Brady: ‘I’m motivated for my teammates’

Brady: ‘I’m motivated for my teammates’

In his final press conference in Foxboro before the Patriots leave for Super Bowl LI on Monday, Tom Brady reiterated that there’s no extra motivation to win his fifth title because of his four-game Deflategate suspension at the beginning of the season.

"I'm motivated for my teammates. They're all the motivation that I need,” Brady said. “Nothing in the past is going to help us win this game. 

“I don’t get caught in negativity and bashing other people. I’m very blessed. I get to do something I love to do, show up to work every day, play football in the National Football League and play for the Patriots.

“I grew up watching Joe Montana and Steve Young in the Bay Area at a great time. I’ve got support from my family and some great support from my friends. I love playing for this team. I’m very blessed. I try to keep a positive outlook and try to influence people in a positive way. I try to be an encouraging person in other people’s lives…”

Brady had been asked the same question in the wake of the Patriots' AFC Championship Game victory Sunday over the Steelers and basically gave the same response. 

Brady was asked to reflect on today being the 17th anniversary of Bill Belichick’s hiring as Patriots coach. 

“We came in at the same time, it was our first year together. Obviously I wasn’t drafted yet [Brady was picked in the sixth round, 199th overall, in April of 2000],” he said. “When they picked me I had to look at a map to see where the New England Patriots played because I had never been that far east before. [Draft day] was a magical day in my life and for Patriots fans having Coach Belichick has been the best thing for this franchise...”


Report: Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

Report: Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

The Patriots reportedly have acquired wide receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson in a trade with the Raiders.

Pardon My Take, a podcast by Barstool Sports, first reported the news.

Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal confirmed Patterson is in fact on his way to New England.

Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reports the Patriots sent a fifth-round pick to Oakland and received a Raiders' sixth-rounder along with Patterson.

More to come...


Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

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Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

There's one gigantic hole to fill on the Patriots offensive line.

Replacing Nate Solder is no easy task and it's not exactly clear how the Pats will yet.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport was first to report the Patriots would like to bring back Waddle or Fleming.

It now appears that one of the former backup tackle is taking a serious look elsewhere, according to Ian Rapoport. 

It's not the best offensive line free agency market this season, so the Pats may prefer to bring back a guy they are familar with.

If Fleming is off the board, Waddle still remains as an option for New England.