Patriots great was more responsible for the organization's 20-year dynasty.
This NFL season, Brady has made it difficult to argue against him. The 43-year-old quarterback will compete in his 14th conference championship game Sunday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off against the Green Bay Packers. Belichick will be watching from home following a disappointing campaign in which the Patriots finished 7-9 with Cam Newton under center.
While we likely won't hear much from Belichick on the topic, we now know what his girlfriend Linda Holliday's take on the situation is. An Instagram user commented on Holliday's photo, "Too bad Bill let Tom go!” and she didn't take too kindly to that remark.
“And you have all the answers evidently? Tom didn’t score last night … not once! Defense won that game. Were you even watching? OTOH- I’m happy for Tom’s career! Why can’t you be?” she wrote.
The Buccaneers' defense was huge in their Divisional Round win over the New Orleans Saints, but Brady actually scored three times in the victory. Nonetheless, Holliday made her thoughts on Belichick's legacy crystal clear.
Brady will look to make it to the Super Bowl for the 10th time in his career when he faces the Packers on Sunday. Kickoff for Tampa vs. Green Bay is set for 3:05 p.m. ET.
UPDATE (Wednesday, Jan. 20, 8:15 a.m. ET): Holliday apparently received some blowback for her remarks, which she addressed in a follow-up comment on Instagram.
"I simply meant he scored with the help of his defense," Holliday wrote. "Why all the fuss people?!? Stop the nonsense! Can we all just stop and be happy for Tom for a minute instead of beating me up?!?"