Tom Brady 'enjoyed being around' Antonio Brown Monday

Ryan Hannable
September 09, 2019 - 9:29 pm
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After agreeing to terms with the Patriots over the weekend, the Antonio Brown signing became official on Monday and he was able to meet his new quarterback, Tom Brady.

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Appearing on Westwood One Radio before Monday Night Football, Brady explained what things were like.

“Antonio, meeting him today, I really enjoyed being around him and he’s a very smart football player," Brady said to Jim Gray. "He knows how to play the game. He’s been extremely productive and the only thing I know we can do is to go out there and work at it and meet and to communicate and get on the practice field and go through things. I am not buying into any hype or potential. I am in to work. He is in to work and our entire offense is in to do what is best for the team, and I am really excited to get to practice on Wednesday.”

While Brown is an incredible talent, Brady made it clear nothing is guaranteed with him and it's going to take some work in order for the two to get on the same page.

“We’re going to meet as much as we possibly can," he said. "I think that the quarterback-receiver relationship is so important. The more you know each other, the more you know what each other are thinking, the faster you can accelerate the trust and confidence in one another when you get on the field. I have had that with a lot of guys that I have played with. Certainly guys that are on the roster now, Julian [Edelman], Phillip Dorsett, Josh [Gordon]. You saw that last night.

"But, when you haven’t played with guys, you have to try and do it as quickly as possible. The clock is ticking on us right now. This is not the offseason program, this is about real games that count and we’re going to try and spend as much time as we can together and really get up to speed and talking with what our roles and responsibilities are.”

It appears likely Brown will make his Patriot debut next Sunday in Miami.

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