Tom Brady: “Let’s stay unified and demand answers from the NFL”

AP

Better late than never. Or perhaps, in this case, better never than late.

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady didn’t participate in Sunday’s orchestrated tweetstorm from NFL players who pressured the league to do what needs to be done to allow the game to proceed safely. On Wednesday night, after several gains have been made but while negotiations on other issues (including financial) continue, Brady has spoken out.

“There are more questions than answers, but we must have faith in our @NFLPA leaders, both players and staff, to get the game and the business of football in the right place,” Brady said on Twitter. “Let’s stay unified & demand necessary answers from the @NFL as partners. We’re all in this together.”

Despite Brady’s current words, his behavior in recent weeks has undermined NFLPA leadership. He repeatedly defied a recommendation to refrain from group workouts prior to training camp, making it easier for the NFL to take a hard line under the assumption that, if push comes to shove, the players will accept whatever safety rules the NFL offers because the players want to play football and aren’t worried about the virus.

At a minimum, then, NFLPA leadership may not do backflips over Brady’s belated show of solidarity, given his recent efforts to cut against the union’s messages to its players.

47 responses to “Tom Brady: “Let’s stay unified and demand answers from the NFL”

  1. You gotta love it! Not surprised that complaints are arising…..problem is, with divisiveness like this, there probably won’t be an NFL this year….

  2. Let me get this straight, Tom. You blew off all the recommended NFL medical recommendations and went out and practiced with many un-tested players and other ‘sightseers’ to get some practice in with your new team and now, somehow it’s the NFL’s fault for everything you think you want or need?

    The bigger question is are you part of the problem or the solution?

  3. I’m all for canceling the season if it means Brady retires and we never hear from him again.

  4. Just give up on the season already. I can find many other things to entertain me.

  5. It’s not far-fetched to imagine all the players in the NFL conspiring among themselves to prolong the charade of wanting to play this season, proceeding to play an obligatory week one game, and then simultaneously agreeing that the dangers are too great to continue the season. A full season’s paycheck for one week’s worth of work isn’t a bad tradeoff.

  6. “He (Brady) repeatedly defied a recommendation to refrain from group workouts prior to training camp,”

    Note that the key word in this sentence is “recommendation.”

  7. Translation: Mahomes may have his new mega deal but I am the face of the NFL. Yawn.

  8. One massive part to me about this signing that I think shines a light on Belichicks brilliance is part of that “Will Cam Newton conform to the Patriot way”, which I certainly agree is a massive deal and concern. Here’s the thing though, this offseason is completely different. The “Patriot way” may still exist, but this is the same way it was last offseason or any other offseaon. With players needing to be distanced, with the stakes higher to even play as players and coaches I feel that creates a completely different element to “The Patriot way” that Newton can possibly thrive in. There is no more “we did it this way before” in anything, anywhere. I think Belichick waiting to sign Newton was brilliant, I think bringing him now with what this kind of season was brilliant and I went from being so happy to truly believing the AFC East lost it’s top dog and seeing some parity to….whelp, here we go again.

  9. The best thing would be is all owners shut down the NFL and start over with a league that don’t have a bunch of over paid political cry babies.

  10. Maybe TB12 has a different opinion than others and therefore chose not participate in the “orchestrated tweetstorm.” I keep forgetting, having a different opinion isn’t not allowed in 2020.

  11. Brady has never cared about the future of other players or the NFLPA, now he trying to act like he does..This guy is such a fraud and only cares about himself

  12. Tom Brady: “I demand answers!”

    NFL: “Too late. We all smashed our cell phones.”

  13. Let’s not pretend like these players are really concerned with their health or health of their families, especially Tom Brady. If they were really concerned would they really be out organizing team/individual workouts when the NFL and NFLPA expressed that it was highly encouraged not to participate in these types of workouts. It’s about money, it’s all about money. Just like in Politics they are having the issue at hand mask to the public the real dirty work their working on, and eventually going to make millions off of.

  14. Lots of teams have groups of players working out together. A QB with a new team needs the extra work if they want to compete. Brady wants to prove it was not all Bill B.

    Some players might think publicly complaining about the NFL helps, but really it shows a loack of faith in NFLPA.

  15. The next time the NFLPA wins a fight with the owners will be the first time…

  16. How pathetic is it that the guy who has done nothing admirable all off season, from walking into the neighbour/coach’s house, to getting caught working out in the park, practicing when told not to, never once seeming to care about the NFLPA or anything to do with the league other than self promotion, to now stepping up onto a soapbox and trying to spout directives? I’m hoping to see a Jamarcus Russell season out of brady this year. Race to the bottom for newton and brady…go……….

  17. Says the guy who practiced when, and with whomever he wanted, whenever he wanted even tho the NFLPA was asking its players to remain at home

  18. Tom Brady: “I demand answers!”

    NFL: “Too late. We all smashed our cell phones.”
    ——————

    Trying way too hard.

  19. What exactly is the NFL supposed to do? Every recommendation they put out there to keep guys safe gets ignored and shot down by big-name players. Brady won’t social distance or wear masks, JJ Watt says he won’t even consider wearing a visor, etc. Shortly we’ll hear from some player complaining about having to be tested every day. And just wait until there’s a vaccine and all the anti-vaxxers get upset.

  20. Tom Brady wasn’t the only QB or player leading workouts with teammates, but he continues to be the only one called out for doing it.

  21. It amazes me how some people know Tom Brady et al inside and out, from his thoughts and dreams to his fears and foibles and all this without ever having met him!

    I’m not even a fan of Brady’s… but I’m even less a fan of people mindlessly following a narrative.

  22. Remember when it was rumored that Brady had some secret concoction that relieved concussions? (Which, if he did, why he didn’t share it with everybody?)

    Maybe he has one for COVID, too.

  23. redskinisjustaword says:
    July 23, 2020 at 9:40 am
    Says the guy who practiced when, and with whomever he wanted, whenever he wanted even tho the NFLPA was asking its players to remain at home

    That would be false. It was a recommendation not a rule
    And He along with other QBs did the same with teammates
    Did you cry about them too?

  24. Why would he have faith in this process at all? He served a suspension based on lies and made up science…

  25. marima007 says:
    July 23, 2020 at 10:07 am
    Tom Brady wasn’t the only QB or player leading workouts with teammates, but he continues to be the only one called out for doing it.

    No he isn’t actually, but he is likely the most high profile player to do so. And despite his supposed shyness and quiet character (laughs so hard I almost spit my juice through my nose) he is always seeking the limelight. Other things going on he can’t seem to “avoid” making comments that get him back in the conversation thread.

    So no, he isn’t the only one getting called out for it, not even on this site. But he sure loves the fact that he is.

  26. You have to love Brady. No matter what he does it invokes feelings of hostility in so many people.

  27. oldsquid says:
    July 23, 2020 at 9:18 am
    How pathetic is it that the guy who has done nothing admirable all off season, from walking into the neighbour/coach’s house, to getting caught working out in the park, practicing when told not to

    —–

    What is pathetic is people crying about any of these things that are not prohibited in any way

  28. Yes, people should mask. Yes, people should be distancing. Yet we know that’s impossible to do in football. So unless you’re adamant that there should be no football this season, it’s total hypocrisy to call out anyone, Brady included, for practicing with teammates.

  29. deadinbed says:
    July 23, 2020 at 12:38 pm
    Brady is God, says everyone ever from NE

    Brady is the GOAT says everyone universally

  30. deadinbed says:
    July 23, 2020 at 12:38 pm
    Brady is God, says everyone ever from NE.

    3 5 Rate This

    —————-

    Not me! When you personally lose 2 SBs due to your obsessive and predictable ways to run an offense in the shotgun spread for 45+ passes per game, and dribble out 14-17 points in a SB, you’re not a god.

  31. Get to it. We have been working every day during this “pandemic” but the super strong healthy nfl players are scared? Get to work !!

  32. NOT this NE Pats Fan either!

    This is the same guy who’s magic ‘ elixir ‘ for Immune system boosting appeared in the market right when Corona hit, $45 for a 30 day supply while 20 millions Americans are laid off. …Really sickening
    The more time and distance that accumulates from his time in NE, the more his image deteriorates. He will be livid if he’s not able to play a seasons or 2 away from BB, you can just tell.

  33. Not me! When you personally lose 2 SBs due to your obsessive and predictable ways to run an offense in the shotgun spread for 45+ passes per game, and dribble out 14-17 points in a SB, you’re not a god.
    —————

    This right here solidifies your place at the top of the idiot pyramid. Brady has thrown 45 times or more in the SB 5 times and is 3-2 in those games. So what say you about those 3 victories? Let me guess, you will bring up the defense and BB for those wins.

  34. Yeah he lost to the eagles throwing for 505 yds cause

    he was to old to go nto the game as a defensive back.

    Don’t worry BB will bring back the pats. BB had one to stop

    Fitzpatrick with 2 minutes to go after BRADY put them ahead

    we lost the bye . Must be Brady fault

  35. touchback6 says:
    July 23, 2020 at 2:01 pm
    deadinbed says:
    July 23, 2020 at 12:38 pm
    Brady is God, says everyone ever from NE.

    3 5 Rate This

    —————-

    Not me! When you personally lose 2 SBs due to your obsessive and predictable ways to run an offense in the shotgun spread for 45+ passes per game, and dribble out 14-17 points in a SB, you’re not a god.

    ——

    You must really despise BB then. He personally tanked the SB against the Eagles when he benched Malcom Butler to satisfy his own ego.

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