Similar to Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady didn’t really want to talk about Antonio Brown and his situation in the NFL. Brown is accused of rape and sexual assault, but denied the accusations. Well, Brady doesn’t want to talk about any of that. He ignored questions about Brown.
This may be a big distraction for the team prior to the Week 2 game.
trying to show up and play football and try to prepare,” Brady said. “Miami’s a
good team. We’re going to get ready for them, and things that don’t involve me,
don’t involve me.”
When asked about his offer for Brown in reference to his moving in,
Brady said he won’t get into all of that.
Brown joined his new team for practice on Wednesday. He will have to
adjust his talent to the Patriots.
“Just like a lot of new players, trying to get up to speed and so
forth,” Brady said. “There’s a lot to learn. Coming into this time of year, I’d
say is challenging. But that’s just the situation. It happens a lot throughout
the NFL. Different players change teams and so forth. That’s happened over the
years, so just trying to do the best we can do.”
Brady didn’t judge Brown prior to this scandal.
“You don’t judge anything,” Brady told Jim Gray. “I’m not judging anything before I have a chance to go out and practice and prepare. You know, Antonio, meeting him today I really enjoyed being around him, he’s a very smart football player, knows how to play the game. He’s been extremely productive.
“The only thing that I know what we can do is to go out there
and work at it to meet and to communicate and get on the practice field and go
through things. I’m not buying into any hype or potential. I’m into work. He’s
into work and our entire offense is into doing what’s in the best interest for
the team and I’m really excited to get to practice on Wednesday.”
He was even
looking forward to their time together.
“Yeah, you know we’re going to meet as much as we possibly can,”
Brady said. “I think that quarterback-receiver relationship is so important.
The more you know each other the more you know what each other’s thinking, the
faster you can accelerate the trust and confidence in one another when you get
on the field.”
Well, they may
not spend too much time together.