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Tom Brady subtly weighs in on Antonio Brown helmet controversy

Larry Brown Sports logo Larry Brown Sports 8/13/2019 Steve DelVecchio, Larry Brown Sports
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Like Antonio Brown, Tom Brady is also being forced to wear a different model of helmet this year from the one he has grown accustomed to throughout his career. While Brown may have felt he was being singled out by the league this offseason, Brady thinks there’s a different reason why the NFL is also forcing him to make a change.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday morning, Brady said the NFL must not have liked the way his old helmet was working for the Patriots.

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A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Aug 13, 2019 at 6:22am PDT

Brady and the Patriots have dominated the NFL for the better part of two decades now, winning six Super Bowls and several more AFC titles. The 42-year-old has worn essentially the same style helmet throughout the whole run, so that appears to be his clever way of saying the league is trying to find a way to stop him.

Of course, that is not the case. The model of helmet that Brady, Brown and others had been wearing no longer meets safety requirements, and they knew they would not be able to wear it this season. For whatever reason, Brown took it personally and reportedly made an absurd threat over it, but he has lost his battle with the NFL and will have to find a new helmet. The same goes for Brady, though he seems to be taking it much more lightly.

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