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  1. Patspsycho

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    It's about time. For an offense based on adjustments and timing, I'd think that working with the WR's is critical. What happened to the hardest working and most dedicated player on the team?
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    uh, its called 'offseason'?

    jesus.
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    And I'm sure Brady is doing all the conditioning and strength training he needs to do.

    Time off isn't a bad thing, particularly for a 34 year old guy in a very physically demanding job.
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    Rivers, Sanchez, Manning, and Roethliesberger have ALL already had their guys out on local high school or college fields, running through drills and practicing...These teams are WAY AHEAD of the Pats already...WTF?

    Supposedly Sanchez already has the NYJ offense installed....

    Why is Tom Terrific waiting so long?

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    I know these workouts mean a lot to uneasy fans. Don't mean a thing to Bill...for a reason. Absent the coaching staff he'd likely just as soon they stick to individual conditioning drills and working on whatever their coaches instructed them to when last they parted...
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    In the past, Brady consistently won the award for off season work outs. He seemed to be the one pushing his team mates and holding them accountable.
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    Um...that was when they weren't in a lockout. And actually he hasn't won that particular award for years. In part because after 3 extended seasons in his first 4 years as a starter, BB advised him to get away from the game more in the offseason so he could physically heal and mentally decompress. It's fine for Brady outwork teamates and to push guys to work just as hard and hold them accountable - and according to informed sources (his HC and teamates) he continues to do both. It's not all that productive for him to try and hold an organized workout that coaches can't attend and run.
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    Is it safe to assume that you don't have a wife and kids?
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    I know your kidding but I'd bet anyone a hundred bucks that Brady is following a schedule that he and Belichick worked out during the 2010 season.

    Hmm, the first Brady organized team work-out is the exact same that the first mandatory minicap takes place...
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    My point is that I dont see the same dedication. Just my opinion.
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    He clearly doesn't show that one kind of dedication (showing up in Foxborough in March).

    But for all we know he's doing as much more in Cali than he did in NE.
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    I agree, I saw absolutely no dedication last year when Brady won the MVP trophy and led one of the youngest teams in the league to a 14-2 record.
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    If that truly were the case, then the Pats players would not already have playbooks.
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    But Felger and the entitled fanboys can't see him or it...:scream:

    You expect them to take the word of his coaches and teamates to a man? How naive...;)
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    it's being reported that 40-50 players showed up....that's significant.
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    Who says they do? And even if they did, who says they understand them... Why do we have coaches at all if that's the case? Why does Bill wear a whistle and send guys on laps and spew expletives and take players aside? To chat about current events? Did he bench Merriweather last season because he thought he needed a rest or because he wasn't doing what the coaches kept asking him to do despite being in clear possession of a playbook???

    Bill scoffs at these dis-"organized workouts". He's just hoping they don't get hurt or develop a lot of bad habits he'll have to beat out of them...
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    More likely it was a lot of fun and bonding mixed in with a little exercise and some exasperation... Kinda like pro bowl practices...
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    Twitter / Ian R. Rapoport: Several Patriots, includin ...

    Twitter / Mike Reiss: Patriots players just conc ...

    Twitter / shalise manza young: workout over for today - s ...
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    Three thoughts:

    1. Finally! Good news.
    2. Brady would be more helpful to the team if he lived in the area in the offseason. However, his reasons for not doing so are very legit.
    3. Absent him living around here in the offseason, I don't know what there is to complain about in his contributions or dedication.
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    Maybe for the first day.

    Brady seems to have 2 speeds and only 1 applies to anything football (pedal to the metal).
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    if you don't think Bill had a mass of emails in his drafts folder ready to blast out to every player/staff member on this team the second the lockout was lifted a month or so back, you clearly don't understand this team or the mindset of them. they thrive on the rules and tip toeing the line. the entire off season program, playbook, and nutrition guide is in the hands of every player on that team..

    and anyone who complains about Brady not living in Boston during the off season... come on really?
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    Funniest and probably most interesting thing to come out of todays workouts was the limited number of mediots in attendance (looks like SMY and Reiss) and apparently nobody told the Herald since Rap arrived moments after the players left following a 2.5 hour session and then totally screwed up by revealing the apparently supposed to be secret location on Twitter...LOL

    Who's in and who's out...no surprise. Wait 'til Felger wades this PM...
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    Agreed that it's good news. Many players don't live in the teams city in the off season. Just get on a plane for the voluntary work outs. I'd even feel better if he flew out the receivers to the West Coast. I seem to be in the minority but as the team's leader I'd like to see him doing more.
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    Edelman says he has a playbook. Maybe you'd like to assume that he is only only one who does.... No one is suggesting that team led workouts are equal to coach led workouts. Your assumption that Bill scoffs at such things is a very bad one.

    Instead of putting words in BBs mouth and dismissing the hard work of our local team, maybe you should praise them for such a large turnout.

    FYI, the safeties coach from last year was canned, and it's been cited that it is because he wasn't good at teaching.
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    Offseason surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot, for one thing.
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    Bill said as much a week or two ago when asked about player led workouts...

    And as for Edleman, he may be in a little trouble when he and the coaches again meet. Playbooks are generally collected at the end of the season and placed back in the vault...or something. Teams guard them. Players often bend rules they don't think are that big a deal... And if he's talking about last year's playbook practicing it may not be gaining him any ground... Practicing the 2009 offenses playbook would have proved useless for the 2010 team...
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    Where can I find where Bill "said as much"?
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