Tom Brady has been impressed by Jimmy Garoppolo’s preparation


Based on what we saw in the preseason opener, it’s hard to know if Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is ready.

But based on what he’s seen during and after practice, deposed-for-four-games starter Tom Brady offered his endorsement of his backup.

“He works his tail off to prepare and I know he has the respect of everybody,” Brady said, via Phil Perry of “That’s what you try to do, you try to come out here and prepare, earn the respect of your teammates and your coaches, and you’ve got to put the work in. You’ve got to show that you’re willing to show up every day and do whatever it takes to get the job done.

“It’s been fun to see his development. We got off to a good start the other night and hopefully we keep it going. We have three days of practice coming up against the Bears that will be good preparation for our team. We’ve got to use them really well and hopefully we can come out of Thursday night, after these practices and the game, a stronger team than we are now.”

Garoppolo and Brady work together by virtue of their position, but they’ve apparently gotten closer this year, and often compete against each other after practice, by trying to chunk passes into barrels 30 yards away.

“I think it’s just, it’s really good,” Brady said. “You’re always trying to work on different aspects of the game, and it’s hard to get the receivers out here after practice and run. We probably throw 20-25 of those balls, and it’s hard to have a receiver, after a two-and-a-half hour practice in 90-degree weather, go run a bunch of 30-40-yard routes.

“You just put the bucket out there, and that little sucker is tough to hit, man. It doesn’t move, it’s got no arms, it can’t adjust to anything. That’s why I’m glad we always have guys that have great hands and really attract the ball. It’s just good practice.”

Brady earned his respect through his level of preparedness, so the fact he’s willing to vouch for Garoppolo’s is a good sign for the first quarter of the season.

27 responses to “Tom Brady has been impressed by Jimmy Garoppolo’s preparation

  1. Don’t all the haters know that the natural gas law causes Jimmy Garoppolo’s talent level to be below NFL requirements?

  2. Attention non Patriot fans – Brady is not going to get Bledsoe’d, it’s not even close to the same situation as 15 years ago, just stop.

    Carry on.


  3. If Brady is saying this then the Patriots will be just fine through the first 4 games with Mr. Garoppolo. 🙂

    I’m sure he was also watching the defense and enjoying what he saw. Easily the deepest and most talented Patriot defense since 2004. I expect them to be at or near the top of the league. Tom has carried this team over the years, and now it’s time for the defense to thank him by giving him the same courtesy all the way to Super Bowl 51.



  4. HATERS WAKE UP: in a few weeks you are going to be standing on a ledge and pondering the meaning of LIFE as Jimmy G takes the PATS 3-1,,and hands the rock back to the GREATEST QB OF ALL TIME: THOMAS EDWARD PATRICK BRADY JR,,and unlike FARVE,,he wont be crying poodle tears at the HOF PODIUM!

  5. Can you imagine the CRAP sandwich Roger the DODGER is going to have to eat if Brady is on that podium again come jan/feb? I predict he will “retire” rather than go up there..

  6. Tee hee 🙂 Based on the comments it looks like it really stings to be an inferior fan of an inferior team even more than I thought! 🙂

    May the Patriots and their superior fans be on top of the mountain for another 15 years! Good times never felt so good. 🙂

  7. dpdonny says:
    Aug 15, 2016 7:02 AM

    In-arguably the greatest and classiest QB of all time?

    I think his preggers girlfriend (he dumped) would disagree….


  8. Stupidity reigns again on another Patriot thread.

    Brady was not suspended for cheating he was suspended for what Fuhrer Goodell claims was non cooperation even though the NFL to this day could not prove its case in a court of law.

    When Judge Berman asked Jeff Pash Attorney for the NFL if they had ANY PROOF that Brady was involved in deflating footballs his answer was ???


    Keep hating because ring # 5 is coming in February 2017.

    When was the last time Miami won a SB? 1974

    Jets ? 1969

    Bills? NEVER

  9. GOATs don’t sit on the bench for cheating violations.

    Agreed, and of course as all intelligent football fans in existence already know Brady is not on the bench for cheating. 🙂

    He is on the bench because #LyinRoger and the league front office jumped the gun and believed that lower PSI in a football proves manual tampering of footballs, which all intelligent football fans in existence (along with the NFL itself) know now is not the case.


  10. folkcrusader says:
    Aug 15, 2016 10:39 AM

    It’s a little early to be crowning the kid, but I thought he looked good.

    He looked good for a backup seeing his first taste of a live game as a starter for the Patriots in week 1 of the preseason. 🙂

    I know under the guidance of the GOAT Tom Brady he is working hard and improving every day as we speak. 🙂

  11. I know his preggers girlfriend (which he did not dump, as they already broke up) would disagree as she is good friends with Tom and his wife.

    Fixed your post for you!


  12. captainwhodat says:
    Aug 15, 2016 8:21 AM

    not a Pats fan (far from it) but believe they have the QB they need for the future…they will be fine the first four games with Garoppolo…

    The heir to #12 is alive 🙂 But I don’t think he is on the roster yet.

    The Patriots extended Brady to 2019 but Garoppolo is a free agent after 2017. That tells you what their plans are.

    Unless Brady’s performance falls hard in the next year or so – and there’s no reason to think it will yet – I think Jimmy is traded this coming winter.

  13. I’m neither a Pats fan nor hater, but I’d love to see them go 4-0 without Brady. I wonder what Roger’s next move would be. Surely Bisciotti, Irsay, et al. would pressure him to do something. Whatever, it ain’t good for the game. I wish they’d just do it the right way and try to beat Kraft’s team on the field.

  14. While I appreciate your remark,,,what 110 million NFL fans miss is this: Out of 32 NFL teams….only ONE,,and ONE only plays as a team of 55 players. The other 31 play as a group of 55 guys,,,punching a clock, and collecting a huge check. That’s why the patriot players sacrifice $$$ so they can keep the people they need to…IT IS THE PATRIOT WAY.

  15. At the end of the day, Garoppolo may have been worth a second round pick, but the Patriots will get only four games out of him. That’s a high price to pay for an insurance policy that carries around a clipboard.

  16. superpatriotsfan says:
    Aug 15, 2016 11:37 AM
    Looks like the Pats homers are in full force. Dunkin Donuts must not be hiring at this time of the year.

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    A non sequitur in spirit as well as form , well done . Incomprehensible though , but as long as you are happy .

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