Extra Points: Brady, Rudolph, Garrett, Kaep

There’s been a lot of talk about Tom Brady‘s future this season, and whether he plans on continuing to play with the Patriots beyond 2019. Set to be a free agent after this season, there have been rumors Brady could wind up with a different team. A recent Adam Schefter report indicated retirement was also an option, although that would be at odds with Brady’s stated desire to play until he’s 45. According to his longtime friend and personal trainer Alex Guerrero, he could go well beyond that. Guerrero made a recent radio appearance on WEEI, and made it sound like Brady doesn’t plan on stepping away anytime soon.

“No one thought you could play at the elite level in your late 30s, early 40s. That is something we always felt we could do. I have really wanted to be there to help him accomplish that goal. I certainly do believe that 45 is a very realistic goal,” Guerrero said. “We talk about it all the time. Every year he just adds another year. He goes in and he’s like, ‘Guys, I feel so good still. I think I am going to go till 45.’ I am like, ‘OK.’ Now he’s like, ‘Alex, I think I can go like 46 or 47.’” If Brady does really want to go all the way to 47, that means we could have another five years of the legendary Patriots signal-caller. Guerrero is one of Brady’s closest confidants, and he’s certainly in the know. During the interview, he also emphatically denied reports of tension between himself and the organization.

Here’s more from around the league:

  • The fallout from the Browns/Steelers brawl isn’t going to get any crazier than it already is. Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph will not take legal action against Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link). Rapoport writes that “Rudolph considers the situation to be exclusively an NFL matter.” The fact that it was even a consideration underscores just how wild last night’s events were. Rudolph’s agent had even intimated on Twitter that they were seriously considering pursuing a lawsuit or prosecution. In case you somehow missed it, Garrett has been suspended indefinitely, while Maurkice Pouncey got a three-game ban and Rudolph was fined.
  • There’s been a lot of mystery surrounding Saturday’s Colin Kaepernick workout, and the last we heard at least 24 teams were slated to attend. Commissioner Roger Goodell apparently made the decision to have the workout without consulting his usual advisers, and made the call in an impromptu fashion. He obviously wants it to go off without a hitch, and is determined not to have it be a PR nightmare. To that end, a source told Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com that there is “zero doubt the league office is twisting arms” to get teams to show up (Twitter link). The whole thing has been a bit bizarre, and the league has been accused by Kaepernick’s allies of setting it up for failure.
  • The league has switched course and said they won’t provide Kaepernick’s reps with a list of those attending, and Florio’s report would seem to indicate there won’t be many top decision-makers at the workout. It’s been unclear whether there would only be low-level scouts on-hand, but the Broncos at least seem to be taking it seriously. Denver is sending top pro scout Jordan Dizon to the workout, according to Mike Klis of Denver 9News.
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25 comments on “Extra Points: Brady, Rudolph, Garrett, Kaep

  1. pasha2k

    Garrett should be suspended for life! Consider if that was in a non Football situation, he would be arrested.

    • fieldsj2

      That’s ridiculous! You act like it’s worst incident that’s ever happened on a football field. Hell, Haynesworth kicked a guy’s helmet off and split his head open stomping on him. What Garrett done was absolutely over the line, but not enough to be banned for life. It’s not like Rudolph’s walking around with 30 stitches and cleat marks on his face like Andre Gurode did. Garrett is already guaranteed to get the worst punishment in league history and deservedly so. Rudolph could have walked away after his helmet was off but he chose not to.

    • Foreveryankees

      Totally agree! If that was me or you, we’d be arrested and put in jail!

    • 5028892

      Look at the NFL rulebook it’s a 15 yard penalty and automatic 1st down. The suspension is already an overreach

  2. bigeasye

    A couple of thought:
    1) how old is Tom Brady right now
    2) seriously why do y’all keep updating us on Kaepernick. He’s not in the league. He’s no different than Ryan Leaf, Johnny Manziel or Connor Cook or any other QB not currently playing in the NFL

    • It’s because offended snowflakes like yourself keep clicking and commenting on Kaepernick articles to remind us how much you totally don’t care about him.

  3. findingnimmo

    Again, just super curious why and how anyone can defend or make any excuse for what that low life Garrett did. Baffling that there are any supporters or defenders of him.
    As for this other clown, well, what else can be said.

  4. supertrucker247

    How about the support Rudolph got from Tomlin after the game??? He “had to keep his thoughts to himself” when asked about it. He should be fined for impersonation of an NFL coach. Thanks coach for having your players bact

      • findingnimmo

        Ha lol. And I didn’t see or hear anything about that, but everyone would be wise to shut up about it as I’m sure he and all of them knew heavy suspensions and fines were coming after that. Probably the smartest thing he has done would be to shut up and keep thoughts to himself and out of the public.

  5. crosseyedlemon

    In two weeks we’ll get to see if Mike Tomlin can perform the “You Don’t Live In Cleveland” schtick as well as Sam Wyche.

  6. Z-A

    Finally watched the video and came away with “that’s it?”. Rudolph tried to rip his helmet off and looks like he’s gouging at his eyes maybe. Then, after his OL is holding Garrett up Rudolph charges in at him. Rudolph is a punk. If it wasn’t the helmet, Garrett would have clocked him in the face for charging at him anyway. Then you have Pouncey another punk kicking at Garrett’s head and trying to punch someone with a helmet on. Like that does anything.

    I could care less about the Browns, or the Steelers, but honestly it looks like Rudolph started the whole thing and Garrett was defending himself, he just happens to be a lot bigger and stronger than Rudolph. Don’t poke the bear. Suspend them all for sure, not supposed to be a back alley bar fight out there, but “indefinately” I mean 2 games each of them and be done with it.

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