As the overflowing of information continues to pour out of Miami regarding the Jonathan Martin–Richie Incognito situation, plenty of players and coaches around the league have voiced their opinions. New England Patriots superstar quarterback Tom Brady is one player in particular who was directly asked his thoughts on the entire ordeal.
“It’s an unfortunate thing,” Brady said, according to CBS Sports. “There’s been a lot of awareness brought to the situation, based on what’s happened down in Miami. But that’s their issue to deal with. It’s certainly not an issue that any of us Patriots want to deal with. We’re not really concerned with that to tell you the truth. We’re concerned with how we’re going to do our best to prepare for the biggest challenge of our year this week.”
The Patriots are no strangers to controversy. The Spygate scandal of 2007 and the more recent offseason issue with tight end Aaron Hernandez would have destroyed a weaker locker room. However, New England always appears to come out on top.
“We’ve got a great group of guys, we have great respect for one another,” Brady said, according to CBS Sports. “It starts with coach [Bill] Belichick and Mr. [Robert] Kraft and Jonathan [Kraft] and the leadership that they bring.
“We don’t want to do anything to misrepresent what’s going on in our locker room, we want to be good role models, we want to win football games. And I think that’s what it comes down to.”
What the Miami Dolphins are dealing with is an incredibly tough situation that I’m sure no team would wish on a division rival. With that being said, the Dolphins were an upcoming team in the AFC East that has shown plenty of promise. In that regard, I’m sure the Patriots are happy to watch their opponent implode.