Colin Cowherd recently had some great thoughts about what drives New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to be so great.
Brady and the Pats beat the Rams Sunday night to win their sixth Super Bowl, and it’s just another example of how far apart Brady is from everybody else. (RELATED: Patriots Beat The Rams In The Super Bowl)
Cowherd said the following Monday on FS1:
I think that when you look at people like Tom Brady … it’s generally a negative childhood experience. Somebody told them no, the pretty girl, the coach. Michael Jordan’s hall of fame speech, he was taking shots at his high school coach. To be great, you can’t be driven by money, you can’t spend it, and you can’t be driven by fame. I think we’ve always undervalued the impact of childhood experiences and young adult experiences. Tom Brady dropped in the draft, and I remember, Tom had already won three Super Bowls and they already did a big story at the other place on Tom, and he was telling a story about the draft, in which he dropped, and he started crying. And, I’m thinking ‘Tom! You’re married to a supermodel. You’re worth $300 million!’ It still bothered him … You don’t get great chasing anything other than what matters deep in your soul.
“We’ve always undervalued the impact of childhood experiences and young adult experiences… You don’t get great chasing anything other than what matters deep in your soul.”@ColinCowherd on what still drives Tom Brady pic.twitter.com/azMywLgMLC
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 4, 2019
Listen up, every single word out of Cowherd’s mouth is 100 percent true. The greatest people in every position that I’ve ever met all have a chip on their shoulder. Every single one of them. I haven’t experienced a single exception.
Brady nearly went undrafted, and he also has the most Super Bowl rings in NFL history. You’re out of your mind if you don’t think he’s driven by how overlooked he was. You’d have to be insane to think that doesn’t play a major role. (RELATED: Patriots Super
It absolutely does!
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Just like Cowherd said, the same motivation burned in Michael Jordan. The NBA legend went to the Hall of Fame, and still held a grudge against his high school coach for cutting him. Think about carrying that kind of passion with you for years.
There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who fold it in when somebody criticizes them, and then there are those that will do whatever it takes to prove all their critics wrong.
Jordan and Brady are both in the second category, and that’s a large reason why they’re both so damn good at what they do. You simply don’t understand what a championship mentality is if you disagree with Cowherd’s thoughts here.