Tom Brady yelling makes Vince Wilfork chuckle
Tom Brady is widely considered to be one of the best quarterbacks in football and a lock for the Hall of Fame once he decides to retire. Brady has won three Super Bowls and been named MVP for two of them. He holds the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a season (50), most consecutive wins in the postseason (10) and most consecutive pass attempts without an interception (358) on top of countless other records that he has set while leading the New England Patriots to its most successful era in history. Surely, a man of his status, who has accomplished everything he has accomplished, who is considered one of the greatest to play the game, can command respect from a locker room every time he speaks. Right, Vince Wilfork?
The hefty defensive lineman has seen his star quarterback chop up opponents time and again, but there are moments in life — tucked away at the Patriots’ complex — when “angry Tom” emerges.
And scares nobody.
“He can try to yell, but we laugh at him because he sounds funny,” Wilfork said.
“He’s got a high-pitched voice when he yells, you know. It’s totally different when he’s talking, but when he starts yelling at folks — it’s quite amusing.”
I guess that explains why all of Tom’s endorsement deals are for print ads. Who could have imagined the spokesman for Uggs, who once posed for a photo shoot shirtless while carrying a baby goat, would be unable to command a room by raising his voice? I feel like I’m learning Santa Claus isn’t real all over again…
This could also shed some light on what happened to the New England Patriots. From 2002-2005, the Patriots made a case as one of the best teams in history, winning three Super Bowls in four years. However, they haven’t won it all since 2005, appearing in only one Super Bowl in 2008 when they lost to the Giants, preventing a perfect season. Since that game, the Patriots haven’t even won a playoff game and this season they have looked downright ordinary at times with the last ranked defense in the league. What changed from the 2005 Patriots to the Patriots of the last few years? The vocal and tough minded leadership of Tedy Bruschi, Mike Vrabel, and even Rodney Harrison, which made the Patriots of the mid-2000′s so formidable on defense is gone. All that’s left to turn to for leadership on the team is their quarterback, Tom Brady. They turn to him for leadership and inspiration when things get tough, but apparently all he can inspire are fits of laughter. Make sure that 2005 ring is polished up nice, Tom, it may be the last one you get.