The following was reported last night, around the same time it was reported that Brady was in fact, already in camp, having reported with the rookies.
What? All I’ve read in the Globe and heard on 98.5 FM is that Brady and the Patriots hate each other, and that if Brady were smart he’d skip the entire season.
Schefter’s article linked above has a few other nuggets that fly in the face of what we’ve been reading and hearing here from people who get paid to cover the Patriots. (Emphasis mine)
The Colts would like to re-sign quarterback Peyton Manning, the Saints Drew Brees and the Redskins Donovan McNabb. At this time, the Patriots and Brady appear to be the furthest along in their conversations, according to league sources.
Furthest along? So will the media descend on Colts camp now or Saints camp to talk about the “disconnect” between QB and club?
Now, as for that disconnect, and reports of unhappines from Brady:
There also was speculation that the relationship between Brady and the Patriots is strained. Yet, Brady was spotted this offseason having dinner with Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others have been adamant that the relationship between the two sides is as positive as ever.
Adam Schefter is as close to a sure thing in the football media as there is. Apparently Patriots fans have to turn to him to get information on their team, as certain members of the media actually assigned to cover the team have been too busy speculating, “advancing the story” of the non-holdout and disconnect, and appearing on every media outlet they can to scream about the unhappiness of Brady.
I tuned into the beginning of CSNNE’s “Sports Sunday” and heard Michael Felger saying about the Brady situation. “Some think it is being overblown, but it’s NOT.” He went on to say how Brady has had a month to dispute the disconnect quote, and he hasn’t, so clearly it is true.
The Globe and certain radio personalities have positively embarassed themselves in this entire affair.
But don’t despair guys, you still have Logan Mankins and his actual acrimony with the Patriots.
Now, lets look at a few links from this morning:
The Red Sox continue their fall out of the playoff race, losing 4-2to the Mariners in Seattle. Hideki Okajima was saddled with the loss after not being to get outs on two bunts in the inning. In case you hadn’t heard, Okajima refused to talk to reporters after the game.
Why Hideki Okajima not talking means something - Rather than just whine about it, Rob Bradford explains why Okajima not talking following last night’s loss is important.
Sox must find relief for weak spot in ’pen - Michael Silverman says that the Red Sox need help in their weakest link.
Red Sox heading for trade deadline nightmare - Bradford looks at why the Red Sox aren’t likely to find much help this week.
Not bad outing for Dice-K, but pen gives it up again - Daniel Barbarisi’s Red Sox Journal sews up a few loose ends.
Questions need answering - Mark Farinella looks at the top issues heading into camp.
Patriots looking for answers - Ian Rapoport also has a list of questions.
Plenty of competition among linebackers - Glen Farley looks at the linebackers.
Sweating it out - From yesterday, Albert Breer looked at why a new deal for Brady will be so much harder than one for Peyton Manning.
Well-Krafted plan - Also from yesterday, Rapoport’s conversation with the Patriots owner.
Rajon Rondo now has national appeal - Mark Murphy’s NBA notes focus on Rondo’s spot on the national team.