Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski won’t be hanging around for more OTAs

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski were there last week for the mandatory minicamp.

But neither of them are going to volunteer to hang around.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Patriots stars won’t be attending this week’s voluntary OTA sessions, including a team field trip.

That means their next appearance will be when players report for training camp on July 26, with practices to begin the next day.

Like minicamp, those are mandatory, unless they want to pay the fines attached to such absences.

18 responses to “Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski won’t be hanging around for more OTAs

  1. I’ve been kind of ignoring this whole story, but I think it’s time to admit even I think the Patriots are in trouble. The benching of that Malcolm Butler dude may have been the end of the era.

  2. Why should they waste time hanging around. Both are the best in their respective positions (Brady is also the GOAT). OTAs are about trying to identify potential talent for the future and making sure that everyone on the roster is in good physical condition. It is well known that the players on the Patriots roster are in better condition than every other team. However, Tom and Gronk are experienced veterans who don’t need to be treated like rookies. They will be there in good shape at Training Camp.

  3. Gronk wants his money and Brady wants his masseuse. Hope Belichick denies both to these babies and laughs in Brady’s face the next time he says he’s all about team.

  4. terripet says:
    June 11, 2018 at 1:09 pm
    Trade both of the babies
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    Would the Colts hang a banner if they did??

  5. it gives other players a chance to perform—which is advantageous in the long run; the real chemistry begins with training camp in the summer

  6. first off, I am a pats fan, since the early 70’s, second, this sounds an awful lot like an excuse- there are several new receivers, and no edeldude for the first four games- building chemistry with the new guys is hugely important, so, i completely disagree with your assessment- OTA’s are the perfect time to get familiar with and teach the new guys what brady expects- not sure how anyone could see it any other way

  7. Unless of course the field trip is to the TB12 facility and the guest speakers will be TB12 and Gronk.

  8. Nothing to look here, go worry about your own teams instead of worrying about two GOATS. Patriots will do their thing and kick all the teams up, down, sideways and you’ll will cry and look for more negative Patriots story to feel better. Pats negative news sells so all the other team can feel better knowing that there is a chance they will not be good this year. Onto another great year for PATS!!!

  9. terripet says:
    June 11, 2018 at 1:09 pm
    Trade both of the babies

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    Would that somehow allow your Colts to win more than 3 games this coming season? I don’t think so.

  10. They don’t owe the patriots anything. OK, maybe the team did make them both rich and famous for life. But outside of that they didn’t do anything for them.

  11. All about the clicks. Loads of players skipped the last OTAs, but pretty much all you heard was the drumbeat every day about Brady and Gronkowski.

    Nobody knows what kind of conversations/arrangements these two guys have had with Belichick and Kraft–and we’re not going to know because unlike the League office these guys keep their business in house where it belongs. So any characterization about attitudes and motivations are pure speculation.

  12. I’m sure we will see Brady and Giselle in Russia for the World Cup cheering for Brazil and Germany. The guy is totally whipped.

  13. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    June 11, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    I’m sure we will see Brady and Giselle in Russia for the World Cup cheering for Brazil and Germany. The guy is totally whipped.

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    Yeah, because the little woman is supposed to trail around after her husband, but if the husband does something the wife wants, or supports her career by going to the Met Gala, he’s “whipped.” Newsflash: your century has come and gone.

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