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Turning the clock back on Brady

Posted by Albert Breer  May 14, 2010 06:15 PM

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Tom Brady's talked plenty this week. He spoke with Peter King on Monday, and WEEI on Wednesday, and he's made his a lot of his feelings on the football team here and his life away from it clear.

Have the priorities of the Patriots' franchise QB changed? Of course, with a family to worry about, they have to a certain degree.

Is it enough for you all to fret over? Well, through the magic of Hulu (which directed me to CBS's site), I thought I'd take you guys back to 2007 -- Brady at the height of his powers -- to examine that. Football's obviously an important part of the guy's life. And in this interview he did with 60 Minutes, he showed real recognition of the place it holds.

That's why I think it's fair to think the guy will be busting his behind to the nth degree for as long as he plays.

Brady was asked by CBS' Steve Kroft if he feared anything. Here's what Tom responded with.

"The end of my playing career, big-time. You get up, you come in here – and not that it’s easy to work hard, that it’s easy to show up every day and do the job – but you’re focused. You’ve got a goal. You’ve got something you’re trying to accomplish. And when that’s done, you don’t have 80,000 people screaming your name. I mean, what’s it going to be? I don’t know. I’ve heard a lot about astronauts who go to the moon and come back, and they’re so depressed because there’s nothing they can ever do in their lives that can fill them in the way that does."

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