Tom Brady is the most influential person heading into the 2015 season, according to MMQ.SI.com.
The site put together their most influential list and with Tom Brady winning his fourth Super Bowl ring, and being surrounded by the deflate gate controversial, mixed with his unmatched fire for the game, landed him at number one.
They spoke with Rodney Harrison, former Patriots SS and teammate of Tom Brady, who told the site Brady would be playing with a whole new fire and that should scare the league.
They also spoke with former Patriots Center Damien Woody about Tom Brady and his prove you wrong attitude.
“One minute he was fourth string, then he was second string, then all of a sudden… we know how the whole thing goes down with [Drew] Bledsoe. Even though he’s, in my opinion, the best quarterback in the history of the game, he still views himself as that same underdog. That’s why this whole situation is just going to feed into his DNA.”
Woody also agreed with Harrison that when Brady returns, he will make the league pay for deflate gate.
“You could say after this last Super Bowl, Tom could ride off into the sunset, but that’s not going to happen with all of this,” Woody says. “The Patriots do a very good job of building a certain mantra, ‘Us against the world,’ and you know Brady is going to feed into that. You better believe when he does return, there’s going to be hell to pay for the rest of the league.”
They also talked about how Patriots fans love him while other fans, even casual ones hate him, and asked a few Pats fans why they think that is.
“Know what the problem is? We’ve been winning so much, the country is sick of it,” one Patriots fan, 28-year-old Joe DeSantis of Revere, Mass., said a few hours before Super Bowl XLIX kickoff, in one of the bars across from North Station and the Celtics’ home arena. “Remember in 2001, when Tom Brady was an underdog? Everyone wanted to see him win. Now the crazy thing is, everyone is so sick of feeling that way, they want to build more up out of Deflategate when really nothing happened.”
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