Report: Pats won't trade Garoppolo, he'll 'be a Patriot in 2017'

Report: Pats won't trade Garoppolo, he'll 'be a Patriot in 2017'

The Patriots aren't shopping Jimmy Garoppolo, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, which will be a disappointment to teams in need of a quarterback.

Though it probably will, this news shouldn't come as much of a surprise. As CSN's Tom E. Curran reported last week, the Patriots would "need to be bowled over" by a trade offer. "There is no for-sale sign draped around that beautiful little neck of Jimmy's," Curran told Tom Giles on Sportsnet Central, saying that unless the Pats are overwhelmed in a trade "they're not going to move Jimmy Garoppolo."

On an appearance on WEEI later Wednesday, Schefter doubled, and tripled, down on his earlier tweet.

"This is nothing about smoke, this is nothing about leverage, this is nothing about them not getting the price they wanted, Schefter said. "This is about one thing, plain and simple: They really like Jimmy Garoppolo, and they don't want to get rid of Jimmy Garoppolo. And they think good young quarterbacks in this league are tough to come by . . . And, again, Tom Brady is 40 years old. He's been able to do it for a really long time . . . but who knows how much longer he's going to play for?"

What about if the Patriots get an overwhelming offer? Schefter was adamant, saying Garoppolo would be a Patriot in 2017.

"It's just not going to happen . . . Again, I'm telling you that they're not expected to trade Jimmy Garoppolo . . . They're not going to trade him.

"I'm just telling you that Jimmy Garoppolo is going to be on the Patriots in 2017. No matter who calls, no matter what anybody offers. He's going to be on the roster this summer."



Dustin Pedroia taking cues from Tom Brady to extend his career

Dustin Pedroia taking cues from Tom Brady to extend his career

Dustin Pedroia is no stranger to injuries. That's a big reason why he's no longer a stranger to the sometimes peculiar practices of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

In an interview on WEEI's "Bradfo Show," Pedroia told Rob Bradford that he's been taking cues from the five-time Super Bowl-winning QB to help extend his playing career and make his body healthier and more durable.

“I understand what he does and know what he does. I think it’s awesome,” Pedroia told Bradford. “There’s a reason why he’s successful at his age (39), and he looks better now than he did when he first came to the league. You have to be smarter as you get older and learn different styles -- the way to train and the way you take care of your body to be able to perform and stay on the field. It doesn’t matter what sport you’re playing. He’s definitely got that figured out.”

Pedroia, of course, played the entire 2013 World Series-winning season with a torn ligament in his thumb. He's battled through various other lower body and hand injuries over the past few seasons, as well. But in 2016, he had his best season in recent memory, posting his highest OPS since 2011, as WEEI notes.

Part of that is with his own take on the Brady approach -- which focuses more on pliability and resistance training than extensive, heavy weight lifting -- and a healthier overall lifestyle, something Brady is notoriously infamous for having.

"There’s tons of ways to take care of your body. It’s not just get in the weight room and throw weights around,” Pedroia explained. “As you get older, the human body can’t take the pounding if you’re going in there and power lifting. When you’re younger, you can handle some of that. But as you get older, you got to be smarter. Sometimes less is more -- whether that’s weight or reps or whatever. You’ve just got to be smart. And eating wise, that’s a big part of recovery. If you put the right foods in your body, you’ll heal faster if you’re injured or recover faster. It’s like a car, man. Put bad gas in, bro. It’s not going to be the same as good gas.”

He hopes the approach can, at the very least, keep him moving for quite some time.

“I plan on living until I’m 100," he said. "So we’re not even halfway home."

Tom Brady posts skiing video with dated South Park reference

Tom Brady posts skiing video with dated South Park reference

Tom Brady’s annual attempt at making the collective testicles of New England draw up into its stomach has succeeded.

Brady posted on Instagram and Facebook a video (see below) of him skiing somewhere that we aren’t. He approaches a decent-sized jump, hits it, appears to stick the landing, blurts, “Whoa…” and then the camera shows an empty ski and a lifeless body. 

Actually, no lifeless body. Watched it a second time. No lifeless body.

Brady has graduated from sliding down waterslides and cliff-diving to this latest offseason effort to make sure everyone still cares about his safety.  

They do.

Next season, Russian Roulette.

If you french fry when you're supposed to pizza, you're gonna have a bad time! Trust me!!!

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