Tom Brady is fresh off a season in which his Patriots finished one win short of the Super Bowl. He now enters the summer as a 14-year veteran and with the sports’ biggest media circus on the the sidelines in Tim Tebow. It all just seems a little counterproductive for a guy that’s struggled to get it done when it really matters as of late.
But Tom Brady is Tom Brady for a reason. And he’s coping with everything about as well as you would expect from one of the game’s all-time greats.
“I feel great,” Brady said today. “I feel better than ever. I’ve had a great offseason to this point, and it needs to continue. At this point, I have a pretty good understanding of how I need to prepare myself, and I spend a lot of time. Every decision of my life is based around how to be a better football player. I think I’ve got a decent idea how to do that, and we’ll ultimately see how it pays off this year. It’s been fun every day at practice, and that’s how you improve, is to be out on the practice field, especially with a bunch of new players. We’ll see how it turns out when we put the pads on.”
Overall, Brady seems as focused as ever. If not more so. Which will spell trouble for the AFC East soon enough. Plus, if there was ever a quarterback that could handle the pressure of ‘Tebow mania’, his name is Tom Brady.