Daily Sports Smile: NBC releases epic teaser ahead of Tom Brady's return against New England Patriots
The stage is set for Tom Brady’s return to Foxborough. After 20 seasons with the New England Patriots, the seven-time Super Bowl champion arrives with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The anticipated matchup has dominated headlines all week.
On Monday, NBC released an epic teaser for the upcoming game ahead of Sunday's broadcast. The video trailer leaned heavily into Brady and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s storied history.
With Adele’s “Hello” serving as the soundtrack, the visuals hit on the raw emotions as Brady makes his eventual return.
The lyrics, “Hello from the other side,” is the tagline for the teaser and it mirrors several iconic scenes from Brady’s career. The video ends with Brady taking a deep breath as he about to enter onto the field.
Brady spoke about his comeback on the “Let’s Go” podcast. He mentioned that Sunday night will be about winning a football game.
"I'm not going to necessarily reminisce," Brady said on the podcast. "I don't think this is the moment for that. I'll have plenty opportunities to reminisce about my football career -- none of it, none of which I really care to do right now because I'm so much in the moment. I'm not going to be thinking about 20 years of history. I'm going to be thinking about one night of football, a Sunday night game coming off a really tough loss."
Brady will look to help the Buccaneers rebound after losing 34-24 to the Los Angeles Rams. The offense was held in check by a tough Rams defense. The Patriots will attempt to replicate similar coverages against Brady.
However, Belichick knows that it will be a difficult task.
“Do I consider him a tough quarterback to defend? Is that the question? Yeah. He’s as tough as any quarterback there is or ever has been. Enough said,” Belichick told local reporters, per the Providence Journal.
The likely chess match alone will be worth watching. How the upstart Patriots respond at home against the Super Bowl champs is a featured undercard.
As the video teaser noted, a lot of eyes will be on how Brady fares in his return to the place that helped him build his legacy.