Stephen A. thanks Tom Brady for saying ‘there is another way’ than just the Patriot way | First Take

Stephen A. thanks Tom Brady for saying ‘there is another way’ than just the Patriot way | First Take
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Marcus Spears react to Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady saying “there is another way” than just the Patriot way to achieve to success in the NFL.
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0:00 Stephen A. Smith breaks down Tom Brady’s Patriot way comments.
4:00 Marcus Spears praises Brady for realizing the Patriot way is not the only way.
6:00 Max Kellerman says it took courage for Brady to change teams in career.
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  1. ESPN

    ESPNПре 6 дана

    0:00 Stephen A. Smith breaks down Tom Brady’s Patriot way comments. 4:00 Marcus Spears praises Brady for realizing the Patriot way is not the only way. 6:00 Max Kellerman says it took courage for Brady to change teams in career.

  2. Ken Shain

    Ken ShainПре 2 дана

    @Mitchell Rand a true fruiter

  3. Mitchell Rand

    Mitchell RandПре 4 дана

    @Larry Smith bruce jenner literally had nothing to lose. Its not even sports history because caitlyn isnt an athlete. Just came out as trans then got praised for it even though people do ot everyday.

  4. RebelTV r

    RebelTV rПре 5 дана

    Pat McAfee > Espn

  5. Digitalknifeparty

    DigitalknifepartyПре 6 дана

    @Larry Smith lol smh

  6. Chris M

    Chris MПре 6 дана

    @phil6298 I'd take nails on a chalkboard over Molly Qerim

  7. Terry Paulson

    Terry PaulsonПре 17 сати

    Stephen that is a great analogy of Brady's decisions to change and not be afraid in light of age and a point in life after having already reach enormous success. He just has that obsession to reach for a high plateau. Born that way from interviews I have watch.

  8. Manolo HTX Welder

    Manolo HTX WelderПре дан

    I really thought Stephen was gonna touch on WHITE PRIVILEGE 🤣

  9. namaste303

    namaste303Пре дан

    Our cities are burning down and you all have the nerve to talk about sports!?!?! This awful. I thought ESPN was woke.

  10. juan duran

    juan duranПре 2 дана

    Not only that there is also the chance of failure and if Tom would've failed all he worked for would've gone with him. Everybody would've said it was the system. It's both in my opinion. Also TB is living proof of hard work over skills. He was a 199th pick, back up QB, no special skill compared to his competition. But his hard work, persistence and willing to give up ego money is what made him THE GOAT! You can't complain about not having weapons, not having defense or not having a say on coaching if you brake the salary cap on your deal. Just my opinion. He chose legacy over money. 🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐 Tom Brady The Greatest Of All Times.

  11. T2

    T2Пре 2 дана

    Tom Brady left bc they didn’t get him any weapons or they never resign, the #1 target like Brandon cook who was a good receiver

  12. Malcolm N.

    Malcolm N.Пре 2 дана

    I mean if you stack your team with talent you should win a superbowl.

  13. MSeroga

    MSerogaПре 2 дана

    To be fair... Everyone acting like Tom Brady went to the Jags and won the superbowl.

  14. VonAllen Sports

    VonAllen SportsПре 2 дана

    I understand Brady's sentiment but it's actually not something he can say because he's part of it. Tampa Bay winning doesn't necessarily prove that there is "another" way because it's not specific enough. What "way" are we referring to? Brady installed the Patriot Way in Tampa Bay, so what way was this?

  15. Dominic Randall

    Dominic RandallПре 2 дана

    So what about lebron

  16. Will

    WillПре 2 дана

    Don't be afraid of change when your going to a team thats loaded with talent your bringing gronk with you and have a good head coach. I bet that change might be a little more scary if your going to Cincinnati or detroit. Just trying to keep things realistic. Y'all are talking like it's easy

  17. hammill444

    hammill444Пре 2 дана

    Yes, the "other way" is to stock your team from top to bottom with top tier talent. It's not complicated.

  18. Dustin Johnson

    Dustin JohnsonПре 2 дана

    I'm changing careers right now, this poignant

  19. Duncan Bradley

    Duncan BradleyПре 3 дана

    👊🙏 Well said Stephen 🅰️

  20. HereIsWisdom 1318

    HereIsWisdom 1318Пре 3 дана

    Stephen A aint no expert in anything!

  21. JD M

    JD MПре 3 дана

    Steven A. you are a class act and no one can ever take that away from you Thanks!!! GBY my friend!!!!

  22. Al Baz

    Al BazПре 3 дана

    💯agree enjoyed your take on the subject.

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    Chris GrayПре 3 дана

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  24. landseer lover

    landseer loverПре 3 дана

    Of course, the GOAT of all time, making the "change" would be Wayne Gretsky. Long forgotten by most, in a sport that America has a hard time supporting- but to be as good as he was, with 5 successive championships... more records than anyone, .. and to up and leave for Los Angeles- where he continued his dominance. Not as popular as a Tom Brady or Michael Jordan- but just as equally gifted and impressive.

  25. Zachery Gilbert

    Zachery GilbertПре 3 дана

    Is this Stephen A’s way of telling us that he’s going to leave ESPN?! 🤨

  26. Bradley Taft

    Bradley TaftПре 3 дана

    I would love to see Tom Brady be on first take for an episode. I could only imagine the conversation that would take place between Max and Tom.

  27. Presi Dave

    Presi DaveПре 3 дана

    Skip is in so much denial for Bron's dominance same way Shanon is for Brady's dominance

  28. Joseph T

    Joseph TПре 3 дана

    Yea the other way is go to another team and bring everyone good with you.

  29. shay hessari

    shay hessariПре 4 дана


  30. George Brady

    George BradyПре 4 дана

    Millionaire Brady accepts to be interviewed for free. Stephen A:"He is a legend."

  31. Mark Medeiros

    Mark MedeirosПре 4 дана

    Did anyone not realize there are different managerial styles and that several can be very successful?!?! Lombardi vs. Walsh vs. Knoll vs. Belichick. Cmon now.

  32. Aaron Adams

    Aaron AdamsПре 4 дана

    One of the best segments Stephen A has ever had

  33. Jon Doe

    Jon DoeПре 4 дана

    I don't understand the Molly hate comments, you guys have a problem with yourselves, Molly is good at her job and she's great with Steven A and Max so stop the fake hate on Molly its just sad at this point. ❤ MQR❤

  34. Ca Ca

    Ca CaПре 4 дана

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  35. PilarLaneGaming

    PilarLaneGamingПре 4 дана


  36. Lorraine Alvarado

    Lorraine AlvaradoПре 4 дана

    Thank you Stephan A for this comment ....I was one of those people to make a change .. I finally did it after 23 years ...I also was glad .. turned out both jobs I had were rewarding.....Thank You Tom for making a change after 20 years and being brave enough to do it in front of the world.....What a legacy ❣️ ..Tom what courage on your part for the younger people to realize that we all have something to give no matter what our age is and it doesn't mean life is over as we get older move over for us, one day you will be there too and Tom Brady is still young in his mind to control his destiney ..looks great too❤️

  37. TEEMER

    TEEMERПре 4 дана

    that's right ... America wanted to change ... then look what happened ...

  38. Abdelhali Bachir Belmehdi

    Abdelhali Bachir BelmehdiПре 4 дана

    Friends don’t let Friends hate Brady!

  39. RedLeo3000

    RedLeo3000Пре 4 дана

    I’m a cowboys fan but for some reason I keep rooting for Tom Brady, the dude is just so humble, and he gave up all that money every season so that the patriots could build a winner. And then Mr. Grumpy , AKA Bill Beli-boobs , just Shunned him !!!!

  40. Juan Rocha

    Juan RochaПре 4 дана

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  41. Robert Kleinschmidt

    Robert KleinschmidtПре 4 дана

    If he means going to an already stacked team with all pros at every position, then yeah. There is another way lol. But credit to him for being smart enough to be where he's at. Brady would've been killed playing on the Patriots this year....

  42. Michael

    MichaelПре 4 дана

    Darth Vader finally turns to the dark side.


    OBNOX IOUSПре 4 дана

    Of course there’s another way, other teams have won the SB besides that Pats. ESPN likes looking more into what someone says to make their own “ shocking headlines”..Talk about being clowns

  44. Lauranntinia Levi

    Lauranntinia LeviПре 4 дана

    WOW! Brady letting the world know, the patriot way belongs to the New England Patriots not him, what a humble person and thats why he is so blessed.

  45. Beechi Johnson

    Beechi JohnsonПре 4 дана

    I would change the name and move the team , Tom Brady was the patriots now it’s over forever , no more rings no more nothing

  46. 고미라

    고미라Пре 4 дана

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  47. imabadmofosofux2

    imabadmofosofux2Пре 4 дана

    They gave that man that ring and i am not a fan of either team.

  48. John Cube

    John CubeПре 4 дана

    My respect for Stephen A has gotten even bigger after his preach. He was plain and simply spitting facts and words of wisdom. That was so motivational and inspirational. It has to be up there with the best sport talk segments I've watched in a long time. I also love it when everybody agrees on the discussed subject and the atmosphere is calm and not charged. Keep it up guys

  49. Billy Ray

    Billy RayПре 4 дана

    How about them Cowboys

  50. otherZinc

    otherZincПре 4 дана

    I'm one of the World's Biggest Tom Brady Fans: And, he is The GOAT of Quarterbacks: Maybe, Tom learned this from: *King James* As all the Fake Bullsh*t Media KILLED Lebron James for Leaving Cleveland!

  51. behnfgfan

    behnfgfanПре 4 дана

    The cheating way is more like it.

  52. nvr2serious cc

    nvr2serious ccПре 4 дана

    Tom Brady IS the patriot way.....Belichick is the real life Clint Eastwood "Grumpy old man"

  53. King Cozy

    King CozyПре 5 дана

    So Brady gets applauded for the same thing Lebron gets villainized for....white privilege on full display

  54. Jeremy Mason

    Jeremy MasonПре 5 дана

    You nailed it Stephen!!

  55. Keith Hall

    Keith HallПре 5 дана

    Generation X has in their DNA the ability to adapt you will not find that in with Baby Boomers and you wont find that with we all think the same Millennials maybe Gen Z?

  56. Nicholas Denes

    Nicholas DenesПре 5 дана

    Tom Brady’s way is 95% the patriot way... don’t fool yourselves into thinking he didn’t bring all that Bill Belichick genius into the buccaneers organization. Everything Tom does is Bill Belichick molded so let’s stop with the Patriot way vs different way propaganda. I know Bill is too mature to be offended by all of this nonsense- but let’s show the man some respect.

  57. Dee Hendrix

    Dee HendrixПре 5 дана

    I say the same thing about ppl who accept crapy jobs for there entire life. They be brainwashed

  58. The Who

    The WhoПре 5 дана

    I think Steven A is missing the point. It was more about proving he could win without Bill. That he was the reason they won. Tom wanted to answer that question. What came first? The chicken or Egg.

  59. John Luke Wood

    John Luke WoodПре 5 дана

    It just took a top 5 oline, a top 5 defense, a top 15 wr, a top 20 wr, and another top 30 wr, and a top 6 TE to do it.

  60. Vann Apragal

    Vann ApragalПре 5 дана

    "listen up, Aaron Rodgers"!

  61. T Ringo

    T RingoПре 5 дана


  62. T Ringo

    T RingoПре 5 дана

    Put glue on that mouth fake greatness conjure that why no body else can win a goat leads others to the slaughter.

  63. Jeffrose662000

    Jeffrose662000Пре 5 дана

    But what does this female and all the other females that sit there and look stupid bring to the table besides sometimes easy on the eyes and a pair of tits

  64. Frank N

    Frank NПре 5 дана

    Max never shook his head during all the positive comments related to Tom Brady. What Tom Brady did was setting the new standard of an athlete's life with his work ethics from day 1. Follow the leader!

  65. Robin Davis

    Robin DavisПре 5 дана

    Well,well Stephen A, Now you see it, It's always been The Challenge,The Defeat, And now Proving, Anything is possible it you try .

  66. Cis Lord

    Cis LordПре 5 дана

    As a 49ers fan, I root for Tom Brady. What a legend.

  67. Lloydwatkins Kahaloa

    Lloydwatkins KahaloaПре 5 дана

    Max, We thesports Fans don't understand your logic.

  68. Lloydwatkins Kahaloa

    Lloydwatkins KahaloaПре 5 дана

    Thats correct. Tom Brandy didn't give up however, no matter the Hate or disbelievers say he did it his way. Thank you for Reminiszenz everyone.

  69. Art Sanchez

    Art SanchezПре 5 дана

    DAANG...Stephan A..not my favorite...buuttt...A LOT of RESPECT for you respecting ole Tom Brady..PEACE BRO..✌

  70. Ethan Roy

    Ethan RoyПре 5 дана


  71. Cheerioss -

    Cheerioss -Пре 5 дана

    SAS still has some really good takes

  72. Paul Cardenas-Wallenfelt

    Paul Cardenas-WallenfeltПре 5 дана

    63 patriots fans disliking LOL

  73. Herberto de la Rosa en Directo

    Herberto de la Rosa en DirectoПре 5 дана

    Hi... Greetings from México!! Let me start saying that success in my country is rare. Think about it. I played football at young age an now I still play “flag” . it's so hard to win!!! And I must make myself clear that I’m not a Pat's or a “formal” Brady's fan, but as we say here "do not spit upwards" I admire real success histories "per se" I have had the privilege of following Brady's career and I know.. yes.. he's not athletic or fast, but… he has arm, aim, endurance, perseverance, wiliness, discipline, team effort and, lastly, but maybe most importantly, he’s got leadership!! AND BEYOND THAT...He delivers RESULTS!! I don't mind whom he played for, or if the whole system is corrupted, even if it is.. he's just above all ... Even gossip. Ironically, There is no way you can achieve 7 rings without help, yes., That's right…. he got helped!! As an example, his last year with the Pat's, even when he got to the playoff's, which is a coach goal to get paid, he "disappointed" everyone… but he didn’t have a team... he needed help... his haters were happy.. but they didn’t realize that ... NOBODY WINS THIS GAME ALONE !! It's not tennis!! And now.. He just went to sign with the WORST TEAM EVER and GOT INVOLVED IN HIRING THE BEST STAFF and got their best result!?!? And there it is.. 7 rings.... Who cares gossip and envies??? Way beyond this sport .. and sorry my bad English... Being in Mexico, the story of Brady is a living proof of the good aspect of meritocracy, when someone fights and endures and gets to the point to deserve and proofs being better. I know.. I don't really want to sound "too fan" but… when you have kids, ... What other kind of example do you have to motivate them?? A politician? Reflect on that.. Brady was a 199 pick and got in the field by chance of a superstar injury. Explain how he managed to bribe all the system for 20 years??? 3 presidents!!!! Also, me being 53 years old, I’m taking Brady’s example to get rid of excuses like " I'm too old" or "my time it's over for that" … he’s a breakthrough for that too! Excuse me that in this theme I don't care any team.. those are plain business stories... I believe that we have to learn how to admire success, and follow great examples, teams, political parties and institutions are good, the individuals are the great histories... I know Brady was involved in mistakes, ...but.. Who haven't? Rise your hands perfect people!! I'm not... That make us human.. Brady has being Resilient... What I see about that is, is that this guy went over every difficulty and overcame it.. when he had to pay his duce, he did, and came back ... and keeps going at prime level , with upwards and downwards, but reaching to what we all should aim for.. GREATNESS... AIN’T THAT SO??? .. What’s the point of being critics just because “we don’t like… or approve someone or something” instead of learning from any story?? Anyhow.. we won’t turn down what already happened… history is already written... So ... are you going to invest your energy in taking down the good… trying to destroy what’s already done?? Or.. being humble and learning how the others achieve?? It's Your choice and your vibe…… greetings from México!!

  74. maestro

    maestroПре 5 дана

    Of course there are other ways. Just none as successful as the patriot way.

  75. David Garcia

    David GarciaПре 5 дана

    We need a Stephen A 30 for 30

  76. Poe

    PoeПре 5 дана

    This video should be titled “Steven A. Smith talked about himself for 5 minutes “

  77. MambaRooskii

    MambaRooskiiПре 5 дана

    Officially the goat? Like bruh wasnt the goat after 5...oh wait what about 6...oh wait he needed 7 to be officially the goat. Tom was the goat after that 28-3 comeback. Simple

  78. Sam Z

    Sam ZПре 5 дана

    Just as long the refs are there brady always has a chance

  79. Elwynn Perry

    Elwynn PerryПре 5 дана

    Very powerful

  80. DeAndre Davis

    DeAndre DavisПре 5 дана

    This is exactly why Steven A Smith can do no wrong in my eyes . He always giving the game

  81. Focus0828

    Focus0828Пре 5 дана

    Stephen A was in his bag with that insight. Well said sir.

  82. #halamadrid! #patsnation! #gopats!!!!

    #halamadrid! #patsnation! #gopats!!!!Пре 5 дана

    I'm a Patriots fan and it was never the Patriot way! It's a Brady way straight up!!!!

  83. Mikhail Matthew

    Mikhail MatthewПре 5 дана

    Why is that when max is praising Brady, he is at the same time taking a jab at him.. "Learn the art of deception".

  84. Lola Jay

    Lola JayПре 5 дана

    Only losers hate on greats like Tom. Successful people look at him and are inspired to improve and be better at whatever they do whether in their careers or personal lives. His work ethic and dedication to his team and the sport is insane, and that's something everyone should admire. Hating often says more about you than the person you hate on.

  85. No Luminati

    No LuminatiПре 5 дана

    Stephen A is full of bs. Just like he has said “kyrie should retire” now he is praising him and saying he is still one of best players out there. Stfu.

  86. Jay Kin

    Jay KinПре 5 дана

    Well they got 4 people up there and only three speak anybody notice that !

  87. Tyson Allen

    Tyson AllenПре 5 дана

    no lol its the tom Bradys way.

  88. odyss eus

    odyss eusПре 5 дана

    Embrace Change! God, this is soooooo 1990s Human Resource in corporate environments. Nice to see these guys are only 25 years late.

  89. ricandadd1

    ricandadd1Пре 5 дана

    Being able to hear them without being interrupted is fantastic

  90. kool Silence

    kool SilenceПре 5 дана


  91. WolfpackFriday

    WolfpackFridayПре 5 дана

    This is why he is the GOAT of the NFL, he never said he was the GOAT he let his actions say it 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  92. Adam Bankert

    Adam BankertПре 5 дана

    Max looked triggered that how inspirational Brady’s comments was 🤣

  93. eric green

    eric greenПре 5 дана

    Letz see if tb12 win another title I believe it was rigged or he got lucky I could be wrong no doubt there is more than one to be successful

  94. Simon Cohen

    Simon CohenПре 5 дана

    He Has 7 it's more then luck and if it's rigged don't watch

  95. Michael Johnson

    Michael JohnsonПре 6 дана

    People who think he isn’t a system qb anymore are hilarious

  96. Killer 420

    Killer 420Пре 6 дана

    patriots is nothing without tom

  97. CST

    CSTПре 6 дана

    Did Stephen A just use a Tom Brady segment to pad himself on the booty? 🙈

  98. J Rich

    J RichПре 6 дана

    A 40 year old multi-millionaire.......riiiight. So much for the average person to learn from his taking a massive risk, lol. What a joke.

  99. StewDub81tre

    StewDub81treПре 6 дана

    Think about the rings he’ll be getting when he comes back to coach at some point. Hopefully next up to BA.

  100. Korey G

    Korey GПре 6 дана

    This chick is so much cuter than molly

  101. John Bodnar

    John BodnarПре 6 дана

    Glen Holley , who works for Cox Automotive,is not nice. I lost $$$ at a dealership he use to own

  102. Andy murday

    Andy murdayПре 6 дана

    Tom Brady is the Dynasty. The GOAT of all GOATs.

  103. Marvin Jazzhands

    Marvin JazzhandsПре 6 дана


  104. Trent Shaffer

    Trent ShafferПре 6 дана

    That may be the smartest comments Stephen A. has ever made.

  105. Oriental Smith

    Oriental SmithПре 6 дана

    Jack Osman tell me why Tampa Bay couldn’t make the playoffs in twelve years.

  106. Paul Smith

    Paul SmithПре 6 дана

    Zen A Smith in the building