Bill Belichick: I’ve always had a good relationship with Tom Brady
Patriots minicamp got underway on Tuesday morning and both Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are in attendance for the team’s first mandatory work of the offseason.
Both players opted not to take part in the voluntary work that’s been going on for the last couple of months, which has led to a lot of conjecture about their relationships with the team and coach Bill Belichick. Belichick didn’t offer many thoughts about those topics during a Tuesday media session, saying that only the players answer questions about their feelings and that he doesn’t have any problem with the quarterback.
I’ve always had a good relationship with Tom, Belichick said.
One of Quintana’s best pitches is his two-seam fastball. Last year, opponents hit.254 in at-bats ending on the pitch, the sixth-lowest opponent batting average among pitchers with at least 200 at-bats decided by two-seamers. When you’re sixth on a list led by Dallas Keuchel (.216 opp. BA), you’re probably doing something right. — Langs, ESPN Stats & Information
Bryant’s continued unemployment has surprised many, including former Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware.
I talked to Dez last week, and I don’t know why he hasn’t gotten a job, Ware said. From the training I see him doing, he can still get out there and do it. He has a lot more years in him. A team is going to pick him.
. . . His spirits are up. Dez still has that bite to go out there and play. That’s what’s keeping him training and getting him ready for somebody to give him a call.
Although Deion Sanders urged Jerry Jones to bring back Bryant, the Cowboys owner already has ruled that out. Bryant will get a new team at some point, but it won’t be in Dallas.
Every day there’s a lot of juice, a lot of talking. I think both sides are doing a nice job competing … Just a good start heading into training camp, and then we have to figure out where we’re at with tackling, blocking with pads and how we’re going to come together.Which is really all he could ask for at this point