View Full Version : Patriots, Brady 'far apart' in contract negotiations?

06-02-2010, 04:18 PM

Is there trouble brewing in the contract negotiations between the New England Patriots and superstar QB Tom Brady?

Yahoo Sports reported that there is a "growing sense of disconnect" between the Patriots and Brady's representatives as the sides try to hammer out a deal to keep the three-time Super Bowl winner in New England.

Brady's deal -- like that of four-time MVP Peyton Manning of the Colts -- is set to expire at the end of the 2010 season. He declined comment to Yahoo for the story, but the site reported that there have not been substantial talks between the sides on a new contract.

OH NOES. . .

06-02-2010, 04:23 PM
C'mon home to OAKLAND!

06-02-2010, 05:51 PM
Don't worry, there's no way that Brady won't get a new contract in NE.

Don Vito
06-02-2010, 06:08 PM
Not worried personally

06-02-2010, 06:12 PM
No way he leaves NE.

06-03-2010, 01:56 AM
Haha. Apparently Michael Silver is the "source" for this non-story.

06-04-2010, 08:42 AM
Cue media tailspin in 5 . . . 4 . . .

Ok, let's read this nonsense with a bit more attention to the details (or lack thereof) and break it down.

Here's the original article (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ms-trippinwednesday060210) by Silver.

He reports a "a growing sense of disconnect between the two camps" and then goes on to cite . . . who?

Brady declined to comment, saying he is uncomfortable discussing the subject. Last week New England owner Robert Kraft expressed confidence that the two sides would get a deal done, telling the Boston Globe, "We’re very lucky to have him as our quarterback and we want him to be our quarterback for a long time into the future."

Nobody gives him any usable quotes. He lists zero sources - not even the ever elusive (and total BS) "anonymous sources" - yet he goes ahead and paints a picture of disconnect and discord. Fine work there.

06-04-2010, 09:04 AM
OH NOES. . .


06-04-2010, 09:10 AM
Didn't the Pats sign Mike Teel? They must be afraid of losing Brady to sign the future greatest QB in the NFL.

06-04-2010, 11:21 AM
I'm not worried.

Oh yes I am.

06-04-2010, 10:19 PM
The Broncos released Tom Brandstater. We should sign him as a backup plan.