Message discipline does not appear to be a problem with the Patriots.
Coach Bill Belichick has made it clear over the last two days that he doesn’t plan on spending a lot of time talking about the reasons for Tim Tebow’s signing or any ideas the Patriots may have about how to use him. Quarterback Tom Brady gave more of the same during his visit with the media on Wednesday which, as you likely guessed, included plenty of questions about Tebow.
Brady hit all of the high spots, saying that he wasn’t worried that Tebow’s presence would be a distraction to the team — “I don’t worry about much these days” — and that everything going on is “all in hopes of us winning games.” He booted aside a hypothetical about coming off the field for Tebow to run a package of plays and generally treated the arrival of Tebow as being no different than that of an undrafted guard.
“I don’t really make decisions and transactions, whether we cut players or sign players or trade players,” Brady said, via Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com. “My reaction is very much like everyone else on the team — just trying to focus on what I need to do and what I need to do to be a better player. Certainly any time a new teammate comes in, you welcome him and you try to do whatever you can to help them fit in and understand what we need to do. It’s been a fun couple days.”
Tebow might still be in the AFC East, but the surroundings are pretty different.