The Patriots quarterback has a pretty simple theory on why the NFL's ratings have gone down by John Breech @johnbreech 2m ago • 2 min read It appears that Tom Brady had a few things he wanted to get off his chest, because the Patriots quarterabck touched on a lot of topics during his interview at the Milken Institute Global Conference earlier this week. For instance, we now know that Brady plans on playing at least two more years in NFL, but only because he has Gisele's official approval. We also now know that Brady may or may not feel appreciated by Bill Belichick. We also know that Brady was -- and still is -- totally in the dark about why Malcolm Butler got benched in Super Bowl LII, which means that's a mystery that will likely never be solved. Brady was also asked about another mystery during his 60-minute interview and that one had to do with why NFL ratings have been in a steady decline over the past two seasons. Although some … [Read more...] about Tom Brady has a theory on why NFL ratings have gone down and it’s not due to kneeling
Brady offers a brief thought on the continued discussion around the player protests. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Whether owners want to admit it or not, national anthem protests are alive and well. However, they’re keeping players like Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid unemployed. In the meantime, if owners (and fans) unlike would just understand the protests, this wouldn’t be an issue. But they don’t want to understand. Instead, it’s far easier to complain. Now, quarterback Tom Brady is weighing in on them.Per Curtis. S. Chin:“You have to have respect for everyone’s opinions. … Sports for me has been the most unifying part of my life. … Never forget that.”While the sentiment is reasonable enough, it’s far too bland for it to mean anything. It’s taking the middle ground instead of choosing a side. It gives weight to the flak players continue to receive for protesting, and that doesn’t help anything. But … [Read more...] about Tom Brady thinks all opinions should be respected
Adam Glanzman/Getty Images The first sign there was trouble in the Super Bowl factory came in January. That's when a bombshell report by ESPN's Seth Wickersham hit. It was an explosive story. It stated there were rifts between Patriots owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. It suggested that last season, which ended in a Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia, might be the last one together for the group. The Patriots forcefully pushed back against the story. The team released a statement denying any tensions between the group, which read in part: "For the past 18 years, the three of us have enjoyed a very good and productive working relationship. In recent days, there have been multiple media reports that have speculated theories that are unsubstantiated, highly exaggerated or flat out inaccurate." What we have come to understand since is that the story was accurate, or at least mostly so. Wickersham got it right. When sportscaster Jim Gray this week asked … [Read more...] about Tom Brady and Bill Belichick Don’t Need to Be Close for the Patriots to Win
No matter what happens over the next years with Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the greatest and most prolonged dynasty in NFL history, no matter when they stop adding to their unparalleled achievements, go their separate ways, and transition from the present to the past tense, there is this comfort to be found: The dynasty will survive forever, even after it ends. Their place in history is etched in granite and long past secure. There is still an opportunity, even as Tom Brady heads toward his age-41 season, to add to his mutual legacy with Belichick, which currently includes 15 AFC East titles, 14 seasons of 11 or more wins (no Patriots team had won more than 11 before they arrived), 12 AFC title game appearances, 8 trips to the Super Bowl, and 5 Super Bowl victories. They’ve accomplished more in 18 seasons together than most franchises have in their entire existence. Maybe that reminder that the dynasty is still fully activated isn’t necessary. But too often I wonder if … [Read more...] about Who will leave the Patriots first: Tom Brady or Bill Belichick?
The Celtics stormed back from a 22-point deficit to beat the 76ers 108-103 and take a 2-0 series lead. David Price allowed nine runs for the Red Sox in their 11-5 defeat to the Rangers. And the Bruins take on the Lightning in Game 4 at 7 p.m. Friday. Will Matt Ryan’s new deal lead to contract negotiations for Tom Brady? Matt Ryan agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons on a five-year contract extension that will reportedly pay him $150 million over five years with $100 million guaranteed. The quarterback is the first NFL player to reach the $30 million a year mark. Ryan was slated to hit free agency next offseason, but Atlanta locked up their four-time Pro Bowl selection long-term. The extension came after mega-deals for Jimmy Garoppolo (five years, $137.5 million with San Francisco) and Kirk Cousins (three-year, fully guaranteed $84 million deal with Minnesota), and in advance of an anticipated massive extension for Aaron Rodgers. Ryan, who holds a 96-63 regular season record … [Read more...] about Morning sports update: Will Matt Ryan’s new deal lead to contract negotiations for Tom Brady?