According to TMZ.COM, Tom Brady says being called the “Greatest of All Time” is a title that makes him cringe — because he handles criticism WAY BETTER than he deals with compliments. 

Goatie McGoatface was on “Good Morning America” with Michael Strahan — who told TB12 he considers him the best QB who ever played the game. 

Brady replied, “I don’t even like that. It makes me cringe … it makes me cringe.”

Instead, Brady explained … “I wish you would say, ‘you’re trash, you’re too old, you’re too slow, you can’t get it done no more’ … and I would say, ‘Thank you very much,’ and I would go prove you wrong.”

Strahan asked if he was driven by criticism more than success — Brady replied, “Yeah, absolutely.”

So, what’s the lesson here? If you root for a rival team, stop the trash talk … and start trying to kill Brady with KINDNESS already!!! 

Of course, Tom just won his 6th Super Bowl in his 17 seasons as a starter. He also has 9 AFC championships under his belt, 4 Super Bowl MVPs and 14 Pro Bowl selections.