Robert Kraft has talked to Tom Brady, who will be at minicamp

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Bill Belichick might not be talking about the guys who aren’t at OTAs, but his boss is.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft told a group of reporters at the owners meeting in Atlanta this morning that he had spoken with Tom Brady, and that his quarterback was looking forward to showing up for minicamp (which is mandatory).

Kraft emphasized that they were “voluntary” workouts, and they really are (I mean as long as a player has leverage). He also said that “nothing has changed” and that Brady’s relationship with the team is fine.

Kraft has spoken previously this offseason about Brady’s future, and the possibility of addressing his contract situation. He’s also sat down with both Brady and Belichick this offseason, after the reports of the tension between them last year.

So for now, Brady will continue to enjoy family time, and his ultimate boss seems to be fine with that.

32 responses to “Robert Kraft has talked to Tom Brady, who will be at minicamp

  1. Yeah, well some of his fans are less than impressed. If this was a contract holdout (Hello Gronk) I’d be annoyed, but I get that. This is a pissing match with his head coach over his fitness guru along with sour grapes over Belichick’s preference for Garoppolo.
    Brady is the GOAT but the coach is STILL the coach and that dynamic can’t be allowed to change for one prima donna. Does ANYONE doubt he’d be the first on the field if he hadn’t cried to the owner to run his competition out of town? Not a good look Tom. #TeamBelichick

  2. Good. Much ado about nothing. Brady will still be playing as great as ever, the evil genius hoodie will still be coaching up his guys skillfully, and the Pats will still win a ton of games this season. All is right in the world…. Go Blue (Big Brady fan because, well, you know… Michigan alum here)….

  3. He’s so sick of being disrespected by B.B. and it’s finally coming to a head, if Pom Pom Brady ain’t happy, nobody happy

  4. .
    Nobody works harder than Brady during the season. Giving him a few days off from the 18th version of OTAs to have extra down time seems like a good idea. Because once Brady starts, there’s no stopping him. He’ll go into regular season mode right away.
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  5. But, but, but…. this can’t be right!!??! The MEDIA has been saying there is a major problem & everyone is mad at each other & there’s a MAJOR MELTDOWN between everyone involved!!!! WHAT, it’s all been just MEDIA DRIVEN DRAMA??!! Who’d a thunk it??!!

  6. Tom Brady runs this team until he retires. BB has to be the go along guy when it comes to Tom and for the control freak BB is that’s got to be eating away at him. Tom to BB…I’ll be there when I’m good and ready.

  7. Thanks for reporting the facts without snark, evidence-free assumptions or wild speculation. It makes a nice change.

  8. Fake. The media’s annual “Pats are done” narrative has been pushing at whether there was any tension, to which Kraft merely replied “we have meetings all the time” and that he had spoken to both of them since the SB and there wasn’t any problems. But he did NOT say, as your article falsely infers, that he’d sat the down pair together on some naughty step to quiz them over any tension between the pair and he did not say the pair had done so to discuss any of the tension the salty media’s been spewing.

    And Brady recently said neither he nor Butler had asked BB about the benching, nor has Butler talked since leaving, which tells you he broke some prime rule and they all knew it, which is why Butler was in tears all game on sideline and not in BB’s face.

  9. Isn’t that the coach’s job ? Brady again goe over Belichick’s head. Yeah Patsies bandwagon nation all is right in New England

  10. I don’t know why people even made a big deal about him not showing up. Lots of vets do not show up to (voluntary) OTAs – and it isn’t always about a contract despite what the media wants to make you think it is. They’re not proving themselves for jobs, and they aren’t learning systems. I’d stay home too if I were him personally.

  11. Chicken Little says:

    May 23, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Yeah, well some of his fans are less than impressed. If this was a contract holdout (Hello Gronk) I’d be annoyed, but I get that. This is a pissing match with his head coach over his fitness guru along with sour grapes over Belichick’s preference for Garoppolo.
    Brady is the GOAT but the coach is STILL the coach and that dynamic can’t be allowed to change for one prima donna. Does ANYONE doubt he’d be the first on the field if he hadn’t cried to the owner to run his competition out of town? Not a good look Tom. #TeamBelichick

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    Or the team just couldn’t afford Jimmy G? The team knew he would walk to find a starting job so the only recourse was to franchise him or trade him. And now Brady is cheaper than Jimmy G. Brady is now the better value. They couldn’t keep both and trading Brady during the season would be a tough sell to the fanbase and the team.

  12. The Truth says:
    May 23, 2018 at 9:13 am
    Isn’t that the coach’s job ? Brady again goe over Belichick’s head. Yeah Patsies bandwagon nation all is right in New England

    #crybaby

  13. The Truth says:
    May 23, 2018 at 9:13 am
    Isn’t that the coach’s job ? Brady again goe over Belichick’s head. Yeah Patsies bandwagon nation all is right in New England

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    Why would you think Belichick doesn’t know and did not approve? He’s said since 2000 that he only talks about players that are at OTAs, at camp, or on the field. It’s consistent. It doesn’t mean he didn’t agree that Brady could take the time away.

  14. This has to just be KILLING all the # HATERS…..I can hear their collective hopes,dreams,& heads exploding all over the nation, like popcorn in a microwave…..
    Lovin it!!!
    DILLY DILLY!!!

  15. I’m contemplating putting big $$$ on the Pats to win super bowl.. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  16. Looks like the New England Bradys are heading for their most dysfunctional season on record. Probably won’t even make the playoffs with all the infighting and nasty attitudes floating around. Who’s even in charge of the team? Belicheat? I doubt it. Wouldn’t be surprised if Kraft makes a coaching change so he can win his first SB without a giant asterisk.

  17. The only way Brady is not there is because he believes what he is doing instead better prepares him for the coming season. Given his age and how much the team has riding on him not getting hurt he is probably right too. Brady does not mail in his seasons, he is year round focused on being the most competative QB he can be and the results show it.

    The same is true if Gronk, given his injury history it makes perfect sense he would prefer when he has the choice to work on stuff he feels makes him more resistant to injury. Given his history that is probably correct too. And he just like Brady never mails in notthin’. His focus is on doing what he feels is the right thing toward being as competative as possible.

    BB is not bummed out at seeing two players he needs as much as those guys working to make themselves less likely to be lost to injury. Thats just media fiction.

    I hope Henry (SD player that just tore ACL while participating in OTAs recovers ok.)

  18. Look, no one knows if there’s any discourse in NE, it’s been nothing but speculation and hearsay. Could there be? Absolutely but Brady has been reported to be everywhere from Costa Rica, to California, to New York, to working out at TB12, yet there’s no proof of anything. I could just as easily speculate that BB is behind the whole thing because he has a history of putting his team and players in difficult situations to test their resolve. Let us know media when you have someone of significance on the record that can support anything that’s been “reported”.

  19. It’s probably Brady compromising with his wife so he plays for a few more years without any grief. Who knows?

    It won’t matter. 🙂 The reigning league and 3 time MVP, 5 time World Champion, back to back AFC Champion, winner of more Super Bowls than any other QB that ever played the game, holder of multiple NFL records, and the man who all intelligent fans consider GOAT will be just fine. The concern is much appreciated though! 🙂

  20. Wouldn’t be surprised if Kraft makes a coaching change so he can win his first SB without a giant asterisk.

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    They already have 5 of those. 🙂

  21. Chill_Donahue says:
    May 23, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Chicken Little says:

    May 23, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Yeah, well some of his fans are less than impressed. If this was a contract holdout (Hello Gronk) I’d be annoyed, but I get that. This is a pissing match with his head coach over his fitness guru along with sour grapes over Belichick’s preference for Garoppolo.
    Brady is the GOAT but the coach is STILL the coach and that dynamic can’t be allowed to change for one prima donna. Does ANYONE doubt he’d be the first on the field if he hadn’t cried to the owner to run his competition out of town? Not a good look Tom. #TeamBelichick

    ==========================

    Or the team just couldn’t afford Jimmy G? The team knew he would walk to find a starting job so the only recourse was to franchise him or trade him. And now Brady is cheaper than Jimmy G. Brady is now the better value. They couldn’t keep both and trading Brady during the season would be a tough sell to the fanbase and the team.

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    Agreed but honestly everyone should slow their roll on JG. He hasn’t played anyone great and hasn’t even played a full season worth of games. Let’s see how he does with game tape and focus all on him for a full season.

  22. wib22 says:
    May 23, 2018 at 10:43 am

    The empire is crumbling…….

    The end is near

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    So they said in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and now 2018. Tee hee 🙂

    I say it will NEVER end!

    🙂

  23. The end is near

    Well, yeah. Belichick’s 66, Brady will turn 41 before the season starts. So yes, the end is near. It could conceivably be as far away as four years, or as near as four months. But it’s definitely coming.

    But this OTA stuff, the talk of a rift – that’s noise. The end is coming, and will come, when Brady can’t play anymore or Belichick retires. Until then, well, the end is coming, but it’s not here. When it actually arrives, we’ll all know it…

  24. Given their record of accomplishment which is extraordinarily superior to any other NFL franchise, Kraft, Belichick and Brady don’t owe anyone an explanation.

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