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Do you remember a few months ago when Tampa Bay Buccaneers defender Tom Brady left the NFL and then retired? How was it just weird, awkward, it seemed like something else was going on behind the scenes? There have been many unconfirmed reports since then that suggest that this is indeed the case.
What do we know about the situation?
Frankly, not much. On February 1, Brady made a statement announcing that he was leaving football. On March 13, Brady immediately retired, which made many people think about what exactly has changed in such a short period of time.
On March 30, Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians announced that he was stepping down as a consultant. He was replaced by defense coordinator Todd Bowles.
Are those two facts connected?
Almost certainly, taking into account the force dynamics of the situation. Arians was quite a replacement as the head coaches tended to be in the league, while Brady is one of the most influential figures in the history of the sport.
This is where we come in handy, so from now on, everything has to be framed by the phrase ‘reported’, especially since it seems unlikely that we will get any clarification any time soon. (Additionally, it may trigger an NFL investigation into fraud if any of this news is worthy.)
Stop being arrogant. Give me the dirt.
Fair enough. On Twitter, Rich Ornberger, a former NFL’s current analyst, reported that Brady, along with offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, felt that Arians was broken and that they were both trying to move on.
At the same time, Pro Football Talk host Mike Florio said that Steven Ross and the Miami Dolphins want to bring Brady, head coach Sean Peyton, but not necessarily in a football role. To start the next phase of Brady’s NFL career.
So if Brady were the CEO, would he still play football?
Apparently so. From here, things get trickier, and this is where the true fun begins! The next step in the plan would be for Brady to “retire”, appoint him chief defender, and force the dolphins to work out some commercial compensation for his loss. There are no rules forbidding Miami to sign Brady as CEO, but he would still be playing with the Buchananers quarterback if he wanted to be on the pitch.
This is when former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the NFL, right?
Yes! This was probably the time when the whole plan fell apart. The Dolphins, the team that fired Flores, were supposed to try to recruit a white team leader, a white head coach, while they were accused of trying to circumvent Rooney’s rule by requiring teams to interview a minority candidate for a vacant head coach. . It just wasn’t going to fly.
What case caused that trial again?
Well, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick accidentally texted Flores about former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Dabol. The message reminded Flores that the New York Giants had already decided on Dobol before they even interviewed Flores, suggesting that he was just being interviewed as a lover.
So, if Belichik had not sent that text, there is a possibility that Brady would have become the president of the Miami Dolphins’s contact team right now.
If there is any truth behind these messages, again, we do not know for sure, there is a zero probability that it would have happened after Flores’s lawsuit. So, yes.
Doesn’t that feel comfortable, given Brady’s incomplete split between Belichik?
I see what you get here. It would be foolish to speculate that this could have been a better script for the “Call Saul” type, where Bill Belichik “accidentally” sent the wrong message to Bryan as he understood Brady’s plans to join the Dolphins and sensed that it would happen. to be a means of sabotaging them. This is not to say that it’s not ridiculous to think of it as something he would do given his history of overly complex schemes.
What’s happening now?
Nothing until the league decides to investigate the Dolphins’ potential misconduct, which they probably need right now. The Dolphins do not want to address this issue, և The Buchanyers should just be happy that Brady is back. It would be best for them լի the league, which has been plagued by scandals in general, if this story goes away quickly. Unfortunately for them, in sports, it’s a conspiracy theory that never really happened. Stay with us.