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Brady keeps praising LaFell

Weatherford AP

When Patriots quarterback Tom Brady last praised new receiver Brandon LaFell, Brady distinguished LaFell from “little pygmies” like Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman.

This time around, Brady found a way to talk up LaFell without throwing stones at guys who could easily duck them.

“I’ve really enjoyed being with him,” Brady told reporters regarding LaFell.  “He’s added a lot.  He’s got a real love for the game, and he does a great job out there getting open.  He just keeps making more plays.  It’s really fun for a quarterback to see guys out there really working hard to make the improvements and then really do it, and hopefully it continues to carry over.  It’s been a lot of fun to be with him.”

Then came the praise for the guys Brady slighted the last time around.

“And Julian [Edelman] and Danny [Amendola] — [it’s the] same thing,” Brady said.  “[Kebrell Thompkins] has been making a bunch of plays.  All those guys who have been out there are great. The offensive line keeps building, and they’re really the strength of our team. I’ve got a lot of confidence in our group, but we’ve just got to go out and keep doing it, keep making improvements and learn from our mistakes, and then go out and execute when it matters.”

For the Patriots, it matters most when the playoffs come along.  By then, we’ll know a lot more about whether Brady’s weapons are getting it done.

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28 Responses to “Brady keeps praising LaFell”
  1. svmblogger says: Aug 13, 2014 1:34 PM

    If TB is happy with his new receiver so am I.

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Aug 13, 2014 1:38 PM

    We all know that tom brady is going to throw Brandon LaFell under the bus after he overthrows him in an important game (… and numb-brained, mouthbreathing patriots fans will blame him, too).

    The patriots aren’t much of a team without spying.

  3. bubbybrisket says: Aug 13, 2014 1:39 PM

    Thomas Brady has a hot wife.

  4. patstruthspeaker says: Aug 13, 2014 1:42 PM

    I was one of the 25,000 at practice yesterday and this guy looked good in 7v7, granted it’s only practice!

  5. ttommytom says: Aug 13, 2014 1:45 PM

    During last years ‘disrespect-fest’ involving the Panthers and ‘I forgot the other team’, LaFell was the only skill position player not being a jerk. It was real noticeable and It’s nice to see him having success…

  6. championshipcentral says: Aug 13, 2014 1:45 PM

    That’s the best QB in history right there

  7. dalcow4 says: Aug 13, 2014 1:47 PM

    Brady is just surprised he has a WR who can play a little bit. Belicheat has cheated Brady these last few years– hasn’t given him anything to work with.

  8. gojags says: Aug 13, 2014 1:48 PM

    I noted this for my fantasy league.

  9. 6ball says: Aug 13, 2014 1:52 PM

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    The Patriots receiving corp is an unknown. Last year they were inexperienced, inconsistent and injury prone.. Will Dobson, Amendola, Tompkins and Boyce improve? Can Lafell catch? Anyone got a backup plan in case Edelman gets hurt?
    .

  10. p8riotdynastylives says: Aug 13, 2014 1:54 PM

    I for one will be in section 207 to watch it all unfold!!!!!!! The train is leaving the station ……your with us or against us!!!!

  11. iammrbinky says: Aug 13, 2014 2:06 PM

    tick….tock….tick….tock….

  12. spoilerfutbol says: Aug 13, 2014 2:15 PM

    Nice to see taller receivers on this offense, i hope Tyms make the 53 too.
    I expect Pats will put Jeremy Gallon on IR and redshirt year, then will take the Boyce´s spot.

  13. ncarolinabluze says: Aug 13, 2014 2:15 PM

    Lafell has potential to be a #3, and Brady can make him look good if anyone can. But he’s not very athletic, doesn’t have incredible size, and had some awful drops for the Panthers. There’s a reason he was allowed to walk in the offseason…

  14. dudermcrbohan says: Aug 13, 2014 2:18 PM

    no mention of Aaron Dropson.

  15. vfxme says: Aug 13, 2014 2:53 PM

    It’s great to see LaFell catching on and catching passes more consistently from Brady. I also hope Tyms makes the 53 man squad. That would make for a more dynamic passing attack. It would be fun to watch for sure. Boyce needs to step it up or step out of the way. He is not living up to his speed or potential yet.

  16. cueghost says: Aug 13, 2014 2:59 PM

    BRADY’S BACK – THAT’S YOUR QUARTERBACK!!! Something, something, unicorns…

  17. jvw1982 says: Aug 13, 2014 3:07 PM

    I for one will be in section 207 to watch it all unfold!!!!!!! The train is leaving the station ……your with us or against us!!!!

    Sign me up for the against side……

  18. jcarrier01 says: Aug 13, 2014 3:25 PM

    @doctorrustbelt

    Brady has never thrown a receiver under the bus (and for that matter any teammate). You must be thinking Captain One and Done Manning.

    Also, as for cheating… filming was and is legal. Read up on the rules.

  19. davemvh says: Aug 13, 2014 3:46 PM

    @doctorrustbelt,brady doesnt throw anyone under the bus,he takes responsibility for himself ,and as a LWEADER he will kick guys in the butt for screwing up,its what a LEADER does.You must be thinking of a Jets or RAVens qb. And seriously,after ALL THESE YEARS,STILL the infantile jokes????

  20. davemvh says: Aug 13, 2014 3:48 PM

    @6ball,YES they were all of that last year,and LOOK what they accomplished.This year should be MUCH more interesting.

  21. nomar8477 says: Aug 13, 2014 4:05 PM

    drrustbelt..im sure you know that most teams did that..you know that right?

  22. mistrezzrachael says: Aug 13, 2014 4:39 PM

    Right now…Brady & Brees may be the only QB’s in NFL [ yes Manning is not on that list w/his ducks]…that are able to put passes in a place where their receivers do not get left for slaughter..but can catch it.

    The only other potential is Foles right now, once he plays a full season, w/Wilson very distant from above.

    The gunslingers, like Newton, Kaepernick , Flacco, etc…have the arm, but not acute accuracy…and THAT has alot to do w/drops.

  23. mistrezzrachael says: Aug 13, 2014 4:42 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Aug 13, 2014 1:38 PM
    We all know that tom brady is going to throw Brandon LaFell under the bus after he overthrows him in an important game (… and numb-brained, mouthbreathing patriots fans will blame him, too).

    The patriots aren’t much of a team without spying.

    ANOTHER..jet fan w/a very high IQ

  24. TheWizard says: Aug 13, 2014 4:53 PM

    Will Dobson, Amendola, Tompkins and Boyce improve? Can Lafell catch? Anyone got a backup plan in case Edelman gets hurt?

    My 2 cents, Dobson = non factor
    Thompkins will be a star
    Boyce, special teamer / kick returner
    Lafell, don’t know anything about him
    Edelman and Amendola are the backup plan for each other

  25. tigerlilac says: Aug 13, 2014 6:27 PM

    I don’t know how they do it but the Patriots just keep adding depth and role players that are great fits. Belichick’s mantra: “Do your job” is a life lesson to us all, not just his players.

  26. revren10 says: Aug 13, 2014 7:31 PM

    Pats have a higher winning percentage since spygate and fans forget the jets turned them in after admitting doing it themselves.

  27. pulloutiwannafart says: Aug 13, 2014 8:09 PM

    Zero SB since spygate. Outplayed by Flacco twice in the AFCC game. Choked away perfect season when the best offense in history only scoring 14 points against 17th ranked Giants defense.

  28. oi2dwrld says: Aug 14, 2014 7:15 AM

    Good for LaFell. But for the past 3 years, every summer Panthers fans thought it would be LaFell’s break out season, and every year we were dissapointed by bone headed drops.

    Not missed catches that could be blamed on Cam’s ability to overthrow any receiver on the field. But drops.

    LaFell is essentially a small TE. Great blocker, questionable receiver. If he gets it together in NE, he should have a nice career in front of him. But Panthers fans spent 4 years holding their breath for that, it’s NE’s turn now.

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