Tom Brady: I don’t think offseason was any different for me

AP

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady closed out his first appearance of the offseason program with a brief media session as the team wrapped up minicamp on Thursday and his absence from the rest of the work was the main topic of conversation.

Brady said that the voluntary portion of the offseason schedule are important, but cited “some personal reasons” as the reason why he opted not to take part in those workouts. He added that he doesn’t think that decision represented a departure from his approach to past offseasons.

“I don’t think this offseason was any different for me,” Brady said, via Michael Giardi of NBC Sports Boston. “I thought about the things I needed to do and focused on those thing so I can be the best I can be when training camp comes.”

Brady said his relationship with coach Bill Belichick is great and that he never thought about retiring over the last few months as he’s “having a lot of fun” playing quarterback for the Patriots. He didn’t say whether he’d be having fun with the team as they wrap up OTAs next week and his overall approach this year suggests it’s likely training camp will be the next time he’s spotted on the field.

34 responses to “Tom Brady: I don’t think offseason was any different for me

  1. Season is about to. Edelman suspended for PEDs. Pats fans “that doesn’t happen in NE” while laughing at everyone else? Edelman PEDs. Yeah, it kinda does.

  2. “Brady said his relationship with coach Bill Belichick is great and that he never thought about retiring over the last few months as he’s “having a lot of fun” playing quarterback for the Patriots.”

    whoa… hold on there a second, buckaroo. You’re having fun?? I thought the Patriots weren’t fun at all. I think you’re lying because Cassius Marsh said the Patriots are no fun at all.

  3. BUT, BUT,BUT……
    NOBODY is having fun!!!
    NOBODY likes Bill B!!!!!
    NOBODY feels appreciated!!!!!!
    NOBODY is happy with their contracts!!!!!
    NOBODY wants to play for the Patriots!!!!
    I’m sure there are a few more UNIFORMED/UNSUBSTANTIATED MEDIA driven agenda stories out there I left off, but I’m sure you catch my drift…..

  4. TruFBFan says:
    June 7, 2018 at 1:47 pm
    Season is about to. Edelman suspended for PEDs. Pats fans “that doesn’t happen in NE” while laughing at everyone else?
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    Happened with Ninkovich, Brandon Bolden, Rodney Harrison, maybe a one or two others I have forgotten about. Pats fans are not immune to the periodic stupidity of our favorite team’s players, nor do we claim “that doesn’t happen in NE.” We are just happy to point out that many of the Pats “problems” happen everywhere, but it is often blown out of proportion when it happens in NE.

  5. “We are just happy to point out that many of the Pats “problems” happen everywhere, but it is often blown out of proportion when it happens in NE.”

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    I doubt most other teams spy on opponents’ practices, or deflate footballs before big games. #fantasyland

  6. Only Brady knows what he is thinking. He may be making an effort to spend more time with his family and I remember that his mom was battling cancer a couple years ago. He may be taking this time now to spend time with his family and then focus on football when training camp comes around. He has been doing this for 19 years or so now and has had the same coach (and GM) all this time. I think he probably has the routine down.

  7. Pats fans blindly worship this clown and he disrespects them by being too good to show up for practice. This season is starting off real well. Nothing but infighting and bad blood. No chance they’ll win a SB anyway. No one has lost and come back to win the next year since the 72 Dolphins. Plus, Eagles got him totally frazzled with that glorious strip sack. Brady is just running away from the game at this point.

  8. ValarMorghulis says:
    June 7, 2018 at 2:21 pm
    I doubt most other teams spy on opponents’ practices, or deflate footballs before big games. #fantasyland
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    You are correct, anyone who believes those lies about the Patriots is, indeed, living in a fantasy land.

  9. We’ll catch you in the Superbowl again this year Tom. Thanks for being the best.

  10. badboysgetspanked says:
    June 7, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Personal reasons? He was vacationing in Monaco while his teammates were working hard. Great leadership, Brady.
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    He was also winning Super Bowls before most of them got their training wheels off.
    Welcome to the real world, where allowances get made for greatness.

  11. That is completely different than the false narratives the media has been writing about all offseason.

  12. The benefit of hearing from the player himself without the media giving their false slant. Keep hating.

  13. Tom’s getting nervous that the house of cards that is TB12 is about to come tumbling down.

    Edelman (PEDelman?) busted for PEDs after working with TB12. Tom next?

    Stay tuned.

  14. looks good to go for another great run. jules may get an extra month’s rest and a healing boost from some hgh that could pay dividends when it counts, plus new receivers will get more work early with tom. and so much for all the “rift” bs. GOAT coach and GOAT qb ready to WIN some football games!

  15. Never seen a MEGA superstar who has to deal with as much ridiculousness as Brady.

    Manning took insane amounts of HGH after a career ending injury. The NFL rigged his final season and game so their baby could go out a winner.

    Brady at 40+ misses some OTA’s and unleashes the wrath of hell.

  16. Not going anywhere until he finally has the rest of the passing records held by Peyton Manning’s wife.

  17. He can retire and will still be considered as the best ever system QB. His legacy is already cemented.

  18. Brady is arguably the best football player to ever lace them up. He is also the NFL’s best diva of all time. Nobody cares for him outside of Foxborough. Fact.

  19. Ever since Brady trotted on the field and took over in the 2001 season the Patriots have set a standard that will never be matched. They’ve played in 8 Super Bowls in 17 seasons – unmatched. They’ve won 5 of them in 17 seasons – unmatched. The 3 they lost came down to the last play. They’ve won the AFC East 6 straight times, they’ve been in the Conference Finals 11 times in those 17 years, they’ve been in the playoffs 15 times out of the last 17 seasons, they’ve earned the love of New England fans and in the process they’ve incurred the all-consuming hate of millions of others, some admittedly in New England.

    They (Brady) pulled off the 2 greatest comebacks in Superbowl History, and they have some of the most obnoxious fans (one of the me) in pro sports.

    No wonder you hate us so much.

    When we meet again, as always – we’ll bring the cheese, you bring the whine, and – I know I sound like a broken record saying this over and over and over again but – is there one, just ONE of you out there with enough cojones to name the team that you root for?

  20. Nothing but infighting and bad blood. No chance they’ll win a SB anyway.
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    “Infighting”? “Bad blood”?

    What alternate universe are you from anyway?

  21. Brady is arguably the best football player to ever lace them up. He is also the NFL’s best diva of all time. Nobody cares for him outside of Foxborough. Fact.
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    As for taking a poll of people “outside of Foxborough”, I personally am looking forward to the poll taken of the voters to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    Actually, there won’t be any drama or surprise to that either. The vote will be for unanimous enshrinement on the first ballot.

  22. Bradys right, it is the typical offseason for New England.

    Another Patriot gets a 4 game suspension for cheating.

    Same old, same old.

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