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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: Josh McDaniels And The Colts Wouldn’t Have Worked Out

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A Case of Behind The Scenes

 

 

Josh McDaniels and the Patriots thought their time to depart after their tough loss in Super Bowl 52 was unavoidable. However, not only did Josh McDaniels get extended, but its been many rumors that Robert Kraft had contacted McDaniels literally hours before he was suppose to take off Tuesday for Indianapolis.

 

It’s difficult to know anything within the Patriots’ organization as they have remained firm in not explaining what goes on behind closed doors. However, multiple sources over at ESPN for the past week since the story broke out about McDaniels’ abrupt decision to not become the Indiapolis Colts Head Coach. The way things broke down was that Kraft and Bill Belichick got together and sat down with McDaniels. With Defensive coordinator, Matt Patricia going to Detroit, this seemed like a desperation move to maintain the coaching staff from the previous season.

 

However, according to ESPN writer Mike Reiss, there was more to the situation then just that. In one of his articles regarding the McDaniels’ decision, he stated:

 

Belichick offered to include McDaniels on more of the inner workings of the organization, from roster construction to financial/salary-cap related considerations. That was viewed as “extremely valuable” to McDaniels. Ownership also endorsed it as a way to extend Belichick’s influence on the organization in future years, although no assurances were given to McDaniels that he would succeed Belichick. McDaniels, who a source confirmed got a significant raise, has privately said in the past that he did not want to be the coach who succeeds Belichick. Although he since may have changed his mind, McDaniels knows Belichick, after five Super Bowl victories, will be a hard act to follow.

Beyond financial and professional stability, McDaniels also was thinking of his family. He wanted a long-term commitment from the Patriots so his four children, ages 12 to 3, would be able to attend the same schools over the next several years. The transient life of a coach doesn’t always make that possible.

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Former NFL Official Claims Eagles Used Illegal Play To Win Super Bowl

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Did you have doubts that the Eagles lined up correctly on the Nick Foles touchdown catch?

Well, you are not the only one with a former analyst now claiming that Philly was indeed lined up illegally on the play.

Appearing on the Talk of Fame Network, former head of officiating and FOX rules analyst Mike Pereira said the Eagles were in fact lined up illegally.

“I know the league came out and said that it’s a judgment call, which it is,” Pereira said, via Pro Football Talk. “The down judge, who was the one that [the play] was on his side of the field, they felt that it was his judgment, and [receiver Alshon Jeffrey] was close enough. Well, he wasn’t. They lined up wrong.

“Not only that, it’s a trick play. And if you’re going to run a trick-type play, then you have to be lined up properly. You could either have six men on the line, or you could have an ineligible number lined up at the end of the line, which was the case. I know what the league has said, but they would have been a lot more comfortable if they would have called an illegal formation.

“We always use a yard [within the line of scrimmage], maybe a yard-and-a-half. But that’s two [yards], and even a little bit beyond two. It’s kind of one of those that has no effect on the play. I get it. But they didn’t line up properly. And it really should’ve been called.”

Bottom line is it was simply a judgment call be the officials, might have been the completely wrong judgment, but based on what we know about Super Bowl LII the New England Patriots were never going to win the game. The Malcolm Butler benching paired with Doug Pederson‘s mindset of keeping his foot on the gas and exposing New England’s weaknesses were the reasons the Patriots lost the game, not this particular play.

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Boston Herald Runs Ron Borges’s Tom Brady Hoax Story

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Thursday night Boston Herald reporter Ron Borges penned a story with this headline “Tom Brady wants to get paid like Jimmy G, or he’ll skip OTAs”. A headline and a story that was uncovered as a hoax on Friday.

The Kirk and Callahan show on WEEI revealed that one of their texters pretended to be Tom Brady’s agent Don Yee when texting Borges. The texter dubbed “Nick in Boston” informed Borges that Tom Brady intended to sit out New England’s preseason workouts unless he was paid like Jimmy Garoppolo who signed the largest deal in NFL history on Thursday.

K&C tweeted out the screenshots of texts with Borges outing the story as a complete and utter hoax.

Borges story was actually refuted right off the bat on Thursday night with both NBC Sports Boston and NESN claiming the story held no truth.

As for Borges, this is not his first major failure as a reporter. Since the Herald ran the story they are now looking into the matter.

Overall tricking Borges isn’t a great thing to do. Lying about someone’s identity is never nice with some reporters coming to the defense of Borges. But it is hard to have sympathy for a “journalist” that failed to check his sources and run with a story with only one source confirming of a major story.

Either way, there is no truth to a Brady holdout.

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