BSMW Chat with “Moving the Chains” Author Charles P. Pierce

A couple of weeks ago, I published a review of the new book on Tom Brady by Charlie Pierce entitled “Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit of Everything

This afternoon shortly after 3:00 PM, Mr. Pierce will join us to chat about the book. He was scheduled for 3:00 PM, but emailed a little while again to say that he was running a bit late. When he comes we’ll have an hour with him.

Submit your questions now at [email protected]

I’ll be posting new questions and answers on top of the older ones, so the newest set is always at the top…

Update: Charlie has just arrived, and we’re beginning the chat…

First of all, thanks for taking some time to visit here with us today. I enjoyed the book very much and have heard good things from others about it as well.

Update – 5:00pm – We’ve had a number of technical issues here…I apologize for the problems.

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From Mike: Everyone talks about Weis leaving, but fails to mention QB coach Hufnagel leaving as well the same offseason.
Brady thrives (lead in yardage last year) despite the upheaval on the coaching staff.
McDaniel is still learning on the job and the new QB coach has very little experience. Does Brady look at Peyton Manning’s relationship with Tom Moore and bum out he doesn’t have that experienced veteran in his headset during games and in meetings during the week?

CPierce: Mike — Given the turmoil that’s surrounded him as regards his coaches ever since he left high school, I think Brady’s better equipped to handle this situation than most young quarterbacks would have been. Remember — both the coordinator and the head coach who’d recruited him at Michigan were gone before he even enrolled, and then there was the extended burlesque with Brian Griese and Drew Henson, where Lloyd Carr was handed a bad situation and handled it badly. At New England, he had Dick Rehbein, his most fervent original advocate, die suddenly. Now Weis is gone, and Josh McDaniel is there. Would he have liked a relationship like Peyton has in Indy with Moore? Probably. But his whole career has been an extended exercise in the opposite direction.

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