So much about Sunday’s return to Gillette Stadium must have been strange for Tom Brady. It was on his first trip back to where he spent two decades of his Hall of Fame career, and he was bound to see familiar faces.
And, of course, that included New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
Hours before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-17 final victory over the Patriots, NBC Sunday night football The pre-game show captured footage of Brady meeting Kraft outside the Bucs locker room. They shared a brief conversation and a hug. At the time, we couldn’t hear what the two were saying to each other, but NFL Films would provide that audio for the latest edition of Inside the NFL.
“I’m proud of you.”
– NFL (@NFL) October 5, 2021
It was a short conversation, but still a good time. After Kraft complimented Brady on his hair, the Patriots owner let Brady know he was proud of him.
“I’m proud of you,” Kraft said.
But he all it wasn’t the same at Gillette Stadium for Brady – he had trouble with a gate.
20 years in the same place, a year off, and I forgot which door to go 🤷♂️pic.twitter.com/g4NyBe0W7E
– Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 6, 2021
Hey, it happens.