Despite being named MVP of Super Bowl 51, Brady told King it wasn’t his best game ever. Via King:
There are so many things that played into that game—a high-scoring offense, a top-ranked defense, the long Super Bowl, four-and-a-half-hour game, the way that the game unfolded in the first half versus what happened in the second half … so it was just a great game.”
It was an interesting, honest look inside the mind of Brady — the ultimate perfectionist still kicking himself over a pick six while Patriots Nation is still celebrating its fifth Super Bowl title. It was widely picked up by various media outlets.
But then Bleacher Report tweeted Brady’s quote Monday, and there was no mention of King or MMQB. That set King off.
“I think the communication between the player and the coach is big,” Peete added. “In order to have a successful running game, it’s a combination of everyone. It’s not just, ‘well the line didn’t block good,’ it wasn’t like ‘the runner didn’t run good — it’s a combination of both. I think everybody has to be cohesive and be on the same page.”
McVay, who celebrated his 31st birthday on Jan. 24 and is the youngest head coach in NFL history, echoed the sentiment of getting everyone “on the same page.”
“What you see in Todd is a special player,” McVay said. “He’s got great gifts as far as just a talented runner with natural instincts, ability when he gets to the second level to make people miss kind of seamlessly. We’re looking to get him to be that player consistently week in and week out.
“From what I’ve seen so far, really excited about the opportunity to work with him. We feel confident that he’ll get going and be special back for a long time in this league.”