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Tue, 21 May 2013 11:49:27 -0700
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is working on getting on the same page with QB Tom Brady. The two worked out together earlier in the offseason in California and are now taking part in organized team activities. "I said it today; he darted me in the chest with one ball, and inside my head I was like, 'Wow, this guy can really wing it,'" Amendola said after Tuesday's practice. "That's why he's Tom Brady."
Mon, 20 May 2013 09:45:13 -0700
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady started working with former major league pitcher and quarterback tutor Tom House this offseason, and Brady feels his mechanics are better than ever. "The same way Tom Martinez was always there to watch and give me corrections, Tom House has told me why certain corrections need to be made," Brady said. "Look at a baseball swing and a golf swing. It's all mechanics. Look at how Barry Bonds swings. Look at how Floyd Mayweather punches. Mechanics. When you've got to fit it into the tightest windows, mechanics are crucial."
Fantasy Tip: Brady will be entering his age-36 season in 2013, but he still remains one of the more consistent and successful quarterbacks in the league. At some point, though, we'll see his numbers decline, and this year seems like a good bet for that, especially with Rob Gronkowski (forearm, back) and Aaron Hernandez (knee) banged up heading into the season. Aside from Danny Amendola, Brady doesn't have as many proven weapons in the passing game. Regardless, he'll go as a QB1 in most drafts.
Mon, 20 May 2013 05:22:02 -0700
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said he is more confident with his arm and throwing mechanics than ever before.
Tue, 07 May 2013 05:42:28 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers FS Ryan Clark said New England Patriots QB Tom Brady struggles when he does not have time to throw the football. "When Tom Brady gets pressure and when you're man-to-man and bumping those guys and making it hard for him to throw, he sees ghosts," Clark said. "Even when guys aren't around him, even when he's not about to be sacked, when his clock goes off in his head that the ball should be out, we'll see him duck, we'll see him flinch. When you get Tom Brady doing that, the whole New England Patriots mystique goes away." Clark added the Patriots have their fair share of fragile players, including offseason addition WR Danny Amendola.
Mon, 06 May 2013 08:53:11 -0700
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will turn 36 this season, but he said he feels like he's 25.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:29:56 -0700
Free-agent WR Terrell Owens (Bengals) worked out with New England Patriots QB Tom Brady at the University of Southern California Wednesday, April 3.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:38:36 -0700
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and WR Danny Amendola worked out together Tuesday, April 2, at USC.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:16:28 -0700
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said QB Tom Brady never demanded the team re-sign WR Wes Welker. Kraft said Brady is not upset and that he does not answer to Tom Brady.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 05:52:44 -0800
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he didn't want to see a situation develop with QB Tom Brady where he played for another team. "I just didn't want to ever see this become like Joe Montana leaving San Francisco, Emmitt Smith leaving Dallas, Brett Favre leaving Green Bay, Peyton Manning leaving Indianapolis. If Tom Brady played out this current contract and left us, there was no doubt in my mind that someone out there would pay him top dollar, and they should, for this ability, his leadership and his unselfishness," Kraft said. Kraft went on to note that he was trying to stay ahead of the curve, but added the team doesn't have the ability to pay a single player 18 to 20 percent of the salary cap.
Kraft said the team and Brady are both taking a chance making this longer-term commitment with the new three-year, $27 million extension. "Hopefully we have an elite quarterback that, even if his skills decline even a little bit, he'll still be better than 90 percent of the quarterbacks in the league," Kraft said.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 05:51:37 -0800
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft denied there is a handshake agreement with QB Tom Brady where Brady will be taken care of down the road financially, possibly even before this contract plays out. He also denied speculation that Brady agreed to the deal after being assured unrestricted free-agent WR Wes Welker would receive some of the money the Patriots saved on Brady's deal. "This is a real deal. Look at our track record. We don't do fake deals. The contract we have with Tom Brady is a real contract we will both live by," Kraft said.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 06:42:41 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said his decision to sign a three-year, $27 million contract extension was about the opportunity to help the team win. "I really do just want to win, and that has and will continue to be the reason that motivates me and is the biggest factor in my decision-making process," Brady said.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:12:57 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady nearly doubled the guaranteed money owed him over the next five seasons, according to a league source who has reviewed the documents. Brady was under contract to the Patriots for two seasons with a contract containing $30 million in guarantees. Now, he's under contract for five seasons with $57 million guaranteed for injury. Brady's deal includes a $30 million signing bonus, which will be paid out over a period that extends to Feb. 15, 2015, according to a league source. Brady's salaries for 2013 and 2014 are now $1 million and $2 million, respectively, and are fully guaranteed. His salaries for 2015, 2016 and 2017 are $7 million, $8 million and $9 million, respectively, and are fully guaranteed for injury only, meaning that if Brady is released because of an injury, he will still be paid that money.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:10:50 -0800
The New England Patriots have begun talking about a contract extension with WR Wes Welker. These negotiations are independent of the negotiations with QB Tom Brady that led to a deal, but that contract freed up $15 million and gave both sides more room to work with in these talks.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:25:55 -0800
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's three-year, $27 million contract extension is guaranteed.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:27:10 -0800
The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with QB Tom Brady on a three-year contract extension that will run through the 2017 season. Brady will receive a $3 million signing bonus and is scheduled to make $7 million in 2015, $8 million in 2016 and $9 million in 2017. Brady was scheduled to count $43.6 million against the salary cap in 2013 and 2014 before the extension but now will count $28.6 million in 2013 and 2014.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 06:27:54 -0800
Former NFL LB and current analyst Willie McGinest said New England Patriots QB Tom Brady should sit down and talk with TE Rob Gronkowski about his behavior off the field. "The only guy on that offense that could probably say anything is Tom," McGinest said. "He has the years in. Or maybe Wes (Welker). It has to be guys (Gronkowski is) around all the time. I don't really know the dynamics of that team."
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:47:51 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden said he is looking forward to competition in training camp. "I expect competition. That's the way professional sports are. Unless you're Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees or these guys, you might as well expect for somebody to try to come take your job," Weeden said "That's part of the business. But it's also the fun part. You get to compete and try to be a winner."
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:49:38 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, OG Logan Mankins and DT Vince Wilfork are scheduled to take up almost 35 percent of the team's salary cap next season. Brady is scheduled to count $21.8 million against the cap, Wilfork is scheduled to count $10.6 million against the cap, and Mankins is scheduled to count $10 million against the cap.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 07:03:26 -0800
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent QB Joe Flacco's nine postseason victories are tied with New England Patriots QB Tom Brady for the most ever by a quarterback in his first five seasons.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:33:02 -0800
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez has rented a place in Southern California, in order to participate in offseason workouts with QB Tom Brady.
Fantasy Tip: Hernandez could be an even bigger part of the passing game in 2013, if Wes Welker does not return, so participating in offseason workouts with Brady could help build even better chemistry with his quarterback.
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 10:11:27 -0800
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said QB Tom Brady played well this season and wants him to be with the team as long as he can be productive. "I think he had a remarkable year this year and I think we look at each year as it happens," Kraft said. "I'd love him to be here as long as he's productive and feels he wants to play."
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:47:31 -0800
New England Patriots impending free-agent WR Wes Welker has caught 29.6 percent of QB Tom Brady's completions since 2007.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:23:44 -0800
The New England Patriots may have to consider reducing QB Tom Brady's workload. He threw the ball 637 times this season, the most in his career, and his numbers took somewhat of a dip in 2012. Brady's completion percentage of 63 percent was his lowest percentage since 2006. The percentage of his passes that went for touchdowns dropped to 5.3, his lowest number since 2009. His average yards per pass was 7.6, his lowest since 2008. Brady also struggled in the final month of the season, completing 58.5 percent of his passes in December and averaging seven yards per pass. He had 10 touchdowns but also five interceptions.
Fantasy Tip: Brady finished the season fourth in passing yards (4,827), touchdown passes (34) and passing yards per game (302); however, it would not be a stretch to suggest the team rely less on the passing game in 2013, at least to succeed in the playoffs. Backs Stevan Ridley (who had a breakout campaign in 2012) and Shane Vereen appear ready to carry an even greater offensive load. An effective ground game will only continue to benefit Brady and the receivers in the passing game.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:56:32 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has been fined $10,000 for making contact with Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed during a slide in the AFC Championship Game.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:41:06 -0800
Updating a previous report, the NFL are reviewing New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's high slide in the AFC Championship Game but are not expected to fine him for the incident.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:25:19 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady apologized to Baltimore Ravens SS Ed Reed for his controversial slide in the AFC Championship game. The NFL is reviewing the play to see if discipline is warranted.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 06:43:04 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady could be disciplined for a slide in which he held his cleats in the air and clipped Baltimore Ravens S Ed Reed in the AFC Championship Game.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:54:04 -0800
Baltimore Ravens SS Bernard Pollard wants Patriots QB Tom Brady fined for a foot-up slide in the AFC Championship Game. "If you want to keep this going in the right direction, everyone should be penalized for their actions," Pollard said. "[He] knew what he was doing. It has to go both ways. Hopefully the NFL will do something about it. If they don't, that's fine. If they do, then that's fine."
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:01:37 -0800
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck will play in the 2013 Pro Bowl for the AFC squad, replacing New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (undisclosed), who won't participate due to an injury.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:28:56 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said Monday, Jan. 21, he wants the team to re-sign impending free-agent WR Wes Welker; however, Brady added those decisions are not up to him. "I think those business parts of the game are ... those usually take care of themselves," Brady said. "Certainly I'm not involved in any of those." Brady has made similar comments in the past when asked about Welker.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:27:21 -0800
Baltimore Ravens DL Pernell McPhee said following the AFC Championship Game that New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has a tendency of releasing the football too low. "He throws all of his balls low," McPhee said. "He just throws it fast and he always gets good pockets. But I tried to stay in front of him after watching film and knowing where he likes to go and how he likes to do it. So that was my best advantage, just get my hands up." McPhee batted a Brady pass intended for TE Aaron Hernandez halfway through the fourth quarter.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:13:46 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has 5,949 passing yards in the postseason, the most in NFL history, after throwing for 320 yards in the AFC Championship Game.
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 07:51:49 -0800
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has thrown for more touchdowns than New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (nine to five) and fewer interceptions (four to seven) in five career meetings against each other.
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 06:14:28 -0800
The New England Patriots' offense is at its best when it pushes the tempo and can run the football effectively, balancing out its explosive passing game. The Patriots are 0-4 in games in which they failed to rush for 100 yards as a team, despite the fact that QB Tom Brady threw for more than 372 yards on average in those losses.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:46:44 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will face the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Nov. 20. He is 5-2 in seven games against the Ravens, but his personal statistics are among the poorest against any of the 31 teams he's faced in his 13-year career. Brady's 58.6 completion percentage and 74.1 passer rating are the lowest against any opponent. The Ravens are the only team he's thrown more interceptions against (eight) than touchdowns (seven). The Ravens have sacked Brady 16 times, one of five teams averaging more than two a game against him.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:40:41 -0800
The New England Patriots scored 35 points and 433 yards a game in the 11 regular season games with TE Rob Gronkowski (arm) in the lineup. In the five games without him, the offense recorded 34 points and 417 yards a game. TE Aaron Hernandez was targeted 51 times by QB Tom Brady in the five games Gronkowski missed, and is regarded as interchangeable with Gronkowski, even though they're different players.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:26:02 -0800
The New England Patriots have played in eight AFC Championship Games, going 7-1, including 5-1 with QB Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick.
Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:00:22 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady picked up his 17th career playoff victory in the AFC Divisional Round game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Jan. 13. As such, he broke a tie with former San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana for the NFL all-time mark for postseason victories.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:49:28 -0800
A win for the New England Patriots in their playoff game Sunday, Jan. 13, would be the 17th in QB Tom Brady's postseason career, breaking the tie he's in with former NFL QB Joe Montana for most by a starting quarterback in NFL history.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 08:30:48 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is 16-6 in 22 playoff starts, tied with former NFL QB Joe Montana for most wins by a starting quarterback in playoff history.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 10:32:19 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) is participating in practice Thursday, Jan. 3, after sitting out practice Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 10:43:30 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 2, but it is believed he was sitting out in order to rest.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 05:33:36 -0800
After throwing for at least 300 yards in six of his first 10 games with New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) on the field, QB Tom Brady has thrown for fewer than 300 yards in three of his last four contests. Brady has also completed fewer than 60 percent of his passes in consecutive weeks with Gronkowski out.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:41:12 -0800
The New England Patriots could be ready to place the franchise tag on WR Wes Welker again next season for $11.4 million. However, if that happens, Welker and QB Tom Brady's $22 million salary would make up roughly 27 percent of the team's cap space for 2013.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:53:31 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:06:19 -0800
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:04:56 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (undisclosed) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 22:47:51 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was held without a touchdown pass through the first three quarters of the Week 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers. However, he had a fourth quarter TD strike to TE Aaron Hernandez, pushing his TD streak to 46 consecutive games. He completed 36 of his career-high 65 pass attempts for 443 yards, one TD and two interceptions.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 04:56:20 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady credits the team's running game for their ability to be an explosive offense this season. With the threat of a solid run game, Brady has been able to exploit defenses through the air with playaction. "I think for the most part when you playaction pass, you better be able to run the ball," Brady said when asked about the variables that go into a successful play-fake. "That's the most important thing. The threat of handing off the ball ... if we run the ball for 150 yards a game, it's hard for teams not to think about stopping our run game. That's what makes us an effective offense. If you hand it off and gain two yards, the playaction pass isn't going to be very good."
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:01:15 -0800
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 21 of his 35 pass attempts for 296 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 14 game against the Houston Texans Monday, Dec. 10. It was his 14th career game with at least four TD passes and no INTs, extending his NFL record.