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Tom Brady Gives Lengthy Response To Question About Antonio Brown

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JANUARY 29: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots speaks to the media during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII media availability at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on January 29, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gave a lengthy response to a question about Antonio Brown's release during his radio show appearance on Monday morning.

Brady initially just told WEEI that he had plenty of feelings on the subject, but didn't really want to share them.

"I do have a lot of personal feelings, none of which I really care to share. That's about it. It's a difficult situation. That's kind of how I feel," he told "The Greg Hill Show."

Brady then talked about how much he cares about his teammates and always attempts to make the best of any situation.

"I care deeply about my teammates," Brady said, per NBC Boston. "I've had a lot of teammates over the years, so you invest not just your head, but your heart. You invest your soul. That's what makes a great team. That's what makes a great brotherhood.

"So, I think the endearing trait about sports for me is the relationships I get to build, because they're very meaningful. That's at the heart, philosophically, of my life. It's really about great relationships and seeing guys from all different backgrounds. I think it brings all of us together in so many ways."

Brady isn't a fan of harsh criticism in any situation. He said he's always trying to be positive.

"People that know me know how optimistic I am, and just my belief that positivity and optimism can overcome a lot of things," Brady added.

"There's a lot of things that get in the way of that. I think we're in a culture where people want to cast judgment quickly on people. We want to disparage people so quickly. And it just speaks to me that a lot of people are probably hurting, because when you're not feeling great, you want other people to know that. I think it becomes very emotional.

"I believe the more you care for people, the more you love people, the more you find joy in your life, the better our society is, the better our communities are, the better our teams are, the better our families are. That's how I feel."

Brady's comments on the situation are quite different than his head coach's. Bill Belichick refused to answer a question about Brown from CBS prior to kickoff against New York.

The Patriots continue to win on the field, meanwhile. New England knocked off the Jets on Sunday to move to 3-0 on the season.