- Jul 17, 2005
Do people think Brady and a team have a firm commitment yet? If so amazing it hasn't leaked
Coming from Bill, who doesn’t hand out compliments to Pats players freely, it hits harder.Not a Pats fan, but that was a very nice statement from Belichick.
That Brady production company must be filming all the behind scene machinations.Do people think Brady and a team have a firm commitment yet? If so amazing it hasn't leaked
I think he wants a place he will be paid well, will be able to structure his own program more, and has a shot to win. None of those 3 were more dominant than the other imo.I don't get all the comments that Tom wanting to go to FA means he wants to be paid. He has an unprecedented amount of financial wealth for an athlete thanks to Gisele. I think he wants to compete and saw it wasn't going to happen with NE.
then again, if finances didn't matter, he could have taken literally a minimum deal to stay, so I'm probably spewing shit here.
That's pretty funny when you think about it:So we get a 3rd for this right? So BB turned a 6th rounder into a 3rd rounder and got 6 Super Bowls out of it? Fucking genius.
That’s not accurate. His contract voided by its terms today, the team didn’t release him from the contract.
Only for Bruins fans. I love Bergie but he's a nobody outside of hardcore puckheads who root for Boston. Chara is more recognizable, but he's on the back 9. Maybe Pastrnak.Bergeron?
Maybe he'll sign to be QB/coach/owner of an XFL franchise and become the face of Vince's league so they can stay close.It's fairly obvious he is going to join Gronk in the WWE.
Jokes aside, you only live once and Tom has the opportunity to earn love from a completely new fan base after 20 years of being a hated Patriot so there's that. He'll always be loved here and he'll come back to retire as a Patriot in 5 or 6 years.
It’s a business. I think of Namath and Montana too as examples. The reality is Brady can’t outrun Father Time regardless of his supplements. Thanks for the memories, all good things come to an end. Best wishes to all.Tom Brady does not owe any of us anything. But kudos to the Pats for not going anywhere near $30M.
Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Tom Brady.
And I think thanks to the Alan Faneca rule not applying to QB he is eligible for a 3rd round pick valuation at least that's what overthecap.com says.That’s not accurate. His contract voided by its terms today, the team didn’t release him from the contract.
Anyways, he is an unrestricted free agent at 4P EST tomorrow, so him signing with another team will be considered in any 2021 draft compensatory pick formula.
It lasted basically forever in football terms. 20 years with the same QB and HC....I don't think that's ever been done before in NFL history. That alone speaks to the immense amount of respect the two of them had for each other.I'm surprisingly OK with this. I think its mainly the realization that the Patriots weren't going to be that good even with Brady back, which is probably what pushed him to consider other options anyway. Seeing Tom struggle last year with such a crappy supporting cast wasn't fun as a fan. And I think it would have been mainly more of the same for the next two years. Right now I'm just focused on remembering the good times and thinking about the improbable wondrous quality of it all.
These are thoughts for another thread but I'm firmly supportive of bottoming out to the degree that is possible or desirable given how the NFL works. Mainly that means trading Thuney, not resigning him, and rolling with Stidham rather than some mediocre free agent QB. I also want to see us drafting the best players we can, without any consideration for immediate need.
Having the GOAT QB and GOAT coach together and competing for a Super Bowl every goddamn year couldn't last forever. While nothing will ever be quite as amazing as a fan, I'm intrigued to see what happens next.
Yep, for me, my two favorite athletes of all time are Pedro and Brady. I have lots of athletes I've really liked and loved (in a sports way) - Ortiz is very high up on the list as is Bruschi, for example - but it's (1) Pedro, and (2) Brady, but acknowledging that Brady has meant far more to the Boston sports scene than Pedro did.For me, it's probably only Pedro who compares to Brady as far as ex-Boston players I want to succeed. It would be nice to see Brady and Belichick each win at least one more, to throw cold water on all the hot takes about whether one's success was dependent on the other. Both greatest of all time as far as I'm concerned, and I'll be forever grateful to both of them for the ridiculous amount of sheer, unadulterated joy they provided over nearly 20 years.
If they spoke Monday, isn't that tampering? Or was that when the "legal tampering" could begin, even if he was not officially a free agent yet?View: https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1239959138467266566
Bucs' GM Jason Licht acknowledged there is interest in free-agent QB Tom Brady, the two sides spoke Monday, but there has been no conversation today and there is no deal in place. "We're waiting to see what Tom decides just like everybody else," Licht said.
As of early January, Tatum had the 4th highest selling jersey in the entire NBA. Fair to assume Boston is a huge part of that.I thought we were talking about Boston?
Yup, couldn't agree more. It was an incredible, improbable run and we are all blessed to have been part of it as fans.It lasted basically forever in football terms. 20 years with the same QB and HC....I don't think that's ever been done before in NFL history. That alone speaks to the immense amount of respect the two of them had for each other.
Given that the gave him no franchise, I wouldn't be surprised if the Patriots have been very lax on the tampering thing the whole time. Maybe they told Yee he could do what he wanted. I'm not sure whether a team can even waive the no tampering protection but I wouldn't be surprised if there was some sort of tacit understanding here -- and that that happens in general.If they spoke Monday, isn't that tampering? Or was that when the "legal tampering" could begin, even if he was not officially a free agent yet?
Did the Celtics move to another state and we missed it? Or are you trying to imply that because the Bruins have a strong following in their home state that it somehow outweighs the national profile of another athlete in the same city? Bruins fans may be more vocal and visible than Celtics fans, but that doesn't necessarily mean they outnumber them or are somehow more influential.I thought we were talking about Boston?
He said "his football journey continues elsewhere". Sure, you *can* read that as something other than playing, but I don't think he's talking about coaching or broadcasting there.I know it's a low probability scenario, but would anyone else not be all that shocked if the next thing we here from TB is a retirement announcement. Not wish casting, and not in any way trying to hot take this. It's just, on a second read of his statement, there was something about his wording, or tone, or something, that has me wondering about it. Again, I'm probably way off.
I think this is as close to the real story that we are going to get...we are just behind the curve...this was in the works a year ago with the last negotiation.I have long thought that's at the heart of it. Whatever they disagree on, I think BB and Kraft understand that his leaving will be difficult lets not compound it by having to cut him while he's still under contract (or because he's still under contract).
And it bought BB a year to decide when the "a year too soon rather than a year too late" guidepost kicked in.
Seems like all 3 sides behaved reasonably.
I had this thought as well, maybe no one has offered him enough money or years to justify all the work and punishment that comes with being an NFL quarterback and he's deciding to pursue another role instead (owner? qb coach? TB12 related?).I know it's a low probability scenario, but would anyone else not be all that shocked if the next thing we here from TB is a retirement announcement. Not wish casting, and not in any way trying to hot take this. It's just, on a second read of his statement, there was something about his wording, or tone, or something, that has me wondering about it. Again, I'm probably way off.