New England Patriots Patriots Talk: Tom Brady Doesn’t Attend White House Visit Published 9 months ago on April 20, 2017 By stephenhilton Share Tweet Patriots Talk: Tom Brady Doesn’t Attend White House Visit Yesterday, the New England Patriots attend their White House visit with President Donald Trump. However, a public statement from Patriots’ [Quarterback] Tom Brady was given that he would not attend the public event. According to the statement, he was not among the players who came to the White House due to ‘personal family matters’. Tom Brady is not attending White House ceremony today due to "personal family matters." His statement: pic.twitter.com/OIidVZX3VV — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) April 19, 2017 This was unexpected since Tom Brady has been known to have close ties with the newly-elected president before his controversial 2016 presidential campaign. Some critics have looked at this as Brady trying to avoid interaction with President Trump. This can be dated back to when Trump announced at a New Hampshire rally before election day that Tom Brady had written to him: ‘Donald, I support you, you’re my friend and I voted for you.’ When Brady’s wife, Giselle Bündchen, was on Instagram a fan was suggesting she and her husband supported the then Republican nominee. Giselle replied ‘NO!’ It was later publicly stated by Brady that him and his wife would avoid talking politics from then on which he stated was ‘a good decision.’ Tom Brady's mother, Galynn, attended just one game this season, the Super Bowl, due to illness. She is currently in Boston. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) April 19, 2017 While politics might have something to do with it, there is a very good chance it’s something much more important. Galynn Patricia, Tom Brady’s mother, was reported to be suffering from ‘illness’ for the past year. The only game she attended in 2016 was Super Bowl LI. Brady dedicated the game to her and led the team to the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. For 48 years, my sisters and I have had the best example of love, friendship and compassion in our lives! And it's so special to celebrate together! I love you mom and dad! A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Apr 19, 2017 at 8:43am PDT Mrs. Patricia is in Boston with her family alongside her husband Thomas Brady Sr. Brady posted on Instagram celebrating his parents’ 48 years of marriage. Although it may seem like an excuse, family will always be the first priority for anybody so I will say good for him. In addition to Brady’s absence, nine other Patriots players have been confirmed to not have attended the White House. Among them were: Chris Long, Devin McCourty, LeGarrette Blount, Martellus Bennet, Alan Branch and Dont’a Hightower who all have heavily disagreed with President Trump’s stances and policies. Wide Receiver Danny Amendola was unable to attend due to a funeral that was being held yesterday. Related Topics:featuredHot Off The PressNew England PatriotsTom Brady Up Next Patriots 2017 Schedule is Official, Kansas City Chiefs will play in Season Opener Don't Miss Patriots Viral News: Gronk Interrupts Sean Spicer’s Press Conference stephenhilton Stephen is a Contributing Editor for Trifecta Sports Network and covers the New England Patriots and the NFL. 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The X-rays showed no structural damage. But for Patriots fans who might be worried about the QB’s status for Sunday they should take a deep breath. And barring an unexpected setback, Tom Brady will play Sunday against the Jaguars, per source. https://t.co/HNde1BtTA5 — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) January 17, 2018 But despite reports saying Brady will play, the idea that he ran into a player at practice seems suspect. Seems eerily similar to two seasons ago when Brady misssed a preseason game after cutting his hand with a scissor in the locker room pre-game. Of course this is way different with the AFC Championship game on Sunday, but still, this feels and sounds a bit odd. More will likely come on Thursday. Continue Reading New England Patriots Patriots Football Talk: Blowout in Foxborough Published 5 days ago on January 14, 2018 By Christian Bullock It was another cold January night at Gillette Stadium. But on the field what we saw was an Offense on fire. The Patriots were playing their, now annual, AFC Divisional Playoff Game. Yes, that’s right they do this every year! They have won their Division 9 Straight Times. They have earned a 1st Round Bye 8 straight times. And they have played in the AFC Conference Game, ah hem, now 7 straight times. Yes it has been quite a run. In Saturday Night’s Game against Tennessee, the Patriots, showed some of the best that the Team had to offer. As you can see by the title of this post, it was a blowout. One for the history books! Let’s get right into the play by play action. Ok, so it was cold, we know that; but did you see the “Scuba Suit” that Tom Brady was wearing? Yeah he came prepared to play all 60 Minutes. Now the Patriots got the ball first at Kickoff and they only had one 1st Down before they had to Punt it. It was a slow start before the “Fireworks”. On their next possession Brady just missed an open Rob Gronkowski. It would have been a big play if Brady didn’t throw it at his shoelaces. He was wide open and uncovered at the line of scrimmage. You could tell right then and there that the Titan’s Defense had some communication problems. As Tony Romo commented: “They looked discombobulated.” Then the longest Drive allowed by the Patriots came. The Titans went 95 Yards down the field from their own end zone to score. It was a Touchdown pass by Marcus Mariota to Corey Davis [7-0]. The long Drive ate up most of the clock of the 1st Quarter. And the Titans looked strong. But man oh man, did they “awaken a sleeping Dragon.” The fire was lit under the Patriots and they responded with a huge 2nd Quarter. They went down the field with several heroic plays by Dion Lewis. Then James White came in for a 5 Yard pitch and catch TD [7-7]. 3 Minutes and 37 Seconds later James White would score another TD, this time on the ground [14-7]. White would end up having 3 Carries for 11 Yards with a Rushing TD, and 4 Receptions for 29 Yards with a Receiving TD. It was just some excellent “Hurry Up” Offense. See the Patriots knew that the Titans were using the same Defensive Line. And as Tony Romo noted throughout the game, they were getting worn out and tired. The “No Huddle” Offense proved to be New England’s best weapon against a strong Defensive Line. Later in the 2nd Quarter Brady threw a 4 Yard TD to Chris Hogan [21-7]. Once again Dion Lewis was a huge factor in the Drive. Lewis would wind up with 15 Carries for 62 Yards and 9 Receptions for 79 Yards. Another stellar game for him. The Pats wanted to score again before the Half but Steven Gostkowski missed a 53 Yard Field Goal. Let’s face it, it was difficult to make in these conditions. The Patriots would show an impressive Defense in the 2nd Half. They would go on to Sack Mariota 8 times for the game. One of those huge Sacks came on Tennessee’s first possession. It was just what the Patriots needed. A stop, to get their Offensive Juggernaut back on the field. They would end up scoring again on a 2 Yard TD Rush by Brandon Bolden [28-7]. One of the key play makers of the Team was Danny Amendola. Who had 13 Targets 11 Receptions for 112 Yards. He was sensational! Then towards the end of the 3rd Quarter Brady threw to Rob Gronkowski for a 5 Yard Touchdown [35-7]. Gronk would get targeted 9 times with 6 Receptions for 81 Yards with a TD. It was now “officially” a blowout! Tennessee would score another touchdown but it was in “garbage time”, ie at the end of the game. [35-14] was the final score and with that the Patriots moved on to their next opponent Steelers/Jaguars for AFC Championship at 3:05 pm next Sunday. Tom Brady had a heck of a game, going 35-53 Passes for 337 Yards with 3 TDs. He is now the oldest player to win a NFL Playoff Game, at age 40. And with this win it became New England’s 26th Playoff Win out of 35 Playoff Appearances. Wow what a great number, 35! Congrats Pats! I can’t wait to watch you next week! Continue Reading New England Patriots Patriots Talk: The Rift Within The Patriots Is Overblown Published 5 days ago on January 13, 2018 By stephenhilton New England Isn’t Fazed By This News Talking about this subject reminds me of how Deflategate, SpyGate, and many other news reports seemingly jumped on the Patriots. In fact, some reports have been very mixed about the latest ‘bombshell’ from ESPN’s Seth Wickersham. On one hand, the piece goes over many details that come from sources that aren’t named. The writer for the article, Wickersham, has done pieces like this before regarding the NFL. He has been a senior writer for ESPN for years now. Wickersham has stood by his sources in a radio interview he did last week: I think the reporting process in a story like this has to remain as confidential as possible. I was as transparent as I could be in the story. Transparency is one thing but the thing here is that he had gotten this story from multiple sources inside the Patriots organization, ranging from staffers, coaches and even players. However, by not naming the people involved in this report, you also will be criticized because many will suggest you are making these up. But criticizing the writer is not the topic of this article. It’s to report that this is all been blown way out of proportion. To the point, that some writers have stated they believe Belichick will coach the New York Giants next season due to Robert Kraft interfering in the Jimmy Garopollo trade last October. Who Is Stuck In The Middle? Here is where I believe that article is right and wrong. The writer is correct in that the Patriots had some serious decisions to make regarding the Garropolo trade but that was not even close to the main issue. Many have gone as far to suggest that Kraft had made this decision personal which Kraft has denied and called ‘total fabrication and fiction’ multiple times since the report was released. When he was asked about the trade deadline and Jimmy G, Kraft told Peter King of Sport Illustrated: I assumed once the season started, we’d talk again at the end of the season about it. The next time I spoke with Bill about it was the Monday before the trade deadline. Bill asked me if I was OK with this. I was really taken aback a little bit. I wanted to think about it. I talked to Jonathan, who was okay with it, and I called Bill back and said, ‘OK.’ The ESPN article was mainly centered around owner Robert Kraft, Had Coach Bill Belichick and star Quarterback Tom Brady. The three have filed a joint statement regarding this article, staying they are ‘united.’ Joint statement from Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, Head Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady: pic.twitter.com/i555gWZIi6 — New England Patriots (@Patriots) January 5, 2018 But one of the most interesting sides to this story, is regarding Tom Brady’s personal trainer and business partner, Alex Guerrero. From ESPN:’ New players felt the surest way to earn Brady’s trust was to join Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola and others by seeking advice from Guerrero at his TB12 clinic — and not team doctors, which Belichick preferred … But according to multiple sources, players openly discussed with Patriots coaches, staff and trusted advisers whether to follow Brady or the team, leaving them trapped: Do we risk alienating the NFL’s most powerful coach or risk alienating the NFL’s most powerful quarterback? This right here is just way exaggerated. Brady and Belichick don’t let egos divide players, these are grown men, not children trying to please the teachers. They will follow what will best suit their interests and just follow the Patriots motto ‘Do Your Job.’ Simply, asking advice and ways to improve performance and seeing what will work shouldn’t have to be complicated unless you players are questioning their own life choices. How Much Is This True? Everyone outside of New England has been eager in seeing the Patriots finally falling off, but the latest reports claim that Brady, Kraft and Belichick will have a meeting with each other after the season is officially over. According NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport: But my understanding is [the marriage between Kraft, Belichick and Brady] is expected to continue past this season. First there is Bill Belichick, under contract for several more years and Belichick came out and said he absolutely believes he’ll be the Patriots coach next year and from what I understand I don’t see any situation where Robert Kraft allows anything besides that. Then there is Tom Brady. Of course, he is also under contract, he is never getting traded from the Patriots he is going to retire there, so it’s really on these three guys to come together after the season, figure it out and move forward. So by all accounts, Belichick is not likely leaving because of what he has built in New England, Brady is still under contract till 2019, and Kraft isn’t suddenly handing the reigns to his son Jonathon Kraft, President of The Kraft Group. So this story will contnued to be addressed but don’t expect this story to hurt the PAtriots moral. At this point, the team is just focused on beating the Tennessee Titans at home on Saturday’s matchup at 8:15 PM EST. 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