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A lot was made about Tom Brady not shaking Nick Foles' hand after the Patriots lost to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

Last night, the two finally connected after the game and spoke briefly on the field. In his post-game press conference, Brady addressed that criticism, saying it was all made up.

ESPN:

"That was kind of made up to me because that was never my intention that I would be a bad sport," he said after the Patriots' 37-20 win in the rematch. "But, I have a lot of respect for Nick and Carson [Wentz], all those quarterbacks, and that team and the way they played. They're a great team.

Foles has taken the high road whenever he was asked about Brady's snub. He did so again last night.

"I think everyone's made a big deal about it. There's a lot of craziness. I've always respected Tom, I met Tom several times and it was great to see him.

"But like I said, I think everyone made a bigger deal, because at the end of the day, he's a great dude. He's a heck of a player, one of the greatest of all time, and you know, to say hi, that's what quarterbacks do after games. I know everyone made a big deal of the Super Bowl, but the Super Bowl's chaos after. But he was nice, as he always is, so I wished him the best of luck this season."

Before the game, Brady was seen on the field talking to Carson Wentz, but Foles wasn't there at the time. To piggyback off of Mike Reiss, it's very possible Brady was looking for Foles at that time.

Brady also had some nice things to say about Trent Brown, one of his new offensive lineman.

Boston Herald:

“I think we've had such great players at that position between Matt Light and then Nate (Solder) for an extended period of time. You wish you could keep all the guys together, but it's just not the case. Trent has come in and really gained everyone's trust by how he's approached that particular spot that he's in, and I mean, he did a great job tonight,” said Brady. “So, he's working hard to get better. Obviously, that whole unit upfront, we rely so much on them to set the tone in the run game and the pass game, and we're going to need them to all be at their best. I mean, I love that group and the effort they're putting in. We've just got to all try to keep getting better.”

Brown figures to slide in at left tackle this season, replacing Nate Solder. He has been one of the Pats' best players through training camp and preseason games, so it's looking more and more like the Patriots have found a very serviceable player at one of the most important positions on the team.

With Isaiah Wynn, who might have seen some time at left tackle as well, now out for the season, Brown becomes that much more important.

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Jesse Gaunce 8/17/2018 03:07:00 PM Edit
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