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Report: Brady at camp, contract 'within reach'

Posted on: July 25, 2010 11:30 pm
Edited on: July 25, 2010 11:41 pm
Getting in a tizzy over Tom Brady's contract status is more dramatic than Patriot fans need to be, but, well, there's probably no stopping them. Brady and Bill Belichick -- regardless of how well Matt Cassel performed two years ago -- are the two biggest keys to the team's success.

Good news on that front comes from ESPN's Adam Schefter , who reports that talks between Brady and the Pats are heading in a "positive" direction.
But one person familiar with the talks said there is ongoing dialogue that he described as positive and, while no deal is imminent, one now is within reach. Brady has one year remaining on his contract. Schefter also notes that there's good likelihood that an agreement could be reached this summer, with the uncertainties of the next CBA potentially holding it back.

Additionally, it appears as if Brady's holdout -- something that was believed to be a concern -- is unlikely to happen.

It seems unlikely that Brady isn't upset about the contract situation (especially giving his willingness to sacrifice cash on his previous deal for the good of the team), but it's now starting to sound more and more as if the whole "strained" relationship between the franchise quarterback and the brass is a little overblown.

We can put that all to rest (and end "Brady Watch") if Adam Caplan's report at Fox Sports is true . Caplan has a source that says Brady showed up for camp on Sunday along with the rookies. This of course would mean that there is no holdout and that talks between the Pats and Brady are indeed further along than we thought.

-- Will Brinson

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Report: Brady at camp, contract 'within reach'

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Report: Brady at camp, contract 'within reach'

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Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 7:44 pm

Report: Brady at camp, contract 'within reach'

I agree with everyone here. As a long time Pats fan, living in Memphis, I lost about a minute and a half of sleep when I first heard about Tom's contract situation. A slow news day produces this kind of media hype stories.

Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2010 7:13 pm

Report: Brady at camp, contract 'within reach'

I would totally agree with you.  I haven't talked or heard from anyone about being in a tizzy over the negotiations.  OUTSIDE WHAT THE MEDIA LIKES TO BLOW OUT OF PROPORTION. I believe that both Tom Brady and Randy Moss will end their careers in NE.  They will be making another run for a Super Bowl within the next 2 years.  Lets get the league and players talking CBA first.  Then all the domino's will fall where they may.

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2010 6:30 pm

Report: Brady at camp, contract 'within reach'

The fans know better.  There's not a snowball's chance in hell that the Pats would let Brady walk, or that the Colts would let Manning walk.  The owners are not idiots.  They will get a deal done.

And Brady didn't 'hold out'... he decided to be a good father and spend as much of the off-season as he could with his kids.  I'm obviously no Patriots fan, but let's be honest:  they're not some backwoods organization without a clue.  These guys know what they're doing, and they'll get business taken care of.  I think anyone who follows the NFL is 99% sure it'll get done without serious problems.  Melodramatic media folks are kind of making themselves look foolish by implying otherwise.

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 1:58 pm

Report: Brady at camp, contract 'within reach'

Brady getting old? he's right in the middle of his prime... Qb's prime's are usually between the ages 30-35.

Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2010 12:39 pm

Report: Brady at camp, contract 'within reach'

I am not a Patiriots fan, but I never even knew there was a hold out until I read this article.  Rediculous!  Does anyone really think that he won't play for the PAT's next year?  Give me a break and write about something worth talking about.

Since: Jan 12, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2010 12:31 pm

Report: Brady at camp, contract 'within reach'

You obviously have NO CLUE what your talking about when it comes to Matt Cassel!  He isnt even fit to carry Tom Brady's jock! Matt Cassel with not even be a part of the NFL conversation by the end of this year!

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 12:20 pm

Report: Brady at camp, contract 'within reach'

This "story" has been one of the most ridiculous pieces of media-driven garbage I've ever seen. Seriously, I participate in Patriots fan message boards, talk to a bunch of people locally, and not one person I ever encountered was even concerned about it at any point. Further, not only did Brady himself never say he was unhappy with his situation; during this offseason he even said something to the effect of "I'm under contract for another year, so I'll be playing" and the media just ignored it.

Nobody but the media (blame the Boston Globe; since Reiss left for ESPN, their Pats coverage has been almost as bad as the Herald, and if you're a Pats fan you know how bad the Herald can be) is even talking about this non-issue.

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2010 11:23 am

Report: Brady at camp, contract 'within reach'

Very mature response. <sarcasm>

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