Tom Brady’s father asked the quarterback whether he’s going to play this week. He didn’t know. Ever the dutiful son, Brady then asked coach Bill Belichick to find out.
“You’ll play, don’t worry about that,” Belichick told Brady. “You’ll be playing.”
Brady seems to think he will last the whole game.
“Close game, blowout, we get behind, I’m expecting to play the whole game,” Brady said. “I wouldn’t see why we wouldn’t.”
Brady doesn’t want to hear from the Texans in the offseason, much less next week.
“Of course, I want to play. I don’t want to lose a game. You don’t just forfeit these games. Playing Houston, I don’t want to see one of them in the offseason and them saying ‘Hey, we beat you guys.’ Screw that. You have to go out there and play.”
Somewhere, Peyton Manning is nodding. And sighing.