Tom Brady: “Definitely a challenge” for Antonio Brown to contribute right away

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Antonio Brown became a Patriot on Monday. On Monday night, Tom Brady discussed with Jim Gray of Westwood One whether and to what extent Brown can contribute right away.

“That’s definitely a challenge, that’s just the time of the year and we are going to deal with those from now to the end of the season,” Brady told Gray. “We are just going to deal with those the best way we can. You’d love to have a training camp or an offseason to learn, but that’s just not our reality and we are going to do the best we can possibly do with the time that we have.”

To get Brown ready, Brady will help accelerate the learning curve.

“Yeah, you know we’re going to meet as much as we possibly can,” Brady said. “I think that quarterback-receiver relationship is so important. The more you know each other the more you know what each other’s thinking, the faster you can accelerate the trust and confidence in one another when you get on the field. I have that with a lot of guys that I played with certainly with the guys that are on the roster now, Julian [Edelman], Phillip Dorsett, Josh [Gordon]. You saw that last night. But when you haven’t played with guys, you got to try to do it as quickly as possible, and the clock is ticking on us right now. This is not the offseason program. This is about real games that count and we are going to try and spend as much time as we can together and really get up to speed and lock in with what our roles and responsibilities are.”

Brady is entering this new relationship with a blank slate, despite Brown’s various antics.

“You don’t judge anything,” Brady said. “I’m not judging anything before I have a chance to go out and practice and prepare. You know, Antonio, meeting him today I really enjoyed being around him, he’s a very smart football player, knows how to play the game. He’s been extremely productive. The only thing that I know what we can do is to go out there and work at it to meet and to communicate and get on the practice field and go through things. I’m not buying into any hype or potential. I’m into work. He’s into work and our entire offense is into doing what’s in the best interest for the team and I’m really excited to get to practice on Wednesday.

That’s when Brown will first be on the field with Brady. And that’s when the Patriots will first begin to decide whether Brown will be able to go when the Patriots face the Dolphins in Week Two.

59 responses to “Tom Brady: “Definitely a challenge” for Antonio Brown to contribute right away

  1. AB.

    Don’t blow it.

    You saw the chemistry between the goat/Dorsett. The goat/Gordon.

    You can leave as quickly as you came in.

    Or, you can reap the benefits of playing with the best QB of all time.

  2. Personally I’m excited to see if AB can keep amazing statistical run going. I like watching history in the making. Seems to have found the QB and organization to help him with that.

  3. the nfl is about winning. nobody ever remembers 2nd best. the patriots only care about winning. as a patriots fan i can get behind that very easily. we effortlessly ruined the steelers last night. facial expressions say a lot. theres a ton of doubt in pittsburgh right now. there should be. front office structure and consistency pays dividends.

  4. We witnessed last night that Ben and the Steelers need AB a lot more than AB needs Ben and the Steelers. Unless they somehow get it together, they will finish last place in the division

  5. thejetssuck2001 says:
    September 9, 2019 at 9:03 pm
    facial expressions say a lot.

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    Are you referring to Tomlin’s classic “deer-in-the-headlights” expression he was wearing all of last night?

  6. No better opponent to work out the kinks against than the NCAA Dolphins. I’m pretty sure the 1-15 patriots from 1990 could win this one.

  7. i love how brady and belichek are completely pretending not to know what happened in oakland. not concerned about that one bit eh tommy? just so u know pal, he did also talk about burning a house down. might want to rethink that living situation offer

  8. mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    September 9, 2019 at 9:39 pm
    It’ll be interesting to see how much AB enjoys running mostly 5-7 yard routes

    Right because the Dorsett TD, and the Gordon long completions were what, 7 yards each? Bozo.

  9. murraysons says:
    September 9, 2019 at 9:49 pm
    No better opponent to work out the kinks against than the NCAA Dolphins. I’m pretty sure the 1-15 patriots from 1990 could win this one
    +++++++++++++
    Careful. History has shown Belichick has a difficult time cheating in Miami.

  10. Why is there even worry about him contributing right away. They looked like a team that can win without him just fine last night. I’m thinking if they can beat the Steelers without him they can probably beat the Dolphins without him too. As a matter of fact the next few games are the easiest part if the schedule. Let him work in and learn the playbook. Its later when the tougher opponents come that he will be handy.

  11. Brady and Belichick sold their souls and their honor for what? To win a few more foosball games? No respect for those two jokes, so-called “men”. But not surprising considering this is the same team that videotaped opponents’ walkthroughs.

  12. I would have preferred an all-pro Tight End

    you ar4 missing the pint, they are shifting gears, while most of the nfl is going to T’s they are going back to outside WR’s , also any team with an APTE is not trading him or cutting him- the running game and outside passing game will easily replace the TE production- ya gotta look at the bigger picture

  13. vicnocal says:9-9, 2019, 9:58pm
    “Brady and Belichick sold their souls and their honor for what? To win a few more foosball games?”

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    Their job is to win games. Get off your high horse!

  14. vicnocal says:9-9, 2019, 9:58pm
    “Brady and Belichick sold their souls and their honor for what? To win a few more foosball games?”

    Clearly that’s just your way of saying. ” Damn it, why did AB want to come to MY sorry team”

    After last night’s win the Pats have shown that they can win against good teams without AB. If it works out, they will be even harder to stop. If he flames out (and he very well could), they will just move on without him and STILL be a top contender for another Superbowl.

    No one in NE is selling their souls for AB. Quite the opposite. They are going to try and save a soul, AB’s.

  15. komzybabyyy says:
    September 9, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    i love how brady and belichek are completely pretending not to know what happened in oakland.
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    The Raiders brought in choir buys Incognito and Burfict this year. The Chiefs are happy to employ Tyreke Hill. The Browns could not sign Kareem Hunt fast enough. So save me the sanctimonious BS about hiring a guy with past issues.

  16. Please tell us that this will make you haters stop watching football forever. If not, I hope BB gets Calvin Johnsons rights and he comes to the Patriots. Tired of all this grown men crying. Man up.

  17. vicnocal says:
    September 9, 2019 at 9:58 pm
    Brady and Belichick sold their souls and their honor for what? To win a few more foosball games? No respect for those two jokes, so-called “men”. But not surprising considering this is the same team that videotaped opponents’ walkthroughs.
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    They didn’t videotape any team’s walk through.

    Boston Herald Apologizes!

    On Feb. 2, 2008, the Boston Herald reported that a member of the New England Patriots’ video staff taped the St. Louis Rams’ walk through on the day before Super Bowl XXXVI. While the Boston Herald based its Feb. 2, 2008, report on sources that it believed to be credible, we now know that this report was false, and that no tape of the walkthrough ever existed.

    Prior to the publication of its Feb. 2, 2008, article, the Boston Herald neither possessed nor viewed a tape of the Rams’ walkthrough before Super Bowl XXXVI, nor did we speak to anyone who had. We should not have published the allegation in the absence of firmer verification.

    The Boston Herald regrets the damage done to the team by publication of the allegation, and sincerely apologizes to its readers and to the New England Patriots’ owners, players, employees and fans for our error.

  18. vaphinfan says:
    September 9, 2019 at 9:53 pm
    How hard is it to throw a crossing route and let the wr run?
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    Apparently it is wildly difficult to consistently make plays that put your team in position to win, given the empirical fact that no one in NFL history has come close to duplicating the consistent success of Tom Brady, the Greatest NFL Player of All-Time, as well as the Greatest NFL Leader of All-Time.

    Although, frankly, Brady often makes everything look easy at QB, including the 50+ yard passes Brady tossed with ease to Dorsett and Gordon in Sunday’s game.

  19. vicnocal says:
    September 9, 2019 at 9:58 pm
    Brady and Belichick sold their souls and their honor for what? To win a few more foosball games? No respect for those two jokes, so-called “men”. But not surprising considering this is the same team that videotaped opponents’ walkthroughs.

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    I think their honor and integrity are holding up real well even without comparing them to folks that sit around posting knowingly false statements on the web.

  20. carloswlassiter says:
    September 9, 2019 at 11:06 pm
    komzybabyyy says:
    September 9, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    i love how brady and belichek are completely pretending not to know what happened in oakland.
    ————————————————————————————
    The Raiders brought in choir buys Incognito and Burfict this year. The Chiefs are happy to employ Tyreke Hill. The Browns could not sign Kareem Hunt fast enough. So save me the sanctimonious BS about hiring a guy with past issues.

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    Yeah, but those are other teams. It doesn’t matter when its other teams.

  21. I don’t think any of them expects Brown to last. Brown is perfect for the Patriots though. He has already illegally taped coaches without their knowledge.

  22. “It’ll be interesting to see how much AB enjoys running mostly 5-7 yard routes.”

    You people are hilarious. The entire football world saw Brady throwing perfect 40 and 50 yard rainbows right on the money Sunday night. Brady can throw deep with anyone, he just picks the right times.

  23. Did I just read comments from a Dolphins fan who trolls Patriots threads questioning Brady’s quarterback knowledge and execution?

    Why not also gratuitously challenge Belichick’s football knowledge while you are at it?

    Facts don’t matter to the haters. Identifying yourself as a Dolphins fan in your moniker after your team got blown out at home by 56 points can’t even get you to bite your tongue.

    Envy is teal green this season.

    Brady and Belicheck are the best ever. It’s not even up for debate.

  24. It’s going to take about 3 or 4 weeks to get everything right. It’s not just the playbook when it comes to Patriots wideouts. There are site reads at the line of scrimmage for wideouts that he needs to learn and then just the way Brady wants you to run your Pass routes so that he knows exactly where your going to be during every different play. Plenty of wide receivers that were supposed to be good just couldn’t pick the system up.Guys like Chad Ocho Cinco Johnson couldn’t figure it out. Brown has football smarts just like Randy Moss did. This isn’t going to be an issue. At First the Pats are going to have specific plays that they will run just to get the ball to Brown and that will grow. He’ll have his production and then by midseason it will be old hat.

  25. bigbirdssack says:
    September 9, 2019 at 9:06 pm
    No 100 catches this year for AB. Going to be interesting if he can keep the lid on it if he has a 5 target 3 catch performance.

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    Not worried about that 🙂 He knows who he signed with and how the 6 time World Champions do things. If he had a problem with that he wouldn’t have signed in NE.

  26. I love the way the Patriots control the media dialogue. It’s a breath of fresh air. They don’t say anything that can be taken and twisted into something else. They keep everything about football and just ignore all the tabloid stuff. I wonder if that new guy can do that.

  27. mikespillane337 says:
    September 9, 2019 at 11:20 pm
    You haters want to touch the trophies, don’t you. Sorry, you’re not worthy.

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    All hail the KING! 🙂

  28. Were the Patriots supposed to let KC get him? Then what happens to the great potential of the season.

    Despite all the baggage, AB is not a criminal or a drug guy and he prepares hard and loves football. Guys with this level of talent only are available because they did something wrong. Otherwise he would have been locked up by the Steelers. Unless you draft a guy there’s not much chance of getting a guy like that.

    It’s worth a shot.

  29. vicnocal says:
    September 9, 2019 at 9:58 pm
    Brady and Belichick sold their souls and their honor for what? To win a few more foosball games? No respect for those two jokes, so-called “men”. But not surprising considering this is the same team that videotaped opponents’ walkthroughs.

    The old “videotaped walkthrough” non-issue. Welcome back, Rip Van Winkle.

  30. vicnocal says:
    September 9, 2019 at 9:58 pm
    Brady and Belichick sold their souls and their honor for what? To win a few more foosball games? No respect for those two jokes, so-called “men”. But not surprising considering this is the same team that videotaped opponents’ walkthroughs.
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    Let this be a warning kids, unchecked patsanoia is debilitating. Don’t let this happen to you.

  31. vicnocal says:
    September 9, 2019 at 9:58 pm
    Brady and Belichick sold their souls and their honor for what? To win a few more foosball games? No respect for those two jokes, so-called “men”. But not surprising considering this is the same team that videotaped opponents’ walkthroughs.

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    Belichick is more of a soul collector.

  32. mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    September 9, 2019 at 9:39 pm
    It’ll be interesting to see how much AB enjoys running mostly 5-7 yard routes.

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    I suspect a lot when he takes them to the house.

  33. What I hear you saying Tom is: Antonio aint getting room service from me or my wife. Get off your butt and help around here if you want to stay. And dammit Antonio turn off some lights!

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