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According To The Globe’s Ben Volin, Tom Brady Could Retire Earlier Than Expected

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According To The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady Could Retire Earlier Than Expected

Tom Brady and when will he retire has been a question many have asked over the last 5 years or so. Brady himself has stated he wants to play into his mid-forties, but Boston Globe Reporter Ben Volin is theorizing you could see Brady have a surprise early retirement.

The link for the Volin piece is above, but given the Globe paywall I will summarize his points. Volin in his article theorized Brady’s ramped up marketing and endorsement deals are all part of him building his brand for post football ventures. Brady has released his cookbook, promoted TB12 institute more, and signed massive endorsement deals with companies like Aston Martin and Madden.

In addition to the brand ramp up, Volin said that Brady pushing to the media of the mid-forties age number is simply for him to have a surprise retirement announcement either next spring or the following spring. Other support for his theory included the concussion talk from his wife Gisele Bundchen who could be pressuring Tom into retirement sooner rather than later.

If Volin is correct, the non-trade of Jimmy Garrapollo makes a lot more sense for the Patriots, with Garoppolo entering his fourth NFL season and alot of time and money invested in him, one would think New England will keep him around till a Brady retirement.

Where Volin doesn’t dive into is the roster build of the Patriots and how Bill Belichick has gone all out in giving Brady one of the deepest offenses he has ever had at his disposal. New England has spent a lot of money this offseason in bringing in players like Brandin Cooks, Dwayne Allen, and Rex Burkhead on offense. One could look at their offseason moves and theorize they are loading up for one last Super Bowl run for Brady who has said in the past 6 titles would be special for him.

Sports enthusiasts know 6 titles is elite status with Michael Jordan winning 6 in the NBA. If Brady and the Patriots win this upcoming seasons Super Bowl, you could see Brady hang up the helmet for good. Now taking his competitive nature and consistent love for the game and being out there no matter what, truly predicting a Brady retirement is foolish given he could theoretically play as long as his body holds up. But if I was a betting man, I would bet on Brady retiring after New England wins this years Super Bowl.

If you have been following me so far you have likely noticed me assume New England will win its sixth title this upcoming season, and you know what, it might as well already be over. The NFL around New England is bush league, there is not one team that stacks up against New England. I will discuss those thoughts as the season draws closer here on Trifecta Network, but for now just be aware that Volin might be right in a sooner than expected Tom Brady retirement.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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Patriots Talk: Patriots Shut Out Raiders In Mexico City

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What a day for the Patriots to secure a win in the most Patriot way possible. The game was effectively over before the 2nd quarter ended. The team was dominant throughout the entire duration of the game and it showed. In many ways, there were a number of factors within this game that caused the Raiders to ultimately fold early on in the game

The Altitude Difference

The Patriots had the smart idea to stay in Denver and travel to Colorado Springs to adjust their bodies to the pressures of high altitude. The Raiders took the same approach when they traveled to Mexico City to play against the Houston Texans in Week 11 of the 2016 season. Although, the method worked last year, you can’t deny that there was a lot of outside interference in that game.

This time around, it was very clearly from just the fact that CB Stephon Gilmore and WR Danny Amendola leaving the game due to dehydration showed how taxing the high altitude was on them. The Raiders were arguably worse with their team as they allowed 4 turnovers on the offense yesterdays. The sheer pressure the game put on most of the players was quite significant in this game for both team. But the Patriots ultimately minimzed the effect that it had on them.

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Patriots Football Talk: Patriots Dominance Continues In Mexico

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It was a sunny Sunday at the Estadio Azteca, Mexico’s Premier Stadium, in Mexico City.  The New England Patriots were facing off against the Oakland Raiders in what was called a Road Game.  It was a made for TV experience to draw in a more viewers and fans.  It was the NFL’s way to reach a larger market, that being fans in Mexico City.

The Game showed off the best in the NFL.  And you know what?  The best Team in the NFL showed what it means to be the best.  Of course I’m talking about the Patriots dominating yet another Team.  They continue to out preform their opponents on the field.  It’s something that this year’s Team has grown in to.  From being just a contender to being an all-out reigning champ; this Team has figured out how to be great.  Today’s game was proof of that!  I’d say they played perfect, but they didn’t get the shut out.  Hey you can’t have everything!

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NFL Talk: Week 11 Picks

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We are finally getting down to the last stretch of the season where teams will finally start to line up where they will make the playoffs and those who will simply tank for the higher pick in the 2018 NFL draft. At this point, most people have teams figured out and know how games should go from here on out. As of now, I got 11-3 correct last week, which puts me at 95-51 for the season.

Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers: Winner – Steelers

At this point in the season, I think the Titans will likely make the wildcard as Jacksonville will run away with the division. The Steelers are pretty much a lock for the playoffs. Their division has the Browns with the worst record in the NFL, and the Bengals and Ravens have fallen off. Even though the game was already played yesterday here was my thoughts before the game:

They are playing the Titans at home and the Steelers defense has been a hack of a surprise for this season. It’s mainly because of how much money was invested into their offense yet their defense has improved substantially from last year. The 2nd best passing defense in the NFL (allowing only 181.8 passing yards per game) and 11th against the run (allowing 102.7 rushing yards per game).

The Titans will have some serious difficulties holding the Steelers down while they are playing at home. Despite the Titans not having a bad team by any stretch (they have the 6th best rushing defense in the NFL), this is the Steelers game to lose and thankfully after what we have seen, that isn’t alot. Steelers won by 40-17 and my prediction was they would score 27-20. (Titans couldn’t even get me that)

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cleveland Browns: Winner – Jaguars

If the Jags somehow throw this game away I will be so done with predicting their games this season. The Browns are a team that needs a massive overhaul and I don’t see it being enough for them to win this game. The Jaguars will win this game 24-21 with Blake Bortles somehow almost throwing the game away. Almost.

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