The New England Patriots had their minicamp, and Tom Brady was great.
quarterback Tom Brady is back on the field, and he was great in the minicamp
opener. Brady skipped out voluntary OTAs, but returned to the field for the
mandatory three-day minicamp. He led the first team in a drill that looked
familiar, and the GOAT completed five consecutive passes to five different
It’s June, and
Brady has already switched his winning mode on.
Patriots players admire TB12, Ben Watson praised his teammate.
“I’m going to listen to everything he does,” he said. “I’m 38 —
not quite where he is — but all the tips that he does, I need to do the same thing.
I gotta stay on the field too.”
“Even before we got out here, in the locker room he was like
‘It’s gonna be a good day,’” he said. “He had an excitement about going out and
playing football, going out and competing, doing his craft. For me watching
that, that’s contagious. It’s not only contagious for me, it’s contagious for
all the guys in the locker room to see that there’s a guy at his level that
still enjoys doing it after all these years.”
“People talk about money, people talk about fame, he enjoys
competing,” Watson said. “He enjoys winning. Anybody that’s good at their job,
doing their job, there has to be something outside of the external that you
enjoy doing to keep you going for that long at that level.
Well, not everyone shares the same opinion. It turns out that Brady is responsible for Adam Humphries’ departure.
he’s the G.O.A.T. That’s that
simple,” Humphries said. “But there’s so much that factors into a decision. It
was a four-year deal. Who knows how many (years) he’s got left? There’s a lot
that goes into it.
“Obviously the chance to play with him would have been awesome,
but a lot of things factor into that decision. Ultimately, I thought this was
coming here to a team that was on the rise and with young talent on the offense
and a really good defense. They’d had a taste of the playoffs. I felt like my
need at the slot position was great. I felt like I could really contribute and
start something new here.”