Tom Brady didn’t attend the Patriots’ voluntary offseason workouts, and Bill Belichick talked about his absence. You can’t even guess the words he used.
“Yeah, I’m not gonna talk about the people who aren’t here. Guys who are here are improving, working hard and, uh, those are the guys we’re going to focus on,” Belichick said when asked about Brady.
Tom Brady has joined a mandatory minicamp, and it’s set to begin this week.
There were a lot of questions about this, and Belichick had the perfect response. “It’s a voluntary program. You’ll have to ask him about that,” he said.
Reporters also wanted to know about Bill’s relationship with the quarterback star. “I’ve always had a good relationship with Tom,” Belichick said with all the feelings you can expect.
Well, it’s not like you’d remember Brady’s absence. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora said that Tom may not be “doing cartwheels about an offseason in which his left tackle, starting running back and top wide receivers from 2017 are all gone.” Let’s not forget the matter of his contracts. It’s just $15 million on the total compensation for this years. This actually puts him at the 18th position among all QBs.
Why did Brady miss the voluntary workouts? Maybe he was just trying to spend more time with his lovely wife and kids.
“I have a wife [Gisele Bundchen] that aspires to be a lot of things, and she travels a lot. My oldest son lives here in New York, three kids, and you’re just always trying to juggle and you want to be there for them, and you want to be there for the hockey games and the soccer games. But you also realize the level of commitment it takes to give as much as you can to the team that needs you,” Brady said in March.
There you go…