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Video: Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Share Quick Hug on Field After Bucs Edge Patriots

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVOctober 4, 2021

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 03: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers walks off the field after the second quarter in the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 03, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Bill Belichick and Tom Brady didn't have much time for pleasantries following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 19-17 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night.

The two embraced briefly on the field before Belichick made his way back to the locker room.

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Brady was blunt in saying he didn't expect to feel overwhelmed by emotion ahead of his return to Gillette Stadium since he and the Bucs had a job to do. Once he retires, the future Hall of Famer will have plenty of time to savor what he and Belichick achieved together.

Likewise, stoicism is the one emotion Belichick has displayed with any regularity. Especially after a close loss, the 69-year-old probably wasn't going to be in a mood to take a stroll down memory lane.

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