Brady on Trump: 'I’m just a positive person. I want the best for everybody'

Brady on Trump: 'I’m just a positive person. I want the best for everybody'

HOUSTON – The crowd at Tom Brady’s podium was about 15 people deep all the way around as Super Bowl Opening Night.

Beginning with a seven-minute 1-on-1 with Willie McGinest for the NFL Network, Brady fielded questions for an hour, handling everything from Lady Gaga to Donald Trump to why he advised his son to pick up Devonta Freeman for his fantasy team.


Brady fielded a pair of questions about Trump in the 30 minutes I staked out his podium. The first ones, posed by Steve Buckley of The Boston Herald, included an allusion to “what’s going on with the world.”

“What’s going on with the world, Buck?” asked Brady. A second entreaty from Buckley (I couldn’t hear it), included the response, “And what’s that? I haven’t paid much attention to what’s going on. I’m just a positive person. I just want the best for everybody, so …”

Brady responded to the second Trump-related question saying, “Like I said, I’m just a positive person. I want the best for everybody.”

It wasn’t a response that will satiate the masses crowing for Brady to lay bare his soul when it comes to his relationship with Trump and what platforms of Trump’s Brady opposes or supports. He made it clear he wasn’t discussing Trump earlier on Monday speaking to Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan on WEEI.  

Last week, he told the duo, “I always try to keep it in context because for 16 years you know someone before maybe he was in the position that he was in. He’s been very supportive of me for a long time. It’s just a friendship. I have a lot of friends. I call a lot of people.

“Why does everybody make such a big deal?” he added. “I don’t understand it. I don’t want to get into it, but if you know someone, it doesn’t mean you agree with everything they say or they do,” Brady said. “You have a lot of friends in your life. I think there are things that are based in your own dealings with someone that is a personal dealing, not a public dealing. Because you have personal experiences.”

When asked by a young reporter who his hero is, Brady replied, “My Dad.” He choked up during the response, saying he looks up to Tom Brady Sr. “every day.”

A couple of questions were posed to Brady about his place in history as he prepares to start his seventh Super Bowl.

In both cases, he said it wasn’t something he focuses on, saying, “I don’t think about those historical type things. … (Playing football) wasn’t ever done to be in some discussion or ranking.”

Former Patriots RB Danny Woodhead announces retirement

Former Patriots RB Danny Woodhead announces retirement

Former Patriots running back Danny Woodhead has announced his retirement after 10 years in the NFL.

The 33-year-old took to Instagram to make it official.

10 years! Wow, God had crazy plans for a small little kid from North Platte, NE! It’s been a wild ride and feel so blessed He allowed me to do what I loved for so long. But now it’s time to say goodbye to the game I love. First, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Without Him my career wouldn’t have been possible. He blessed me with the gifts and He paved the way. All I had to do was follow His plans for my life, and His plans were crazy awesome! Next, I want to thank my wife who has been by my side since freshman year of high school. She has been a rock through all the ups and downs. Sis, Willy, Mae Mae, and Hopie your daddy is going to be home a ton more and I can’t wait! Thanks to my Dad and Mom for always supporting me and showing me that God is first, then everything else will fall into place. Ben, Joel, and Anna thanks for preparing me for the NFL in our backyard games growing up. The dreaded in-laws Steve and Suzie for always being there for me. Chris Gittings (agent) you’re the best and thankful your my brother/uncle! Thank you Jets, Patriots, Chargers, and Ravens! Thanks to all my head coaches (Bob Zohner, Brad Smith, Bill O’Boyle, Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan, Bill Belichick, Mike McCoy, and John Harbaugh) who believed in me! To my rbs coaches (coach skiles, coach reiners, Jimmy Raye, A Lynn, Ivan, Ollie, Ridge, and Thomas) thanks for putting up with me. Thanks to all my teammates from high school till now. Without you guys I never would’ve become who I was as a player. To all my olinemen, you guys deserve the credit for anything that I received credit for. I thank you for helping make my career. To all the trainers, team docs, strength coaches, chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, body gurus thanks for making sure I was on the field. To all the people who made my life easier at the facility (ops, pr, equipment staff, cafe workers, custodians) thanks and your work doesn’t go unnoticed. And how could i forget all my fans?! You’re the best and have always felt the love and support! I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few but know that I’m thankful for everything everyone has done on my journey.

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Thursday, it was reported the Patriots reached out to Woodhead for a possible reunion. 

The last two seasons have been challenging for him, as he dealt with season-ending injuries in both 2016 with the Chargers and 2017 with the Ravens.

Woodhead finishes his career with 2,238 yards rushing, 2,698 yards receiving, 15 rushing touchdowns and 17 receiving touchdowns.


NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: C's win despite injuries, Pats make additions

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NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: C's win despite injuries, Pats make additions

1:20 - Despite throwing a depleted roster out there, the Celtics were able to get back in the win column vs. the Magic. Michael Holley and Tommy Heinsohn break down the win.

6:17 - Finally, the Patriots have done something! On Friday night it was reported that New England signed defensive end Adrian Clayborn as well as running back Jeremy Hill. Tom Curran, Alex Giaimo and Ben Volin discuss the impact these additions will have on the team.

11:05 - While the Celtics were able to pull out the win on Friday, the team did announce that Marcus Smart is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing thumb surgery. A. Sherrod Blakely expresses his optimism on Smart’s return for the playoffs.