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Brady: Similarities between Belichick, Lombardi

When talking about attending the Broadway play “Lombardi” over the weekend, Patriots coach compared the legendary Packers coach that was the subject of the show to his current coach, Bill Belichick.

“I think there’s a lot of history that coach Belichick talks about with us ... to see the different way that the players really interacted with their coach and then reflecting on my relationship with [Belichick], there’s a lot of similarities between the coaches,” Brady said during his weekly interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI. “They demand the best from their players. They don’t give a damn who you are or what you’ve done. They care about what you’re going to do this week.

“I think that’s why coach Belichick has been so successful. He never takes his foot off the gas pedal. There’s no sugar-coating anything, it’s ‘This is what we need to do and this is how you’re going to do it and if we don’t do it we’re going to lose,’ and that’s how he coaches us.”

Brady also talked about a side of Belichick the public rarely gets a glimpse of.

“He’s so much fun to be around,” Brady said. “He’s got such a great memory, he’s got so many great stories, so many experiences with players and coaches and games. He just loves football. ... That’s why I enjoy being around him. ... Coach Belichick, he loves coaching, he loves this team, he loves this organization, he loves winning. There’s not much more you can say about a coach than that.”