Asante Samuel on ESPN's 'First Take' after tweeting that Bill Belichick would be 'just another coach' without Tom Brady': "He [Bill Belichick] hasn't shown that he is a great coach -- to me -- because he had the greatest player of all time... Tom Brady has already shown that he can win wherever he goes. Through adversity, through a pandemic, getting kicked off fields, barely having any practice, I didn't expect him to win the Super Bowl and he won the Super Bowl. Anyone can coach Tom and win a Super Bowl. Now, [Belichick] will have to show -- in my eyes -- in order to be great in my opinion, you have to show you can do that without that person... We're talking about the word 'great' here. I think people use the word great and throw it around like it's just another word. To be great, you have to do some special things. You can't just do it with one situation at one team... I think he would have won one Super Bowl without Tom Brady being there that long, and that's my honest opinion."
Ex-New England Patriots player Asante Samuel made headlines this week for a shocking tweet he made in reference to his former head coach in New England, Bill Belichick, saying that Belichick would be ‘just another coach’ without Tom Brady as his quarterback.
Samuel then would go on ESPN’s ‘First Take’ program to double-down on the viral tweet, adding that Belichick, like Brady already has in Tampa, needs to prove that he can win a Super Bowl by himself before he enters the discussion as a ‘great’ coach. Samual said that he believes Belichick would have only won ‘one’ Super Bowl in New England if Brady never became the greatest quarterback of all time.
Belichick and Brady won six Super Bowls together, with Samuel being on two of those championship teams (2004 vs. Carolina, 2005 vs. Philadelphia).
Samuel made four Pro Bowls, including two First-team All-Pros (2007, 2010), and a Second-team All-Pro in 2009.
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