Julian Edelman on GHS offers thoughts on Tom Brady's passionate sideline messages: 'You can’t take anything personal'

Ryan Hannable
December 06, 2019 - 10:50 am

In last Sunday's loss to the Texans, one of the bigger storylines from the game was NBC capturing Tom Brady getting after his wide receivers on the sideline in the first half. 

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There were several miscommunications between Brady and his young receivers, so it could be understandable why he was frustrated.

Speaking on The Greg Hill Show Friday, Julian Edelman said you can't take those things personally, and it happens to him as well.

“I hate saying this and I hate comparing it to the real deal of battle, because men and woman that serve our country, that is the real war and all that stuff, but in the heat of battle things happen," he said. "People say things, people do things because the emotion levels are so high and you can’t take anything personal. That’s football. I think, especially nowadays, it’s such a different type of generation where it’s almost like you can’t get MF’d anymore.

“The first day I got here, I remember I ran a route during OTAs, dropped a ball, and I had Tom yelling at me and I am literally 22 years old, been watching this guy win Super Bowls crapping my pants, thinking like, ‘Oh my God.’ It is just one of those things you have to deal with. There’s no hard feelings it’s just football. I think a lot of guys know that, most guys know that. He’s played enough football where he sees things a certain way and if he feels like he has to get a fire going under someone’s butt, that is what you have to do. That’s football.”

Edelman also said when he sees a player getting some heat, he sometimes talks to him to make sure he's taking it the right way.

“If you see a guy is taking it too much, and that isn’t just Tom, this is football," he said. "When you are younger, you don’t really understand. We’re not playing against Louisiana-Lafayette in a makeup game where you’re about to play in a bowl game, this is the National Football League and sometimes those things happen. You do go up to those guys and you tell them, ‘Hey, he is just trying to get the best out of you. You can go two ways from here: you can either tank it, or you can go and fuel off of it.’

"I try and tell guys that go through something like that, or a coaching point, or when a coach gets on a guy or something because we all get it, there’s no favorites in anything, especially here. If you do something wrong you’re going to be told. That is what it should be like. Guys have to fuel off that because it’s no personally driven. It is for something else.”

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