Former Patriots CB has the perfect take on The Patriot Way, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady

Retired NFL cornerback Darius Butler wasn’t with the Patriots for very long — just two years (2009, 2010) — but he seems to have a strong handle over the debate that’s dominated sports talk in New England.

Who deserves credit for The Patriot Way: Tom Brady or Bill Belichick (or, here’s a totally insane idea, both)?

TV and radio talkshows have wrestled with the question for years, and talking heads refueled the debate when Brady left the Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Danny Amendola’s recent comments, in which he credited The Patriot Way wholly to Brady, only encouraged more fierce debate.

Butler took to social media to address the question. He shared his opinion and parsed the situation with nuance. Check it out.

Yup. That’s spot on.

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