Skip Bayless reacts to Tom Brady pleading the fifth when asked if he feels appreciated by the Patriots

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In his discussion with Shannon Sharpe and Joy Taylor, Skip Bayless reacts to Tom Brady taking the fifth in a recent interview when asked if he feels appreciated by the New England Patriots.

- These comments from Tom Brady were stunning. By Tom Brady standards, these were scathing. This was Tom Brady's version of going LaVar Ball on Bill Belichick. This is as close as he's ever going to get. To me, it went from "aw shucks, gee whiz, Tom," to that's drop the mic. All he needed to say was, "I plead the fifth." Wait a minute. Hold on. Time out, time out. This is the reigning MVP last seen in a game-- it was a big playoff game, in which he broke the all time playoff record for yards thrown during a game with 505. So he's coming off a pretty good high, even though, obviously, he did turn it over late and they did lose the football game to Nick Foles, 41 to 33. I'll get to that part in just a moment.

But you would think that a quarterback of this magnitude, most people agree, concur that he's the greatest quarterback ever. You would think that if he's asked, "Are you happy?" He would say something besides, "I have my moments." You have your moments? What? That's as scathing as he's going to get.

So is he appreciated by the organization? And remember, the organization includes the head coach and the owner that we thought it was Tommy, like another son. And I plead the fifth. You plead the fifth about Robert Kraft, seriously? And now I'll get to the final salvo which was--

What you have to explain that pleading the fifth means self-incrimination. I might say something that--

I can't answer that question because I'll be too honest. I'll say something that I'll never be able to live down about either my head coach or my owner. And then he's asked about Malcolm Butler. And he goes on, and he did say at one point, Malcolm came to him repeatedly during the game and said, "TB, let's go." Meaning, let's go what? And Tom says, "I kept going what defense are we in where Malcolm's not on the field? Is it short yardage? Is it goal line?" That's just sarcastic comments to Jim Gray, right? And in the end, Jim Gray asks, "Do Patriot fans deserve an explanation for why Malcolm Butler did not play a single defensive snap in the Super Bowl?" And Tom says, "I don't know. That's probably a better answer for the guy who owns our team."


For the guy who owns our team?

The guy.

The guy?

He got a name.

Yeah. This is the guy who in one of the "Tom versus Time" episodes, we saw him Facetiming with Tom and his mom at the kitchen table in San Mateo.

When she's getting ar ring?

And she's getting a ring. And she says, "Mr. Kraft-- And he says, "No, I'm RK. I'm RK." And now we go from RK to the guy who owns our team. The guy? Seriously? Because I don't think he was real pleased with a lot of things that happened after the guy ordered the coach to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.