James White on Tom Brady: He knows what he’s doing

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The Patriots continued their offseason work without quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday and his absence was a topic of questions for running back James White when White met with the media.

Brady has returned from a trip to Qatar, but didn’t join the Patriots for the first phase of their offseason program, which has touched off a round of speculation about his plans and/or desires for 2018. White didn’t shed any light on those fronts, but didn’t seem preturbed about the quarterback’s absence.

“I mean it’s not really my position to comment on that, but he’s a guy that’s had a lot of success in this league and he knows what he’s doing. So it’s not really my position to comment on his situation,” White said in comments distributed by the team.

White said pretty much the same thing about tight end Rob Gronkowski and was not asked about workouts that Brady has reportedly set up for the gap between offseason work and training camp. He did add that he doesn’t think any player will be buying into the program any less because of the absences.

22 responses to “James White on Tom Brady: He knows what he’s doing

  1. White was the real MVP of Super Bowl 51.

    Two and possibly three undeserved Super Bowl MVPs for Brady.

  2. I know the salty mountain of hate can’t wait for Brady to retire, but the fact he’s set up a passing-camp tells you all you need to know. Indeed, the JimmyG trade tells you he’s committed to at least see out the remaining 2yrs of his contract. What, you think because some outside opinions think he might just have maybe disagreed with the benching of one guy in his 18yrs (& 8 SB appearances) at Pats, that somehow represents undeniable proof he’s quitting now? Dream on salty boy.

  3. Why are they asking this guy what Brady is doing, except to get some sort of headline response…This is a joke. Why didn’t they ask him how he feels coming into the season? What his off season regiment was. No, they went straight to the headlines. Disgrace

  4. Braz says:
    April 19, 2018 at 1:15 pm
    White was the real MVP of Super Bowl 51.

    Two and possibly three undeserved Super Bowl MVPs for Brady.
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    I see you’re such a fan. Not missing a single thread.

  5. Eh, the haters speculate his absence means retirement, while secretly hoping he’s actually visiting their team omg can you imagine you guys squeee!

  6. Braz says:
    April 19, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    White was the real MVP of Super Bowl 51.

    Two and possibly three undeserved Super Bowl MVPs for Brady.

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    I believe Brady is the GOAT, but I really think White was the MVP of that game.

  7. Do not agree that White should have been MVP. Without Brady executing the way he did in the second half, especially in Q4, James White would not have been in a position to score those TDs.

  8. kevpft says:
    April 19, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Braz says:
    April 19, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    White was the real MVP of Super Bowl 51.

    Two and possibly three undeserved Super Bowl MVPs for Brady.

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    I believe Brady is the GOAT, but I really think White was the MVP of that game.

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    Not just for the game winner either. He was gouging the Falcons with those big chunk plays that let the comeback happen. Three scores and a 2 point convert. They couldn’t stop him on the ground or running those routes. Reminded me of Edelman in Super Bowl 49 -who also should have been MVP of that game instead of Brady.

  9. Braz says:
    April 19, 2018 at 1:15 pm
    White was the real MVP of Super Bowl 51.
    Two and possibly three undeserved Super Bowl MVPs for Brady.

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    I would have been good with Co-MVPs for White and Brady for sure.

    As for the second part of your comment… That’s ridiculous.

    You want to know who didn’t deserve an MVP? Eli Manning in XLII.

    19 for 34, 2 TDS, 1 INT, 87.3 Passer rating.

    Someone on that defense had to win MVP. That’s a travesty.

    Eli did deserve the one from XLVI.

  10. bullcharger says:
    April 19, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Braz says:
    April 19, 2018 at 1:15 pm
    White was the real MVP of Super Bowl 51.
    Two and possibly three undeserved Super Bowl MVPs for Brady.

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    I would have been good with Co-MVPs for White and Brady for sure.

    As for the second part of your comment… That’s ridiculous.

    You want to know who didn’t deserve an MVP? Eli Manning in XLII.

    19 for 34, 2 TDS, 1 INT, 87.3 Passer rating.

    Someone on that defense had to win MVP. That’s a travesty.

    Eli did deserve the one from XLVI.

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    I actually agree. Justin Tuck would have gotten my MVP vote in 42. But as for Eli…Brady did get MVP in 36 despite an 86 passer rating and not even having 100 yards passing until 90 seconds left in the game. So the precedent was set.

  11. vikings1234 says:
    April 19, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Do not agree that White should have been MVP. Without Brady executing the way he did in the second half, especially in Q4, James White would not have been in a position to score those TDs.

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    Without the game White had, there is no comeback. White was MVP. He was the reason they were able to move the ball. Those chunk plays were giving the Pats great field position and the Falcons had no answer at all for him.

    Brady only had a mediocre 7.5 yards per pass attempt for the game. He also wasn’t very good in the first half and the pick 6 was completely on him.

    White was MVP by all objective standards. Brady was much less deserving even by his own admission. Probably got it out of sentiment for his 5th ring.

  12. domedaddy says:
    April 19, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    Meanwhile, Brady out, Gronk out, but Pats fanboys believing nothing is wrong. LOL!

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    What 99% of non patriot fans don’t get is that we know the ride is nearing the end. And we don’t care……we have been riding such a high for so long we are good no matter what the future brings.

    Nothing is wrong……we are good with what ever happens. 8 Super Bowls……is unreal…..

  13. He’s finally done the math on how much money he has lost by not insisting on making his full value. Or maybe his wife did the math for him.

  14. There has been a noticeable decline in the amount of posts from people who follow this team all across the Internet. Expect it to continue. The wagon is emptying out.

  15. “He’s finally done the math on how much money he has lost by not insisting on making his full value. ”

    If you actually knew anything about the Pats, Brady and how things have gone the last few years you would know it has nothing to do with the money. He and his wife are worth half a billion dollars, more money is almost meaningless to them at this point.

    What it does have to do with is Brady’s personal trainer, Alex Guerrero. Brady’s been pissed every since Guerrero was kicked off the team plane and out of the locker room. What he appears to want is a new contract that is for no more money than what he’s currently getting, but has a clause the gets his trainer back on the plane and in the locker room.

  16. He knows what he doing. All of us know what he is doing. He’s not showing up. He is supposed to be the leader, the example, the goat. Trade him.

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