FOXBORO, Mass. — Desperate to know how Tom Brady will spend his four-week suspension? Too bad. The New England Patriots quarterback has no plans to reveal how he’ll keep the rust off in September.
Brady met with the media for what’s likely the final time before his Deflategate-related suspension begins this weekend. The news conference began with three straight questions about what he plans to do for four weeks.
Q: “How will you stay sharp in the four weeks in September?”
TB: “We’ll see.”
Q: “Do you plan on staying locally?”
TB: “We’ll see.”
Q: “Do you plan on telling us exactly what you’ll be doing?”
TB: “No, I don’t. If someone else is in this situation in the future, I don’t want to give away all my …”
Secrets — that’s the word Brady likely intended to use before trailing off.
Brady, who can’t play catch with current teammates, likely will work with ex-teammates during his time off. He definitely will continue to receive treatment from his body coach, Alex Guerrero.
The NFL has permitted Brady to work with Guerrero, even though the body coach spends time on the Patriots’ sideline during games, league vice president of communications Brian McCarthy told CSNNE.com’s Mike Giardi. Guerrero can’t pass along football information to Brady, however.
“Well, that’s nice of them,” Brady deadpanned Tuesday.
“We’ve been working together for over 12 years now. So, he’s one of my best friends. We’ll do what we always do. We’ll use all these days in the best way that’s possible to stay prepared and stay sharp. I have ideas of what I need to do based on the practices that we’ve had and the limited playing time that I’ve had. My goal is to come back and be the best I can be, just like every other year, every other offseason. I’m gonna do the best I can do over these next however many days — 30 days or so — to do the same thing.
“I think we’ve still got a good day of practice. I’ve looked at all these days of practices of ways to get better with access to the fields and throwing to my receivers. Trying to use those days the best I possibly can, just like I always would. I’ve got another, hopefully, opportunity to play Thursday night and be with the team Friday. And then try to do the best I can over the next month.”
We likely won’t know what Brady did during the next month until after the quarterback retires. Until then, his plans will remain a mystery.
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