BOSTON (CBS) — Titans head coach and former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel gave Tom Brady a hard time before practice even began on Wednesday. So on Thursday, it was a fairly safe bet that Brady would have something planned to get back at his old teammate.
Brady didn’t disappoint.
The quarterback took the practice field in Nashville and interrupted a meeting between Vrabel and Bill Belichick. Brady then delivered Vrabel a trophy to celebrate the Titans’ regular-season win over the Patriots last season.
Tom Brady came out to practice this morning and handed @Titans coach Mike Vrabel a small trophy 🏆 with the score of last year’s game on it (Titans 34, @Patriots 10) on it. Old buddies still having a little fun with one another. pic.twitter.com/fYvUawgzk1
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) August 15, 2019
…And now it’s a trio — Bill Belichick, Mike Vrabel and Tom Brady. pic.twitter.com/3Y1Oflwa8F
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 15, 2019
The Patriots, of course, lost 34-10 in Week 10 last year in Tennessee, a rather ugly showing for New England. The win had the Titans feeling pretty good, with Dion Lewis peacocking a bit after the victory against his former team. The Patriots at that point of the year were 7-3, while the Titans were 5-4.
The Titans ended up finishing the year 9-7, missing the playoffs, while the Patriots went on to win the Super Bowl. And now, both Brady and Vrabel have trophies to commemorate their biggest accomplishments from the 2018 season.
After practice, a smiling Brady didn’t share to the media exactly how that trophy presentation went.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to speak about that private moment,” Brady joked. “But it was a nice gesture from me to him, and I hope he appreciates it.”
The Patriots continue their preseason on Saturday night in Nashville, and WBZ-TV has you covered from start to finish. Tune in Saturday at 7 p.m. to watch the Patriots take on the Titans, and stay tuned after the game for Patriots Fifth Quarter, with live reaction and press conferences from Bill Belichick and the Patriots.