Tom Brady via GHS on Mohamed Sanu addition: 'I am excited to have him'

Ryan Hannable
October 23, 2019 - 7:45 am

The Patriots made a move to boost their wide receivers room on Tuesday when they swung a trade for Falcons wide out Mohamed Sanu.

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The 30-year-old has 33 catches for 313 yards and a touchdown this season, while he is coming off of one of his more better years last season when he hauled in 66 passes for 838 yards and four touchdowns. Sanu primarily plays in the slot and is more of a possession receiver, as opposed to a burner who can take the top off a defense.

Speaking on The Greg Hill Show Wednesday morning, Tom Brady reacted to the move.

“I think those things, they remain to be seen and I think it is one thing to talk about it and it is another thing to go out and do it," Brady said when asked about his role. "I am excited to have him. I have watched him for a long time. I have just heard great things from a lot of people who have been around him and Coach (Bill Belichick) always says your role is what you make of it and that is really to be determined with what we do in the meetings and on the practice field so we can gain confidence and trust as quickly as possible and go out and try and help us do a better job of scoring points.”

Brady also said it doesn't matter much that he's a veteran when it comes to learning the system because it is still different than what he knows.

“I’m not sure. I have never been around him or anything like that, but we’ll just have to see how it goes and try to improve day-by-day," he said. "I know that sounds like a cliche answer, but that is the truth. He’s been in a different offense for a long period of time. It’s not like you come in and all of a sudden you know everything. He certainly knows how to play pro football and has played it at a very high level, so that obviously helps. It’s just learning our terminology and again, just working at it together. 

“I have said for a long time, the quarterback-receiver relationship is very important. It’s very unique. They can’t get themselves the ball and I can’t do their job. You have to see things the same way. You have to react and anticipate the same way. I think you see that with players who I have played with for long periods of time whether it is Deion Branch, Troy Brown, Wes Welker, Julian (Edelman). The years and years that you accumulate together really paying off because there’s a lot of things that you can talk about that maybe a year ago they come up on a Monday night game and you’re able to react and play fast and anticipate and it leads to better execution.”

Sanu will likely be on the field Sunday when the Patriots host the Browns.

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