Nov 3, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Brady glad to be back from bye week


The New England Patriots had their bye week this past weekend. While some football players might be excited about not having practice, quarterback Tom Brady isn’t one of them. Sitting on Sunday watching other teams play, he feels like a “fish out of water.”

“I was talking to my wife two days ago and said ‘I just love football.’ When it’s Sunday and everyone else is playing and you’re not, you’re a fish out of water,” Brady said during his weekly radio show on WEEI, via ESPNBoston.com. “You’re watching [and] if I’m not around a TV I’m updating my phone every five minutes to see what’s going on with every score. It’s probably more anxious when you’re not playing because you’re watching games and thinking about the outcomes and watching how teams are doing.

“That’s just the life of a football player. There wasn’t many moments when I wasn’t thinking about the game.”

The game he paid particularly close attention to is the Carolina Panthers game.

“They went into San Francisco and beat San Fran and we know what kind of team they’re all about,” Brady said. “It’s a tough team, they’re physical, their front seven is as good as anybody – their pass-rusher, their run-stoppers. They have playmakers in the secondary. So it has to be our best game, there is no doubt about it, on ‘Monday Night Football.’ We’ll see what we’re made of.”

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