Julian Edelman isn’t having the time of his life. He may take part in the New England Patriots training camp, but will sit out the first four games of the season.
2017 was pretty rough for the Pats receiver. He suffered from torn ACL, and stayed out of the field throughout the entire season. New England lost its chance to win the Super Bowl, and that’s not the only problem the team had. Julian Edelman faced a four-game suspension after tested positive for PEDs. Although he tried to appeal the decision and eventually lift the suspension, nothing worked for the receiver.
Edelman seems to be trying really hard during practices in order to come back to his original shape, but the Tuesday’s session says something else.
Edelman and Tom Brady couldn’t connect on a pass, as the receiver dropped the ball. This was definitely disappointing for Edelman, but Brady decided to motivate him with a few headbutts.
We all know that Brady is trying to motivate the receiver. It’s more than clear that Edelman is trying really hard to play with his knee, and Brady knows how it feels. He tore his ACL in 2008, remember? These pep talks are sure a thing now, and we really hope that Edelman will get back in shape really soon.
Edelman is well aware of his condition, and needs more time to recover. “It’s been a grind. Honestly just trying to get your legs to – you’re compounding day after day after day after day. When you’re working in the offseason, you may put three together – I think we’re on what, eight today? So you’re always trying to go out and get better and I have to do a lot better. I feel like I got to get my legs under me a lot more. I don’t have my camp legs, I don’t have football legs and it’s evident out there. You get tired, you create bad habits, you don’t run your routes right and you get yelled at in meetings for it. I’m expecting to do that because I got to pick it up. I wasn’t as good as I want to be today and feeling that’s because I’m not in the best shape right now,” he said.
Good luck, Julian Edelman!