Tom Brady has been speaking to the media of late from his locker, but went back to a podium on Wednesday out of deference to his number one receiver.
“Randy has had enough of all the people at his locker,” Brady said, “and Randy wins out.”
Brady is used to a crowd being around him; he just doesn’t like them near his knees. But he admitted Wednesday that some of the calls he received against the Ravens were “fortunate.”
“I think we were on the fortunate end of a few [calls] last week. Other times, we haven’t been. In the end, they all probably even out.”
Brady pointed out that he doesn’t make the rules, but he’s happy to ask for a call if it helps his team win a game.
“I want the penalty called. I want 15 yards. I don’t care if they hit
me or not. That’s an advantage for our offense. You just want to make
sure the refs . . . I go hug the refs before the game, and ask about
his kids and stuff like that. I’m trying to get him on our side.”
Hard to blame the guy for trying.
The “controversy” about the calls obscured the fact that Brady played his best game of the season by far against Baltimore.
This week, he gets another tough test against the Broncos, who have allowed the fewest points in the league this season.