Video: Tom Brady Says He Would Have Never Accomplished Many Things In His Career Without Bill Belichick

At his Super Bowl LV media availability today Tom Brady had a very different tone than what his former teammate Danny Amendola had this morning after he called out Bill Belichick and the Patriots coaching staff. Brady said there’s no way to separate the two; they won six championships together.

“I have a great relationship with him,” Brady said. “I’m just incredibly grateful for what he’s meant in my life as a coach. He was everything you could ask for as a player. I loved my time, I had two incredible decades there. My football journey took me to a different place.

“I certainly could have never accomplished the things in my career without his support and his teachings. Incredible coach and mentor for me. I’ve had a lot of those in my career, but obviously he’s at the top of the list.”

“I had an incredible 20 years, really just an incredible 20 years,” Brady said. “And I wouldn’t trade anything over the course of 20 years that were magical. And all the relationships that I developed, those shaped me into who I am as a person, as a player. My kids were born in Boston. I have great affection for the city, everything that Boston has meant to me and my family. And all of New England. Not just Boston.”

Perhaps Tom was trying to put out the fire Danny Amendola started earlier.