Tom Brady sticking to football, trying to avoid bringing “any drama this year”

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Tom Brady is sticking to football. He’s not going to answer questions about his personal athletic trainer, Alex Guerrero, about drama surrounding the team or anything else unrelated to the Patriots on the field.

Brady was polite but clear about that Friday, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

“I don’t want to bring on any drama this year,” Brady said. “I’m just focused on what I want to do, and be a great football player for this team and be a good example in the locker room, provide great leadership. That’s where my focus is. I know people want to talk about a lot of other things but I just really want to stick on football and focus on being the best I can be for this team.”

Earlier this week, Brady said he was dealing with the Patriots’ drama better than in recent seasons.

His answer Friday about wanting “to stick on football” followed a question about Guerrero.

Brady, who passed for 4,577 yards and 32 touchdowns in winning the MVP award last season, also declined to answer a question about Colin Kaepernick’s endorsement with Nike.

“I really want to focus on football, not hot topics, and my reaction to a lot of hot topics and so forth,” Brady said. “Get ready for the Texans. They’re a great team. That’s where my focus is, not on advertisements and so forth.”

In the epilogue to his Tom vs. Time Facebook series, Brady restated his goal of playing until he was 45. But now, with the season opener two days away, the 41-year-old isn’t interested in looking beyond Sunday’s game.

This season, his 19th, is at hand.

“I’m really excited,” Brady said. “It’s a blessing to be able to do it. I love playing football. I love the sport. I’ve been doing it for a long time. I’m not sure what life would be like without it. I’ve had a few experiences when I haven’t been out there and haven’t liked those very much.

“There’s no place I’d rather be Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock than playing here and playing well.”

58 responses to “Tom Brady sticking to football, trying to avoid bringing “any drama this year”

  1. As a close friend of the organization there is a sudden feeling of calm collectiveness surrounding the franchise that hasn’t been apparent for years. Its in these years when they win, although I personally feel they take a big step back this year (again, it’s years when these feelings are present that they win)

  2. If the goat focused any sharper his eyeballs would cut his nose. 45 – or one more SB before then.

  3. Just please retire,you cant find something else to do. Leave it for the younger players to play football.

  4. “Cheater” the term used by posters who STILL don’t understand cold weather causes footballs (& tires) to lose pressure, the posters who obviously flunked 7th grade science. I’m embarrassed for them!!!

  5. Super bowl champion Eagles fan here still have mad respect for Brady great warrior look out afc the man with a clear mind could be even better

  6. Much respect for a guy who has played in 8 SuperBowls and who threw for over 500 in one of them. Fun dude to watch.

  7. Focused Brady is bad news for the Texans. Honey badger and the rest of the Texans defense about to be exposed.

  8. 3Fingaz says:
    September 7, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Montana never lost three SBs

    ———

    That’s because he lost before he even got there

  9. Ground control to Major Tom……about your Instagram supporting Kaep’s Nike ad? Come in Sir, come in. Pats Fanboys, you too. How does this remove Major Tom from drama?

  10. Don’t worry. When you don’t talk about those things the media will make you not talking about them into a drama. When you dont make statements they will invent statements you might have made and then talk about what they might have meant if you had made them. They will talk about what it means that you didnt make them. They will do this so much it will give some folks the impresion you made those statements and bingo, they have they drama. Then they will write about that drama they just created. Then they will ask you to speak to all the drama that surrounds you. And if you dont answer they will write about that and what it might mean. And so forth.

  11. It’s great to have the GOAT back for another year and laser focused.

    Looking forward to making to the AFCCG again this year and then with any luck make it to another super bowl.

    If Brady goes to another super bowl this year he would have been in 50% of all Super Bowls since he was a starter.

    Truly the GOAT

  12. The last thing Brady wants at this stage is scandal because that would interfere with what will otherwise probably be a lucrative political career after his NFL retirement.

  13. Someone needs to clue Tom in that hissy fits, smashing cell phones, and lofty rhetoric about taking cheating cases to the Supreme Court are 100% drama. Now he’s saying he’s “no drama Tom”? That’s hilarious.

  14. 3Fingaz says:
    September 7, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Montana never lost three SBs
    __________________

    No, but he only made it to 4 Super Bowls. Which sounds crazy to dis the guy for only making four. But when you are comparing Montana to the GOAT, making only 4 Super Bowls seems like a bad QB.

  15. “Just please retire,you cant find something else to do. Leave it for the younger players to play football.”

    Lolz if he was playing like a bottom tier QB you’d probably be right.

    But given he led the league in passing last year, threw for over 500 yards in the Super Bowl and was the MVP, you sound like a little kid screaming his older brother won’t let him play with him and his friends.

    “Montana never lost three SBs”

    Montana played 16 seasons, 2 less than Brady. In his first 16 seasons Brady made it to 7 and won 5 Super Bowls.

    Why any fan thinks its better to get knocked out prior to the Super Bowl and that somehow makes Montana “better” I’ll never understand. If Montana made it to 7 Super Bowls he may not have lost 3 but he most likely would have lost 1 or 2 of them if not 3. The other team in most Super Bowls is usually pretty damn good and they come to play too.

  16. nhpats says:

    September 7, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    “Cheater” – the word used by fans of lesser teams to discredit hard work, dedication and commitment

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    Anyone who ever played neighborhood sports you will likely remember the younger version of these “cheater” typing fans, walking away with the ball while mumbling “cheaters” every time they saw a score start to indicate that they would not win the game. These individuals have the same attitude now while watching their lesser teams lose and they haven’t grown up or learned any new words since they were 10 years old.

  17. That’s how brady became and will be acknowledged for the rest of all our lives as the greatest football player in history. mind boggling fact that he took EIGHT (8 count em!) cap era /free agency teams to the super bowl and played magnificently all eight times. the most anyone else has done is four (manning) and he basically played like garbage all four times under the bright lights. when you add in brady’s durability under the physical beatings he has taken, it just belittles any comparison. no one has ever dominated a team sport as he has.

  18. 3Fingaz says:
    September 7, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Montana never lost three SBs

    ______

    You just showed how little you know about football.

    Montana was part of the team of the 1980s and early 90s DYNASTY with no free agency or salary cap in place.

    Montana and the Niners dominated for 12 years…he went to 4 Super Bowls.

    He didn’t go to twice that many Super Bowls because of how bad he was in the NFC Playoffs those other years.

    You should see Montana and how he pooped the bed vs Belichick multiple times in the playoffs.

    Montana vs the Vikings was another blown chance for Montana in a home playoff game at Candlestick.

  19. bannedfromchoirpractice says:

    September 7, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    smashing cell phones,

    —————————————-
    The weather dropped the PSI in the Colts and Patriots footballs below the required 12.50 PSI. The officials allowed the Colts footballs to warm up indoors while measuring the Patriots footballs twice so it didn’t appeared that the Colts footballs were not as low as the Patriots footballs.

    Even after allowing them to warm up, the Colts footballs were still below the required 12.50 PSI.

    Brady provided phone logs so the condition of the phone was irrelevant. But the NFL did create countless headlines mentioning “destroyed phone” to permanently convince dimwits that someone let air out of one teams footballs. Some people seem to forget that both teams footballs were below the regulation PSI. The NFL admitted in court that they had no evidence. The NFL is still hiding the evidence from the PSI study that was performed during the 2015 NFL season.

  20. 3Fingaz says:
    September 7, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Montana never lost three SBs
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    I don’t know about you but I’ll take owning 5 gold medals and 3 silvers over just 4 gold medals any day!

    🙂

  21. NE fans never heard the words “Ideal Gas Law” until Deflategate happened. Now they’re experts.

  22. mlhigh says:
    September 7, 2018 at 7:05 pm
    So Brady was suspended due to the waeather? Got it.

    ——
    No he was suspended and then re-suspended because the league wanted to show that they could. Goodells own words. Nothing more, nothing less. 🙂

  23. So no cheating, appealing, training er…doping and talking trash about other QBs? That’s refreshing.

  24. 3Fingaz says:
    September 7, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    Montana never lost three SBs
    _____________
    He also never won 5

  25. I will never understand this absurd notion some fans have that losing before the championship game is somehow better than losing in the championship. It just doesn’t make any logical sense. Advancing as far as you can is the whole point of competition.

  26. Dan Patrick: Who was the toughest QB you ever faced in your career?

    Justin Tuck: Brady. We kept hitting him harder and harder and we couldn’t believe he kept getting right back up.

    Nothing more needs to be said. I like my QBs tough and always will. 🙂

  27. mlhigh says:
    September 7, 2018 at 7:05 pm
    So Brady was suspended due to the waeather? Got it.
    —-
    Speaking of cheating here is a fun fact: Broncos remain the only NFL team in history to be fined for taping another team’s practices. Who knew?

    🙂

  28. williamshatnerstoupee says:

    September 7, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    NE fans never heard the words “Ideal Gas Law” until Deflategate happened. Now they’re experts.

    ———————————————————
    We listened to what scientists said about science instead of what the NFL said. We also watched videos where footballs could be seen dropping PSI when placed into refrigerators. No air was removed and the PSI numbers when back up when the footballs were removed and allowed to warm up again.

    The NFL allowed the Colts football to warm up indoors before measuring them. The measurements were still below regulation just not has low as the Patriots football that were measured sooner.

    Hard to not understand something called a “law” after watching it happen.

  29. factpurveyor says:
    The weather dropped the PSI in the Colts and Patriots footballs below the required 12.50 PSI. The officials allowed the Colts footballs to warm up indoors while measuring the Patriots footballs twice so it didn’t appeared that the Colts footballs were not as low as the Patriots footballs.

    Even after allowing them to warm up, the Colts footballs were still below the required 12.50 PSI.

    Brady provided phone logs so the condition of the phone was irrelevant. But the NFL did create countless headlines mentioning “destroyed phone” to permanently convince dimwits that someone let air out of one teams footballs. Some people seem to forget that both teams footballs were below the regulation PSI. The NFL admitted in court that they had no evidence. The NFL is still hiding the evidence from the PSI study that was performed during the 2015 NFL season.
    ——————–

    Brady smashed his phone for the fun of it and then provided a phone log of everything that wasn’t incriminating? Hey, that sounds believable.

    Do you also have (make-believe) facts for why the ballboy who let the air out of the balls while in a locked bathroom by himself was immediately dismissed when the scandal broke and never heard from again? When you add up all of the fishy dealings that transpired during the Patriots initial state of panic and thereafter, you come to an understanding that this is one of those slam-dunk cases of guilty beyond all reasonable doubt.

  30. Just please retire,you cant find something else to do. Leave it for the younger players to play

    And watch the NFL go completely over the cliff.

  31. Much respect to the G.O.A.T. Patriot Nation respects your wishes. Nothing left to prove. Just lead your team!!

  32. Nofoolnodrool says:

    September 7, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Nothing more needs to be said. I like my QBs tough and always will. 🙂

    Cherry picking is for Homers…..

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    It’s not “cherry picking” if they all say the same thing.

    Von Miller also complimented Brady as the “toughest quarterback he has faced”.

    And for the last 2 years, players from all 32 teams, which even includes the pathetic team that you root for, all voted Brady as the best player in the NFL.

  33. t’s not “cherry picking” if they all say the same thing.

    Von Miller also complimented Brady as the “toughest quarterback he has faced”.

    And for the last 2 years, players from all 32 teams, which even includes the pathetic team that you root for, all voted Brady as the best player in the NFL.

    Wow that makes two…..just another cherry.

  34. Brady’s thumbs up of the Nike ad was a show of support for a fellow player he believes was blackballed by owners just as he was blackballed because they can’t beat him legitimately.

    Peyton Manning supports the former CEO of Papa John’s who is a racist and a horse’s backside but he doesn’t get half the crap Brady does because he was more about stats than wins.

    Do you clowns really think John Schnatter is a better human being than Colin Kaepernick?

  35. Nofoolnodrool says:

    September 7, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Wow that makes two…..just another cherry.

    —————————————————————

    For the last 2 years, players from all 32 teams, which even includes the pathetic team that you root for, all voted Brady as the best player in the NFL. Which even includes the weakling team that you root for. That’s a lot of cherries.

  36. kap1123 says:
    September 7, 2018 at 5:45 pm
    “cheater” is getting really old…can’t you be more original?
    _____
    He’s a cheater.
    What other word would you prefer?

  37. As a Dolphins fan since about 1996, I wish I could hate Tom. He’s been the bane of every football season for almost my entire life. Yes, he’s the greatest of all time. I’ve actually enjoyed watching him play and as a Yankees fan I can tell you, watching the best in sports makes that sport more fun.

    I’m not looking forward to the day without Tom or A-Rod in the league. It’ll be a completely different sport after them.

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