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Tom Brady is a long way away from Foxborough

T.Brady.jpgThe Patriots started their offseason workout program on Monday.  Quarterback Tom Brady wasn’t there.

The offseason workouts continued on Tuesday.  Quarterback Tom Brady wasn’t there.

Wednesday, another session was held.  Brady, not in the building.

So where has he been?  Per the Boston Herald, Brady was spotted in Los Angeles.

As Karen Guregian of the Herald points out, Brady previously owned the parking space given to the player with the best offseason workout record.  At one point, Brady gave it up, explaining that he still does the requisite training on his own time.

With Brady becoming more involved in the work of the NFLPA, there’s also a chance (and, yes, when we say that it means “speculation” not “hard news”) that Brady is sending a message with his absence.  Before free agency opened, we thought that Brady could be one of the high-profile players who complain publicly about the lack of his team’s spending in free agency; however, the Patriots have signed defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and cornerback Leigh Bodden to long-term deals.  Previously, it had been believed that the Pats would be hesitant to negotiate any long-term deals until a new labor agreement is negotiated.

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56 Responses to “Tom Brady is a long way away from Foxborough”
  1. Jose Reyes says: Mar 18, 2010 7:19 AM

    That or he’s slacking off. He missed his decent share of practices last year too.

  2. ampats says: Mar 18, 2010 7:24 AM

    Oh no the world is coming to an end!
    Brady does not want to play for Patriots.
    TMZ reports Brady is looking for a house since he is being traded to the Jags for next season.
    Matt Walsh saw him in a camera shop looking at video cameras.
    He was also seen on the USC campus with Big Ben talking to coeds
    Over/under 100+ hits.
    Let all the intelligent comments begin.

  3. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Mar 18, 2010 7:27 AM

    He’s a veteran.
    Besides, he needs the time to properly prepare for Earth Hour. He and Gazelle are busy preparing their throne room. Arranging the gong just so. That way, at the appointed hour, they can properly command thier bootlicks to switch off!
    We wll all see this event live on NFL Network! Courtesy of the revolutionary BillVision camera technology!

  4. Tyler says: Mar 18, 2010 7:33 AM

    He is going to decline, his focus is elsewhere.

  5. Unbreakable02215 says: Mar 18, 2010 7:58 AM

    With what he’s accomplished and been thru in his career, I would say he’s earned it hasn’t he ?

  6. TheDPR says: Mar 18, 2010 7:58 AM

    More likely it relates to having a family now and having no family then. I doubt Brady is busy working for the union.
    The perils of getting a ring relatively early in your career; perhaps you lose some of your edge.

  7. munchkin says: Mar 18, 2010 8:00 AM

    Time to cue up Jethro Tull’s “Living in the Past”; Brady should be there. He’s not the only player with a family. If your “best player” doesn’t show up for voluntary workouts what kind of a message does that send to the rest of the players on the team and to management.
    Tom Brady’s no Larry Legend.

  8. ShackDeezNutz says: Mar 18, 2010 8:00 AM

    Brady went 10-6 on essentially the same team that Matt Cassell went 11-5 with the year before. I know that’s oversimplification, but it’s still worth noting. Brady is so not what he used to be. His favorite receiver used to be the open one, as they say, but not anymore. He basically threw the entire season to two guys, Welker and Moss. Everytime Hoyer came in, Ben Watson was magically open, which means Watson was open most of the season, he just rarely got any looks from Brady. I love Brady’s past history, but humility was always helpful to him, and that’s long gone now. Hope he comes back, but I’ve got doubts. Would love to be proven wrong though.

  9. The Real Shuxion says: Mar 18, 2010 8:02 AM

    That is the goffiest picture of Brady I have ever seen.

  10. PatsRPerfection says: Mar 18, 2010 8:03 AM

    Does he know it began??? Maybe the same person put in charge of notifying Adalius Thomas was supposed to tell Brady the offseason program began.

  11. BornSlippy says: Mar 18, 2010 8:04 AM

    Wow Florio,
    If you did a little research you would have found out that he’s in LA to spend time with his son Jack as part of the custody agreement and hes working out with matt leinart. Of course you come up with a long winded made up story that never came to fruition.

  12. I♥Patriots says: Mar 18, 2010 8:11 AM

    Tommy is allowed to have a life, maybe other people should get one too and leave him the F alone. he will be in Foxboro when he needs to be.

  13. jamaltimore says: Mar 18, 2010 8:21 AM

    Maybe it’s taking him a little longer to recover from the beatdown the Ravens game him to end the season. He had the deer in the headlights look that day like a guy who didn’t want to be out there anymore. Somewhere Kyle Boller was watching and smiling!
    Then again maybe he just moved on from saving the patriots to saving the planet with Al Gore?

  14. Old School says: Mar 18, 2010 8:23 AM

    He always wanted to be like BF when he grew up. Now he has succeeded.

  15. kennethnoisewater says: Mar 18, 2010 8:27 AM

    He’s hanging out with Matt Leinart?!?! Done. Patriots 8-8 and miss playoffs this year.

  16. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Mar 18, 2010 8:34 AM

    “With Brady becoming more involved in the work of the NFLPA, there’s also a chance (and, yes, when we say that it means “speculation” not “hard news”) that Brady is sending a message with his absence. ”
    Could you be more of an idiot? It’s called having an amazingly hot wife and a family to spend time with. Even calling that “speculation” is an insult to journalism. Occam’s razor dummy. Stop hating Tom Brady so much. It’s an ugly side of you. Where would you be given the choice?

  17. Reasonable says: Mar 18, 2010 8:34 AM

    ShackDeezNutz says:
    March 18, 2010 8:00 AM
    Brady went 10-6 on essentially the same team that Matt Cassell went 11-5 with the year before.
    ————————————————–
    Really? Harrison, Vrable, Bruschi, Seymore, Gaffney. Yeah, those guys wouldn’t have made any difference last year.

  18. Minuteman says: Mar 18, 2010 8:59 AM

    Football player has family. Who knew?

  19. Flying elvis says: Mar 18, 2010 9:12 AM

    Maybe Vince needs to talk to him. Or just go to Bill about it.

  20. packerfanfornot4life says: Mar 18, 2010 9:16 AM

    that photo looks like “BITCH” Stewie made another clone!

  21. Deadpool says: Mar 18, 2010 9:23 AM

    Who cares? It’s Tom Brady. An overrated QB on an awesome Patriots team. Hell, CASSEL was able to perform there. Ryan Leaf could have been a Super Bowl QB with these guys around him. Put Brady on any team NOT in Mass. and see how he does. He’ll make JaMarcus Russell look good…

  22. tt0074958 says: Mar 18, 2010 9:25 AM

    Didn’t people give Ben Roethlisberger a hard time for the same thing?

  23. CKL says: Mar 18, 2010 9:27 AM

    Unless he has a damn good reason (and being a union rep isn’t one of them) this pisses me off a lot. This team had leadership issues last season and as the team’s # leader, he NEEDS to be there and help set an example.

  24. HarrisonHits says: Mar 18, 2010 9:33 AM

    Deadpool how do you function with nothing but vacuum in your skull ?
    Pats haters, making mentally deficient chipmunks everywhere look intelligent.

  25. jsdarkman says: Mar 18, 2010 9:37 AM

    JaMarcus Brady

  26. Deadpool says: Mar 18, 2010 9:39 AM

    If you were reading, HarrisonSh*ts, you’d know I wasn’t giving crap to the Patriots. Just Brady. Just proves you’re the LAST person who should accuse someone of “vacuum in the skull”…

  27. CT Pats Fan says: Mar 18, 2010 9:48 AM

    Maybe you’re right…..
    ….but…..
    ….maybe it’s the fact that he has a baby son in California and wants to spend quality time with him.
    While we (who comment non stop on PFT) think nothing but Football all year long, perhaps the players want to balance work with life commitments. Just a thought.

  28. Deadpool says: Mar 18, 2010 9:49 AM

    HarrisonHits, if you know how to read, you’d see I wasn’t ripping on the Patriots, just an overrated Tom Brady. All this does is prove that you’re the LAST person who should refer to someone else with “vacuum in the skull”…

  29. pfii63 says: Mar 18, 2010 9:52 AM

    Flori0 – allow me to say succinctly what many others are suggesting – you are a Brady-hating tool who is making crap up to support your world view. Do your research and stop posting stuff that anyone else can prove is crap by checking Google.
    Oh, and you might want to compare and contrast (yes, that’s research) the 2008 and 2009 rosters. Same team? Here’s my two cents – buy a clue with it.

  30. purpleguy says: Mar 18, 2010 10:03 AM

    Glad we don’t have to worry about this issue in MN — everyone knows our QB ain’t showing.

  31. The Real Shuxion says: Mar 18, 2010 10:10 AM

    The Real Shuxion says:
    March 18, 2010 8:02 AM
    That is the goffiest picture of Brady I have ever seen.
    ————————————————-
    I cannot spell for the life of me. Seriously my spelling sucks. I outta use firefox with spell check.

  32. AllThat says: Mar 18, 2010 10:12 AM

    Matt Leinart? Seriously?
    What a toad.

  33. Citizen Strange says: Mar 18, 2010 10:14 AM

    WOMEN WEAKEN LEGS — Mickey Goldmill

  34. Reasonable says: Mar 18, 2010 10:20 AM

    Deadpool
    SO somehow the Patriots made Tom Brady look good? Seems to me (and I never miss a game going well back into the 90′s) it was the other way around.
    Troy Brown (Pre Tom Brady) Career special teamer/role player
    Troy Brown (with Tom Brady) had a 1000 yard/100 catch season. Patriot Hall of Famer
    David Givens (post Tom Brady) Out of the NFL
    Deion Branch (with TB) Super Bowl MVP
    Deion Branch (W/O TB) avg overpaid trade bust
    Jabbar Gaffney (Pre TB) Out of the NFL
    Jabbar Gaffney (W/TB) revived his career and make 2.5 million.
    Reche Caldwell (pre TB) Terrible
    Reche Caldwell ( w/TB) had a decent year. However he cost the team the 2006 Super Bowl (Peyton Manning couldn’t be happier.)
    Reche Caldwell (post TB) out of the NFL.
    Wes Welker (Pre TB) Nice little player
    Wes Welker (With TB) One of the most productive WR’s in NFL history.
    Randy Moss (pre TB) Started career as one of the best WR’s to ever play the game. Became an underachiever and a malcontent. Coaches said “he could no longer play. He’s lost it.” Traded for a 4th round pick. HOF in question.
    Randy Moss (W/ TB) set single season record with 23TD in his first year with TB. Continued to play at a high level. Experts consider 1000+yards and 13 (league leading) TD’s a down (doogin it ) year. Solidified himself as a first ballot HOF’er

  35. ShackDeezNutz says: Mar 18, 2010 10:25 AM

    # Reasonable says: March 18, 2010 8:34 AM
    ShackDeezNutz says:
    March 18, 2010 8:00 AM
    Brady went 10-6 on essentially the same team that Matt Cassell went 11-5 with the year before.
    ————————————————–
    Really? Harrison, Vrable, Bruschi, Seymore, Gaffney. Yeah, those guys wouldn’t have made any difference last year.
    If you look at the production of those players last year, there’s a distinct case to be made that Gaffney is really the only significant loss of the players you mentioned. Harrison, Vrabel, and Bruschi were done for in ’08. Seymour was a contributor, but a disappointment compared to previous seasons. And I did admit that I was oversimplifying things with that statement. I love the Pats and love Brady, but there were times last year when he looked vastly overrated for the first time ever, and it was pretty unsettling.

  36. zllabnkcoc says: Mar 18, 2010 11:00 AM

    I hear he’s started a career in gay porn. His first, to be released soon, is called: “Spygate: the revenge of captain brown-eye”.

  37. Reasonable says: Mar 18, 2010 11:01 AM

    ShackDeezNutz
    ” I love the Pats and love Brady, but there were times last year when he looked vastly overrated for the first time ever, and it was pretty unsettling.”
    ————————————————-
    You do realize he was recovering from a MAJOR INJURY right? I agree, last season he was very up and down, where consistancy had been his staple over his career. I think he will look more like Brady this year than last. It bothers me that he’s not in the weight room leading the way. But this story is incomplete. When will he be in Foxborogh, and why is he in LA? Personal? Bussiness? Medical? Count me as one of the loyalist in BB and TB I trust. I’m sure he has a good reason.

  38. Grape-Ape says: Mar 18, 2010 11:05 AM

    Deadpool says:
    March 18, 2010 9:23 AM
    Who cares? It’s Tom Brady. An overrated QB on an awesome Patriots team. Hell, CASSEL was able to perform there. Ryan Leaf could have been a Super Bowl QB with these guys around him. Put Brady on any team NOT in Mass. and see how he does. He’ll make JaMarcus Russell look good…
    ——-
    Yeah overrated
    Good call, dumbass!!
    Cassel should have done well he only
    spent 4 years there.
    He came in and did what he was suposed
    to do.
    If he came in and went 5-11 you would
    have said it’s Brady not the coach.
    When the truth is it’s both, very good coach
    very good QB.
    Brady’s last two seasons
    9204 yards 78 td’s 21 int
    Yeah, overrated.
    Also compare Brady to Brees
    stats are almost identical Brees must be
    overrated too.

  39. OscarMooseFarmer says: Mar 18, 2010 11:05 AM

    So by applying the Crabtree logic to the situation we can assume that Brady is a diva, a headcase, a lazy guy who would rather play for Dallas, a locker room cancer and generally the equivalent of T.O. but without the skills?

  40. kr says: Mar 18, 2010 11:13 AM

    no one can knock what Brady’s done, even Pats haters.
    but it looks like reality is catching up. he’s gotten older, taken his injuries, chased the fame and hot chicks, and now he’s just a little less humble and a little less committed to football than he used to be.
    he’ll still kill you in the closing moments if you leave a WR open, or if your defense doesn’t bring it, but he’s also slipped a notch in his intensity and leadership which is good for all the teams that play NE because the Pats have serious holes that he can’t overcome like he did in 07.
    unless the Pats plug them quick, and by all indications they’re not, they’re riding into the sunset of the Brady years

  41. I♥Patriots says: Mar 18, 2010 11:19 AM

    People will hate on Tom no matter what. They bash him for not spending time with the kid in California, now he does it and he hates his team, hates his coach, must want out of NE, etc, etc.

  42. Rick says: Mar 18, 2010 11:19 AM

    AS A PATRIOTS FAN I AM OUTRAGED THAT HE WOULD CHOOSE TO BE WITH HIS SON IN THE OFFSEASON RATHER THAN BEING HERE IN FOXBOROUGH WORKING OUT AND LEARNING THE OFFENSIVE SYSTEM!!! I SAY GET RID OF HIM IF HE IS CHOOSING FAMILY OVER THE PATRIOTS!! AND FORGET TY WARREN ALSO FOR CHOOSING TO GET HIS DEGREE TO GET READY TO TAKE CARE OF HIS FAMILY AFTER FOOTBAL RATHER THAN BEING HERE IN FOXBOROUGH!! THESE 2 PLAYERS NEED TO BE HERE LEARNING THE SYSTEM!!-sarcasm mode off

  43. Laxer37 says: Mar 18, 2010 11:36 AM

    Won’t see Peyton Manning skipping any voluntary workouts.

  44. Laxer37 says: Mar 18, 2010 11:41 AM

    So Tom is the only player with a family?
    Pretty sure the guys that did show up would have rather bailed and spent time with their families too. Instead they took responsibility for their job and showed up.

  45. Koheba says: Mar 18, 2010 11:44 AM

    “Im counting, and I still only see 15 pieces of flare. Don’t you want to express yourself?”
    “Well if you want me to were 30 pieces of flare, why don’t you make the minimum 30 pieces of flare!”
    ^(Office Space)
    Thats what all this is like. Every time a player doesn’t show up to VOLUNTARY work-outs, there is an article put out about it, news coverage, interviews done, press conference the whole thing! As if the world imploded!
    If it is such a big freaking deal for someone not to go to VOLUNTARY workouts then why don’t they just make them MANDATORY!

  46. ShackDeezNutz says: Mar 18, 2010 11:58 AM

    Reasonable, I knew the injury factor would come up, but I don’t see the correlation between the injury and his new habit of locking almost exclusively into two receivers. I don’t think you and I are that far off from each other, I just think I’m nervous about the glass being half empty, and you seem convinced that it’s half full. I’m hoping you’re right, trust me, but I’m just worried that I might be right instead. Hope not.

  47. kellyb9 says: Mar 18, 2010 1:15 PM

    @Reasonable – thank you for posting that, I was about to do the same thing, it saves me some time. It’s tough to argue with 5 year old without any reasoning capability, but Tom Brady brought the Patriots to the cusp of a super bowl with reche caldwell and jabar gaffney as his number 1 and 2, but according to all the “fans” out there, he’s overrated.

  48. blackglass says: Mar 18, 2010 1:36 PM

    Deadpool says:
    March 18, 2010 9:23 AM
    Who cares? It’s Tom Brady. An overrated QB on an awesome Patriots team. Hell, CASSEL was able to perform there. Ryan Leaf could have been a Super Bowl QB with these guys around him. Put Brady on any team NOT in Mass. and see how he does. He’ll make JaMarcus Russell look good…
    One of the dumbest things ever written on the internet!
    zllabnkcoc says:
    March 18, 2010 11:00 AM
    I hear he’s started a career in gay porn. His first, to be released soon, is called: “Spygate: the revenge of captain brown-eye”.
    People, take note. THIS^ is how to make a funny Spygate/Brady is Gay joke.

  49. Richm2256 says: Mar 18, 2010 1:47 PM

    Has he been accused of sexual assault even ONCE the past year? I’m not worried about him missing a few days. A few Super Bowl titles makes that livable.
    Hell, Farve misses 98% of the entire off-season and catches less flak than this. He doesn’t get accused of sexual assault either, as far as I know.
    Just sayin’.

  50. pfii63 says: Mar 18, 2010 2:27 PM

    # Laxer37 says: March 18, 2010 11:36 AM
    Won’t see Peyton Manning skipping any voluntary workouts.
    —————————————————-
    Nope… nor will you see Peyton Manning winning any more Lombardi trophies.

  51. Rick says: Mar 18, 2010 3:04 PM

    # Laxer37 says: March 18, 2010 11:36 AM
    Won’t see Peyton Manning skipping any voluntary workouts.
    —————————————————-
    Nope… nor will you see Peyton Manning winning any more Lombardi trophies.
    or banging supermodels and actresses

  52. Reasonable says: Mar 18, 2010 3:12 PM

    ShackDeezNutz
    I’ve blown my knee out. ACL, MCL, PCL. All are held in by screws. I’m not a world class athelete, but even after you rehab and can walk, run, cut ect. The mind has been favoring the knee so long, you can’t just snap right back to doing what you do. Thats why it’s a two year recovery time. The first year you learn how to walk, run, cut ect. The second year is more about the confindence. That’s where we will see Tom being Tom again. Unfortunatly Wes will have to go threw this and I don’t expect anything signifigant from Welker until 2011. I have larger conserns with Welker getting back to his FEARLESS self than I do with Brady. The injuries happen in an instant, but don’t forget Tom didn’t walk under his own power for a good half a year. That takes it’s toll on the mind subconiously.

  53. My Coke Can says: Mar 18, 2010 3:57 PM

    God do i hate people who call him tommy. Especially a female. Lady you dont know him. Thats just weird.

  54. ShackDeezNutz says: Mar 18, 2010 4:23 PM

    Fair enough, Reasonable. I sure hope you’re right. I agree that there’s no reason to expect anything significant from Welker for at least the next full season. I’ve heard the two-year assertion before, and I believe there’s plenty of evidence to back it up over the years; I guess I was just rattled this year to see some flat-out bad moments from him. Maybe my analysis is overreaction. I certainly hope so. I assure you that I’ll gladly eat a crow calzone next season if you’re right, ’cause I want nothing more than to see him back to form again.

  55. TheWizard says: Mar 18, 2010 6:11 PM

    He and Gazelle are busy preparing their throne room. Arranging the gong just so.
    I’ve been a fan of Brady, and a fan of the Pats for as long as Brady has been alive.
    But you’re right on about this topic. He has it coming.

  56. aious says: Mar 18, 2010 8:37 PM

    Eh, who cares….the guy knows what he is doing on the field
    He wins, He leads, He knows what to do
    This means nothing with multiple SB victories

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