Tom Brady is retired

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That was hilarious but the best part was “it was so easy to get there but you were part of that road”
 

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Would never happen but I’d find it funny if BB got up there and just dead-panned Brady about all the stupid shit he did while with the team.
 

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I still can’t believe he retired. I really thought he was going after Blanda’s age record. I still wouldn’t be shocked if he comes back like MJ in a year or two either.
 

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I could put this in several threads but apparently Patriot of the week is a real thing, per Reiss today. Zappe won the award this week.
 
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Brady said in his last Instagram post he almost unretired again in May. I wonder if ….. maybe…..
 

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Brady has a good voice and is obviously absurdly knowledgeable. That doesn't make him automatically a success in the broadcast booth, but given how hard he works at everything he does, I wouldn't put it past him to eventually become really good at this. I, for one, can't wait to see him call a game.
 

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Can Fox lend him to CBS for next weekend?

Would be funny having him discuss Mahomes and Mr Irrelevant/home team.
 

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Olsen, like all other NFL announcers, never stops talking. It’s constant and it sucks. I hope Brady let’s the game breathe a little.
 

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Olsen, like all other NFL announcers, never stops talking. It’s constant and it sucks. I hope Brady let’s the game breathe a little.
My biggest peeve with him is that he leaves all his sentences hanging. There's always an "and..." followed by a pause and then he keeps talking. Once you notice it, it's hard to ignore.

He's a good not great analyst. The fact that anyone cares at all speaks more to the lack of good ones outside of Aikman.
 

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I generally enjoy Olsen's color work, but the lead he's been paired with, Kevin Burkhardt, is the definition of replacement level. Fox really has problems with their booth talent, paling to CBS across the board.
 

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Olsen, like all other NFL announcers, never stops talking. It’s constant and it sucks. I hope Brady let’s the game breathe a little.
Maybe we can soon buy an AI TV which can be programmed to chop out every other of his thoughts.

Is Brady adding into the Fox staff or replacing somebody (Olsen?).
I generally enjoy Olsen's color work, but the lead he's been paired with, Kevin Burkhardt, is the definition of replacement level. Fox really has problems with their booth talent, paling to CBS across the board.
I like Olsen too for his picking up X and O stuff like a Collinsworth or Aikman and relaying it to us, I'm sure all three enhanced by having lengthy NFL playing experience. Burkhardt has none and I agree with your term of replacement level.
 

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I'm sure all three enhanced by having lengthy NFL playing experience. Burkhardt has none and I agree with your term of replacement level.
I cant think of any football play by play guys who played other than Pat Summerall.
 

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Maybe we can soon buy an AI TV which can be programmed to chop out every other of his thoughts.

Is Brady adding into the Fox staff or replacing somebody (Olsen?).

I like Olsen too for his picking up X and O stuff like a Collinsworth or Aikman and relaying it to us, I'm sure all three enhanced by having lengthy NFL playing experience. Burkhardt has none and I agree with your term of replacement level.
Definitely doesn't take playing experience to be a good lead announcer. Kevin Harlan is making a run for GOAT announcer across all sports, and Ian Eagle, Jason Benetti, even Kenny Albert and Spero Dedes (who get the crap games) are better than Burkhardt.
 

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Surprised this wasn't posted but Tom did a good interview on Pat McAfees show last week and I thought it was really interesting. Sounds pretty serious about the broadcasting career...and he will be bringing some critical takes on the current state of the NFL and players (just do your best to avoid the NOBULL talk...)

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx-ana5f428
 

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I cant think of any football play by play guys who played other than Pat Summerall.
Going way back, Red Grange. He wasn't good. Frank Gifford was MNF play by play guy for quite a few years. I remember him mostly as good but monotonic. He was replaced by Al Michaels, as the article below says. I'd bet there were others, but you're right, former players are by and large color guys.

https://www.espn.com/classic/biography/s/Gifford_Frank.html#:~:text=For Gifford's first 15 years,year as MNF's pregame host.

Edit, Zedia beat me to it with Gifford.
 

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The Niners being in the SB is giving this story a little life -- the Niners seriously considered trying to bring in Brady to start the season.

“Yes, I was serious about it,” Shanahan said. “As we talked, I’m looking at Brock, and he’s got his arm in a sling, and I really am not sure I’ve got a quarterback who’s going to be ready for the start of the 2023 season. That started all of this.”
Shanahan did not say why the 49ers ended up not signing Brady, who wanted to play for the 49ers in 2020 but the team passed. Brady, when asked the question last week, gave a non-answer.
Shanahan also tried to find a way to spin the decision to press pause on Purdy’s career for a season as a positive.
“I actually thought it was giving Brock the biggest compliment,” Shanahan said. “I let him know he’s our guy long-term. No question. And if Tom Brady wanted to come here and start for one year, that’s the only way you’re not starting when you’re healthy this year. That’s pretty cool. I wanted to assure him, ‘Don’t worry. You’re our guy. But how cool would it be if Tom Brady would be the quarterback here for one season? How cool would it be for you to learn from him?’
“I mean, if Brock never got hurt, this wouldn’t have been a consideration at all. I’d never have brought it up. But I’ve got to think about the team. What if he’s not ready in September?”
https://www.nbcsports.com/nfl/profootballtalk/rumor-mill/news/kyle-shanahan-i-was-serious-about-trying-to-get-tom-brady-for-2023
 

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Sign Brady, nab Marvin Harrison with #3, try and grab JJ McCarthy to sit behind Brady - and LFG.
 

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Isn't there some sort of rule that would require a majority of owners to approve Brady to play if he actually becomes a minority owner of the Raiders? Seems unlikely if the Raiders deal is ever finalized.
 

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Isn't there some sort of rule that would require a majority of owners to approve Brady to play if he actually becomes a minority owner of the Raiders? Seems unlikely if the Raiders deal is ever finalized.
You think the NFL owners wouldn't want the fanfare that came with Brady playing as a almost 100 year old?

They would sign up for that in a heartbeat. Look at the QBs who played last year.
 

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Brady trying to overtake Favre for the times he's retired, came back, retired, came back, threatened to retire.
 

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I doubt it even comes close to happening, but if Jacoby Brissett is coming in to play while the draftee holds a clipboard as a rookie, there’s no reason not to either drop Jacoby to backup or cut him and give the job to Brady.
 

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Brady would likely be looking for a situation similar to Flacco and the Browns last year. Take over for Minshew late in the season, make a late playoff run.
 

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This was produced by Shadow Lion, which is Brady’s marketing wing. This was strategic to build interest and keep the buzz going.

But just in case, we should cut Jacoby, draft MHJ, trade all the picks to get Justin Jefferson, and LFG.
 

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Tom Brady isn’t opposed to the idea of keeping his name in the headlines.
 

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i mean unless he’s coming back to new england then i’d do literally anything to make it happen
I assume you like him and want him to live?

Why on earth would he choose The Patriots? In the snowball's chance of this happening, it's if a SB contender loses their QB.
 

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Why on earth would he choose The Patriots? In the snowball's chance of this happening, it's if a SB contender loses their QB.
IDK, I think a hypothetical argument could be made where winning a title wouldn't actually be the most important variable driving that decision for him. Similar to the comparison example he gave in MJ with his latter comeback to the Wizards.

In that respect it's also interesting the Raiders have essentially left that future door wide open at QB while not really popping up as initially expected on the offseason interest front with guys like Russ and Fields. No talks of them trading up either.