Peter King’s latest article on The MMQB is about new Cleveland Browns head coach, Mike Pettine, who worked alongside New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan for 11 years (in both Baltimore & New York).
A lot of the article focuses on Pettine being the unlikely choice for the Browns but that he’s an underrated and potentially superstar coach in the making. It’s the typical “things will be different with this guy” article that seems to consistently pop up in football cities like Cleveland (see: bad football cities).
About halfway through the article, however, Pettine throws a haymaker at Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots:
The initial playbook itself is actually quite thin, and that’s by design. “I don’t put a lot of graduate-level information in it,” Pettine says. “We know in places like New England, it’s only a matter of time that they somehow mysteriously end up with our playbook.”
Pettine told a story of how, at Wes Welker’s wedding, Tom Brady bragged a little bit