Tom Brady Jabs Colts over Fake Crowd Noise at Buccaneers Practice

Blake SchusterAnalyst IIAugust 28, 2020

** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, NOV. 10-11 ** New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and head coach Bill Belichick walks off the field after beating the Indianapolis Colts in an NFL football in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's discipline, to levy fines of $500,000 against Belichick, $250,000 against the team and take away New England's first-round draft pick, seems to have motivated what already was the NFL's best team to play even harder. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)
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Tom Brady might not play for the New England Patriots anymore and his new team might not even be in the AFC, but that doesn't mean his rivalry with the Indianapolis Colts has ended. 

While discussing the artificial crowd noise used during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice on Friday, Brady couldn't pass up an opportunity to take a shot at his longtime foes.


Tom Brady with the SAVAGE jab at the Colts after the Bucs piped in some crowd noise during their scrimmage today. https://t.co/dpto40VLgp

"I thought it was one of the Colts' old tapes from when they used to pump all that sound in at the RCA Dome," Brady joked to reporters. "I was telling coach Clyde [Christensen] he must have pulled that one out of his basement for today's practice."

Christensen, now the Bucs' quarterbacks coach, was a member of the Indianapolis coaching staff from 2002-15. While it was never proved that the Colts pumped in crowd noise at the RCA Dome, where the team played from 1984-2007, the theory was popular enough that it's been mentioned by numerous opponents.

Brady has referenced it in past conversations with retired Colts legend Peyton Manning, most recently during Peyton's Places on ESPN+ last season. 

With a former Indy coach in Tampa, it was too good of an opportunity for another dig.