Brady 'Refuses' to Watch HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

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August 23, 2010 at 10:15am ET

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It's not often you hear an NFL quarterback use the word "hate" to describe one of his rival teams, however Tom Brady appears to have no trouble saying so when it comes to the New York Jets.

Brady appeared on Dennis & Callahan on WEEI this morning, and told the two radio hosts that he refuses to watch HBO's 'Hard Knocks', which this year is following the Jets training camp.
“Honestly, I haven’t turned it on. I hate the Jets, so I refuse to support that show. … I’m sure it’s great TV,” Brady said Monday during his weekly interview.  “I’m glad people are liking it. But that’s just something that I have no interest in watching. I’d love to say a lot of mean things, but I’d rather not do that, either.”

Brady was also asked if head coach Bill Belichick would ever allow HBO to film their preseason in Foxboro, and the quarterback said it would likely only be if Belichick was preparing to retire.
"That would be tough," Brady said. "It may have to be his final season of coaching. If you ever hear that he's allowed that to happen, I wouldn't think there'd be another year after that. He hasn't told me. Believe me, I have no inside information on that. But I think coach Belichick has worked pretty hard over the years to run his practices the right way, his meetings the right way, and I don't think he really wants to give that information away."

One would have to assume that the chances of that happening with Belichick here are slim to none - regardless of what year of his contract he would be in.  The closest he'll likely ever come to being on that show was this appearance last year when he shook hands with Chad Ochocinco when the two met before their preseason game in Foxboro.