In the words of Brady, Brunell was overly critical because he is a "hater."
Brunell's response to Brady's press conference went viral because it appeared as though the 44-year-old analyst was on the verge of tears:
That emotional response would become a topic of an email Brady was a part of later that day.
In the email, which was recently made public, Brady called Brunell a "Patriot hater" (via Business Insider):
On a semirelated note, Brunell spent the final two years of his NFL career with the New York Jets.