Report: Tom Brady may bypass tour, have teams come to him

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The Patriots and Tom Brady are in a bit of a holding pattern at the moment, and until the Scouting Combine kicks off the unofficial/official tampering season, it’s likely to stay that way.

But when it’s time to make a decision about his future, the Patriots quarterback may forego one of the traditional trappings of free agency.

According to Tom Curran of NBCSportsBoston.com, when it comes time to talk to other teams Brady “may try to set up meetings at one location instead of creating a circus.”

Of course, this is a fluid situation, and things can always change.

But having teams come to him is a novel approach, and one that perhaps only Brady can pull off. Even Peyton Manning hit the road when he was looking for a new team, visiting the Cardinals before choosing the Broncos in 2012.

There has been little normal or traditional about this situation, but having a number of teams coming to Brady with sales pitches would make for an interesting (and perhaps speedier) conclusion to what is already a saga.

108 responses to “Report: Tom Brady may bypass tour, have teams come to him

  1. Gotta love these “reports”, name names!… NFL offseason is the biggest he said she said around

  2. If BB would just talk with Brady and make a reasonable offer to stay this circus wouldn’t be happening. BB wants everyone to take a hometown discount but what is he getting paid? I bet he’s not giving Kraft a discount. He’s a great coach but I really don’t like the person.

  3. He’s not good enough to pull that off! Never won a Super Bowl without a top 10 scoring defense. They still win when he hasn’t played. He will fail is he signs anywhere else

  4. This could be fantastic! Let’s call it “The Decision 2”. They can bring in Lebron as an expert commentator and air it live on ESPN.

  5. Did the Pat’s win another sb all I keep hearing is about brady and the Pat’s man how will this league survive without them lol

  6. Di Wol says:
    February 18, 2020 at 7:29 am
    If BB would just talk with Brady and make a reasonable offer to stay this circus wouldn’t be happening. BB wants everyone to take a hometown discount but what is he getting paid? I bet he’s not giving Kraft a discount. He’s a great coach but I really don’t like the person.

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    How much does BB count against the team’s salary cap? Oh that’s right….zero. Nobody cares how much the coach gets paid.

  7. Haha, Brady is messing with his legacy. He will get exposed in another system and he won’t have BB’s great defense to protect him. It’s obvious he hasn’t come to grips with his diminished skills and yelling at other players outside of NE won’t pass either.
    Btw, face it NE, your boy is gone!

  8. BB is giving Kraft what owners want. Super bowl championships-at an unprecedented level for the salary cap/free agent era.

  9. Back up qb at this point. Nobody wants a fragile old man that falls to the ground when he throws to avoid hits. It’s terrible to watch. Hand up the cleats Brady.

  10. Di Wol says:
    February 18, 2020 at 7:29 am
    If BB would just talk with Brady and make a reasonable offer to stay this circus wouldn’t be happening. BB wants everyone to take a hometown discount but what is he getting paid? I bet he’s not giving Kraft a discount. He’s a great coach but I really don’t like the person.

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    This has nothing to do with BB

  11. Davis is ready to offer Tom 60 Milly for 2 years. Pats gonna have to break the bank if they want Tom to stay put. Although, I’m sure Kraft can somehow funnel cash to him under the table to stay, so the Govt. can’t collect their share. Either way, this will be delicious to watch!

  12. “BB wants everyone to take a hometown discount but what is he getting paid?”

    You misunderstand Belichick. He wants no hometown discount. He has an economic cap model which allocates a given amount for each position. He wants you to fit in the cap model. If you want more you’re generally welcome to go elsewhere but his model has worked splendidly and resulted in competitive rosters every single year

  13. This life-long Pats fan is ready for him to go.

    I don’t like his new attitude. Ready to re-build with a hungry QB.
    Get some decent TEs. . . this team is ready to roll!

    Shame it came down to this.

  14. I read an interview with Brady’s dad 4-5 years ago. In it, he said he keeps trying to talk Brady out of playing until he is 45. He said that he will force the Pats hand, and how the Pats take sentimentality our of the equation when it comes to signing and retaining players.

    My ,02 is after all of the dog and pony show, Brady will come back for one more year. I think he will discuss with BB about adding some offensive skill players..

  15. If you’re Brady, wouldnt you want to see the other franchises facilities, meet the people, get a feel for the city? Or maybe he will do that after hes filtered out some of the teams? I really wonder just how many teams there will actually be, I am thinking 2-3 at best outside of the Pats.

    Either way, he is waiting to see what he gets as an offer from another team before allowing the Pats to match/beat it, most likely.

  16. strength531 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 7:47 am
    Deliberate display of net present value as leverage for negotiations with Bilicheck. Risky move that could backfire.
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    Don’t see how finding your market value will “backfire”. I am sure Brady already knows what the Pats can offer him based on their cap situation and the FA’s that might possibly be leaving. Does Belichick let McCourty and Van Noy walk to have Brady for maybe one more year at $30 mill? That O line will be the same mess you saw last year.

  17. Di Wol says:
    February 18, 2020 at 7:29 am
    If BB would just talk with Brady and make a reasonable offer to stay this circus wouldn’t be happening. BB wants everyone to take a hometown discount but what is he getting paid? I bet he’s not giving Kraft a discount. He’s a great coach but I really don’t like the person.

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    Like him or not, but I don’t think that’s the narrative here. Kraft has publicly said they want Brady back. Kraft also said that Brady wanted a chance to evaluate his worth on the open market, and that was very important to him. The Patriots also leaked to RapSheet that they would be willing to pay Brady in excess of $30 million per year. I really don’t think this has anything to do with BB making a reasonable offer at this point.

  18. nite2al says:
    February 18, 2020 at 8:20 am
    Haha, Brady is messing with his legacy. He will get exposed in another system and he won’t have BB’s great defense to protect him. It’s obvious he hasn’t come to grips with his diminished skills and yelling at other players outside of NE won’t pass either.
    Btw, face it NE, your boy is gone!

    If Brady goes to another team the coach would be CRAZY to make him play in another system and not the one he’s been running for 20 years.

    When Montana went to KC they changed to the west coast offense
    Montana’s QB coach from SF came with him to KC and became the O coordinator and ran the same system

    When Manning went to Denver they ran the same offense he ran in Indianapolis

  19. Hey Jerry, please sign Brady to a two year deal. It would be very interesting to see just how far Tom would take this very talented Dallas Cowboy team.

  20. fishfan77 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 8:49 am
    I read an interview with Brady’s dad 4-5 years ago. In it, he said he keeps trying to talk Brady out of playing until he is 45. He said that he will force the Pats hand, and how the Pats take sentimentality our of the equation when it comes to signing and retaining players.

    My ,02 is after all of the dog and pony show, Brady will come back for one more year. I think he will discuss with BB about adding some offensive skill players..
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    I remember that interview and I believe his Dad’s line was “it won’t end well for Tom”.
    He was implying that his competitive nature will have him play too long than his body will allow and will have a bad year to end his career. The same spirit that won you championships may be the same spirit that has you go a year too long.

  21. 4hourelection says:
    February 18, 2020 at 8:44 am
    This life-long Pats fan is ready for him to go.

    I don’t like his new attitude. Ready to re-build with a hungry QB.
    Get some decent TEs. . . this team is ready to roll!

    Shame it came down to this.

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    I am also a life long Patriots fan. After watching what happened to Indy when Peyton left, I will not wish away the greatest QB that ever laced ’em up. He doesn’t have an attitude. He just wants to have a team around him that allows him a chance to win the Super Bowl. I hope he plays for the Patriots and I hope he plays as long as he can.

  22. Just because Manning didn’t doesn’t mean Manning couldn’t. Some people want to know the vibe of what you’re walking into. For Brady or manning as an example they provably want to to. They don’t want to walk into a losing culture.

  23. He’s played in the same system for two decades and is now 40-something with senile dementia setting in. Any organization that would consider taking on this carnival freak show for two years is desperate at best. Brady will headline his new team, up until Football Sunday rears its head with the undeniable reality of a looming 50/50 season, at best. You want Brady; you can have him. Good teams don’t want him and will be licking their chops at the chance to play against him. Wherever he winds up, the 2020 season will be a good show for those of us who aren’t Tom MAGA-hat Brady fans.

  24. “…to what is already a saga because we (media) are making it out to be.”

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    there. fixed it for you. dude isn’t going anywhere.

  25. I am thinking the demand for Brady is slim. He looked old last year. Arm strength was not what it used to be. He also looked like a whiney baby at times. There are a lot of QB’s available. Sure Brady is the greatest of all time but he will be 43 when the season kicks off. Any team that pays him for past achievements is crazy. What is the old saying…”Past performance is no longer indicative of future results because the conditions that led to that past performance have changed.”

    Enough about Brady’s previous “discounts” guy still has made over $235 million. I get it he could have made more but he agreed to it.

  26. Brady is a big boy, he can go wherever he wants. He’s no rookie either, demand they come to you is a given.

    Patriot fans are doomed.

  27. Let them all line up for the services of the King of Quarterbacks. Brady will sign with New England and make more history. His legacy with the Dynasty remains intact.

  28. New England will sign Brady and improve his weapons on offense. Worst receiving core in NFL in 2019 and Brady still threw for 4000 yards. And 24-8 TD to Int ratio. He still is a championship level quarterback. Contrast that with Mahomes who had some of best weapons last year. Watched every game last year and when receivers created separation and ran correct routes Brady put ball right there. Patriots lost Gronk Brown and Gordon and had no tight end or receiver to stretch field. Only Edelman and White were reliable and they still went 12-4 division title and close playoff loss.

    The pretenders and excuse makers who think the Dynasty is dead are in for a rude awakening. Belichick will reload and they will compete for a title in 2020.

  29. pats4xchamps says:
    February 18, 2020 at 8:28 am
    Brady is not signed because BB either A) wants to move on or B) does not want to give TB a multi-year deal. This is all about what Bill wants.

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    If that is true, Brady is already gone and we’d know that.

    The problem is, the market is flooded with veteran QBs. It will drive price down a bit as the market has already settled anyway, which is what Dak doesn’t get. BB is no dummy. He’s showing Brady why he knows the market stone cold.

  30. Flash1211 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 9:36 am
    Arm strength was not what it used to be

    Amazing how many former players and coaches said the exact opposite

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    Exactly. I am as criticial of Brady as any Pats fan, because I am not a fanboy and try to be honest about my teams, but that’s not it. What is it, is his mental commitment and his feet.

    THOSE TWO components go hand in hand. I think it’s recoverable, but he needs be at OTAs. His whole career is centered around 125% commitment and hard work. The last 2 years, he checked out in the spring and skipped OTAs. It hurt him. No question.

  31. rfkimball says:
    February 18, 2020 at 9:32 am
    New England will sign Brady and improve his weapons on offense. Worst receiving core in NFL in 2019 and Brady still threw for 4000 yards. And 24-8 TD to Int ratio. He still is a championship level quarterback. Contrast that with Mahomes who had some of best weapons last year. Watched every game last year and when receivers created separation and ran correct routes Brady put ball right there. Patriots lost Gronk Brown and Gordon and had no tight end or receiver to stretch field. Only Edelman and White were reliable and they still went 12-4 division title and close playoff loss.

    The pretenders and excuse makers who think the Dynasty is dead are in for a rude awakening. Belichick will reload and they will compete for a title in 2020.

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    Absolute garbage.

    If you had told me, Edelman, Sanu, Dorsett, the RBs at his disposal out of the backfield, and a 1st rd pick with a rookie UDFA who tore up preseason that our own rookie QB loved to throw to, breaking Brady and Jimmy G’s preseason records, I would have said easily top 5 in the conference for weapons on paper.

    Easy.

    NE had the best 1-4 RB depth chart in the AFC. You have the best scatback in the conference in James White, Michel, who helped win you a SB last year, an OL that finally got it together by November by being healthy #8 in the league at that point holding blocks and 2 rookies that flashed at WR.

    None of these players force Brady to mentally check out or lose focus or act disinterested telegraphing passes or decisions. None of them.

    I saw on numerous replays, guys wide open. Wide open. Brady pouted and whined once Brown was forced to be released and he simply quit. Period. I am tired of you baby Fanboys trying to change facts and history. Edelman had over 1000 yards receiving while injured! If he was injured and couldn’t produce, you might have an argument.

    Pathetic.

    Brady mentally checked out last spring by skipping OTAs again, the only QB ever to do it.

    Oh, by the way, the 42 year old QB had had the best D in the league to help him! Short fields, turnovers galore, STs TDs, constant momentum, etc. He was pathetic or mediocre much of the time.

  32. It’s sort of ironic that Brady would be sitting at home at this point. Because after he retires from the NFL and goes into national politics Brady will be traveling a lot on the campaign trail.

  33. This just doesn’t make sense. If I’m a team that is interested in Brady (or any other free agent for that matter), why would I let that player dictate the location/content of the meeting to me? That’s just not the way it works.

    Granted he is Patriots royalty, but as a free agent, he’s not even going to be the best QB on the market.

  34. This sounds unlikely to me. Would YOU take a job without visiting the workplace to meet people in their normal environment, get a vibe for if you like it, etc.? This brings to mind when Brock Osweiler signed with the Texans without him visiting or even meeting the coaching staff or teammates. Then they all acted surprised when he never really fit in.

  35. jstdad says:
    February 18, 2020 at 8:24 am
    Wow! What an ego! He sure thinks a lot of himself to have teams come to him. Would be great to see no one show up
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    Has nothing to do with ego, it’s a time window issue if he wants to consider coming back to the Pats. This isn’t Kaep looking for a job, this is a commodity that’s available. If you think no one would show up then you’re a flat out idiot.

  36. raidernation210 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 7:42 am
    He’s not good enough to pull that off!
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    LOL, not only is he good enough, Chuck Norris tips his hat because Brady is the GOAT.

  37. Brady may be trying to equal Peyton Manning’s achievement and win Super Bowls with 2 different teams.

  38. It makes sense. Teams know what Brady brings to the table. He also tends to work out how he wants to work out, so seeing a team’s facility likely doesn’t do anything to sway him. It will be more about how the offense is set up, the other talent on a team, and how well he will interact with the prospective coaching staff. All of that can be done from anywhere.

  39. igotgamenj says:
    February 18, 2020 at 10:07 am
    Tom Brady’s last two games lost to Fitzpatrick and Tannehill at Home

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    I am a diehard Pats fan and he was terrible in both games. The pick 6 to Eric Rowe is one of the all time disastrous plays from Brady. It’s just inexplicable why he threw it. He wasn’t under duress, he threw off his back foot, and it was clear he was locked into Binky Edelman. Ugh. It’s always the same problem.

    And, he doesn’t think Flores and Vrabel knows his true preferences, yet he still caves into it.

    And then, out come the excuses for Tom, when it was JUST him he made the poor decisions.

    If the D is constantly giving the offense short fields and turnovers with the Def Player of the Year on it, and they;re holding to 14 points and under (if not better) every week, there’s no reason for the offense to not have improved.

    That’s on Brady. Edelman provided a 1000 yard receiving option and all the RBs were healthy.

  40. Brady may be trying to equal Peyton Manning’s achievement and win Super Bowls with 2 different teams.
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    Yea and all he has to do is miss 7 games and have his back-up carry him, and when he does play throw 9 TDs to 17 INTs. Manning was the definition of a passenger that entire SB year.

  41. Going to be a lot of hoopla written about a 43 year old pop gun armed no leg QB. Just count out 2.5 seconds in your head and then factor in a new team and a new environment and to me it equals a sad finish for TB if he does change teams now.

    There is a lot of responsibility heaped onto the RBs and WRs playing with Brady, having to recognize defenses and being able to get separation as well as be at the right spot very quickly, hence why the perception is he needs better talent. It’s the complete opposite playing with Wilson and getting two chances on a play…..the route, then the scramble drill find space 2nd part. Tommy would be wise to go one more year in NE and/or retire before looking like a borderline NFL QB kinda like what Rivers experienced last season.

  42. blessedunliketherest says:
    February 18, 2020 at 11:03 am
    Brady may be trying to equal Peyton Manning’s achievement and win Super Bowls with 2 different teams.
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    Yea and all he has to do is miss 7 games and have his back-up carry him, and when he does play throw 9 TDs to 17 INTs. Manning was the definition of a passenger that entire SB year.

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    Yes, he played better than Brady in 2015 than Brady did in 2019. Sad, but true. Manning checked the ego at the door, Brady did not. NE had the #1D, top notch special teams and they were healthy at the end of the year on offense.No excuse to dribble out 13 points at home vs Tenn or lose the 2 seed at home because your offense was weak and your QB handed Miami 7 points to lose, for no reason.

  43. Why is anyone surprised? This is exactly what I advised Tom to do, and we determined to do it last summer. All is going according to the plan I developed for Tom and everything is exactly as I said it would be. That’s why I run his affairs.

  44. Ok, haven’t read the comments. But, if you’re him, don’t you wear all your SB rings when teams show up? If they start saying stupid things, you just clink them all together until they stop talking.

  45. Yes, he played better than Brady in 2015 than Brady did in 2019. Sad, but true. Manning checked the ego at the door, Brady did not. NE had the #1D, top notch special teams and they were healthy at the end of the year on offense.No excuse to dribble out 13 points at home vs Tenn or lose the 2 seed at home because your offense was weak and your QB handed Miami 7 points to lose, for no reason.
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    Just stop. Its embarrassing at this point. Manning threw for 2400 yards, 9 TDs, 17 INTs, and a 68 QB rating. He did not play better than Brady last year.

    Regarding Miami, Brady had a bad game but he did lead a late 4th quarter TD drive to take the lead. The defense let Fitzpatrick carve them up for the win so let’s tell the whole story here.

  46. tylawspick6 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 11:08 am
    blessedunliketherest says:
    February 18, 2020 at 11:03 am
    Brady may be trying to equal Peyton Manning’s achievement and win Super Bowls with 2 different teams.
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    Yea and all he has to do is miss 7 games and have his back-up carry him, and when he does play throw 9 TDs to 17 INTs. Manning was the definition of a passenger that entire SB year.

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    Yes, he played better than Brady in 2015 than Brady did in 2019. Sad, but true. Manning checked the ego at the door, Brady did not. NE had the #1D, top notch special teams and they were healthy at the end of the year on offense.No excuse to dribble out 13 points at home vs Tenn or lose the 2 seed at home because your offense was weak and your QB handed Miami 7 points to lose, for no reason.

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    Why is that a valid comparison? Peyton was 39 years old at the time. Brady went to 3 straight Super Bowls from 39 to 41 years old.
    As far as the Tenn and Miami games, Brady could have played much better and the rest of the team could have too. For example, Edeleman had a critical drop against Tenn. Against Miami the defense, which was the clear strength of the team, allowed Ryan Fitzpatrick to execute a 3:29 75 yard drive for a TD to win.

    I respect what you post, but I really don’t understand why you are so tough on Brady.

  47. As owner of the NFL’s new expansion team the Winnipeg Frostheaves, I am happy to fly to Tom’s house and stay as long as he’d like, hopefully weeks.

  48. joker65 says:

    February 18, 2020 at 8:49 am

    If you’re Brady, wouldnt you want to see the other franchises facilities, meet the people, get a feel for the city? Or maybe he will do that after hes filtered out some of the teams? I really wonder just how many teams there will actually be, I am thinking 2-3 at best outside of the Pats.

    Either way, he is waiting to see what he gets as an offer from another team before allowing the Pats to match/beat it, most likely.
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    You do realize Brady is in his 40’s and has also been in the league 20 years? What does he need to get to know in any city or facility that he hasn’t heard or seen? It’s likely all about the pitch of his role in the offense since contract amount and length(done thru back channels)likely narrows it to as you said a meeting with 2 or 3 teams.

  49. As a NE fan, I am ready for a running QB, at least more than 34 yards (Brady’s regular season total last year). Defenses game plan for Brady NOT TO RUN. No need for a spy, better rush containment, etc. NE’s offense is hindered right at the start. Add a QB that can run if needed, and things will be looking up.

  50. tylawspick6 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 9:34 am
    pats4xchamps says:
    February 18, 2020 at 8:28 am
    Brady is not signed because BB either A) wants to move on or B) does not want to give TB a multi-year deal. This is all about what Bill wants.

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    If that is true, Brady is already gone and we’d know that.

    The problem is, the market is flooded with veteran QBs. It will drive price down a bit as the market has already settled anyway, which is what Dak doesn’t get. BB is no dummy. He’s showing Brady why he knows the market stone cold.

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    We would already know because BB always tells us exactly what he is thinking and planning.

  51. What Brady should have done (and so few great QBs do this) is to retire at the top of his game, that is, after Supe 53 win over Rams. But he didn’t, so one wonders why he threw that pick six to a former Patriot. But don’t just blame Brady for Miami’s amazing upset in NE–blame the defense as well. Whoever was right next to Gesicki in the end zone should have batted the ball away.

  52. hey tylaw your boy edleman lead the league in drops last year including a huge one in a playoff game that would of turned it around not to mention the other cast of goons he had out there pretending to look like nfl receivers..you say you’re a huge pats fan maybe you should try watching the games some time…..oh but by all means blame brady lmao

  53. deborahlagarde says:
    February 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm
    What Brady should have done (and so few great QBs do this) is to retire at the top of his game, that is, after Supe 53 win over Rams. But he didn’t, so one wonders why he threw that pick six to a former Patriot. But don’t just blame Brady for Miami’s amazing upset in NE–blame the defense as well. Whoever was right next to Gesicki in the end zone should have batted the ball away.

    Agree on this about defense. Especially Gilmore. If I were to blame anyone it would be him. Think it was the worse game of his career.

  54. Yeah, Tom Curran says a lot of things. If he doesn’t see his name enough he comes up with a new story. I don’t give zero credence to anything Gary Tanguay says and not much more to what Curran says.

  55. raidernation210 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 7:42 am
    He’s not good enough to pull that off! Never won a Super Bowl without a top 10 scoring defense. They still win when he hasn’t played. He will fail is he signs anywhere els

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    Neither did Montana and they’ve made the playoff 0 times without him. 🤔

  56. Brady has made a habit of shutting up the hater idiots his whole career.

    System QB ? system QB do not win 6 SB dumb ass

    No arm strength ? Brady has thrown bombs to win playoff games and 6 titles

    Gets roughing calls ? All legitimate penalties. Also got hammered and sacked 5 times against Atlanta. Got up off turf at 28-3 and led greatest comeback in SB history.

    So save you weak lame ass drivel. Your incessant whining shows your true colors. You should all be Oprah watchers. You cannot handle the NFL.

  57. See Brady sign in New England.
    See the Dynasty win a seventh SB and move to top of NFL History.
    See whiners and excuse makers cry like little girls.

    Rinse. Repeat.

    Go watch Oprah. You do not deserve to watch the NFL. No crying in football.

    Win the game or shut up. Your incessant whining is annoying to real NFL fans.

  58. raidernation210 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 7:42 am
    He’s not good enough to pull that off! Never won a Super Bowl without a top 10 scoring defense. They still win when he hasn’t played. He will fail is he signs anywhere els

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    Belichick is 18-19 as Pats HC without Brady starting. And Brady era Pats D has been a bit overrated.

    Pats defense DVOA in SB appearance years:
    2018 – 16th
    2017 – 31st
    2016 – 16th
    2014 – 12th
    2011 – 30th
    2007 – 11th
    2004 – 7th
    2003 – 2nd
    2001 – 13th

    A few good, a few not, lots in the middle. Nothing special overall.

  59. Let ’em go, Pats fans. As long as you have BB and play in the terrible AFC East, the Pats will keep winning. Maybe not Super Bowls, but definitely division titles.

  60. There may be a lot of teams who want to converse with him, I don’t blame the GOAT for wanting one meeting place if he should decide to explore his options. It’s so hard to wear 6 sparklers and lug them from city to city all across America.

  61. joshgordonsbong says:
    February 18, 2020 at 12:43 pm
    hey tylaw your boy edleman lead the league in drops last year including a huge one in a playoff game that would of turned it around not to mention the other cast of goons he had out there pretending to look like nfl receivers..you say you’re a huge pats fan maybe you should try watching the games some time…..oh but by all means blame brady lmao

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    Umm, the best WRs ALWAYS lead the league in drops at that kind of target rate. Anyone with half a brain knows this. You don’t, not surprising. That’s my point. Spread the ball around. Brady wouldn’t do it, teams knew it, know his stubborn behaviors, and it backfired. This isn’t new. He’s lost SBs over it, mainly SB 42 and SB 46.

    If he was stared down LESS, targeted LESS, he probably wouldn’t have and Brady would have also had a better finish to his season.

    When Brady threw to Patten, Branch and Givens, no one knew where the ball was going and when.

    Period.

  62. bullcharger says:
    February 18, 2020 at 11:49 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 11:08 am
    blessedunliketherest says:
    February 18, 2020 at 11:03 am
    Brady may be trying to equal Peyton Manning’s achievement and win Super Bowls with 2 different teams.
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    Yea and all he has to do is miss 7 games and have his back-up carry him, and when he does play throw 9 TDs to 17 INTs. Manning was the definition of a passenger that entire SB year.

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    Yes, he played better than Brady in 2015 than Brady did in 2019. Sad, but true. Manning checked the ego at the door, Brady did not. NE had the #1D, top notch special teams and they were healthy at the end of the year on offense.No excuse to dribble out 13 points at home vs Tenn or lose the 2 seed at home because your offense was weak and your QB handed Miami 7 points to lose, for no reason.

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    Why is that a valid comparison? Peyton was 39 years old at the time. Brady went to 3 straight Super Bowls from 39 to 41 years old.
    As far as the Tenn and Miami games, Brady could have played much better and the rest of the team could have too. For example, Edeleman had a critical drop against Tenn. Against Miami the defense, which was the clear strength of the team, allowed Ryan Fitzpatrick to execute a 3:29 75 yard drive for a TD to win.

    I respect what you post, but I really don’t understand why you are so tough on Brady.

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    Because I’ve seen his primadonna behaviors ruin a Pats season before, as he escapes accountability for it.

    Skipping OTAs is arrogant, too. Plain and simple. As is not inviting others to his MOntana ranch or playing favorites.

    I also think a big reason why FA WRs do not want to come to NE, is partially because of those antics.

    Do you honestly believe Brady would have had someone like Antonio Brown staying at his coach house, while ignoring other new WRs, say, in 2006?

    No.

    You cannot tell me BB has been happy with the Guerrero antics, the primadonna syndromes, the isolation from new or rookie WRs in recent years. No QB has fired more WRs than this guy. Look how many he got fired in 2018!

    He has this expectation level that is crazy high, which is good and bad. We’ve seen more bad of late.

    And when he completely throws a game away, Brady Fanboys try to point fingers elsewhere towards the players who actually were playing better and being held accountable, unlike him.

    I am sure BB thinks he he can only reach Brady so much at this point.

    You’d think a good run game and a great D would be a blessing to an aging QB, and guess what? It wasn’t. Hmm.

  63. gronkhof says:
    February 18, 2020 at 12:10 pm
    As a NE fan, I am ready for a running QB, at least more than 34 yards (Brady’s regular season total last year). Defenses game plan for Brady NOT TO RUN. No need for a spy, better rush containment, etc. NE’s offense is hindered right at the start. Add a QB that can run if needed, and things will be looking up.

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    Well, not a run-first QB, because they never last. But, yeah, Brady gets the cement shoes syndrome when he doesn’t have All Pro weapons around him. He struggled with a hobbled Gronk in 2018. Struggled MORE with younger, faster and better WRs in 2019.

    Read it again.

    There is no way Chris Hogan was better in 2018 than Sanu/Harry/Meyers COULD have done in 2019. No way. I am not buying that.

    But, yeah, when Brady freezes like a statue and refuses to move, it means he’s not going through his progressions properly and doesn’t realize the D rope-a-doped him. He always thinks he’s right pre-snap, which he usually is, but if he is not spreading it around where a D can see he will do that, it’s over. We’ve seen this time and again when he doesn’t have at least 2 All Pro options. Edelman is one….Who is the other> But then you ask, why does the GOAT have to have 2? He won SBs with Antowain Smith as his lead back, Patten and Givens wide left and right and Branch in the middle. LOL

    No way those WRs and RBs under Weis were more talented than this. No way.

  64. Yes, it’s an efficient process.
    Last time I was looking for a job, I just sent out resumes and had all the prospective employers come to me. Worked great.

  65. As usual, these responses are ridiculous and based on little resembling reality. Just as I have objectively reviewed Lamar, let me do the same for TB12.
    I’d give him a B this year. Decent to good, not great. He needed to be great down the stretch when the Pats’ D proved not to be elite, or even very good when it mattered.
    His negatives this season were accuracy, a stubbornness to distribute the ball around, and a bit of an arrogant attitude that may have alienated some of his receivers. But he’s not inaccurate, and he’s still a leader that players respond to. He is the GOAT after all, love him or hate it– absolutely without question.
    To be fair, his O line stunk. The key to stopping Brady has always been pressure and especially up the gut. The Pats’ o line was atrocious this year, though it improved slightly in the last few games when Wynn returned.
    No matter what TyLaw tries to tell you, no, he does not have a good receiving corps. It was one of the worst in the league in fact. After Edelman there is… Sanu? Dorsett? A 1st year rookie and a number of undrafted rookie free agents? He’s never had elite WRs but this was by far the worst collection he’s ever had.
    The Gronk loss was huge, from a blocking and receiving perspective, both huge. The TE play was downright horrific, and he has always heavily relied on TEs.
    Last, McDaniels oddly did not utilize White in the effective way he has done in the past with screens and spreading him out. I actually think in the Pats’ SB runs White has been a consistent, unsung MVP. But he was nowhere this year and McDaniels’ play calling left much to be desired.
    So, overall, Brady played decently enough given the lack of weapons and poor offensive line. Next year will be the real measuring stick for him assuming he remains a Patriot because they should get starting center back, starting fullback back, and a high draft pick rookie tackle back who was injured this year. The O line will be much better.
    Can they add a productive TE? A deep threat WR? And will their rookie WR who flashed some promise turn into a consistent threat in year 2?
    If the answers to these questions are more yes than no, then I’d predict Brady has an excellent year next year.

  66. I may be wrong but I do not think he is going anywhere. Continue to believe he will resign with NE.
    The question after all this commotion is how is NE will pay him. I am assuming that to save face he will want 30 million and NE only has 45 million cap space with a bunch of key players about to hit free agency and urgent needs for a TE and another WR.
    You can pay him most of his salary as a bonus but that usually means a longer contract to split the bonus.
    BB is going to earn his money on this deal.
    But my bet is that Brady stays.

  67. Brady is the kind of smarmy arrogant sneaky Eddie Haskall type that would do that….but deny it all over the place later in his fake sincere smarmy way.

  68. tylawspick6 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 4:02 pm

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    Because I’ve seen his primadonna behaviors ruin a Pats season before, as he escapes accountability for it.

    Skipping OTAs is arrogant, too. Plain and simple. As is not inviting others to his MOntana ranch or playing favorites.

    I also think a big reason why FA WRs do not want to come to NE, is partially because of those antics.

    Do you honestly believe Brady would have had someone like Antonio Brown staying at his coach house, while ignoring other new WRs, say, in 2006?

    No.

    You cannot tell me BB has been happy with the Guerrero antics, the primadonna syndromes, the isolation from new or rookie WRs in recent years. No QB has fired more WRs than this guy. Look how many he got fired in 2018!

    He has this expectation level that is crazy high, which is good and bad. We’ve seen more bad of late.

    And when he completely throws a game away, Brady Fanboys try to point fingers elsewhere towards the players who actually were playing better and being held accountable, unlike him.

    I am sure BB thinks he he can only reach Brady so much at this point.

    You’d think a good run game and a great D would be a blessing to an aging QB, and guess what? It wasn’t. Hmm.

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    Well, he’s the most famous NFL player in the world. Given his status, I think he holds his ego in check about as well as he could be expected to.

    As far as ruining seasons, I just don’t see that. If you look at the run of success he’s had, there’s just no way he could have been expected to accomplish more. Sure, sometimes the Patriots have lost key games due to Brady. However, his record of success is better than anyone else, so who am I to judge that.

    The great D and the run game was a blessing. Only one team can win the Super Bowl. 12-4 and a playoff spot is a blessing. Coming off 3 straight Super Bowl appearances my expectations were tempered. I think maybe because the defense was so good, it looks like they fell short of expectations, but I really didn’t think it would be a great season just because things just don’t keep going that way. Like what happened in 2005.

  69. “New England will sign Brady and improve his weapons on offense. Worst receiving core in NFL in 2019 and Brady still threw for 4000 yards. And 24-8 TD to Int ratio. He still is a championship level quarterback. Contrast that with Mahomes who had some of best weapons last year. Watched every game last year and when receivers created separation and ran correct routes Brady put ball right there. Patriots lost Gronk Brown and Gordon and had no tight end or receiver to stretch field. Only Edelman and White were reliable and they still went 12-4 division title and close playoff loss.

    The pretenders and excuse makers who think the Dynasty is dead are in for a rude awakening. Belichick will reload and they will compete for a title in 2020.”

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    Wait, hold on. You think that the Pats had the WORST receiving corps in the league? Really? No one worse than them?

    That already tells us your bias walking in. There are a lot of others teams who’d like to have one Edelman, or one Mohammed Sanu, or N’Keal Harry. Just because you’re not the best in the league CERTAINLY does not mean that you’re the worst. And their receivers played well enough to help Brady compensate for the lack of production at the TE position.

  70. raidernation210 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 7:42 am

    He’s not good enough to pull that off! Never won a Super Bowl without a top 10 scoring defense. They still win when he hasn’t played. He will fail is he signs anywhere else

    You Mad Bro or are you still crying about the tuck rule. system QB like you imply do not win 6 rings and go to 9 SB in 18 years. What a moron. Your Brady envy is rotting your brain dumb ass. Go watch Oprah if you cannot handle the NFL.

    On to 2020 and competing for a seventh title.

  71. Brady is most dominant clutch quarterback to ever play in NFL. His career will be immortalized on NFL films for generations. Happy Viewing idiots.

  72. I think for his relationship with the Patriots it would have been way better for him to retire a Patriot, but I don’t think it was really possible. The Patriots couldn’t really make another legitimate run with a $30 million QB on the roster for 2 years and Brady knew that. He had to go somewhere else to have a chance to win and for the Patriots the rebuilding process starts, and with a young QB they will have a chance to keep enough of the team together to be competitive.

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