source Al Bello/Getty Now 41 years old, Tom Brady enters another decade as dominant as he’s ever been. To be as good as Brady is at age 41 requires a super-natural desire to compete. During Brady’s 18 years in the NFL, his competitiveness has become legendary. Across the league, there are stories of Brady’s intense desire to win, top-notch preparation off the field, and extreme self-confidence that prove nobody loves competing as much as Brady. Check out 36 of the best examples of Brady’s competitiveness below. Former Patriot Dan Koppen said that Brady is the most competitive person he’s ever met. source Maddie Meyer/Getty Source: CSNNE Former teammate Darrelle Revis described Brady’s desire to win as a “sickness.” Read more: Teammate describes the trait that makes Tom Brady so great He doesn’t take losing well. He admitted that he had to work on his body language so as not to be too hard on his … [Read more...] about 36 examples of Tom Brady’s insane competitiveness
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Since his meteoric rise from backup quarterback to Super Bowl champion in the 2001 season, Tom Brady has been the franchise player of the New England Patriots. He’s won five Super Bowls, four Super Bowl MVPs, two NFL MVPs, and made 13 Pro Bowls. But most fans are more than aware of these accolades. Here are 41 things you might not know about the 41-year-old quarterback: 1. He unintentionally dozed off for 20 or 30 minutes before his first Super Bowl. Prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl XXXVI, Brady navigated the elongated pregame by taking a short nap in the locker room: “Twelve minutes later we were running out onto the field.” 2. His diet used to be a far cry from the healthy standards he now adheres by. While Brady is now a strict disciplinarian about what he eats, his rookie year was a little different. He used to eat nachos before games in 2000, when he was a fourth-string quarterback. And his “go-to lunches were ham-and-cheese subs with onion rings, washed … [Read more...] about 41 things you might not know about Tom Brady
If this is the last time the band is back together, here’s to enjoying the music. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady commence their 19th training camp together this week, with Brady arriving Monday and the first public practice set for Thursday. They arrive having won 15 AFC East titles together, including the last eight. They’ve reached 12 AFC Championship Games, including the last seven. They’ve made eight Super Bowls, including three of the last four. And they’ve won five Super Bowls, including two of the last four. It is an unprecedented run of success in the NFL annals, a two-decade dynasty marked by multiple championships at the front and back ends. No team, including the second greatest dynasty, the 1980s-90s San Francisco 49ers, has had such a prolonged run of excellence, and no franchise has come close to doing it for so long with the same quarterback and coach. No one ever will, either. The NFL is designed for parity. The Patriots have been the exception of … [Read more...] about Could this be the last dance for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady?
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Seven-on-seven drills. Playbook run-throughs. Pretending that everything is normal. It’s all part of the New England Patriots getting ready for the regular season. Three months after losing the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Patriots held their second organized team activity on Tuesday — without Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. Coach Bill Belichick declined to comment on the absence of two of his biggest stars, and their teammates claimed to be too focused on their own jobs to worry about who wasn’t there. “It’s been really hard to get accustomed to a new team and learn everybody’s name,” rookie Danny Etling, a seventh-round draft choice who hopes to follow Brady as New England’s starting quarterback, said when asked if he had communicated with the three-time NFL MVP yet. “I’m just really focused on getting to know everybody.” Asked if he knew Brady’s name, Etling smiled. … [Read more...] about What the Patriots’ backup quarterbacks had to say about practicing without Tom Brady
Tom Brady’s offseason began the instant his final pass to the end zone fell incomplete in Super Bowl LII, barely evading the grasp of both Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola. From that moment on, it’s been anything but business as usual for the 40-year-old quarterback. With candid quotes, international trips, and late-night TV beers, the last few months have been eventful for Brady. Here’s a look back at what the Patriots quarterback has done so far in his offseason. He’s been measured when discussing his future. In the aftermath of Super Bowl LII, Brady was asked about his status for the future. “I expect to be back, so we’ll see,” Brady explained. “I mean, it’s 15 minutes after the game, so I want to process it a bit. But I don’t see why I wouldn’t be back.” A few days later, he took to Instagram to express his “gratitude” in several directions: He was as candid as we’ve ever seen him in … [Read more...] about Everything we know about Tom Brady’s eclectic offseason so far