Ian O'Connor

Author discusses Tom Brady signing with Tampa Bay.

Jim Rome
April 07, 2020 - 10:31 am
Ian O Connor



Info & Stats: Author of Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time

All Topics: His piece on how the Tampa Bay Bucs landed Tom Brady | Operation Shoeless Joe Jackson | When did the Bucs start really believing they had a chance to land Brady | Jason Licht and Bruce Arians talking with Brady’s agent, Don Yee and realizing they could get the free agent quarterback | Arians’ approach compared to Bill Belichick | When did the Brady and Belichick friction start | Brady looking at the Bucs roster | Bruce Arians coaching style | Belichick would have taken Brady back but only his terms | Belichick looking forward to the challenge of winning a Super Bowl without Brady | Believes Brady has a lot of football left

Apr 7th 2020


Jan 22nd 2019

All Topics: History with Bill Belichick | Belichick in the aftermaths of Sunday’s AFC Championship win over Kansas City | Human Bill | Kansas City had the game won over New England | Dee Ford | Luck being the residue of design | This New England dynasty is the best in American Sports History | The job Belichick did this season | Reports about the friction between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick | As of March, Brady wasn’t sure he wanted to come back | If the Pats win could Brady, Gronk, or Belichick retire? | Tyreek Hill | Rams vs. Pats

Sept 25th 2018

All Topics: Decision to write a book on Bill Belichick | Bill being a completely different person away from his job | New England hiring Belichick in 2000 | Wrote in 2000 that the Pats hiring Belichick was a bad decision | Bill Belichick – head coaching drama with the Jets | Thinks Belichick wanted to get away from Bill Parcells | Belichick and Tom Brady’s relationship | Brady outperforming the system last year | Thinks Tom Brady is the best football player ever | Belichick on deflategate | Spygate | Belichick’s future in New England | Brady’s future in New England | Belichick’s future after football