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Tom Brady's response to practicing during pandemic is dumb, irresponsible

Tom Brady's response to practicing during pandemic is dumb, irresponsible

I had no idea Tom Brady was so dumb. Will somebody tell him if he gets COVID-19 that Tony Robbins, The Russo Brothers or Oprah can’t cure him. 

If only that concussion water that he and Alex the Quack were pushing had actually worked, because then Tompa Bay Brady wouldn’t have made brain dead statements like, “No excuses” or “There is nothing to fear but fear itself” in response to facing the coronavirus.

Despite orders from the NFL and the house of common sense, Brady is full steam ahead with workouts with his new teammates.

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Avoiding a disease that can kill you or a loved one is enough of an excuse for me, Tom.

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “All we have to fear is fear itself” during his 1933 Inaugural Address, he wasn’t dealing with a pandemic that had killed close to a half a million people worldwide and 126,000 (and counting) in the United States. And oh, Tom must have flunked Geography 101 at Michigan because he is making these irresponsible statements and conducting this irresponsible behavior in Florida, the hottest of COVID-19 hotbeds right now.

As I write this, the Miami Herald reported a new single-day record of over 9,000 coronavirus cases. Hey, but they had a great time beer balling, pool jamming and beach crowding their way to that record. All those Floridians should be so proud.

Can we give that state away?

Brady must realize that by not following protocol he his putting his family at risk. Their age and health history have Brady’s parents in the danger zone. If he gets sick, he cannot go near them. Furthermore, what if he is sick and doesn’t know it?

It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to show up.  Yes, NFL players will be tested once in camp, but is Brady being tested daily now? Hopefully, Alex the Quack isn’t handling those test tubes.

Tom has lost me on this one. I can’t root for this guy anymore. This is not the same kid that the Patriots drafted out of Michigan.

I understand we all change with time and age, but unfortunately, Tom Brady has changed for the worse. 

Donald Trump says he'd ask Patriots' Bill Belichick for military advice

Donald Trump says he'd ask Patriots' Bill Belichick for military advice

You wouldn't seek out a military general for tips on NFL roster building, but Donald Trump apparently believes there's some transferrable wisdom between the battlefield and gridiron.

During an interview Tuesday on The Hugh Hewitt Show, President Trump was asked whether he believes Bill Belichick has a better chance of winning a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots this year than Tom Brady does with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Trump responded with a diplomatic answer -- that included some eye-opening praise for Belichick.

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"I think they’re both going to do great. They’re both friends of mine," Trump told Hewitt. "I’ll tell you, Belichick is an incredible coach, and I think he’s going to do really well. This guy just knows how to win. And he’s a very good friend of mine. He’s a winner.

"You know, if I ever had a military battle, I’d call up Belichick and say, 'What do you think? ... Give me a couple of ideas.' And he'd be as good as any general out there."

Belichick is a master strategist who relies on knowledge, adaptability and thorough preparation to put the Patriots in the best position to succeed. Those are all qualities of a successful military general, and perhaps Belichick could have been one in another life.

Alas, Belichick is a football coach with zero military credentials (aside from his father coaching at Navy), so we're not sure he's the best person to call about battle strategy.

Trump has touted his friendship with Belichick and Brady over the years, reading a letter of support from the Patriots coach on the eve of his election in 2016 and bringing up the former Patriots quarterback in various public appearances.

The President clearly still enjoys referencing both Patriots icons, even if his understanding of Belichick's talents is a bit off.

Tom Brady shared this sage advice with Titans' A.J. Brown last season

Tom Brady shared this sage advice with Titans' A.J. Brown last season

When the GOAT speaks, you listen, especially when you're a rookie in your first NFL training camp.

That's what Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown did when he crossed paths with then-Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during Tennessee's joint practices with New England last summer.

According to Brown, the 43-year-old quarterback imparted some valuable wisdom on the second-round draft pick -- the best advice Brown has received as a pro -- at one of those practices.

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"He told me: Work on the things you know you need improvement on, so you won't have no weakness," Brown said Monday in a video conference with reporters, via Titans.com.

"Everybody works hard, but everybody knows what their weakness is. Work on your weakness so you have no weakness."

That's sound advice from Brady, whose relentless drive to eliminate his own weaknesses helped him win six Super Bowl titles with the Patriots over 20 seasons before leaving for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason.

It appears Brown took Brady's advice to heart, too: The 23-year-old has been working to improve his conditioning after noticing on film that he looked fatigued during the fourth quarter of games as a rookie, which he believes may have given away some of his routes.

"(I have to) make sure my pad level is the same all the way through the whole route," Brown said. "Just not putting on your turn signal before you turn."

Brown was the only rookie wide receiver to top 1,000 receiving yards last season -- 1,051 yards on 52 catches with eight touchdowns -- so the Ole Miss product could become an elite NFL wideout if he takes another step forward in 2020.

Brady has helped plenty of Patriots wideouts over the years, but he's also been a font of wisdom for other budding NFL stars -- and you can add Brown to that list.

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