By Tom E. Curran
Even though he is the lead plaintiff in the antitrust suit that will ultimate cost owners tens of millions to fight, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is more than ready to extend an olive branch to get the NFL back on track. During a video chat with Boomer Esiason to hype the draft event Brady's doing with Under Armour, Esiason asked if Brady believed the 2011 season would be played. I believe it," Brady answered."Certainly I think there are too many players and too many owners that want it. There are a lot of people in the negotiating room and I know players are looking out, not only for ourselves, but for the past players, and the owners are trying to build a business.
"I think with any of that, there needs to be compromise. I know that before now and whenever the scheduled start of the season is whether its training camp or the first game of the season I think there are going to be a lot of talks that take place, a lot of negotiating sessions, and hopefully a lot of compromise comes from that. Thats business."Asked about the drafting Thursday night of left tackle Nate Solder, Brady answered, "That always makes a quarterback happy." Brady was quick to profess his long-standing love and admiration for furry Matt Light as well.(Gracious nod to Mike Reiss at ESPNBoston.com for unearthing first...)
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