Given what happened in the Superbowl back in 2001, you would think that Kurt Warner might have a lot of resentment for Brady. Certainly, he seemed to have some for the Patriots in some recent remarks.
I guess that's not true though, as an interview with ESPN reveals a classy gesture by Warner to Brady following the Patriots loss to the Ravens in the AFC championship game.
The day after the Patriots lost to the Ravens, Brady received this text from Kurt Warner: "Being the best doesn't mean you always win. It just means you win more than anybody else." It touched Brady not because Warner called him the best. No, it meant a lot because in a bottom-line profession someone recognized the virtue in striving, even if it's a consolation prize.
The entire article is a must read. The losses over the years have really begun to weigh on Brady, who's running out of time to win another championship. Seth Wickersham points to Brady's "ornery" attitude at times on the sidelines, laying into teammates. Tom Brady will be 36 years old when the season starts and he's running out of time to win another title. We're all getting a little impatient, but Brady recognizes how much factors you can't control - such as injuries and luck - can play into winning a title.
Like most of us obsessed Patriots fans, Brady doesn't sleep well after the losses, sometimes not at all. He may be getting older, but he's ad dedicated and motivated as ever. That's exactly what you want to hear about your quarterback.