Tom Brady joins NFLPA call, pushes for modified offseason work

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The NFL Players Association held a call with its membership on Friday and those who dialed in got to hear from Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Brady got on the call, which dealt with the union’s continued push for players to stay away from in-person work this offseason. Per the report, Brady told players to have “very intense negotiations” with their teams about modifying offseason work.

Brady said the NFL is the only league with “overly competitive” drills in the offseason and that last year showed there is a better way to prepare.

“There’s no f—ing pro baseball player that’s throwing 95 mph in mid-December,” Brady said.

Brady missed voluntary work during his final years with the Patriots and the Buccaneers’ roster is laden with veterans who were with the team last year, which may be why head coach Bruce Arians said earlier this year that he’s not bothered if players don’t do in-person work this offseason.

38 responses to “Tom Brady joins NFLPA call, pushes for modified offseason work

  1. The Bucs are basically returning the same team. Brady knows its an advantage to the Bucs if other teams don’t spend as much time working together. They guys is always looking for an advantage.

  2. Baseball and basketball players take nowhere near the punishment football players do.
    Better ice up Son.
    What’s next for these guys? No school until your hired

  3. It might be just me, but the instant I read this, I felt this, for whatever else it was, was a shot at Bill Belichick. The Patriots love their “in-person” workout programs and Tom speaking against it is a way of “virtually” slapping Bill and the Pats in the face.

  4. This probably should’ve been thought of BEFORE the Union encouraged its members to NOT show up at team facilities.

    Der.

  5. Maybe the shills in the comments will finally realize the players are right now that Dad has spoken.

  6. As a guy who roots for the Giants and not the Bucs, I hope my QB doesnt listen to Brady. This is like Babe Ruth telling the players from other teams that they really dont need to practice their swings during the winter.

  7. Is this the same Tom Brady who entered the wrong house when trying to meet up with Leftwich to practice (even though they weren’t supposed to be doing so in person)? Is this the same Tome Brady who got kicked off a local field with teammates when they weren’t supposed to be gathering?

    Are these the sorts of things he’s suggesting players do instead of gathering at the facility?

  8. Always the rush to do less. But don’t call them on it. They’re too sensitive.

  9. Brady being Brady. He wants to be the next NFL Commish. $42M/yr. Not bad for a suit job.

  10. Baseball does not rely on 11 guys on each side of the ball being in unison with plays that require precise timing. There is only one way to get that timing. By practicing together.

    It’s always the 10, 12, in this case we year vet doing the talking. They completely ignore that the young guys or bottom of the roster guys NEED camp reps to develop and be in position to help the team. The vets already set for live seem to love anything thst keeps them paid on the couch and keeps the young guys fighting for a spot at a disadvantage.

  11. There is a huge difference between the elite veterans and the working stiffs/rookies/undrafted. The Elites just don’t get it.

  12. 3 years after Brady was made the highest paid player in NFL history:

    “He (Bill Belichick) talks about, you think it’s just an OTA in the spring time and it’s not that important and all those things that probably could enter your mind. The truth is, this lays the foundation for the start of training camp and if you have a good training camp, it usually means a good start to the season. A good start to the season leads to good position entering the second half of the season. Everything ends up having some significance to it. You’re not just out here running plays and going through different things that aren’t going to mean anything. We’re out here trying to get a lot of things accomplished. I think we have done that, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. It’s really never ending, especially when you play for Coach Belichick. Especially in practices when the offense goes against the defense, because if the offense makes a play then the defense sucked and if the defense makes a play then the offense sucked so someone is really going to get yelled at on every play. There’s always lowlights when we come in on the next day. Even if it was a great offensive play, he’s going to yell at someone on the defense. We’ve become a bit used to that now and that’s part of the learning process and also learning how to play for the Patriots and understand the criticism that you’re getting and hopefully use it constructively so you can improve as a player.”

  13. The problem is that Tom Brady is a most atypical player for the NFL. He has been there 20 years and is assured of being there as long as he wants. A most unusual situation. Most players are fighting like crazy to just stay in the league.

  14. mlhigh77 says:
    May 7, 2021 at 6:32 pm
    Brady being Brady. He wants to be the next NFL Commish. $42M/yr. Not bad for a suit job.

    8 4 Rate This

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    I think what you mean is Brady being selfish Brady again (which is why BB walked).

    The guy threw 5 ints going into the sb on an 11-5 team and was handed 14 points before halftime.

    I’d say the turd needs all the work he can get.

    Our scoiety has gone right down the crapper.

  15. If Brady is not deflating footballs, he’s telling the rest of the league to not practice while he takes his teammates out to a park or school and practice with them like last year. Sorry Tom, everyone can see through your cheating ways…

  16. The guy threw 5 ints going into the sb on an 11-5 team and was handed 14 points before halftime.

    Actually only had 3 int the entire playoffs and super bowl

    You must have imagined the other 2

  17. mlhigh77 says:
    May 7, 2021 at 6:32 pm
    Brady being Brady. He wants to be the next NFL Commish. $42M/yr. Not bad for a suit job
    ________________________________________

    I don’t think he’s intelligent enough for the job. This is the same guy who posted a picture of the 2014 Colts finalist banner in an attempt to troll Tony Dungy, who wasn’t even on that team…

  18. I’m thinking your average rank and file player will ignore Tommy’s speech. Brady wants 31 other teams to stay home in the offseason. Meanwhile he’ll expect his guys to be working!! If the mid to low level players are smart they will be in the facility trying to get better!!

  19. For a guy (brady) with as little in common with PFT (basically all posters)
    We sure do have a lot of articles about him.

    I dont even need to go out on a limb to explain Brady is NOT getting the vaxx anytime soon. And yes he wants to start workouts NOW to win another superbowl.

  20. “Is this the same Tom Brady who entered the wrong house when trying to meet up with Leftwich to practice (even though they weren’t supposed to be doing so in person)? Is this the same Tome Brady who got kicked off a local field with teammates when they weren’t supposed to be gathering?

    Are these the sorts of things he’s suggesting players do instead of gathering at the facility?”

    This is not a real comment. Did you really type this?

  21. Tom’s thinking I just won another Super Bowl with no offseason and no preseason. You guys just take it easy, I like my odds.

  22. I can’t believe the stupidity of people. You do realize last season was different, they prepared for the season differently. And it just so happens that Brady won a Super Bowl by preparing differently something that was never done before. So know that it has happened Brady and other players realize they don’t need to go thru hell to get the same outcome.

  23. 1000% the advantage remains with teams like the bucs that have stayed together as a returning unit. everyone else is behind the bucs and needs the practice

  24. Is this the same Tom Brady who entered the wrong house when trying to meet up with Leftwich to practice (even though they weren’t supposed to be doing so in person)? Is this the same Tome Brady who got kicked off a local field with teammates when they weren’t supposed to be gathering?

    Are these the sorts of things he’s suggesting players do instead of gathering at the facility?

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    He Showed up at leftwiches house to get the playbook.

    He does the off-season wr get togethers to build the personal relationship and bond.

    That being said he clearly was on there saying that because he was asked to by the nflpa and as another poster said. It’s completely different for the rookies and guys competing for a job. It’s been 21 years since Brady was a rookie and he forgets. He was the 4th qb and fighting to stay on the team as a 6th round pick if he didn’t go to his first minicamp etc

  25. Makes sense NFLPA ask for this now as we saw a tram in Tampa come together just fine without all of the extra work. Seems like injuries were down last year as a by product of less work. Why not try it another year to see the effects?

  26. Another made up stat by the one and only. So Brady had 5 INTs in the playoffs? Early in the week you were patting yourself on the back saying you were honest.

  27. After reading the email sent to the players from the NFLPA, I’m just waiting for the NFLPA to use the word slaves. They dance around it but they’ll say it sooner or later. Poor, poor multimillionaire slaves.

  28. Brady threw 3 INTs against the Packers and Aaron Rodgers could not capitalize on either.

    #fakegoat

  29. For some reason I don’t think the 6th round rookie Tom Brady would miss any team activity, voluntary or not.

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