Tom Brady praises Kenny Britt for his effort to get up to speed

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On the same day that his short-time former G.M. questioned his football character, receiver Kenny Britt‘s short-time current quarterback praised his effort to fit in.

“You know, he’s just kind of come in and worked hard the last couple days and trying to understand all the things we’ve got going,” Tom Brady told reporters on Thursday regarding Britt. “Hopefully, we can add something to the mix here in a short period of time. It’s always challenging for a guy to come in late and pick up everything at once, but hopefully he can figure out a role. He’s had a lot of production and he’s going to have to go out and earn it, earn everybody’s trust to get out there, but he’s done a good job the first couple days.”

Brady also was asked the broader question of why it clicks for some veterans in New England and not for others.

“I don’t know,” Brady said. “That’s a good question. I’m not sure. We’ve done pretty good with veteran receivers. . . . It’s probably on a very individual basis. I think for most people, what you do is kind of up to the player and the professionalism and the ability to come in and put the work in every day. Some guys make it and some guys don’t. Veteran receivers — I would say in our offense, it’s a pretty high degree of difficulty. So the guys who have been around a little bit know how to play football, know how to play professional football and prepare and study and all those things, can come in and do pretty well.”

All in all, it was a much better assessment of Britt than the one provided by new G.M. John Dorsey.

“From a cultural standpoint, I don’t think he fits in the prototypical character point of what I’m looking for in terms of a leader,” Dorsey said. “He did not live up to his expectations as a player.”

That’s arguably a low bar for Dorsey, given that he drafted cornerback Marcus Peters in Kansas City, among others who arguably aren’t a good fit when it comes to the “prototypical character point” of what teams are looking for in terms of a leader.

The truth is that coach Hue Jackson didn’t want Britt, and arguably never did. Dorsey quickly made the decision to move on. It’s been reported that Britt had been asking for his release, although Jackson has denied that.

30 responses to “Tom Brady praises Kenny Britt for his effort to get up to speed

  1. Im also glad he wasn’t resigned by the Rams. Look now our receiving corp is much better than him being there. Plain and simple he wasn’t a leader or a role model in the locker room.

  2. Can’t wait to hear the praise Tom has for him when he drops one that’s in his hands. Or when he alligator arms one to avoid a hit.

  3. Some of the “bad apples” that excelled with Tom:

    Moss
    Blount
    Bennett

    Something tells me Britt might just add value. If not, it won’t hurt this team’s chemistry.

  4. Mr. Britt – Remember, the hand attached to the arm attached to the shoulder, closest to the incoming ball, goes on top of the ball. The other goes on the bottom. No platter hand catches or basket catches. Snatch the ball out of the air with your fingers. And get open along the sidelines, and endzone, helping to keep the middle of the field loose, and you’ll be fine.

  5. Hue Jackson is not a good head coach!!! A head coach that wins only one game in two years is all you need to know about Hue Jackson…

  6. tigerlilac says:
    December 14, 2017 at 8:03 pm
    Some of the “bad apples” that excelled with Tom:

    Moss
    Blount
    Bennett

    Something tells me Britt might just add value. If not, it won’t hurt this team’s chemistry.

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    bryan cox, corey dillon, brandon lloyd, talib

  7. Players considered “Bad Apples” sometimes have an epiphany after joining the Patriots. Time will tell.

  8. bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    December 14, 2017 at 7:46 pm
    That’s it Tom. Turn a blind eye. It’s all good.

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    umm, a “blind eye” to what exactly? britt working hard?

    you troll types rarely make sense

  9. brimab says:
    December 14, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Can’t wait to hear the praise Tom has for him when he drops one that’s in his hands. Or when he alligator arms one to avoid a hit.
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    You’ll have to wait…and wait…and wait. The next time you hear Brady throw a teammate under the bus will be the 1st time.
    On another note what was with the ‘leadership’ comment? What type of moron expects team leadership out of the diva…er…WR position?

  10. TY, I was focusing on the offensive side of the ball. Agree Corey Dillion is a perfect good fit in that group.

  11. .
    “From a cultural standpoint, I don’t think he fits in the prototypical character point of what I’m looking for in terms of a leader,”

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    Psychology 101 – not every personality type is hardwired to be a leader. This I know for fact, as I am not a natural born leader.
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  12. wib22 says:
    December 14, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Another weird Belichick mvoe. The guy has earned the benefit of the doubt, but why go after a malcontent like Britt?
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    Weird? This is classic Belichick. A 6’3″ WR that’s had some success in the past and has a need to prove himself becomes available on the cheap when it’s become apparent Mitchell won’t be and you are wondering why an offense with great leadership would take a flyer on him? Considering your obsession with the Pats one would think you’d understand them better chip.

  13. This reminds me of Moss basically phoning it in to get released by the Raiders with the hopes of latching on to a team with a chance to win

    He’s 6 foot 3″ in the end zone and still a potential deep threat

    He’s going to keep Defensive Coordinators on their toes no matter what playing with Brady

    And who knows – maybe he’ll follow the lead of Moss and work hard while with the Patriots!

  14. Blount wasnt a bad apple. Besides punching a idiot that ran and yelled in his face and 1 incident with the Steelers he has been the perfect teammate everywhere. Theres a reason Chip Kelly kept him around the team after his suspension in oregon.

  15. 6ball says:
    December 14, 2017 at 8:54 pm

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    “From a cultural standpoint, I don’t think he fits in the prototypical character point of what I’m looking for in terms of a leader,”

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    Psychology 101 – not every personality type is hardwired to be a leader. This I know for fact, as I am not a natural born leader.
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    Very astute comment.

  16. If he can help at all, the Patriots will find out pretty quickly. Some guys come to the team, get their mind right in a better culture and having the chance to play with Tom Brady and a winner as a motivator. Plenty of them don’t. (Chad 85, Joey Galloway, Reggie Wayne, etc.).

    We’ll see.

  17. This is so funny. Tom Brady and John Dorsey probably share the same opinion of Kenny Britt, but one guy is tactful and classy, and the other just doesn’t have a filter.

  18. “The Pats are all set in the leadership department, they are looking for a tall warm body that can get separation from time to time”

    Have you seen any Browns games this year? He wasn’t separating, or catching, or caring. That’s why he was benched all the time.

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