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Should the NFL change the rule in overtime that each team gets the ball once at a chance to make a score?
All I can say about Brady is that he got beat by us last year and he wasn’t man enough to congratulate Foles and shake his hand. Seriously? Such a lack of respect.
Brady was now free to find his family or his friends or his teammates. He was now free to revel in another triumph. He was now free to soak in a moment that he even wasn’t so sure was possible this season, with this team.
But first Brady wanted to find someone. So he asked officials to take him to the one person who might be most in need of a moment of his time, because he’d most certainly earned his full admiration.
He told them to take him to Patrick Mahomes.
“I just wanted to say hello,” Brady said. “I didn’t get to see him on the field.”
After this rollicking and roller-coaster playoff duel, with the Pats and Chiefs combining for four touchdowns and one field goal in the final seven minutes, 45 seconds of the fourth quarter, with a Super Bowl appearance baying in the winter wind, there was no way Brady was leaving Arrowhead Stadium without a word with Mahomes.
So Brady followed NFL and Chiefs security through a back door of the Chiefs’ locker room, until they found the 23-year-old likely MVP who had pushed and pushed and pushed the great Tom Brady to the limits.
The meeting wasn’t long. A few positive words and some elder praise for the next generation. The gesture was what mattered. The respect shown was what counted.
“He’s a great player,” Brady said. “He played a great game.”
The team that got the ball first had a record of 45 wins, 37 losses, and 5 ties.
“I was just like, you know what, my best chance is just to smash him,” Robey-Coleman said. “As soon as I hit the ground and got up, I was looking for laundry.”