On the season finale of Showtime’s “Inside the NFL,” which first aired Tuesday, the studio analysts dissected the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory over the Seahawks, using highlights from NFL Films and airing fascinating in-game sound bites.
NFL Films had several players and coaches mic’d up, including Tom Brady, who stole the show with his pregame speech to his teammates.
“It started seven, eight months ago, right?” said Brady. “All for this moment. It’s about honor. It’s about respect. We win this game, you’re honored! Your kids are honored! Your families are honored! Win on three!”
After the game, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was captured congratulating Brady in the middle of the field.
“Hey, great game bro,” Wilson told him. “I love watching you. I love you, bro. Keep working.”
As confetti rained down on the newly crowned champions, there was an emotional encounter between Brady and coach Bill Belichick.
“Way to go,” said Belichick as he and Brady embraced. “That’s tremendous. Great job.”
“What a win,” said Brady. “It took every second.”
“You’re damn right,” Belichick said.
“I’m so happy for you,” Brady said.
“You too, I’m happy for you,” Belichick said.
Brady also had an emotional embrace — laced with a profanity or two — with teammate Julian Edelman, his top receiving target.
“Hey, we [expletive] did it!” Brady said.
“I love you, man,” Edelman said.
“We did it, bro,” said Brady. “I love ya.”
“You’re the greatest quarterback in the world,” Edelman said.
The program will be re-aired Wednesday on Showtime at 8 p.m. and on the NFL Network at 9 p.m.