Re: It's NOT my job!
posted at 5/23/2013 11:11 PM EDT
In response to pezz4pats' comment:
a recent interview with Bill Bellichick on the Patriots offense
Interview with TB, regarding Welker and more....
Though Brady and Welker shared a close connection, the 35-year old quarterback wouldn't classify his feelings over Welker joining the Broncos as anger or disappointment.
"Of course I have feelings, but those feelings are very personal to me," he said. "I used to get caught up in angry and disappointment, but I don't make the decisions, these things aren't up to me. At some point you've got to realize the things that are out of your control, you've just to to let go, focus on my job and what I need to do. The game moves on, the team moves on, there's only so long you can dwell on the past and at some point you've got to move forward.
"Like I said, my job for my team is to be the best quarterback and not the general manager, not the coach and not the owner," Brady added. "It's to try to go out there and bring my own competitiveness to the field so that those guys that I'm playing with this year can rely on me and count on me to be the best I can be."
Prior to the start of free agency, Brady agreed to a three-year contract extension through 2017 that created over $15 million in cap space during the next two league years. When asked if the extension was motivated in part to create financial flexibility to ensure that Welker was re-signed, Brady rebuffed that he made such a request.
"Those aren't my demands," he replied. "I want us to field as competitive a team as we can. And I have all the trust in the world that Mr. Kraft and Jonathan [Kraft] and coach Belichick do that. There's nothing about me, I don't say that, I'm not general manger. I can't say 'I do this, you do this.' That's what my decision was, it was kind of a value proposition for me and wanting to be in this system with Coach Belichick and the other players that I've been able to play with.
TB added, with a chuckle, "Who is that creep on BDC , that says I do those things?"
"Let me just punch him in the face , right now" LOL! JK
Reporter: so bill what will the offense look like this year?
Bellichick: well you know you better ask Tom because he runs the offense
Reporter: he does? not the OC?
Bellichick: well he will make suggestions but Brady has the final say on everything
Reporter: well don't you have the final say?
Bellichick: oh well I have tried for years to have a little more influence but, you know, what Tom says goes
Reporter: so all these years Tom Brady runs the offense?
Bellichick: oh yes definitely...a couple of times over the past 4-5 years I have tried to add in a few ideas of my own-maybe less shotgun, get Tom under center much more, stuff like that, but when I suggested it Tom went nuts, told me to f**k off and mind my own business, so, you know i try to keep out of his way now....