The NFL Players Association held a call with its members on Friday and those who called could hear Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Brady got the call, which was about the union’s continued pressure to get players away from in-person work during the offseason. According to the report, Brady told the players to have “very intense negotiations” with their teams over the change in off-season work.
Brady said the NFL is the only league with “overly competitive” drills in the offseason and last year has shown there is a better way to prepare.
“There ain’t no f-ing professional baseball player that throws 95 mph in mid-December, ”Brady said.
Brady has missed out on his volunteer work in his later years with the Patriots and the Buccaneers roster is filled with veterans who were with the team last year, which may be why head coach Bruce Arians said earlier this year that he doesn’t mind if the players don’t. working in person this offseason.