ESPN’s Russini Tries To Make Up With Tom Brady After Saying Tampa Wouldn’t Make Playoffs

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Super Bowl MVP and seven-time winning Super Bowl QB Tom Brady is having no issues saying “I told you so.”

So many in the media felt he was making a huge mistake leaving New England and heading to Tampa for the 2020 season, but he proved all of them wrong. Brady led the Bucs into the postseason as a Wild Card, took care of Washington, New Orleans and Green Bay on the road, and then scored 31 points in the Super Bowl in a win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

On Wednesday, Brady took to social media and posted a video addressing the so-called “NFL experts” and fans who predicted that his career might as well be over and that he should think about hanging it up.

His message to the media and fans was a simple one: “I love talk radio.”

One NFL insider who seemed ready to eat crow over the whole incident is ESPN insider Dianna Russini, who said six months ago that Brady and the Bucs wouldn’t even get to the playoffs.

Back in August, Russini said that the Bucs were going to have their issues getting to the NFL’s second season.

“I don’t think they’re even going to make the playoffs,” Russini said. “And you know what, at the end of August, I’m going to stick with that.”

Now in the middle of February, she’s no longer sticking with it. Instead, Russini went the humor route in trying to make up with Brady. She went on social media and posted, “Sorry, we cool?”

Credit Russini for trying to make up with the QB, as it doesn’t appear he’s going away anytime soon, and you can bet that far fewer “NFL insiders” and fans are going to pick against him in 2021.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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