Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. After playing college football for the University of Michigan, Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. In Brady’s 14 seasons as a starter,the Patriots have earned six trips to the Super Bowl, the most for any quarterback in history, winning four titles. Brady has won three Super Bowl MVP and two league MVP awards has been selected to 12 Pro Bowls. Because of his accomplishments and accolades, many analysts and sportswriters consider Brady to be among the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.
To Me, Football Is So Much About Mental Toughness, It's Digging Deep, It's Doing Whatever You Need To Do To Help A Team Win And That Comes In A Lot Of Shapes And Forms.
We All Have Experiences In Our Lives That Change Us, And We All Learn From People, Like My Dad, But At The End Of The Day, It's Only Us. And We're Only Responsible To Make Ourselves Happy.
The True Competitors, Though, Are The Ones Who Always Play To Win.
I Don't Want To Wake Up And Be Bored. That's Probably My Greatest Fear Is To Have Nothing To Do. What Better Job Is There Than To Play Quarterback For An Nfl Team, And Certainly One That I've Been On For A Long Time And Had Success With? I Don't Plan On Giving It Up Any Time Soon.
Every Quarterback Can Throw A Ball; Every Running Back Can Run; Every Receiver Is Fast; But That Mental Toughness That You Talk About Translates Into Competitiveness.
If I Feel Anxious Every Time Someone Is Staring At Me, Well, I Can't Control What They Stare At, But My Reaction Is, I'm Just Not Going To Go Outside The House. I'm Going To Stay In And Chill. And When I Do Go Out, I Understand What Comes Along With That.
I Always Try To Do As Much As I Can Do. I'm Never A Person That Does Not Enough, Because I'd Regret Not Doing Enough And Think I Probably Could Have Done More. I Probably Go Too Far And Have To Reel Myself Back In, Which Works In Some Things, And Other Things It Doesn't Work.
I Think The Running Game Is Very Important To Every Offense. Being Balanced Is Extremely Important. There's Times Where You Have To Throw The Ball. You Could Be Down Late In The Game, You Need To Come Back; You Have To Be Able To Pass It When They Know You're Passing It.
I Think That At The Start Of A Game, You're Always Playing To Win, And Then Maybe If You're Ahead Late In The Game, You Start Playing Not To Lose. The True Competitors, Though, Are The Ones Who Always Play To Win.
I'm Not A Person Who Defends Myself Very Often. I Kind Of Let My Actions Speak For Me.
A Lot Of Times I Find That People Who Are Blessed With The Most Talent Don't Ever Develop That Attitude, And The Ones Who Aren't Blessed In That Way Are The Most Competitive And Have The Biggest Heart.
Football Is Unconditional Love.
Too Often In Life, Something Happens And We Blame Other People For Us Not Being Happy Or Satisfied Or Fulfilled. So The Point Is, We All Have Choices, And We Make The Choice To Accept People Or Situations Or To Not Accept Situations.
Nothing Surprises Me Anymore In The Nfl.
I'm Not Really Concerned With Portraying This Tough Warrior - I Mean, That's Part Of My Job And I Take That Very Seriously. But I Don't Have Anything To Hide, And I'm Not Concerned With What People Think.
I Think I Have A Certain Respect For People, You Know. And I Guess A Lot Of Times I Expect That Respect To Go Both Ways.
My Job Is To Play Quarterback, And I'm Going To Do That The Best Way I Know How, Because I Owe That To My Teammates Regardless Of Who Is Out There On The Field With Me.
People Want To Go Out And Travel Around And Meet Cool People. I Could Just Go Live In Vermont, But Is That What I Really Want?
Maybe Some People Can Wake Up And Play Playstation All Day, But That's Never Been Me.
I'm A Pretty Good Winner. I'm A Terrible Loser. And I Rub It In Pretty Good When I Win.
When I'm Out On The Football Field, I Have So Much Confidence In What I'm Doing.
To Me, If You're Trying To Impress A Girl, Get A Date, They're Gonna Like That More Because You're A Confident Guy. That's What It Comes Down To.
Life Is Not Living In The Suburbs With A White Picket Fence. That's Not Life. Somehow Our American Culture Has Made It Out That That's What Life Needs To Be - And That If It's Not That, It's All Screwed Up. It's Not.
When You Have Two Busy Kids Running Around The House, Returning E-mails Is A Task, Let Alone Surfing The Web.
So Many Guys Are So Conservative With Their Hair, And I Always Joke With All My Buddies When They Mess With Me, And I'll Say, 'That's Right, Keep The Same Haircut For Ten Years.' How Fun Is That?
Fortunately For A Quarterback, You Can Play For A Long Time Because You Don't Get Hit Very Often.
With Football You Can Have Up To 28 Guys You Consider Starters, And If They Can Pick Up The Slack When Some Aren't Playing So Well, You Don't Have To Turn Those Two Game Losing Streaks Into Six-game Losing Streaks.
In Boston, They Love Their Sports Celebrities. And It's Great.
I See So Many Guys, Really Athletic Guys, Wearing Pleats And I Just Shake My Head. Like, Tiger Woods Used To Wear Pleated Pants! I'm Like, 'C'mon, Tiger!'
I Think Any Man Who Lets A Woman Pick What He Should Wear... I Mean, You Gotta Draw The Line Somewhere As A Man. I See These Guys, 'My Wife Told Me To Wear This!' And I Just Shake My Head.
I'm Not A Very Creative Person, You Know? I'm Not Really An Art Person. I'm Not A Great Reader Or Writer Or Artist Or Musician.
I'm An Emotional Person. Sometimes I Can't Help It.
Every Man Should Know, If You're Comfortable And You Like It, You Should Do It. Everyone Always Worries About What The Girls Think, What The Guys Think. If You Like It, Do It.
You Never Get Over Losses. I've Never Gotten Over One Loss I've Had In My Career. They Always Stick With Me.
I'm Attracted To Women Who Are Smart And Funny And Ambitious And Have Lives Of Their Own And Great Families. Isn't That What Attracts Anyone?
Sometimes, Getting Up In The Morning And Brushing Your Teeth Is The Hardest Part Of The Day - It All Just Hurts.
I've Always Been Privileged To Play For Coach Belichick, Who I've Always Said Is The Best Coach In The History Of The League.
You Have To Believe In Your Process. You Have To Believe In The Things That You Are Doing To Help The Team Win. I Think You Have To Take The Good With The Bad.
My Wife And I Are Very Affectionate.
I've Had Just About Everything Punched. I've Had Things Grabbed That Just Shouldn't Be Grapped.
Mentally, The Only Players Who Survive In The Pros Are The Ones Able To Manage All Their Responsibilities. Everybody Struggles In Different Ways.
I Play A Complicated Position In An Intensely Team-oriented Game.
I Have A Memory, And I Can Just Eliminate Mistakes When They Come Up Because I've Already Made Them.
If I Have Something To Say, I Want It To Be Meaningful.
I'm Much More Comfortable And Confident Running Out On The Field In Front Of 70,000 People Instead Of Standing In Front Of A Camera Trying To Say Some Lines. The People Who Do That As A Profession Are Very Talented Because It's Certainly Not Easy.
After The First Day Of Practice, There's Not One Guy Who's Playing At 100 Percent Or Who Feels Great. Sometimes, Getting Up In The Morning And Brushing Your Teeth Is The Hardest Part Of The Day - It Just Hurts.
If Someone Lies, Well, You Had A Choice To Trust That Person Or Not. I Think The Way My Father Raised Me, Well, He Trusted Everybody. And That Worked For Him.
You Know, Watching Dan Marino And Steve Young Get Nominated To The Hall Of Fame... Those Guys Are Unbelievable And They Did It For So Long. I'd Love To Play Like Those Guys, But There's Still A Long Way To Go And A Lot Of Growing.
There Are Times When You Throw An Interception And You're Beating Yourself Up.
My Personal Feelings Are My Personal Feelings. I Don't Want To Express Them With Anyone Except For A Very Few People. It Doesn't Do Any Good. It Really Doesn't.