Bill Belichick isn’t thinking about Tom Brady’s plan to play in 2019

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he wants to play in 2019. Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t want to think about that, or anything beyond the next game. As usual.

“Yeah, well, I mean, right now I think it’s a one-game season here,” Belichick told reporters on Wednesday when asked about Brady’s comments. “So, we’ll just concentrate on the Jets and worry about next year, next year, worry about next week, next week, worry about last year some other year.”

Next year will be next year soon enough, and before Tom Brady can return to the Patriots, the Patriots will have to want him to return. They presumably will, simply because there aren’t many/any clear upgrades, especially in light of the level of performance that Brady still consistently exhibits.

Sure, he may not be playing as well as ever, but even a diminished #Tommy is better than most at their very best.

32 responses to “Bill Belichick isn’t thinking about Tom Brady’s plan to play in 2019

  1. LOL at the “finished” comments – just a couple 3 games ago Brady was putting up over 300yds. He’s prob carrying a sprain, flu or sore. And losing Gordon was bad, and Gronk is off his game (catching that is, but his blocking is still grade A). And the D is sporadic under a new DC… Is Brady past his peak? Yes, but don’t be fooled by the Bills game – Pats love to run against them and so shoved 300yds of dirt down Buffalo’s throat and controled the game.

  2. The instant this season is over–and not one second before–Belichick will start planning for next season.

    Brady’s under contract for 2019. Rather than releasing him or trading him, I’d expect Belichick to get another QB through the draft, trade or free agent signing. Brady is the 2019 starter and the new guy is trained and assessed to see if he should take over in 2020. But I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Brady is the Patriots’ starter for up to three more years. Make some improvements with the rest of the team and he could be fine. Obviously not at his peak, but better than at least half the other teams’ starters..

  3. As a head coach, Bill Belichick had a losing record in Cleveland and was fired for that. His only success as a head coach has been with Brady. When Brady retires, you can be sure Bill will be right on his coattails as he has the entire run…..he knows if he stays on, he’ll be exposed as the same coach he was prior to Brady….losing record.

  4. Greatest head coach in not just NFL history but one of the greatest ever in pro sports history.

  5. There’s a lot more wrong with the Patriots offense than Tom Brady. Even at 41 and with receivers that aren’t getting open I wouldn’t count him out.

  6. I really believe brady and gronk were to be traded for serious picks and players ( or both) last year before Jimmy G was ultimately traded. It would certainly fit the M.O. of BB.

    Problem was, Kraft got involved, I don’t blame Kraft for doing so but it did throw a wrench in BB plans and it explains alot of what has transpired this past season.

    Brady is here and is likely banged up his left knee, accuracy has and mobility has been effected, but he’ll heal and be better than most of the QBs out there.

  7. Help me out here. When has Belichick EVER been willing to speculate on the future. Every press conference is only about whatever is immediately before him, he passes on any questions on anything other than that.

  8. If the evidence [Brady missing low on short passes to sit down patterns – missing wide on short passes to moving targets – missing high and wide on the perimeter] is unrelated to injury, then Brady’s arm is going. This tends to happen within the blink of an eye.

    I can remember watching Dan Marino struggle and crash quickly (5-6 record, 12 tds to 17 ints). And I doubted the day would come when I would see this with Marino’s golden arm. The following season the Dolphins showed how much better off they were with Jay Fiedler in going 11-5 and winning a playoff game.

    If Brady’s arm is gone. Then he won’t be better than but a few.

  9. Belicheat knows Brady is spent thus he has no interest in talking about him or his noodle arm.

  10. Drew Brees has had a great year and is the likely MVP.

    He has thrown for less yards than Brady and played in 11 dome games this year.

  11. The Patriots have played six likely playoff teams (per Peter King) and beaten five.

    The Saints have played four and beaten three.

  12. @sigbouncer – except for the fact that he’s still making those super difficult left side behind the line of scrimmage throws with laser accuracy.

    If he really had a problem with his arm, he’d be checking those throws down for something easier.

  13. roninracer says:
    December 27, 2018 at 12:04 am

    @sigbouncer – except for the fact that he’s still making those super difficult left side behind the line of scrimmage throws with laser accuracy.

    If he really had a problem with his arm, he’d be checking those throws down for something easier.

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    Highest rate of off-target throws, 2018 (source: ESPN)
    1. Mitchell Trubisky 21.4%
    2. Tom Brady 21.3%
    3. Sam Darnold 20.8%
    4. Josh Rosen 20.1%
    5. Josh Allen 19.5%

  14. So you actually believe that they suspended Brady & upheld the appeal when they knew for a fact he did nothing wrong? You seriously believe this? Cheaters lie about what they do. Over and over. Until there is concrete evidence and they are caught once and for all. He could have admitted what he did, apologize and did all he could to make amends. But instead he stuck to his lies, let others take the blame, tried to convince people he was railroaded and this upstanding guy who would never. He has no remorse which is why respect is difficult for so many to hold for the talent he does really have. It’s why he’s never going to live it down. Playing stupid would have even been a better choice. He has no idea how many people would have been upset but respected him for being honest and trying to somehow fix what he did. He continued to try to beat the system and fight a battle he had no business in fighting because of what he did. There ended up being more damage to him because of the continued lies and lack of any remorse. He could be the greatest guy in the world but the second he committed a wrong he had to own it when caught. He didn’t. He still hasn’t. He never will. He blew his own reputation and list a lot because of it. He doesn’t have to care so he doesn’t. That’s the arrogance. I get standing by your team but not when they do things they have been clearly caught doing and is wrong on so many levels

  15. I think it’s very strange that when it comes to GOAT Tom Brady and GOAT Bill Belichick that it has to be one made the other and vice versa.

    Tom Brady is awesome.
    Bill Belichick is awesome.
    With Brady as his QB, Belichick is GOAT.
    With Belichick as coach, Brady is GOAT.

    4 facts. It really isn’t that hard.

  16. Highest rate of off-target throws, 2018 (source: ESPN)
    1. Mitchell Trubisky 21.4%
    2. Tom Brady 21.3%
    3. Sam Darnold 20.8%
    4. Josh Rosen 20.1%
    5. Josh Allen 19.5%
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    If the play is not there, Brady throws the ball away and avoids the sack/int./disaster play. Guaranteed the other guys on this list simply can’t hit the broad side of a barn.

  17. sigbouncer says:
    December 26, 2018 at 7:51 pm
    If the evidence [Brady missing low on short passes to sit down patterns – missing wide on short passes to moving targets – missing high and wide on the perimeter] is unrelated to injury, then Brady’s arm is going. This tends to happen within the blink of an eye.
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    If his bread and butter intermediate passes to the slants start getting knocked down or picked by defending linebackers and if his TD passes within the 10 become knockdowns or picks THEN I will believe his arm is going. That hasn’t happened yet.

    He has said in the past he will know when it’s time. I believe him. We will never see a 2015 Manning year from him.

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