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Montana says Patriots made 'mistake' losing Brady to Bucs

Washington (AFP) - Four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Joe Montana says the New England Patriots made a mistake in letting NFL superstar Tom Brady leave for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.

Montana, who captured his titles with san Francisco but played his final two seasons with Kansas City, told USA Today that he couldn't understand how the Patriots could let Brady depart after 20 seasons and six titles together.

"I don't know what's going on inside there, but somebody made a mistake," Montana said. "I think when you look at the whole situation, you try to figure out how you want to get away from things that are there.