Tom Brady isn’t expected for start of offseason program

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Another offseason, another limited presence from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Yes, Brady isn’t expected to show up when the defending Super Bowl champions return to work on Monday. Last year, he did the same thing. And it all worked out fairly well.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media suggests that Brady may “bulk up” for his 20th season, before which he’ll turn 42. If Brady does that, he’ll largely if not exclusively be doing it on his own, working out away from the team.

Brady’s recent habit of skipping the offseason program seems to be part of the compromise he has reached with his wife, who seemed to be nudging him to retire two years ago, when she ultimately went public with concerns about concussions he has suffered. Brady now seems to have license to play as long as he wants, as long as he treats the voluntary offseason program as mostly voluntary.

And with Brady openly wondering how to get from six Super Bowl wins to 15 (in honor of Tiger Woods’ fifteenth major title), Brady may keep playing for a while.

20 responses to “Tom Brady isn’t expected for start of offseason program

  1. If that’s part of his compromise with his family to keep playing, I think Patriot fans are okay with it.

  2. Actually, it didn’t work out. THe D held the fort all year until the offense got healthy in the postseason.

    Brady was crappy early on and the rust and lack of reps with the receivers showed up.

    Don’t be fooled. There’s a reason why QBs don’t want to miss these early camps. Brady himself said 3 years ago how important it is, and only now has he changed his tune.

    If you had to pick one side of the ball that helped win the whole thing, it was the defense, not the offense.

    He should be working with the new WRs right now.

  3. His offseason must have started right after the AFCC game because he was a no-show in the SB.

  4. tylawspick6 says:
    April 15, 2019 at 10:59 am
    Actually, it didn’t work out. THe D held the fort all year until the offense got healthy in the postseason.

    Brady was crappy early on and the rust and lack of reps with the receivers showed up.

    Don’t be fooled. There’s a reason why QBs don’t want to miss these early camps. Brady himself said 3 years ago how important it is, and only now has he changed his tune.

    If you had to pick one side of the ball that helped win the whole thing, it was the defense, not the offense.

    I pick the side that scored more points than the other team. It is fun to watch as people desperately try to throw any shade they can at Brady while praising another part of the Evil Empire.

  5. Sure, Brady could work with receivers more and earlier, but these are called voluntary for a reason. If he wants to spend that time with his family, I don’t see that I have a right to carp about it. Brady has paid his dues and when he comes in he’ll work as hard and more likely harder than anybody else to get the offense ready.

  6. Lotta new faces will be in this year after the draft. Hope Tom knows what he’s doing, but need lots of time with the new faces. Hope a healthy Josh Gordon shows up at camp time!!

  7. Brady plays into February every year – cut the guy some slack if he needs some time off now.

    And last year reinforced what we all knew anyway: The season is a marathon, not a sprint, and it way more important to build gradually and get to the postseason on the rise than it is to explode out of the gate in week 1.

  8. Its not like he has to learn how to play football.

    And based on the video that day he found the confetti in his helmet (that he needs to break away from) it looks like he has had throwing coaches working with him for a couple weeks already.

  9. ‘Bulk up’ for what? To continue throwing to wide open receivers from a clean pocket?

  10. wreckdeutschland says:
    April 15, 2019 at 2:53 pm
    ‘Bulk up’ for what? To continue throwing to wide open receivers from a clean pocket?

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    He wants to switch to TE now that Gronk is out of the way. Or knowing those two its because they made a bet.

  11. It’s not like the team needs him in OTA’s and preseason. He’ll show up just in time for that 7th ring.

  12. tylawspick6 says:
    April 15, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Actually, it didn’t work out. THe D held the fort all year until the offense got healthy in the postseason.

    Brady was crappy early on and the rust and lack of reps with the receivers showed up.

    Don’t be fooled. There’s a reason why QBs don’t want to miss these early camps. Brady himself said 3 years ago how important it is, and only now has he changed his tune.

    If you had to pick one side of the ball that helped win the whole thing, it was the defense, not the offense.

    He should be working with the new WRs right now.
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    Wow- spoken like a true fake Patriots fan poster who never watched a game.

    Starting QB’s pretty much do nothing with incoming players in these ota’s. It’s more about acclimation and training/workouts.

    What reps did Brady miss with his receivers? We had NO receivers on the team. It was the worse offensive roster Bill put together in a long time. They had something like 30 scrubs in T.C. last year. And how is he supposed to be “working with the new WRs right now” when there aren’t any to work with? They are clearly going to trade or draft one- they have to.

    The Defense was LOUSY last year, lousy. Even Gilmore was getting torched the first 4-5 games before he pulled it together and had a stellar last part of the season. There is not a single person on the planet that saw the D from the playoff games coming. No one.It shocked everyone.

    Brady had an off year for him, but he had nothing to work with. Brady has saved this team so often it’s not even debatable.

  13. Every hater for the past 20 years has tried to stir the pot and it has not done nothing but leave a bad taste in their mouths. How many times do you have to keep running into a wall before you realize that there is no door there? When Brady got hurt.. It’s the end. When great players left.. It’s the end. When Brady was suspended.. We have a chance. All the imaginary gates.. It’s over. Keep stirring the pot. Feel free to eat the crumbs off the floor, the Patriots pets even eat off the table. By the way.. Servants door is in the back. Take your shoes off before you enter Patriots Place. You have 31 NFL towels to wash your feet, pick your favorite.

  14. If you look at the numbers Brady had a typical season comparing it to his GOAT career. A few QBs put up some gaudy numbers to make that look more mundane in 2018. Considering his receivers had great difficulty in getting separation all year, he did admirably well. He also had 4-5 INTs bounce out of the receiver’s hands.

    It’s time at his age to skip the unnecessary team activities and reduce the miles on the tires. He did it last year and despite the crybaby squeal from some, they won the SB.

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