AJ Spirito – Pats Militia
Tom Brady’s drive and determination is like a rare art form that we may never see again by any athlete. It’s what makes him the greatest of all time.
On Tuesday the Patriots had their first day joint practice with the Texans down at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. The offense wasn’t performing at the level that Brady would have liked so he lit into them like a dragon from Game of Thrones.
We’ve all seen it. Psycho Tom yelling at either himself or his teammates and it usually results in something positive. His f-bomb filled tirades bring the best out of everyone involved and that was once again the case as the Pats came out aggressive at camp on Wednesday for day two of joint practice.
The competitive juices were flowing as the Texans and Patriots jawed with each other in what was apparently one of the more competitive practices of the summer. The two teams will face off Saturday night in Houston for week two of the preseason.
At age 40, Brady continues to be the heartbeat of this team. He demands perfection from everyone, especially himself. The new motto coined by Coach Belichick, “No days off”, fits so well with Brady.
The guy has practically sacrificed his lifestyle so that he can continue to play football at a high level in his 40’s. I mean come on, there’s no way he truly enjoys avocado ice cream or anything else in that two hundred dollar cookbook of his.
After every single practice Tom can be seen off in the distance working out with his resistance band, putting in extra work. The younger players trickle off the field after the final horn but the oldest member of the team stays an extra thirty or so minutes, so that he can be perfect come game day.
No days off.
It’s astonishing that more players around the league don’t follow his regime. Ben Roethlisberger sits over there in Pittsburgh thinking about retirement at age 35 after walking off the field with a zillion ice packs on his body and on Wednesday Brady told the media that he doesn’t feel sore after practice. Why doesn’t he look into TB12’s fountain of youth? Maybe this just goes to show that Tommy boy really just wants it more than anyone else.
If number twelve does end up playing until he’s 45 he may change the way athletes look at sports for the future. Recently it’s always been thought that you need to retire once you hit your late 30’s. If Brady continues his success till he’s in his mid 40’s then people are going to start to catch on and they’re going to follow the TB12 way.