Tom Brady explains Dungy tweet: 'I was just giving him a little grief'

/ by Nick Goss
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Tom Brady was the talk of NFL Twitter for a bit Tuesday night after his hilarious response to a tweet that contained a video of former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy saying the six-time Super Bowl champion is the sixth-toughest quarterback he ever coached against.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback reacted to the tweet from "@ClubShayShay" with a photo of the Colts' infamous 2014 AFC Finalist banner, which will never stop being embarrassing for Indy and funny for everyone else. 

Brady was asked about the tweet during his Wednesday press conference, and he had a good laugh about it. He also made it clear there's no personal beef between him and Dungy.

"I was just having fun," Brady told reporters, via ESPN's Jenna Laine

"I was only referring to him as the Indy head coach, not as the Bucs head coach. So it was nothing personal. Coach Dungy knows I love him. I was just giving him a little grief. He gave me a little grief, I gave him a little grief. It was all in good fun."

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The rivalry between Brady's New England Patriots and Dungy's Colts in the 2000s was one of the best in NFL history, and those teams played in some memorable games both in the regular season and playoffs.

Brady is now trying to lead one of Dungy's former teams, the Buccaneers, back to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2002. Tampa Bay has a 9-5 record entering Week 16 after Brady engineered an amazing comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday.