Tom Brady joined WEEI’s Dennis&Callahan in person today for his annual chat with the guys.
He talked about everything from the drops by his receivers, x’s and o’s of beating the Jets, and playing the Dolphins.
He was asked about playing 10 more years, and he had a why not kind of answer.
“I hope so. I hope so,” he said. “I mean, there’s a lot of things that can happen in football.”
“What else am I going to do? … There’s nothing like playing football. It’s a big challenge, and it’s a big commitment to make,” Brady continued. “I think that’s something that I’m excited about. There’s nothing I love to do [more] than running out and playing football. Just because someone says, well, you should stop playing at this age or this age ’cause that’s what people did before you, I don’t really buy that. I kind of want to make my own decisions. If the game’s not fun anymore — which I highly doubt it, because it’s fun for my parents, and they’re in their 70s, it’s fun for me, it’s fun for my kids. And it’s just something I love to do.”
Brady was asked about Gronk’s late touchdown and what went into that working out the way it did.
“That was an adjustment late in that drive,” Brady said. “They kept pressuring us, and they got more and more aggressive as the game went on with their pressure, and they started bringing the guy, too, that was responsible for Gronk in coverage. So Gronk blocked the defensive end, and the guy who was supposed to cover Gronk ended up blitzing, which means they got one more than we got. And he just kind of decked him out, and Gronk sprung free uncovered, ’cause his guy was 2 feet from me, and Gronk walked it in for the touchdown.”
Brady talked about the 11 drop passes.
“[The Jets] had some good coverage guys. You’re trying to find your matchup out there that you really like based on the play call, based on the defense, based on the leverage, based on who it is. You’ve got to sort through those things over the course of the game,” he said. “As the game goes on you kind of refine your plan a little bit. We got better as the day went on, I think. Our execution wasn’t great at times. But it’s a good defense. They rush well, the cover well. And we still scored 30 points, so it was good enough to win.”
You can read his interview with the radio show HERE.