James Harrison didn't spend much time as a member of the Patriots, but during his brief tenure in New England he became a fan of Tom Brady.
Harrison, who spent 14 years with the Steelers before joining the Pats at the end of the 2017 season, talked about Brady on FOX Sports' "Undisputed." The five-time Pro Bowler admitted he wanted to hate Brady, but the Patriots QB was "the ultimate teammate and person."
"I wanted to hate this dude," Harrison said. "The whole time I'm playing in Pittsburgh I'm like, I hate Brady. Everyone's like 'oh he's such a great guy, he's such a nice guy.' We got LeGarrette [Blount] and I'm like 'what's up with Tom Brady?' He's like 'oh man he's such a great guy' and I'm like "stop lying to me."
Harrison, Skip Bayless, and Shannon Sharpe went on to talk about the TB12 Method and why Brady was so successful vs the Steelers.
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"I'm a Brady fan now; I'm not going to lie. I wanted to hate this dude. He's the ultimate teammate. ... Tom is a great QB -- the best ever. I've never seen anyone with his study habits, his preparation. He's filling up a whole notebook of notes with each game." — @jharrison9292 pic.twitter.com/awpILGJYP7— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) July 19, 2018