Remember the kid who did his science fair project on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots' Deflategate scandal? Well, he's a Buccaneers fan, and as you can imagine, he's as shocked as anyone that the six-time Super Bowl champion decided to sign with Tampa Bay.
In that project, Ace Davis "proved" Brady was a cheater and used deflated footballs against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship game. Now that Brady is a Buccaneer, Davis is placing more of the blame on Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
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"I don't think that Tom Brady was all in it," Ace said, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.
"But Bill Belichick, I think he made up the plan, and then Tom Brady went through with it, Ace said. "I think it was more on Bill Belichick than Tom Brady. But Tom Brady, he has a bigger name."
Although Ace, now 11, hasn't been too fond of Brady in the past, he's willing to give him a shot at the helm of the Bucs offense.
"I'll give him a shot all right. And if he starts winning games? Woooooo! I'm gonna be bragggginnnnng," Ace said. "People at school, they're all like, 'Your team sucks' and all that stuff. Ima come back at 'em, 'Now what team sucks?' Well, they don't really make fun of me. It's just kind of like a joke.
"But I'm pretty sure my cousins [who are Patriots fans] are gonna make fun of me about it."
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The young Bucs fan added that he thinks Brady will be outstanding in Tampa Bay, especially since he'll be playing alongside receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and tight end O.J. Howard, who Ace compared to Rob Gronkowski. ("They're both big, they're both strong.")
Ace's mother Jennie Davis admitted that her son and husband will have a little explaining to do once Brady finally makes his way down to Tampa for the 2020 season. "Now they're just trying to work on their apology," she said.