Brady: No Tension With Coaches – ESPN
By Lee Schechter | Special to ESPNBoston.com
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Monday further refuted an ESPN report that said there’s tension between him and the Patriots’ coaching staff this season, saying that his input into offensive game plans and pre-snap adjustments has not been diminished.
“I’ve always had input and there’s not one play that’s ever been called in the game that I’ve said, ‘Look I don’t want to run that play or that’s not the way it works,'” Brady said in his weekly interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI on Monday.
“I’ve always had input on what we do,” Brady added. “I think that’s what has been so great for me being here is I’ve always had the opportunity to say how I feel and what I think. Those are very personal discussions that I have with my coaches and they have so much respect for me and I have so much respect for them. I certainly don’t feel that way. I would never say that.”
Sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen before Sunday night’s 43-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that Brady and the coaching staff have had issues this season and that those issues might influence whether the future Hall of Famer finishes his career in New England.
Brady insisted that was not the case after beating the Bengals on Sunday night and he built on that denial Monday.
“It’s nice for me to have an opportunity when you hear from my voice about how I really feel,” he said. “I feel there is no place I’d rather play. Certainly there’s no coach I’d rather play for than Coach [Bill] Belichick. My relationship with [the] offensive coaches …read more