On Sunday, New England Patriots' win against the New York Jets gave Patriots quarterback Tom Brady his 200th win of his NFL career, tying him with Peyton Manning for the most wins by a quarterback.
The 39-year-old's 286 passing yards and two touchdowns performance in the Patriots’ 22-17 win over the Jets was enough to see him tie the former Denver Broncos star for the most victories.
For a normal head coach, this would have been an incredible achievement by their quarterback and they would have given him high praise. This wasn't the case for New England's Bill Belichick. He downplayed Brady's accomplishment in the most Belichick way possible.
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During the post-game press conference, the head coach said on the achievement: "Well, umm...he's a good player. We have a lot of good players."
Of course. Brady is just a good player, and one of many good players on the Patriots team. Not one that has taken the team to six Super Bowls, winning four of them and is a guaranteed first-ballot Hall of Famer when he retires. Belichick, as usual, is just downplaying all levels of celebration.
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When he was asked about Brady's 200th victory later on, he said: “A quarterback’s job is to win, he’s won a lot. That’s good — glad he’s our quarterback.”
Brady is bound to go on and win more games to which Belichick will probably be more excited about, especially if one of those games results in another Super Bowl ring. At the moment, it just feels like one of those moments where the father isn't impressed with his son unless he is the best of the best.