“Nothing changes on New Year’s Day.”Well, we don't know that yet, do we?
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — This brand new year is working out pretty well for Tom Brady thus far.
Two thousand and seventeen will be the year when Brady turns 40. It will be the year when he has a chance to play quarterback in a record seventh Super Bowl and perhaps win his fifth. It will be the year in which he is named NFL Most Valuable Player for the third time.
Brady’s Happy New Year got off to a near-perfect start Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium when he threw three more touchdown passes in a 35-14 rout of the playoff-bound (really) Miami Dolphins.Which, naturally, contradicts his last tweet, where he calls the rest of the AFC 'Tomato Cans' for the millionth time:
Beat goes on. Now looks like Hou, Miami or Oak in Pats 1st playoff game. 2016 Pats Highlight reel can debut at Tomato Cannes Film Festival.— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) January 1, 2017
Let the record show that in the controversial campaign in which Brady was forced to serve a commissioner-mandated/court-upheld, four-game suspension, QB12 came back with a vengeance.You know, Deflategate, where Shank called Tom Brady and the Patriots cheaters.
Brady and coach Bill Belichick — the Bill Russell and Red Auerbach of this century — were in generous moods after the holiday festival in southern Florida. The Hoodie feted his squad as a “very physically and mentally tough team, no question,’’ while Brady called Dante Scarnecchia “the best offensive line coach in the NFL,’’ and repeatedly reminded us that “we worked pretty hard to get to this position.’’Here's my question - was there even the slightest hint of this in Shank's previous column? No, there wasn't. He is the ultimate weathervane.