Brady: Working relationships with Patriots have been “so positive”

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady periodically conducts interviews with Jim Gray of Westwood One. Brady’s latest spot has slightly more significance than most others.

Addressing the ESPN report indicating an atmosphere of dysfunction among and between Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and owner Robert Kraft, Brady disputed the sense that anything is amiss.

Via Ryan Hannable of WEEI, Brady said that the work environment within the organization hasn’t changed.

“I see it as I’ve seen it the last 18 years — that we are all there to do a job and that is to go out and do the best to help the team win,” Brady said. “That has been very consistent here. That has been a big reason why our team has been so successful and I don’t see that any different going into this week.”

Brady specifically denied the existence of any negativity in the organization, at least as it relates to him.

“My relationships with everybody that I deal with I feel are so positive,” Brady said. “To think anything differently of that is complete nonsense.”

Brady attributes the ESPN article to the contrary to the vacuum that needs to be filled when covering a successful program.

“[Winning] forces people to be creative with what they talk about, the things that they write and the things they speculate on because diagnosing football plays doesn’t get the attention that some of these other things might,” Brady said.

The ESPN article and its aftermath definitely have gotten plenty of attention. The silver lining for the Patriots could be that the ESPN report draws everyone closer together, creating an “us against the world” vibe that could carry the franchise to its sixth Super Bowl win.

42 responses to “Brady: Working relationships with Patriots have been “so positive”

  1. not sure where all of this fake news is coming from…hating the patriots is boring at this point.

  2. Look, sports is entertainment first and foremost. So we should expect the periodic gossip piece about sports stars. That’s all the piece about Brady, BB and Kraft was. It’s not to be taken seriously.

  3. Wait till the Chiefs beat them next week… Belicheat goes to the Giants, Brady goes to the retirement home and the pats suck for the nest 10 years… priceless….

  4. The obsession with the Patriots is alarming. I feel like there is a lot of attention that could be paid to a number of playoff teams this year. The Vikings alone deserve a lot of accolades. The complete turn around of the Jaguars should be heralded. And here we all are discussing unnamed sources in an article by another journalist that has a bent against the Patriots for one reason or another (likely didn’t get accepted into the Patriots Little Buddies Fan Club when he was young) and releases it at an “opportune time”. Unfortuntanely for everyone else, the Patriots don’t need anymore motivation to be great and prove the world wrong

  5. I hate the Patriots but when I read the words “unnamed source” in an article I pay no attention to the rest of it.

  6. Pat’s fans are beside themselves that NE is airing their dirty laundry in public. Belechek is eyeing the NY head coach position. Boston has always been insecure about being a back seat to NY as a city. Losing Belechek, Patricia, and their OC would be a death nail to NE. And the fans know it. They’re very worried!

  7. Not a Patriots fan but BSPN, the writing has been on the wall for sometime. Massive layoffs, litigation from former employees, toxic work environment, their CEO just resigned, yeah I’d say that they are on life support at this point. And this story is just a last gasp effort to remain relevant amongst the other sport mediots.

  8. critterkiller33 says:

    January 6, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Wait till the Chiefs beat them next week… Belicheat goes to the Giants, Brady goes to the retirement home and the pats suck for the nest 10 years… priceless….

    How did that work out for ya chippy??

  9. So the Titans will put it to them… Belicheat goes to the Giants, Brady goes to the retirement home and the pats suck for the next 10 years… priceless…. kraft for president… what an id10t….

  10. critterkiller33 says:
    January 6, 2018 at 7:17 pm
    Wait till the Chiefs beat them next week… Belicheat goes to the Giants, Brady goes to the retirement home and the pats suck for the nest 10 years… priceless….
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    Fully named sources say that aint going to happen. But when I saw the comment, now that was priceless.

  11. critterkiller33 says:
    January 6, 2018 at 8:08 pm
    So the Titans will put it to them… Belicheat goes to the Giants, Brady goes to the retirement home and the pats suck for the next 10 years… priceless…. kraft for president… what an id10t….

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    Lol. Not having a good day are we?

  12. skawh says:
    January 6, 2018 at 7:28 pm
    Pat’s fans are beside themselves that NE is airing their dirty laundry in public. Belechek is eyeing the NY head coach position. Boston has always been insecure about being a back seat to NY as a city. Losing Belechek, Patricia, and their OC would be a death nail to NE. And the fans know it. They’re very worried!

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    I checked the Seahawks feed, could not find a single worried Pats fan there.

  13. “The silver lining for the Patriots could be that the ESPN report draws everyone closer together, creating an “us against the world” vibe that could carry the franchise to its sixth Super Bowl win”

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    That’s why I think BB is the primary leak. The ultimate master motivator.

  14. Tom just addressed a lot noise.

    Amazing that the Browns just went 0-16 and 1-31 in the last two seasons and ESPN is claiming there is crippling dysfunction in Foxboro. Really?

    Go Patriots!

  15. bystanderhere says:
    January 6, 2018 at 8:01 pm
    footballneblog says:
    January 6, 2018 at 7:36 pm
    John Tomase, Boston Herald
    Chris Mortenson, ESPN
    Seth Wickersham, ESPN
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    volin, boston globe

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    all should have been fired by now

  16. Dillon Pauls says:
    January 6, 2018 at 7:11 pm
    Ask a Patriots fan, they know exactly what’s going on behind the scenes…

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    Actually no, we have no clue. Neither do you, neither does ESPN. This is all nonsense anyone here claiming they know anything.

    We actually will never know when the end is coming, this team is too tight lipped. The day it does come, be it tomorrow or in 5 years or whenever, it will just come. No pre-announcement or warning sign, it will just happen.

  17. the8man says:
    January 6, 2018 at 8:51 pm
    Tom just addressed a lot noise.

    Amazing that the Browns just went 0-16 and 1-31 in the last two seasons and ESPN is claiming there is crippling dysfunction in Foxboro. Really?

    Go Patriots!

    11 4 Rate This

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    anyone with half a brain can see right through it

    the question now is, is goodell behind this telling espn to do this?

    wickersham claims “patriots staffers” are his sources when we know
    no pats employee would ever speak to espn.

    bruschi sitting there makes me ill enough alone

  18. My question on all of this is, where does Ernie Adams go? I know the answer. He goes with Bill. He is the true runner of that team, not Brady, not Bill, it’s Ernie. Up in the booth, talks to Bill whole game. He us pretty much a savant. He learned a playbook, the whole thing in one day, memorized it. Teams across the league regularly attempted to decode opposing squad’s sideline signals but the Patriots, and Adams, took the practice to a whole new level. Adams helped fine-tune New England’s sideline taping practice, taking over the reins of the Patriots behind-the-scenes attack. A scout would attend the games of upcoming New England opponents and assemble a spreadsheet of signals and corresponding plays, delivering it to Adams who spent the better part of the game week matching notes to the tape. During games, Adams was in the coaches’ box above the field, matching play calls with decoded signals and wearing a had set with a direct line to Belichick. Ernie Adams is the success of this team, don’t let anyone fool you. Why do you think Brady has not left? Matt Cassell stinks, but he was great with New England. Ernie Adams, two words.

  19. Brandon in Northwest Suburbia says:
    January 6, 2018 at 8:41 pm
    “The silver lining for the Patriots could be that the ESPN report draws everyone closer together, creating an “us against the world” vibe that could carry the franchise to its sixth Super Bowl win”

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    That’s why I think BB is the primary leak. The ultimate master motivator.

    5 6 Rate This

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    seek
    clinical asssitance

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