Bill Belichick wants to hear Tom Brady’s thoughts on future in person

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We know that Patriots coach Bill Belichick isn’t big on the Instachat or Snapface.

If he tuned into Tom Brady‘s Facebook documentary series, he might have seen a quarterback seemingly at odds with his own future.

But Belichick’s not going to worry about trying to interpret his quarterback’s intentions, at least until he hears them for himself.

“So, I’ve had direct conversations with Tom many times over a long period of time,” Belichick said, via Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston. “I’ll rely on those conversations I have with him directly rather than something else. Tom and I have always had a good line of communication, we’ve always been able to talk directly with each other. I don’t see that changing. I’ll rely on those instead of … anything else.”

The matter of their relationship has always been discussed, but last year’s ESPN story outlining some potential cracks in the Patriots dynasty brought many of them to a head.

Brady himself added to it with “Tom vs. Time,” since the last episode had him musing on the Super Bowl loss and sounding like he was thinking about a future without football.

“It’s a big commitment, laying here three days after the game and getting my Achilles worked on and my thumb,” Brady said during the film. “You go, ‘What are we doing this for?’ You know? ‘What are we doing this for, who are we doing this for, why are we doing this?’ You gotta have answers to those questions. And they have to be with a lot of conviction. You know, when you lose your conviction then you probably should be doing something else.”

Belichick was asked if he had seen any changes in Brady after their 19 years together, and offered no specifics.

“Everything’s an evolution and everything’s different,” he said. “Things change. Guys go from not being experienced to experienced. We all have a lot of things along the way that happen to us and we all learn from them. We’re always evolving. It evolves every year. Every day, every week, every month, every game plan.”

So Brady’s not the only one who can wax philosophical when speaking of the future.

56 responses to “Bill Belichick wants to hear Tom Brady’s thoughts on future in person

  1. “It’s a big commitment, laying here three days after the game and getting my Achilles worked on and my thumb,” Brady said during the film. “You go, ‘What are we doing this for?’ You know? ‘What are we doing this for, who are we doing this for, why are we doing this?’ You gotta have answers to those questions. And they have to be with a lot of conviction. You know, when you lose your conviction then you probably should be doing something else.”

    This is a huge change in thinking for Tom Brady, he now has one foot out the door.

  2. Move along folks nothing to see here. Brady will be back in 2018 and the Dynasty train will continue to roll down the tracks and most folks will continue to hate and Pats fans will continue to relish.

    We’re on to 2018!

  3. .
    It’s a choice between living quietly with your supermodel wife and hundreds of millions of dollars, or endless training followed by the nineteenth rendition of the “Best of Belichick” motivational speeches.
    .

  4. So…. he doesn’t make decisions based on what others interpret from social media. Man, did that ever come out of left field.

  5. Wow. First the report that Belicheck gave no new info on Gronk, now the report that he doesnt offer any new info on Tom, and with the extra tidbit the he does not consider the speculation of others to be the same as taking directly to Tom. This has been an exciting week!!

  6. Doesn’t matter one way or the other. We just watched the end of the Pats run. It was most impressive, but it’s over. Gronk knows it, Belichick knows it, even the assistant coaches knew it.

  7. So three days after losing a Superbowl Brady was in a down mood? That’s some surprising stuff.

  8. caveman1000 says:
    March 26, 2018 at 7:36 am
    Doesn’t matter one way or the other. We just watched the end of the Pats run. It was most impressive, but it’s over. Gronk knows it, Belichick knows it, even the assistant coaches knew it.

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    Yeah Brady tossed over 500 yards for 3 TDs and no interceptions against one of the better defenses in the NFL. He looked washed up for sure

  9. PresidentTrumpIsRightRespectYourCountryAndFlag says:
    March 26, 2018 at 7:56 am
    You can’t consider TB the GOAT with 3 super bowl losses, besides he’s not.
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    I would agree except for the fact he has the MOST Super Bowl wins as well so there’s that.

  10. caveman1000 says:
    March 26, 2018 at 7:36 am
    Doesn’t matter one way or the other. We just watched the end of the Pats run. It was most impressive, but it’s over. Gronk knows it, Belichick knows it, even the assistant coaches knew it.

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    Yeah, I gotta be thinking its heading into its final decade. The signs are there.

  11. Tom Brady is 41 years old. He doesn’t have a future as a player and I bet 2018 is his last season. Belichick wants him gone so he can start planning the Patriots future. Brady is still playing at a high level but at his age one hit can change all of that and Belichick just let his Left Tackle walk in free agency.

  12. Players in the late stages of their careers have always been quoted as saying things like, “I’ll play until it stops being fun,” or some similar incarnation of that. What Brady said was really no different. At some point he’s finally going to decide the work required outweighs the reward and move on. That doesn’t appear to be the case for 2018, so why are we prognosticating?

    Eli Manning is 37, Rivers is 36, Brees is 39, Rodgers is 34– can we get a microphone in their faces and ask them about retirement plans?

  13. Brady will be back for a few more years.

    He knows from sitting out in 2008 that once the game is gone the glory goes with it. He will play as long as he can.

  14. rkt4mayor says:
    March 26, 2018 at 8:16 am
    Tom Brady is 41 years old. He doesn’t have a future as a player and I bet 2018 is his last season. Belichick wants him gone so he can start planning the Patriots future. Brady is still playing at a high level but at his age one hit can change all of that and Belichick just let his Left Tackle walk in free agency.

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    One hit could have changed it for the last 17 years. That hasn’t changed. Ask Jimmy G. He went down within 2 games of replacing Brady. You can ask Rodgers too.

  15. PresidentTrumpIsRightRespectYourCountryAndFlag says:
    March 26, 2018 at 7:56 am
    You can’t consider TB the GOAT with 3 super bowl losses, besides he’s not.

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    That makes no sense. Montana, for example won 4 Super Bowls, but he played for 15 years. He lost the Super Bowl 11 times. He wasn’t good enough to make it those years.

    Similarly Flacco gets credit for a good playoff record… because he played in WC games and then missed the playoff so many times, so it doesn’t hurt is record. Also illogical.

    Brady has been getting playoff byes and skipping the first round and making it championship games 3/4 of his years and Super Bowls half of his years. That’s better than anyone else by far.

    It’s better to make the Super Bowl and lose then to lose prior, whether that is because of missing the playoffs or losing before the big game. Simple as that.

  16. caveman1000 says:
    March 26, 2018 at 7:36 am
    Doesn’t matter one way or the other. We just watched the end of the Pats run. It was most impressive, but it’s over. Gronk knows it, Belichick knows it, even the assistant coaches knew it.

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    Not quite yet. They have another 2 or 3 playoff runs in them. You’ll see,

  17. In the recent documentary, Brady implied and his wife confirmed that he felt unappreciated. Time for a change of style by BB, particularly after his mishandling of the Super Bowl.

  18. Even if both Brady, Gronk and BB retired, Pats fans could still sleep well at night and look forward to tomorrow, just like the fans of the other 31 teams. You can’t change the past and that includes everything that this team has done for it’s fans.

    I know the haters will revel in the thought that some Pats fans might be crying in their beers, but, like the fans who watched Babe Ruth’s career, or Wayne Gretzky’s career, or Micheal Jordan’s, we are glad that we had this chance to watch this dynasty and you can’ take that away.

  19. PresidentTrumpIsRightRespectYourCountryAndFlag says:
    March 26, 2018 at 7:56 am
    You can’t consider TB the GOAT with 3 super bowl losses, besides he’s not.

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    Not getting to the SB at all is a lower ranked performance than getting to it and losing. The NFL even confirms that in their rule book if you know where to look.

  20. The problem for Tom is that he has been great. Everyone thinks they know him because they have seen him for so long.

    Could he do football broadcasting? I don’t see him as a talker, especially in interviews, so he would need to be paired with certain play by play guys who could handle the booth by themselves. That would open up room for Brady to provide excellent commentary when the time came, instead of adding filler which most of these ex jocks do and do poorly.

  21. “Could he do football broadcasting?”

    Nope I doubt he has any interest in that. His future is his TB12 sports clinics, that’s what he’s poured himself into when he’s not worked on the Pats. The last couple years have been all about branding himself and that.

  22. You can’t consider TB the GOAT with 3 super bowl losses, besides he’s not.
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Man, please make up your minds. Do QBs get credit for wins/loses or not, because that is a “team stat”? Can’t put the blame on him for losing without giving him the credit for winning 5 – the most by any QB. Not to mention the all-time wins leader by any player in the history of the NFL. Its road blocks like this that make the anti-TB people cling onto the ESPN ranking of dominate athletes. Sure, Brady is only 20th on the list……because how important are the playoffs when you really think about it?

  23. So in other words, Coach Belichick did what he does and said absolutely nothing of tangible substance.

    Move along folks, nothing to see here.

  24. Sure, Brady is only 20th on the list……because how important are the playoffs when you really think about it?

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    Pat fan talks like being ranked 20th of dominant athletes in ANY sport over the last two decades is a personal insult and a slap in the face to Brady.

    Hilarious.

  25. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    March 26, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Well you sure as hell can be the GOAT with FIVE Super Bowl Wins though!!

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    Wins and championships are a team stat, not a QB stat.

  26. Wins and championships are a team stat, not a QB stat

    The why does the NFL have an official stat in the record books for QB win / lose record?

  27. Flash1287 says:
    March 26, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Wins and championships are a team stat, not a QB stat

    The why does the NFL have an official stat in the record books for QB win / lose record?

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    Because it’s red meat for uninformed people who think wins are anything but a team stat.

    How about wins are a team accomplishment and not an accomplishment of the QB. Same thing and just as accurate.

  28. Wins and championships are a team stat, not a QB stat.

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    Ok, so let’s just discuss his playoff stats versus other QBs – how does he rank there?

  29. tim8450 says:
    March 26, 2018 at 9:40 am
    Even if both Brady, Gronk and BB retired, Pats fans could still sleep well at night and look forward to tomorrow, just like the fans of the other 31 teams. You can’t change the past and that includes everything that this team has done for it’s fans.

    I know the haters will revel in the thought that some Pats fans might be crying in their beers, but, like the fans who watched Babe Ruth’s career, or Wayne Gretzky’s career, or Micheal Jordan’s, we are glad that we had this chance to watch this dynasty and you can’ take that away.

    —–

    Well said.

    Last week or the week before, I saw a post by someone that said “I hope you Pats fans have enjoyed the past 16 years because the end is coming”.

    I laughed, I mean, c’mon….does anyone really think a Pats fan HASN’T enjoyed the past 16 years?

  30. Braz says:
    March 26, 2018 at 11:25 am
    Sure, Brady is only 20th on the list……because how important are the playoffs when you really think about it?

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    Pat fan talks like being ranked 20th of dominant athletes in ANY sport over the last two decades is a personal insult and a slap in the face to Brady.

    Hilarious.

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    Actually,people from New England don’t like phonies and frauds, and we can spt em a mile away.

    Congratulations!

    Anyone ranking BB or Brady as low as ESPN has, is a troll or a complete moron at this point.

  31. Brady is a great QB and BB a great coach. Unfortunately BB will always be held in contempt with most due to the cheating that did occur.

    Tom is 41 and the game doesn’t get slower or easier. The time is coming, and that’s fine they had a great run winning a division for many years against no competition. That being said you still have to win. And they won the big games more than they lost.

    BB will be done next year, why else would McDaniels stick around?

  32. It’s interesting how Brady’s thought process miraculously evolved…after he shoved his successor out the door. Until Garappolo was traded he said he’d play until he was 50.

  33. exinsidetrader says:
    March 26, 2018 at 9:18 am
    In the recent documentary, Brady implied and his wife confirmed that he felt unappreciated. Time for a change of style by BB, particularly after his mishandling of the Super Bowl.

    3 15 Rate This

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    How did he “mishandle” the SB?

    Just curious.

    NE was in it to the very end and got outplayed that day. It’s kinda hard to repeat and win a SB every year.

    How hard is it to tip your cap to the opponent?

    Philly’s D also got torched. It was an old school shoothout. Big deal. Not every SB is going to be like 1971 where it’s 21-17.

  34. Braz says:
    March 26, 2018 at 11:26 am
    pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    March 26, 2018 at 8:16 am
    Well you sure as hell can be the GOAT with FIVE Super Bowl Wins though!!
    =====
    Wins and championships are a team stat, not a QB stat.

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    As opposed to TD Passes and Yards? Oh wait… you need teammates for those too. Guys to block, guys to catch, etc. All football stats are team stats. It’s a team sport. Brady is still the player on the field most likely to influence the outcome of games which is why QBs get credit for wins.

    Also don’t forget he has 4 Super Bowl MVP awards.

  35. tylawspick6 says:
    March 26, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Braz says:
    March 26, 2018 at 11:25 am
    Sure, Brady is only 20th on the list……because how important are the playoffs when you really think about it?

    =======================================
    Pat fan talks like being ranked 20th of dominant athletes in ANY sport over the last two decades is a personal insult and a slap in the face to Brady.

    Hilarious.

    ——————–

    Actually,people from New England don’t like phonies and frauds, and we can spt em a mile away.

    Congratulations!

    Anyone ranking BB or Brady as low as ESPN has, is a troll or a complete moron at this point.

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    So the 20th most dominant athlete across all sports in the 21st century is “low”. Where names of dominant athletes like Kobe, Shaq, Michael Phelps, Lance Armstrong if you’re going to include Bonds, Tim Duncan, Pedro Martinez, Mariano Rivera, Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin and David Ortiz are omitted, suggesting that they did not qualify to be top 20.

    Huh. Guess you learn something new from Pat fan every day.

  36. Braz says:
    March 26, 2018 at 11:25 am
    Sure, Brady is only 20th on the list……because how important are the playoffs when you really think about it?
    =======================================
    Pat fan talks like being ranked 20th of dominant athletes in ANY sport over the last two decades is a personal insult and a slap in the face to Brady.

    —————–

    That’s because it absolutely is.

  37. eaglesmaina says:
    March 26, 2018 at 12:02 pm
    Brady is a great QB and BB a great coach. Unfortunately BB will always be held in contempt with most due to the cheating that did occur.
    Tom is 41 and the game doesn’t get slower or easier. The time is coming, and that’s fine they had a great run winning a division for many years against no competition. That being said you still have to win. And they won the big games more than they lost.
    BB will be done next year, why else would McDaniels stick around?

    —————

    They only play 6 of 16 games against their division (which has statistically been middle of the pack). The Patriots dominated all the other divisions during this run.

    It’s still going. Yeah… Brady is 41. Lets see what he can do.

  38. rkt4mayor says:
    March 26, 2018 at 8:16 am
    “Tom Brady is 41 years old. He doesn’t have a future as a player and I bet 2018 is his last season. Belichick wants him gone so he can start planning the Patriots future.”

    That’s not even remotely possible since Belichick traded away Jimmy Garappolo to the Niners. The only reason he would do that is the fact he is counting on having TB for a few more years or BB is thinking of retiring soon. I would not put too much money on that one.

  39. “All football stats are team stats. It’s a team sport. Brady is still the player on the field most likely to influence the outcome of games which is why QBs get credit for wins.”

    You conveniently forgot the importance of those “off the field” who have influence on winning. Brady has benefitted by play for the winningest coach in the game. To ignore that is foolish.

  40. To those calling Brady 41, he’s only 40. Stop following ESPN’s habit of pre-aging older players, in the US you are born 0 years old not 1. So Brady won’t be 41 until August 2018.

  41. Braz says:
    March 26, 2018 at 11:25 am
    Sure, Brady is only 20th on the list……because how important are the playoffs when you really think about it?
    =======================================
    Pat fan talks like being ranked 20th of dominant athletes in ANY sport over the last two decades is a personal insult and a slap in the face to Brady.
    ———————————————————
    No, being 20th is not the slap in the face, being ranked 20th with Pay-a-ton Manning being ranked 3rd is the slap in the face. It absolutely is an insult and totally expected from ESPN who always has “damned him with faint praise.”

  42. Pat fan talks like being ranked 20th of dominant athletes in ANY sport over the last two decades is a personal insult and a slap in the face to Brady.
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    It’s not a slap in the face, its just inaccurate. The biggest example is leaving out playoffs when creating the list or leaving off Phelps because “there is no good way to measure success in swimming”. Dominance is looked at by most with a heavy weighting towards playoffs and championships, where the competition is better and the stakes are higher. By excluding playoff play, ESPN created a laughable list that no one is really taking seriously.

  43. There has never been a player with the skills and longevity of Tom Brady. He is simply the best of the best and Patriot Nation is fortunate that to date he successfully defies the aging process. Things may change rapidly but Tom could easily play at an elite level for another 4 – 6 years and probably more, provided he continues to gets good protection from the O-line. Every year some NFL pundits declare he is at the end of the road but he turns around and excels again.
    Patriot Nation let us give thanks to the GOAT. He makes it look very easy to be in the playoffs competing for a Super Bowl every year. We are spoiled and must not take it for granted. Let us give thanks.

  44. I have watched and read a lot about Tom Brady, he has never had it easy when at college or the pros. He has always had something to prove. He is never satisfied probably like his coach. If he does pack it in I think it will be final, and it could be very quick also. But I don’t think unfortunately it’s going to be soon. Only because they lost, if they had won I think that could have been that. Imo unless his body tells him no more or the family gets to him he’s playing Neil he wins one more.

  45. uglydingo says:
    March 26, 2018 at 1:20 pm
    There has never been a player with the skills and longevity of Tom Brady. He is simply the best of the best and Patriot Nation is fortunate that to date he successfully defies the aging process. Things may change rapidly but Tom could easily play at an elite level for another 4 – 6 years and probably more, provided he continues to gets good protection from the O-line. Every year some NFL pundits declare he is at the end of the road but he turns around and excels again.
    Patriot Nation let us give thanks to the GOAT. He makes it look very easy to be in the playoffs competing for a Super Bowl every year. We are spoiled and must not take it for granted. Let us give thanks.

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    No chance Brady plays another 4-6 years. One, maybe two tops.

  46. travlinful says:
    March 26, 2018 at 12:52 pm
    “All football stats are team stats. It’s a team sport. Brady is still the player on the field most likely to influence the outcome of games which is why QBs get credit for wins.”

    You conveniently forgot the importance of those “off the field” who have influence on winning. Brady has benefitted by play for the winningest coach in the game. To ignore that is foolish.

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    Ummmmm….Don Shula is the “winningest” coach in the game. At least for now.

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