Tom Brady on Hard Knocks: “I hate the Jets. I refuse to watch the show.”
HBO’s Hard Knocks is off to one of its most entertaining seasons yet. But the show doesn’t interest the leader of the Jets’ biggest rival to the East.
“You know, I haven’t turned it on,” Brady said on WEEI this morning, via the Boston Herald. “I hate the Jets. I refuse to support that show. . . . I’m sure it’s great TV and I’m glad people are liking it. But that’s something I have no interest in watching. I’d love to say a lot of mean things, too, but I’d rather not do that, either.”
Because the Jets help to provide a lot of fluffy trash talking posts that don’t amount to much, we also wanted to mention Brady’s comments on what’s changed about the Patriots offense. Brady says the team is going back to basics.
“What we’ve done is tear down a lot of the stuff we’ve done,” Brady said. “Our basic offense or whatever, whatever number of core plays, that’s what we’ve been doing. Trying to become really good at that before we start branching off. Guys like Randy [Moss], Wes [Welker], they’ve branched into everything. A lot of the young guys, they don’t even know the other two playbooks that we have. They know one. And they’re doing that well.”
The Patriots will add wrinkles to the offense as they go, but Brady’s comments support the notion that they will go back to their traditional two tight end sets a lot more this year.