New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has stated that his star quarterback Tom Brady and Offensive Coordinator Bill O’Brien were ‘talking Gaelic’ to each other during Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.
The two men had a very heated, profanity laced argument after Brady threw an interception and television cameras caught the two men going at it.’
“Well, they’re two fellows I like a lot, passionate, of Irish descent,” Kraft said.
“They share a common bond. I think they were speaking in Gaelic. Some of the language most of us didn’t understand. They’re both passionate about winning. Sometimes in great relationships, you have disagreements. You air it out. said Kraft.
“We won the game, we’re 10-3, we’re trying to clinch our division and then hopefully we can gain a bye.”
Brady’s roots are in County Cavan and he has visited Ireland researching them.
O’Brien was contrite after the blowout.
I heard from my mom, (to) watch my language,” O’Brien said “It’s just two competitive guys that want the best for the team. We’ve moved on to Denver; getting ready for Denver now.”
O’Brien would not take any credit for treating superstar Brady the same as any other player.
“When you walk in the door here and you work for, you’re Bill Belichick you’re going to learn how to coach and you’re going to learn how to play,” O’Brien said.
“That’s one of the things that we pride ourselves on here as coaches and players looking to improve every day and communicating with each other every day, and sometimes communication takes different forms, and it’s an intense environment, a competitive environment, and the players would want it no other way and the coaches would want it no other way.”
Brady said there were no hard feeling “I threw a pretty bad interception, so he wasn’t happy about it. I deserved it,’’ Brady said after the game. “We’re pretty emotional guys. When you make bad plays you’re supposed to get yelled at by your coaches. It’s certainly not the first time, and probably won’t be the last. It’s football, man, it’s a game of emotion.
“He and I have a great relationship, and I love that he feels that he can coach me.’’