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Tom Brady ends his NFL career: The farewell in the wording

Munich – Now it's official: Tom Brady ends his career after 22 years and seven Super Bowl titles.Taking to social media, the GOAT announced his departure in a multi-page statement thanking his teammates, fans and family.Brady's farewell in full:"I've always believed in football that you have to be all-in. If you can't put yourself in the competition 100 percent, you're not going to succeed. And success is what I love about our game .It's the physical, mental and emotional challenge of EVERY single day that has allowed me to reach my full potential. And I've done my very best for the past 22 years. There are no shortcuts to success on the field or in life.It's hard for me to write this, but I'll do it anyway: I won't face this challenge again. I've loved my NFL career, but now it's ti...
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Officially! Tom Brady is retiring from the NFL

Munich – Tom Brady has ended his NFL career. The 44-year-old announced this in a statement on his Instagram channel."Writing these words is difficult for me. I'll try anyway: I will not face this competition again," writes the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his statement. "I loved my NFL career, but now it's time to focus my time and energy on other things."Thanks to the Buccaneers - Patriots unmentioned"I've been thinking a lot and asking myself difficult questions over the past few weeks. I'm so proud of what we've achieved. My teammates, coaches, opponents and fans deserve 100 percent from me. But now it's best when I'm on the pitch to the next generation of dedicated athletes," Brady continued.Spicy: In his statement, Brady thanks his teammates, coaches, fans and those...
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The sad story behind the kicker

Munich – Matt Gay may get a little support from above at the Super Bowl (live on February 13 on ProSieben and ran.de). The Los Angeles Rams kicker believes his old friend Parker Overly has his back on the field when it matters most."He certainly pushed the ball through the post a few times. He helped me a lot," Gay once told the Deseret News. Overly was also a talented collegiate athlete before he died in a car accident in April 2017.He's the reason Gay became a kicker in the first place. Actually, his love was football. He played for the Utah Valley University soccer team for two years and was even part of the USA U17 national team.However, his buddy Overly had made it his mission to encourage him to switch sports. "He always pushed me to play football. He always told me to hang u...
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NFL – “Sometimes it takes time”: Brady leaves the future open

Beijing (SID) - Football superstar Tom Brady is leaving his future in the NFL open, at least not a decision has been made to resign. In the podcast "Let's Go!" Brady said, "Sometimes it takes a little time to really figure out how you're feeling and what you want to do." The 44-year-old assured that he would make the decision "at the right time", "in one direction or the other".On Saturday, ESPN announced the retirement of the seven-time Super Bowl winner, six days after his playoff with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NFL and Brady's company TB12 Sports congratulated him on Twitter on his successful career, but his agent Don Yee and father Tom Sr. explained that the quarterback has not yet made his final decision.The speculation screwed up a quiet family weekend, Brady said. "My ph...
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The consequences for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Munich/Tampa Bay – After the confusion surrounding the resignation of star quarterback Tom Brady, the current status is that the 44-year-old has not yet ended his career.In addition, everything looks as if the announcement of the end of the career of the "GOAT" is only a matter of days.Accordingly, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers inevitably have to deal with the time after Brady's short, albeit very successful era in Florida.And when it comes to cap space, things are not looking rosy at all, to say the least, with a view to the coming season and possibly also the competitiveness of the reigning Super Bowl champion beyond 2022.Brady's contract situation impacts Cap SpaceBrady originally signed a two-year, $50 million deal with the Buccaneers in March 2020. After last season, he signed a contra...
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Rodgers is said to have spoken to the Packers about the future

Munich – This news will make the hearts of Green Bay Packers fans beat faster. Apparently, the chances of a future with Aaron Rodgers are not as bad as they last seemed.As NFL insider Ian Rapoport claims to have learned, the star quarterback stayed in Green Bay a few more days after the surprising playoff exit in the Wild Card Round.Despite frustration at the next missed opportunity for his second Super Bowl, Rodgers took the time to talk to head coach Matt LaFleur about the team's prospects.Rodgers: Green Bay feels slight optimismHigh jumps are probably hardly possible in free agency, because the franchise is likely to overshoot the salary cap by more than 40 million US dollars. But everything stands and falls with Rodgers' decision anyway. And they should at least feel a little opt...
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Tom Brady: Possible resignation causes confusion

Munich - Yes, what now? Is it really possible that the story of the day, of the year, of the decade is a canard?After the US media unanimously announced the end of Tom Brady's career, the GOAT is said to have personally contradicted it. NFL Network's Michael Silver tweeted, "Tom Brady has contacted Bucccaneers general manager Jason Licht, contradicting the ESPN report and emphasizing that he has not yet made a final decision about retiring. Licht respects Brady's actions and is paying attention a definitive answer whenever he gets it direct from the quarterback."Report for @BallySports: Tom Brady contacted @Buccaneers GM Jason Licht and told him he has not yet made a final decision on retirement, disputing the ESPN report. Licht is respecting Brady's process and waiting for a de...
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Parallels to Manning? Broncos see chance of Rodgers coup

Munich/Denver – After three disappointing years under head coach Vic Fangio, a new era is dawning for the Denver Broncos. With Nathaniel Hackett, the previous offensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers will take over the helm of the 2015 Super Bowl champion in the future.During his presentation, the 42-year-old spoke of a "dream" that is coming true.It is precisely those dreams that trigger the commitment of the new trainer around the franchise. And, as in the past offseason, the name of quarterback Aaron Rodgers is again circulating in the context of the Colorado franchise and making the hearts of the fan community beat faster.The rumors took on such proportions that General Manager George Paton immediately dispelled them. Hackett's commitment has "absolutely nothing" to do with...
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Cincinnati Bengals prepare curiously for Arrowhead

Kansas City - Arrowhead Stadium is without a doubt one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL.The Chiefs fans will probably make a lot of noise again in the championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday (from 8:45 p.m. live on ProSieben and in the live stream on ran.de). Bengals practice with fan noise off the assembly lineFormer German NFL professional Sebastian Vollmer said on the #ranNFL playoff web show "Champion Check": "When I had to play at Arrowhead Stadium, I couldn't hear my opponent right next to me anymore." But how do you prepare for that as an away team? Bengals coach Zac Taylor trained at the Bengals stadium last week and then played the fan noise over loudspeakers there. "We've played in a noisy environment before, but of course I kn...
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According to private information, Tom Brady is about to end his career

Munich/Tampa Bay – After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' dramatic playoff exit, the rumor mill about the future of star quarterback Tom Brady is in full swing.As "CBS" reports, several sources from the closest environment of "TB12" should still be convinced that the future Hall of Famer is preparing for his resignation and will soon make an official statement."He has a lot of respect for the game and the Tampa organization and everything they've done for him," said a source close to the quarterback, but not identified.And further: "He understands the impact this decision would have on the team and he would never want to do anything that could jeopardize the playoffs. Whatever he decides, I expect him to announce it soon."The 44-year-old has yet to be specific about his plans, but according to...