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Tom Brady shot down hypothesis about any unhealthy blood between him and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians Thursday, saying Arians was a significant factor in his determination to signal with the Bucs.
Brady advised reporters following Thursday’s minicamp observe he by no means had any points in his relationship with Arians regardless of studies on the contrary following his second season in Tampa Bay.
“Zero by any means. He and I have a great relationship,” Brady stated. “I feel that’s a part of why I selected right here was due to Bruce.
“He and I’ve been in unimaginable communication, and I’ve nice respect for him. He is aware of how I really feel about him, and that’s a very powerful factor. And I understand how he feels about me.”
Arians introduced in March he was stepping down as head coach and would as a substitute be taking a front-office place with the workforce. He dismissed rumors of a strained relationship with Brady, saying the 2 have a “nice relationship.”
Brady additionally spoke about the opportunity of Rob Gronkowski making a return to the workforce, saying the choice is “completely as much as him.”
“We’d all like to play with him, however he’s received to make the most effective determination for himself, and he is aware of that,” Brady stated. “Anyone that cares about him is aware of that he’s doing what’s proper for him, which is attempting to determine it out.
“We don’t have coaching camp for about six weeks, so no matter — he has to do to determine it out. I feel we shall be hopeful if he does. And if he doesn’t, we’ve nonetheless received to go on the market and determine what to do.”
Gronkowski has but to determine whether or not he’ll proceed enjoying. He performed the final two seasons for the Buccaneers after spending a number of years with the New England Patriots.