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Brady On Skipping Voluntary Workouts: "I have a family; kids aren't getting any younger"

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If he really cared about his kids, he would skip the Regular season too.....

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3 minutes ago, wagon127 said:

If he really cared about his kids, he would skip the Regular season too.....

 

yeah, I was just thinking about that.  Perhaps something Tahme should consider...more quality time with the family.

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Whatever Tom, lol . This is the lamest excuse from athletes. You have more time than the rest of us and we go to work most every day.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Gugny said:

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26912495/brady-tom-terrific-hoped-halt-use

 

The article is about the nickname "controversy," but my biggest takeaway was Brady's comments about missing voluntary workouts.

 

"I have a family at home, and they get some of my time and energy," Brady said. "My wife is a very ambitious woman, and she travels a lot, so I'm just trying to divide some responsibility at home. She supports me a lot. My family supports me a lot. My kids aren't getting any younger. So just trying to spend the time with them when I can and still get the other things done that I need to get done, and be ready to go when it's time to go."

 

A couple ways to think about this:

 

1.  He's earned it.  He obviously doesn't NEED to go to these things.

2.  It's kind of a slap in the face to other players with families.

 

I'm not one to criticize Brady a hell of a lot.  In this one, however, I do think he comes across like a douche.

I hate the Patriots and I hate Tom Brady but I respect his accomplishments at the highest level. His answer to the question is far more poetic and positive than I originally thought. I would have said,  you guys can just shut the F*#$ up, when haven’t I been ready and when haven’t I done it in the field?

 

Hats off to you Tom, classy answer and anyone who doesn’t like it, should follow my advice. 

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48 minutes ago, YodaMan79 said:

He's also 41.  Most players in the league have been done for 10+ years at his age.  His family is at a different stage than a majority of his peers.  He's earned the right to have these choices.  I'm sure BB has no issue with it either.  We all know he'll be ready when it counts.  

 

This is the way I view it as well.  

Many established major league established starting pitchers don't even travel with the team if they aren't going to be in the rotation for that series.  

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Eff him - straight to hell

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I think his reasoning for not attending is great (the family angle) and I also think he's earned it.

 

I agree with Buffalo Bill, though - I think a less-is-more type of answer would have been a better idea.

 

Every single player has something better to do.  It goes without saying that Brady is the GOAT, can do whatever he wants and doesn't "need" to go to anything voluntary.  I just think if it actually DID go without saying, it would have been a better look.

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Brady is the very definition of the guy who doesn't need to attend voluntary workouts.  I have no problem with this whatsoever.

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2 hours ago, Gugny said:

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26912495/brady-tom-terrific-hoped-halt-use

 

The article is about the nickname "controversy," but my biggest takeaway was Brady's comments about missing voluntary workouts.

 

"I have a family at home, and they get some of my time and energy," Brady said. "My wife is a very ambitious woman, and she travels a lot, so I'm just trying to divide some responsibility at home. She supports me a lot. My family supports me a lot. My kids aren't getting any younger. So just trying to spend the time with them when I can and still get the other things done that I need to get done, and be ready to go when it's time to go."

 

A couple ways to think about this:

 

1.  He's earned it.  He obviously doesn't NEED to go to these things.

2.  It's kind of a slap in the face to other players with families.

 

I'm not one to criticize Brady a hell of a lot.  In this one, however, I do think he comes across like a douche.

Translation:. I'm scared of Ed Oliver.  I quit.

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2 hours ago, Johnnycage46 said:

This actually makes me like him more (can't believe I am saying that).  Other players could learn something from him regarding being a "present" father.

 

More than zero wasn't a high bar, but me too.

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1 minute ago, 4merper4mer said:

Translation:. I'm scared of Ed Oliver.  I quit.

 

Maybe if Ed Oliver didn't fall off of a horse and destroy his shoulder.

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I have zero problem with what Brady said and can't fathom why you would consider him sounding like a "douche".  He works as hard as just about anyone staying in shape and preparing during the season when it counts.

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2 hours ago, Gugny said:


I'm not one to criticize Brady a hell of a lot.  In this one, however, I do think he comes across like a douche.

 

 

 

Yeah? I don't see it.

 

 

1 hour ago, YodaMan79 said:

He's also 41.  Most players in the league have been done for 10+ years at his age.  His family is at a different stage than a majority of his peers.  He's earned the right to have these choices.  I'm sure BB has no issue with it either.  We all know he'll be ready when it counts.  

 

 

Oh, I bet Belichick has an issue with it. Too smart to make it public but the first time in camp when Brady misses a throw you can bet Belichick will be saying, "Hey, is that Tommy Terrific out there? Pretty terrific there, Tom. I can see how you felt you didn't need OTAs what with how terrific you are."

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The issue is not just with Tom Turkey taking time. Supposedly WRs, etc should be in camp to get in sync with QBs but how can they?  Will they all go to Tom's house and take turns watching kids while others get in sync?  If you want to make an excuse for Tom to be out then you cannot condemn the other players for missing camp on offense.

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Hey Brady, there is a simple solution to this. Just retire bro. You don't need the money and your body probably doesn't need the punishment. You are already teh greatest of all-time. Just call it quits and enjoy the rest of your life. 

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He's doesn't need to run around in his shorts in June and has nothing left to prove.     OTAs are for rookies and younger players, not GOATs...

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The media and the coaching staff really need to understand what the word "voluntary" means.  I think it is so stupid that media reports on who doesn't show up to "voluntary" work outs as if they are not team players, or are not dedicated to football, or are selfish.  So dumb.  "we're in here talking about voluntary practice. I mean, listen, we're talking about voluntary practice. Not a real practice. Not a real practice. Not a real practice. We're talking about voluntary practice. Not a real practice. Not the real practice that I go out there and die for and play every real practice like it's my last. Not the real practice. We're talking about voluntary practice, man."

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3 hours ago, Gugny said:

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26912495/brady-tom-terrific-hoped-halt-use

 

The article is about the nickname "controversy," but my biggest takeaway was Brady's comments about missing voluntary workouts.

 

"I have a family at home, and they get some of my time and energy," Brady said. "My wife is a very ambitious woman, and she travels a lot, so I'm just trying to divide some responsibility at home. She supports me a lot. My family supports me a lot. My kids aren't getting any younger. So just trying to spend the time with them when I can and still get the other things done that I need to get done, and be ready to go when it's time to go."

 

A couple ways to think about this:

 

1.  He's earned it.  He obviously doesn't NEED to go to these things.

2.  It's kind of a slap in the face to other players with families.

 

I'm not one to criticize Brady a hell of a lot.  In this one, however, I do think he comes across like a douche.

He has earned it, and he’s in a league of his own where this is concerned. 

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...reluctantly, he has MORE than earned his stripes (dammit).......no problem here.........

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1 hour ago, Buffalo Barbarian said:

Whatever Tom, lol . This is the lamest excuse from athletes. You have more time than the rest of us and we go to work most every day.

 

 

 

you are kind of defeating your point there....

 

 

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Didn't he do the same thing last year ?....turned out pretty good for them....Brady could show up in early September and NE would be fine...

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8 minutes ago, Iron Maiden said:

Didn't he do the same thing last year ?....turned out pretty good for them....Brady could show up in early September and NE would be fine...

 

To make it even finer show up in early October.

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1 hour ago, Buffalo Barbarian said:

Whatever Tom, lol . This is the lamest excuse from athletes. You have more time than the rest of us and we go to work most every day.

Hmm, but they do travel most weekends during the season. And they work through the week as well. Not sure I totally agree with you.

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