I find it interesting that New England has chosen to go down a road that runs the risk of irritating the most important player in franchise history. By not yet entering into serious contract negotiations with
So what could potentially be going on here and how did it get to this point? Let's explore.
Maybe the Patriots are trying to send Brady a message and attempting to ensure his focus and determination to succeed are at an all-time high this season, even if it ruffles his feathers a bit in the meantime. Perhaps they believe there will still be a franchise tag in place if there is football in 2011 and have decided they are fine with slapping Brady with that tag. Maybe they are still holding out hope that Brady will give them a significant hometown discount, like he did on the contract extension he signed in 2005.
Yes, he got hurt in 2008 and
What, are they going to turn to his backup
If I am the Patriots, I would be doing my darndest to get Brady signed to a deal before Manning inks his mega-package. Why allow Brady's representation to work off Manning's contract? Wouldn't they rather make Brady the highest paid player in league history right now by working off the pact
You get my point. Belichick has a lot on his plate and doesn't appear to have anyone there to check him on why he is doing some of the things he does. If he did, maybe that person would ask him why he is ticking off the guy that made Belichick what he is in the first place.