Though neither has rivaled Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live stream, Tom Brady is having a big day when it comes to teammates posting videos of him.
First, former teammate Vince Wilfork shared an ad for Intel in which he designed a graphic of Tom Brady. Shortly after on Wednesday afternoon, Pats offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer posted a video for NFL Deutschland called “Sea Bass’ School of Football” featuring the Patriots quarterback (video below).
In the video, Vollmer, who was born and raised in Germany, tries to teach Brady how to give the German call of Brady’s 10-yard run in second quarter of the Patriots’ divisional round win over the Chiefs last postseason. Brady, as people speaking a language they don’t know are wont to do, struggles to say the correct words. He says “lightsaber” a few times and Vollmer gives him guff. It's not the funniest thing in the world, but it's a hell of a lot lighter than Brady's press conference Wednesday.
Brady isn’t the first Patriot to appear in one of Vollmer’s videos. Rob Gronkowski did the first one in November and Danny Amendola did one that was posted last month.
Vince Wilfork and Tom Brady are on the same team again, kind of.
Wilfork, an 11-year Patriot who says he will likely retire after two season with the Texans, posted an ad on Twitter Wednesday for Intel in which he designed a Tom Brady graphic to make Brady look more like himself. I would explain what the product is but quite frankly I’ve watched it twice and have no idea what any of it is. I feel like Mike Felger looking at an email.
Anyway, whatever the product is, Brady endorses it, too. Last week, Intel put out an ad that featured Brady doing mundane things and looking cooler because of the angle at which it was shot. Again, absolutely no clue what the product is. There’s no mention of anything you can buy. They say “Intel 360 replay” but that’s about it.
Anyway, you can design a Tom Brady graphic, too. As Wilfork’s tweet indicates, doing so enters one into a contest to win an autographed picture. Your art can also be in a video that Intel puts together.
On Monday, Julian Edelman took a light shot at the Steelers when asked about Antonio Brown streaming Mike Tomlin’s postgame speech on Facebook Live.
"That's how that team is run," Edelman said on WEEI Monday. "I personally don't think that would be something that would happen in our locker room, but hey, whatever. Some people like red and some people like blue. Some people like tulips and some people like roses. Whatever."
Ben Roethlisberger, one of the players who was speaking during Brown’s video, was asked to respond to Edelman’s comments Wednesday. He did so by saying the Steelers are run in a manner that’s gotten them six Super Bowl championships.
“I don’t think I need to speak much,” Roethlisberger said. “We’ve got our trophies out there. I’ve got owners that I think are the best in the business. They’re family to us, and I’m sure if he talked to his owner, he would say the same thing about the Rooneys. Anybody in here in the football world or the regular world that owns the Rooneys knows what they stand for. It’s a blessing to call them a family.”
Brown, whose actions were admonished by Tomlin Tuesday, could be fined if the NFL determines that he violated the league’s social media policy. The policy is as follows:
"The use of social media by coaches, players, and other club football operations personnel is prohibited on game day (including halftime) beginning 90 minutes before kickoff until after the post-game locker room is open to the media and players have first fulfilled their obligation to be available to the news media who are at the game."