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ICYMI: BREAKING: Report: Raiders prepared to offer Tom Brady two-year, $60 million deal. Plus article: In Tom Brady's case, are NFL tampering rules made to be broken?

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While it's a rumor at this point, Larry Fitzgerald and NBC aren't random amateur names involved here.  I'm guessing that Larry Fitzgerald is out to build credibility, not lose it.  NBC on the other hand, well MSM doesn't always care about credibility.

 

 

 
 
 
 

We have an actual dollar figure attached to the swirling rumors of various Tom Brady free agency landing spots.

The Brady-to-Las Vegas speculation has been out there since TB12 was spotted chatting up Raiders owner Marc Davis at the Connor McGregor-Cowboy Cerrone fight in Vegas last month. Now, veteran NFL reporter Larry Fitzgerald Sr. (father of the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver) reports that Davis' Raiders are prepared to offer TB12 a two-year, $60 million deal.

 

I’m told 🏈Las Vegas is prepared to offer @TomBrady $60 million over 2 years.

 
 
 
 

It's interesting to note that Larry Fitzgerald Jr., like Brady, is a long-time interviewee of Jim Gray on Westwood One's broadcasts of Monday and Thursday night NFL games. 

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While Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported on Super Bowl Sunday that the Patriots are willing to go beyond $30 million a year to retain Brady, it's unclear if New England would make a multi-year offer, since the face of the franchise, who'll turn 43 in August, essentially worked under a one-year deal this past season. 

Our Tom Curran has reported that while the Patriots will "extend themselves" financially to retain Brady, money is likely not the most important factor to the QB.

As Curran wrote Friday:

The persuasion in the Patriots pitch has to revolve around "who" and not "how much." The team that Brady plays for in 2020 won’t be the winner of a bidding war, it will be the one that provides the best ready-made landing spot to compete for a championship and have a shitload of fun while doing it.

https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/patriots/report-raiders-prepared-offer-tom-brady-two-year-60-million-deal

 


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In Tom Brady's case, are NFL tampering rules made to be broken?

 
 
 
 
 

If Robert Kraft ever commissioned a sculptor to carve “10 Patriots Commandments” you’d be sure to find, “Thou Shalt Not Tamper With Our Employees” somewhere on that stone tablet.

Throughout Kraft’s ownership and Bill Belichick’s stewardship of the football operations, loyalty has been rewarded and betrayal punished.

From January 1997, when the Jets were monkeying around with Bill Parcells when the Patriots were getting ready for Super Bowl 31 against the Packers, through June 2019, when the Texans made their overtures to Nick Caserio, the Patriots have made one thing very clear: they aren’t going to be patsies when it comes to other teams trying to lure their people away.

 

Which brings us to Tom Brady. As everything does. Do the Patriots care that a stealth parade of suitors is probably all up on him already?

Is this uber-protective organization fine with half of the league’s teams sniffing under the tail of the most important player in franchise history before they’re supposed to?

Rampant tampering with prospective free agents isn’t the NFL’s dirty little secret.

It’s not dirty since it’s somewhat necessary.

It’s not little since every team does it.

And it’s not even treated as a secret.

This week, the estimable and honorable Tedy Bruschi was asked about Brady on ESPN.
 

 

Reporting for @SportsCenter: Tom Brady and the free-agent timeline.

 
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“I think he’s gonna see what’s out there for himself,” said Bruschi. Matter of fact, I know he will. But I don’t think he’s going to have to wait until March 16 because you’ve got agents, you’ve got talk going on behind the scenes and I think he has an idea on the teams that are highly interested in him ... He will explore his options and he has the right to do so.”

The question then becomes what’s the league office going to do about it?

We all know the NFL’s penchant for selective rules enforcement. We all know they’ll happily string the Patriots up for transgressions real or imagined and let them twist in the wind. We all know the so-called Spygate II investigation that could have been cleared up in 20 minutes is still ongoing.

So, even if everybody’s doing it, isn’t it a little (a lot) hypocritical for the league to turn a blind eye to teams crawling up the trellis to slip in Brady’s window after dark?

Yes, it is. But a little hypocrisy never slowed the league down from doing anything.

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Besides, they might say, tampering with Tom Brady is actually a victimless crime. It actually does the Patriots a favor.

If Brady and his agent Don Yee have a sense of what’s out there before they start negotiating with New England, then the need for Brady to go on a free-agent tour is eliminated.

If Team Brady has no clue, then Yee starts from scratch when the legal tampering period begins March 16 at noon. 

There’s no way to vet each of the opportunities -- a source close to the situation figures there will be 10 teams expressing interest -- before free agency starts March 18 at 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, how are the Patriots supposed to convince free-agent tight ends or wideouts to come aboard if those players don’t know whether or not Tom Brady will be a Patriot? It’s easily argued that outside teams tampering with Brady is in the Patriots’ best interests.

Besides, if this really isn’t about the money -- and I’ve been told often enough that it isn’t -- it won’t matter if some crap-ass team is offering $70 million over two years.

The persuasion in the Patriots pitch has to revolve around "who" and not "how much." The team that Brady plays for in 2020 won’t be the winner of a bidding war, it will be the one that provides the best ready-made landing spot to compete for a championship and have a shitload of fun while doing it.

All that said, it will still seem odd to me if the Patriots -- whether it be Kraft or Belichick -- don’t somehow have their sense of honor offended by all the predicted sneaking around.

It’s always offended their sensibilities going back to January 1997 when it came to light that Bill Parcells spent the week leading up to Super Bowl 31 ringing up the Jets from his New Orleans hotel room instead of getting the Patriots ready to play the Packers.

The Krafts were apoplectic. Belichick, an assistant on that 1996 Patriots team, was pissed too.

"Yeah, I'd say it was a little bit of a distraction all the way around," Belichick told our Michael Holley for Holley’s book Patriot Reign. "I can tell you first hand, there was a lot of stuff going on prior to the game. I mean, him talking to other teams. He was trying to make up his mind about what he was going to do. Which, honestly, I felt [was] totally inappropriate. How many chances do you get to play for the Super Bowl? Tell them to get back to you in a couple of days. I'm not saying it was disrespectful to me, but it was in terms of the overall commitment to the team."

Every situation’s different, I guess. In this case, the tampering rules were made to be broken.


https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/patriots/tom-bradys-case-are-nfl-tampering-rules-made-be-broken

 


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We will see what happens, and if Brady plays for a team outside of New England. But it might not matter where he plays if he continues to decline in his play.

When has Brady looked as bad as he did to end the season? He threw pick 6's in back to back games. His arm talent is not what it used to be.

People in the media are afraid to criticize Brady because of what he has accomplished, but he is not the same player he was 5 years ago.

If Brady doesn't retire, this season could go very badly for him.

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2 minutes ago, Sucked In Again said:

Hope he goes, IMO Raiders would be foolish if it comes to fruition.

Jon Gruden loves veteran QB's, so I could see him falling in love with the idea of Brady being his QB.

I honesty don't think Brady can play at a high level anymore. You would have to have a pro bowl OL and pro bowl WR's in order for him to be great at this point in his career. 

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1 hour ago, junglesouljah said:

Jon Gruden loves veteran QB's, so I could see him falling in love with the idea of Brady being his QB.

I honesty don't think Brady can play at a high level anymore. You would have to have a pro bowl OL and pro bowl WR's in order for him to be great at this point in his career. 

You might be right, but Ive learned not to bet against the guy.  Not only are his physical and mental talents to be respected, but he has a drive deep in him like very few Ive seen....which I think has helped translate into his physical longeivity.

I have mixed emotions, Jungle.  Part of me would like him out of the division and even conference, while part of me would love to get potentially 2 finally shots at the Bills handing him and the Pats a very bad loss.....to leave a bad taste in his mouth before retirement....a quantum of solace for the Bills and their beleaguered fans. 

So what's the deal with Derek Carr?  Is he injured?  Even if Brady was decent to good, unless I've missed something with Carr, isn't he someone you don't want to give up for a guy who may be around for a year or 2?  Carr actually seemes like a Process guy, and has joined Peyton Manning as the 2nd player to complete 300+ passes in each of his first 6 seasons.  That's the kind of consistency the Bills could use.  


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Brady isnt going anywhere.

the reason this story involves the Raiders is because they are moving to a new local.

and because Bradys career started with the tuck rule vs -you know who.

Also, the last time The XFL started was when Brady and the Pats became a thing.

its come full circle. There is no such thing as coincidence.

 

 

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Throwing that kind money at a 32 year old Tom Brady is brilliant. Throwing that kind of money  at the 42 year old Tom Brady I watched last year??? That' s career suicide for Chucky and Mayock. 


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Is it even tampering if he's done in NE? He' essentially a free agent since he voided the last portion of his deal and he can't be franchised. It would be hilarious though if TuckMaster Tom wound up with the team that was screwed at his expense beginning almost 20 years of torture.

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8 hours ago, Nuke said:

Throwing that kind money at a 32 year old Tom Brady is brilliant. Throwing that kind of money  at the 42 year old Tom Brady I watched last year??? That' s career suicide for Chucky and Mayock. 

Its absolutely insane. Anyone in thei right mind who thinks Brady is going to carry a team to the Superbowl is a lunatic. He's a mid pack QB at this stage, and God knows what he will looks like when he's not with the cheating ass Patriots. 

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I would like to see him in Chicago, maybe Minnesota, teams that are built to win and just need that QB to step in.  The Raiders aren't there.  I want to see it, if he goes and wins, he cements a legacy as the greatest ever, if he flops, it doesn't really do much.

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14 hours ago, StraightJ said:

So what's the deal with Derek Carr?  Is he injured?  Even if Brady was decent to good, unless I've missed something with Carr, isn't he someone you don't want to give up for a guy who may be around for a year or 2?  Carr actually seemes like a Process guy, and has joined Peyton Manning as the 2nd player to complete 300+ passes in each of his first 6 seasons.  That's the kind of consistency the Bills could use.  

He's not injured, Gruden just doesn't like him for some undisclosed reason.  He's been looking for ways to move on from Carr since the day he took charge.    :niterider:

 


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15 hours ago, StraightJ said:

You might be right, but Ive learned not to bet against the guy.  Not only are his physical and mental talents to be respected, but he has a drive deep in him like very few Ive seen....which I think has helped translate into his physical longeivity.

I have mixed emotions, Jungle.  Part of me would like him out of the division and even conference, while part of me would love to get potentially 2 finally shots at the Bills handing him and the Pats a very bad loss.....to leave a bad taste in his mouth before retirement....a quantum of solace for the Bills and their beleaguered fans. 

So what's the deal with Derek Carr?  Is he injured?  Even if Brady was decent to good, unless I've missed something with Carr, isn't he someone you don't want to give up for a guy who may be around for a year or 2?  Carr actually seemes like a Process guy, and has joined Peyton Manning as the 2nd player to complete 300+ passes in each of his first 6 seasons.  That's the kind of consistency the Bills could use.  

Gruden is a very hard coach to play for especially if you are a QB. Chris Sims has refered to Gruden as a "Psycho". Also Gruden is always looking to upgrade the QB position, he is very demanding and was described by Chris Sims, "“Unless you’re the MVP of football at the quarterback position, he’s just the type of guy that is always going to be looking at the quarterbacks—if he can improve the position,” Simms said of Gruden. “Is there anybody out there that I’m missing? He is very hard to satisfy that way.” 

https://raiderswire.usatoday.com/2019/04/06/chris-simms-sounds-off-on-his-ex-coach-jon-gruden-raiders-qb-situation/

"This is what I would say to Derek Carr: The big thing is, Jon Gruden, you're going to learn a lot of football from him. He's got unbelievable passion. I learned a ton of ball under him myself. But at the same time, he demands and expects a lot out of the quarterback position. He always used to use the phrase on me, 'hey, I gave you the keys to the Ferrari. I don't want to see any scratches on it.' That's how he looks at his offense. It's his little Ferrari that he polishes in the garage every day after it gets done. He wants it to work and be orchestrated like some beautiful machine, so he puts the pressure on the quarterback to do that."

https://247sports.com/nfl/oakland-raiders/Article/Derek-Carr-Jon-Gruden-advice-NFL-QB-Chris-Simms--130901855/

 


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29 minutes ago, thinwhiteduke said:

Stop discussin pretend stories as if they are real. Nothing is happening. 

But if 12 = 6 and 3 = pork chops would you agre there's some merit to the story?

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37 minutes ago, thinwhiteduke said:

Stop discussin pretend stories as if they are real. Nothing is happening. 

 

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Seriously, why would the Raiders spend that money for Brady when they have Nate Peterman!!

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4 hours ago, DC2007 said:

I would like to see him in Chicago, maybe Minnesota, teams that are built to win and just need that QB to step in.  The Raiders aren't there.  I want to see it, if he goes and wins, he cements a legacy as the greatest ever, if he flops, it doesn't really do much.

I want to see him in New England when the whole house of cards collapses.

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I  can't see him leaving New England.  He wants to win a Super Bowl.  Sign Green and draft a WR in the first round for him and go for it.  

No WAY he wants any part of trying to go through the Chiefs and Mahommes to get to the playoffs.  He wants the path of the Bills (who he owns), the Jets (who are a mess), and the Phins who are rebuilding.  

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On 2/15/2020 at 12:29 AM, thinwhiteduke said:

Brady isnt going anywhere.

the reason this story involves the Raiders is because they are moving to a new local.

and because Bradys career started with the tuck rule vs -you know who.

Also, the last time The XFL started was when Brady and the Pats became a thing.

its come full circle. There is no such thing as coincidence.

While you may end up being right that this is purposeful disinformation(assuming Larry Fitzgerald has been bought out and doesn't need to care about his reputation), this is in addition to what started rumors earlier.  At UFC 246(Conor McGregor vs Cowboy Cerrone), Brady was photographed with the owner of the Raiders(being there actually makes me respect Tom's taste in entertainment a bit).  Maybe they just randomly bumped into one another in the large crowd, but it was enough to start speculation.  Now it's also cumulative.    (For what it's worth... The McGregor comeback match, while technically brilliant/creative, and stunning on his part, may have made the guys pictured below and the audience at home feel like people did when watching Mike Tyson knock guys out after less than a minute...after paying a large sum for pay per view).  

 

 

 

 


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