I know football is near. How do I know this? I got hit with about 75 texts, calls, emails, and tweets today about the New England Patriots. And around 75 percent of them had NOTHING to do with Tom Brady. This is a GREAT thing. Kathy and I have had so many Patriots guests come on our podcast and they all say the same thing: There is no offseason with this team. This is how a quarterback, coach, and owner trio that will someday be in the NFL Football Hall of Fame, won five Super Bowls, playing in eight over the past 18 campaigns. Dull, the Patriots are not. Neither is my life.
Tom Brady and his non-six pack abs showed up WAY early for training camp. I am sure someone from the Boston Globe will write he cares more about his own “brand” than his team. Apparently that myth needs to be reexamined. The man is 41. He was the 199th pick in the draft—the seventh quarterback selected that weekend. SEVENTH. He is one of two players from that class still active. The other? A Punter. Tom Brady has money, a great family, and supermodel wife. HE DOES NOT NEED THIS!!! The issue is not motivation or drive. If you’re worried about #12 and #87 not showing up for voluntary workouts, you need to go watch golf. Brady and Gronk could train at Waffle House and kick ass. They are the solution. Not the problem.
The team had a tough, tough end to the 2017 Super Bowl and lots of offseason stories. No more Nate, Dion, Dola, Malcolm, or Matty P. They added some good veterans and had an excellent draft. The team tried to restock and rebuild both lines of scrimmage. Brady and Belichick are still here. So is Gronk, Devin, Donta and Trey. Let ‘em write the obit. The door is not closed and if it was, Tommy would just cave it in. You call him the GOAT but try to take down him and his team. Thank you. Nothing—NOTHING fuels him than doubters and challenges. #LetsGo