Jun 17, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during mini camp at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady Brags About Possible Possession of New York Jets’ Playbook


After first I was going to leave this off and not write about it, but the more I thought about it the more it became clear that I needed to write about it.

For anyone who missed it, according to the NFL website, among other reports, Tom Brady had some boasting to do during Wes Welker‘s wedding. What was the boast about? Per the report, Tom Brady bragged that they “may or may not” have been in possession of Jets’ defensive playbooks.

Sounds like one of those statements where you say yes or no, but you are really implying yes, if you know what I mean.

We should take the report, however, with a grain of salt. Several grains of salt, actually, when you take into account the source. Who was it?

None other than the Manish Mehta anonymous source, former defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Furthermore, Pettine was not in attendance for the comment. The comment, if it was made, went from Tom Brady, to former linebackers’ coach Mike Smith, to Mike Pettine. So, a guy who ran his mouth against the team policies, gives out a quote that he never actually heard.

Sorry I am not so sure.

Hey, at least Pettine put his name on it this time. Why did he wait until Cleveland to speak on the record?

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Tags: Mike Pettine New York Jets Tom Brady

  • Paul Newbold

    Silliness in my opinion. Let’s just not blow it up into anything more then it is…another “he said”, “she said” story from the likes of Mehta. I have no clue why they let this guy write about the Jets! Honestly I don’t know why the Jets continue to allow him anywhere near their facility! The guy has no credibility left!

    • matr dontelli iii

      Agree and have agreed for years now, the team should bar him from their facilities. He gives the media a bad name which, given ESN is a member of the media, is quite an accomplishment for a little twerp with one eyebrow!

    • Alan Schechter

      @matr and @Paul, I more wonder why the heck Pettine is opening his mouth. What does he stand to gain here?