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Tom Brady: I feel better than I did at 29

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 9: Quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo #10 and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talk on the sidelines during the final minutes of the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Patriots defeated the Browns 33-13. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Getty Images

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned to action against the Browns on Sunday by throwing for 406 yards and three touchdowns in a performance he judged as rusty when speaking to the media after the game.

In general, though, Brady is feeling pretty good about his condition in his 17th NFL season. During a Monday morning appearance on “Kirk and Callahan” on WEEI, Brady said that he has avoided the toll that advancing age takes on most human beings and professional football players.

“I feel better at 39 than I did at 29,” Brady said.

Brady also detailed some of what he did to get ready for his return to the field. Brady said he felt he didn’t get enough work during the preseason and tried to simulate some of what he missed by running contact drills while he was barred from the Patriots facility.

“I was getting hit,” Brady said. “Trying to simulate the [things] that would happen [in games].”

Brady didn’t get hit too much against the Browns, but it seems clear that whatever work he did during his suspension kept him on track to jump right back into the mix without too many of those signs of rust that he mentioned after the game.

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116 Responses to “Tom Brady: I feel better than I did at 29”
  1. MichaelEdits says: Oct 10, 2016 7:24 AM

    That’s nice. Here’s your Geritol and your prune juice.

  2. Dizzy D says: Oct 10, 2016 7:28 AM

    Just what the rest of the league wants to hear…

  3. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Oct 10, 2016 7:35 AM

    Yup, system QB. I love when people make absurd assertions in print.

    You can whine cheater or overrated all you want but you all know deep down that this is as good as it gets. We’ve been blessed to witness this era with Brady, Manning, Brees, Ben. All amazing. You can say you guy is better or find some single stat that supports your claim but when you add it all up TB 12 comes out on top. Not by a mile, but just enough to win. And that is all that matters.

    And he is a 1st ballot HOF, no matter how much caterwauling we hear from trolls.

  4. jjb0811 says: Oct 10, 2016 7:35 AM

    Does Cleveland even attempt to play football? too bad its not like the English soccer league where bad teams get demoted. How can a guy who hasn’t practiced in over a month w/ his team throw for 400 yards?

  5. chieffanforlifehelpme says: Oct 10, 2016 7:43 AM

    I’d feel better if I had off a month playing with Giselle and then having my first ‘game’ against the Browns!!

  6. root4cleveland says: Oct 10, 2016 7:46 AM

    Lot’s of players walk away from games against the Browns feeling good about their careers. Good show, Mr. Brady. You are an excellent competitor. Thank you for keeping it classy.

  7. footballfanatic says: Oct 10, 2016 7:47 AM

    two possible reasons for this: tom brady is a super human (which Boston fans believe), or second option is because his body has taken no punishment over the years. Two step drops mean almost never being sacked or knocked down (he isnt dropping back like most qb’s) and he throws short slants or screens 90% of the time so his arm should have little wear on it. Other qb’s, drop back, read through progressions, throw the ball more than 10yds in the air consistently and take hits. Tom has the easiest job in football and we say Jimmy dominate in that role and a rookie 3rd stringer hold his own and do well. Tom= most overrated qb in the history of the game. if a 2nd and 3rd string qb can get you to 3-1………then your not needed.

  8. mikeytoth says: Oct 10, 2016 7:51 AM

    The GOAT. Simply put!

  9. mistyzhang says: Oct 10, 2016 7:52 AM

    God bless deer antler spray

  10. bonitalocal says: Oct 10, 2016 7:53 AM

    Welcome back, Tom!
    Damn, that was fun to watch!

    ‘sup Rog?

  11. spillertime21 says: Oct 10, 2016 7:57 AM

    This sounds like he’s using steroids. No one feels better at 39 than at 29 unless you’re using.

    But this cheater is just following the lead of another Boston sports legend (cheater) David Ortiz

  12. bostonbadass says: Oct 10, 2016 7:57 AM

    oh boy another Brady/Patriots post just wait till all the patriot loathers wake up and start pounding the keyboard on this one especially since he played well after a months vaca

  13. jimmylikesthat says: Oct 10, 2016 8:00 AM

    Contact drills without access to team facilities? Giselle is some kind of woman

  14. grandjunctionite says: Oct 10, 2016 8:06 AM

    Whatever you did it with the time the crooked Goodell jammed you with it worked just fine champ! You take a day off today and go back to being awesome on Tuesday. We are on to Cincinnati!

  15. boblavoie says: Oct 10, 2016 8:12 AM

    Looks like all you haters are going to have to suffer another 10 years. Sorry AFC East but the top spot is reserved by the best coach/qb duo in NFL history.

  16. fordman84 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:13 AM

    4 game suspensions for Tommy every year!

  17. ikeclanton says: Oct 10, 2016 8:18 AM

    It will be interesting to see how all of his nutrition and workout obsession will assist him in playing to his desired age, which he stated would be into his late 40’s. I’m just hoping we see a few more years of this with a legitimate shot at the title each season.

    I wonder when the drop off will come, but no matter when that inevitability arrives, Belichick will know first. There’s no way that Brady will be coming off the field on his own, nor should he. It’s not the way he’s wired.

  18. rootpain says: Oct 10, 2016 8:19 AM

    Go for it trolls. Let the spite begin.

    At the end of the day, the illegitimate Goodell suspension of Brady has had no affect. The simple reason is that neither Brady nor the Patriots did what they were accused of. And if you think about that for a moment, then the results of suspending Brady have actually proved the premise. Come on now, I know at least some of PFT’s readers still have lingering doubts about his guilt.
    But Goodell, who has proven himself a liar on multiple occasions, promised that the suspension was necessary to eliminate any unfair advantage the Patriots derive by their cheating ways. By that token, if the Patriots’ success was derived solely by cheating then this suspension of Brady and fine on the team would absolutely have had its affect on the team immediately. But it has not. And there is clearly only one logical explanation, Brady didn’t do it.
    What has now been made clear is that Brady is just an above average athlete with a focus and dedication that is rarely seen in anyone in any field. Despite the forced lack of physical and mental preparation, which is actually pretty draconian when you come to think of it, Brady came back stronger than when he left. And the team? Well we all know how they fared in the four games they played without Brady. And so the conclusion is that the Patriots are just the best coached and managed team in the NFL and have some of the most elite and disciplined players to go along with it. Period. End of story.

  19. billnyesite says: Oct 10, 2016 8:27 AM

    The guy eats eat super healthy and takes real good care of himself. He may be playing till he is 45

  20. LyinRogerMustGo says: Oct 10, 2016 8:30 AM

    OUTSTANDING news for the 4 time World Champion Patriots and their superior fans!
    🙂

  21. xxsweepthelegxx says: Oct 10, 2016 8:33 AM

    Yeah but the patriots run a system that any QB can succeed in. Remember how jacoby and jimmy threw for 400+ TDs and ……. oh never mind.

    Good to see you on the field TB12

  22. 12coltsfan12 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:34 AM

    the guy is unbelievable…the best to ever play the game😥

  23. joeflaccoallday says: Oct 10, 2016 8:38 AM

    Better cheater at 39 than at 29 too.

  24. 2manyconcussions says: Oct 10, 2016 8:49 AM

    Against Cleveland…all is peaches and cream. My high school team could throw for 400 yards against Cleveland.

  25. bakedbees says: Oct 10, 2016 8:53 AM

    per Giselle anyway…

  26. unbridledsexy says: Oct 10, 2016 8:54 AM

    This guy keeps getting better. I don’t understand it. I hope New England fans know how incredibly fortunate they are to have that coach QB combination and to have it for nearly 2 decades.

  27. superpatriotsfan says: Oct 10, 2016 8:54 AM

    Pats homers logic:

    After being shutout at home:”Well it was our 3rd string QB ”

    After beating the worst team in the league “Oh yeah we’re the best, we are so wicked smaht!”

  28. Patskrieg says: Oct 10, 2016 8:59 AM

    “Why do people think this guy is so great?! He beat the Browns!!”

    Well geez. Fair point. If only there was a 15 year long body of work we could judge him by.

  29. Staticphear says: Oct 10, 2016 9:07 AM

    It is just the Browns, a zero win team, so why is the media acting that Brady playing good vs them is a miracle?

  30. redeemerac says: Oct 10, 2016 9:12 AM

    I give in….as hard as it is to say….GOAT.

  31. daddeeo says: Oct 10, 2016 9:19 AM

    TFB. Terrific as ever.

    I can understand the conservative play calling once the game was locked up, but it would have been satisfying to see them keep the gas peddle down!

  32. kcchefs58 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:20 AM

    Obvious signs of his decrease in cognition…

  33. silvernblacksabbath says: Oct 10, 2016 9:28 AM

    Giselle has the hookup on PEDs…. j/k

    I should’ve took New England -10.5 yesterday…too easy 😦

  34. mikeoxwells says: Oct 10, 2016 9:38 AM

    Anyone check the pressure of those balls?

  35. thecape15 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:39 AM

    And it shows. Nice to have you back.

  36. nhpats says: Oct 10, 2016 9:39 AM

    Where are all the clowns who claimed Brady only throws the ball 5 yards? Did they see the accuracy on his bombs yesterday?

    It’s going to be another long season for #TheHaters

  37. thejesusofcool says: Oct 10, 2016 9:41 AM

    I loved how Billy kept him in there after the game was long decided just to pad Prince Tom”s stats.

  38. rideforjesus says: Oct 10, 2016 9:46 AM

    The Tom Brady 2016 revenge tour coming to your town soon…..Fear the Man… Praise the Coach.

    Both showed Heir Goodell that they can’t be stopped no matter what you falsify and the trump up lies.

    He will work his magic and others will feel the sting of the greatest QB to ever play the game….

    Welcome back Tommy!!!!!!

  39. dimi1919 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:46 AM

    daddeeo says:
    Oct 10, 2016 9:19 AM
    TFB. Terrific as ever.

    I can understand the conservative play calling once the game was locked up, but it would have been satisfying to see them keep the gas peddle down!

    ————-

    Why? What did the poor browns ever do to anyone.

  40. rideforjesus says: Oct 10, 2016 9:48 AM

    The Tom Brady 2016 revenge tour coming to your town soon…..Fear the Man… Praise the Coach.

    Both showed Heir Goodell that they can’t be stopped no matter what you falsify and trump up.

    He will work his magic and others will feel the sting of the greatest QB to ever play the game….

    Welcome back Tommy!!!!!!

    Had to say it twice it feels sooooo good!!!!

  41. bonitalocal says: Oct 10, 2016 9:57 AM

    daddeeo says:
    Oct 10, 2016 9:19 AM
    TFB. Terrific as ever.

    I can understand the conservative play calling once the game was locked up, but it would have been satisfying to see them keep the gas peddle down!
    ——————————————
    I would agree with you if it was any team other than Cleveland.
    Human decency has to come into play here.

  42. sportschatterdotco says: Oct 10, 2016 10:01 AM

    When he was 29 Reche Caldwell was his #1…I think we ALL feel better now

  43. blessedunliketherest says: Oct 10, 2016 10:10 AM

    Better cheater at 39 than at 29 too.
    _________________________________________

    Ravens and Joe Flacco looked great yesterday. Almost able to pull that win off against the Redskins.

    There is nothing remotely commendable about the Ravens. The owner is a snake. The coach is a crybaby. The QB is a joke. The city is a cesspool. And on and on. Keep up the TB jokes…..you could only hope your QB was half the man TB is.

  44. switchwitch59 says: Oct 10, 2016 10:11 AM

    joeflaccoallday says:
    Oct 10, 2016 8:38 AM

    Better cheater at 39 than at 29 too.
    ————————————-
    What happened to Joey yesterday? Or don’t you want to talk about that? Keep those bitter tears rolling, we love them!

  45. bdevil1952 says: Oct 10, 2016 10:14 AM

    Hey Joeflaccoallday. Looks like your boy threw for 400 in a romp over Washington NOT! Sorry, ready it wrong.

    Can we all please lose Deflategate? Seriously, the rest of the league is running out of excuses for the Patriots being an elite team year after year. It doesn’t mean that they’re cheating, it means that they’re that good and the rest of the league needs to deal with that. Beat the Patriots and earn respect that way, not by leaking trumped up charges about deflated footballs. Just let it go. Please!

  46. maust1013 says: Oct 10, 2016 10:21 AM

    thejesusofcool says:
    Oct 10, 2016 9:41 AM
    I loved how Billy kept him in there after the game was long decided just to pad Prince Tom”s stats.
    ====================

    Maybe you should have watched the game. You would have seen them ease off the gas and put Garoppolo in.

  47. truthprofessor says: Oct 10, 2016 10:24 AM

    I consulted the profootballreference site. Cleveland’s pass defense hadn’t given up >400 net passing yards since 2009.

    Yes, it had been 106 games since anyone ripped them like this. They are indeed a bad team, but this was an exceptionally great performance.

  48. tindeaux says: Oct 10, 2016 10:29 AM

    i can relate Tom’s feeling. especially when you cheated someone and successfully beat them.

  49. switchwitch59 says: Oct 10, 2016 10:32 AM

    footballfanatic says:
    Oct 10, 2016 7:47 AM

    two possible reasons for this: tom brady is a super human (which Boston fans believe), or second option is because his body has taken no punishment over the years. Two step drops mean almost never being sacked or knocked down (he isnt dropping back like most qb’s) and he throws short slants or screens 90% of the time so his arm should have little wear on it. Other qb’s, drop back, read through progressions, throw the ball more than 10yds in the air consistently and take hits. Tom has the easiest job in football and we say Jimmy dominate in that role and a rookie 3rd stringer hold his own and do well. Tom= most overrated qb in the history of the game. if a 2nd and 3rd string qb can get you to 3-1………then your not needed.
    —————————————
    Considering your screen name one would think you watch football, reading this kind of nonsense proves you’ve never watched a game in your life. Try it, you might like it.

  50. arcross12042004scorp15 says: Oct 10, 2016 10:37 AM

    Roger Clemmons also felt better in his later years. PED Test , and watch out for the Wizinator !

  51. zombiepatriot says: Oct 10, 2016 10:38 AM

    It was great to see Brady back in action and leading his team to the win for the 195th time.

    173 regular season wins.
    22 post season wins.

  52. stoopidfool says: Oct 10, 2016 10:46 AM

    brady is awesome

    and the haters are funny…..poor losers

    go pats

  53. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 10, 2016 10:50 AM

    Lol at the Ravens fan with the Flacco username trying to downplay Brady. Flacco usually wins but hasnt beaten the Browns this convincingly since 2009, its always a nailbiter vs this “bad team” including this year. Joe didnt look too sharp yesterday for someone his age, I must say.

  54. ikeclanton says: Oct 10, 2016 10:54 AM

    footballfanatic says:
    Oct 10, 2016 7:47 AM

    “…his body has taken no punishment over the years. Two step drops mean almost never being sacked or knocked down…”

    “…other qb’s, drop back, read through progressions, throw the ball more than 10 yds in the air consistently and take hits…”

    “…Tom = most overrated QB in the history of the game…”

    ————————–

    2 things:

    1. What exactly have you been watching all these years? because it’s not Patriots football, and…

    2. Keep telling yourself all of this hogwash if gets you through the night. We’ve seen that you and the excuse-trolls will say anything ridiculous to sooth your pain and avoid the reality that you have been watching the best to ever play the position for going on 17 years now. Oh–and he’s not leaving anytime soon.

    It’ll be alright. Admitting it out loud is always the first step to recovery.

  55. patsrule59 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:03 AM

    “Yup, system QB. I love when people make absurd assertions in print”

    —————————————————

    Whenever anyone makes the absurd “system QB” comment, it is a dead giveaway that they nothing nothing about football. They’re simply regurgitating something they heard someone else say.

    I have a question for these geniuses:

    If Brady is just a product of this system, this magic system that turns mediocre QBs into Hall of Famers, then why don’t other teams simply copy the system?

    The NFL is a copycat league. Anytime any coach comes up with an innovation that is successful, other teams always scramble to copy it. Look no further than the West Coast Offense.

    So why has no one copied the Magic SYstem? Why aren’t there 32 great QBs out there all having great success?

    Anyone?

  56. draculalambert says: Oct 10, 2016 11:07 AM

    I do believe it’s time for a drug test

  57. firecracker87 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:08 AM

    footballfanatic says:
    Oct 10, 2016 7:47 AM
    two possible reasons for this: tom brady is a super human (which Boston fans believe), or second option is because his body has taken no punishment over the years. Two step drops mean almost never being sacked or knocked down (he isnt dropping back like most qb’s) and he throws short slants or screens 90% of the time so his arm should have little wear on it. Other qb’s, drop back, read through progressions, throw the ball more than 10yds in the air consistently and take hits. Tom has the easiest job in football and we say Jimmy dominate in that role and a rookie 3rd stringer hold his own and do well. Tom= most overrated qb in the history of the game. if a 2nd and 3rd string qb can get you to 3-1………then your not needed.

    ——————————————————————

    You need to do a little research. Here, all me to help. Here are the all time leaders for career pass yard attempts.

    #1 Otto Graham 9.0 avg. yards per attempt

    That blows your theory that other QB’s “throw the ball more than 10 yards in the air consistently”.

    #6 Aaron Rodgers 7.9 avg. yards per attempt

    #24 Drew Brees 7.5 avg. yards per attempt

    #26 Joe Montana 7.5 avg. yards per attempt

    #30 Tom Brady 7.5 avg. yards per attempt

    So Brady is right in there with pass happy Brees, Joe Montana, and other greats. Not sure how you can call Brady overrated.

  58. elevandoo says: Oct 10, 2016 11:09 AM

    Congrats on your sb victory yesterday. Get a grip, you beat the browns.

  59. dmadras says: Oct 10, 2016 11:11 AM

    I Love You! How people knock Brady’s arm. Sorry to say, but Brady in his prime had probably the strongest arm in football. At 39, he still has one of the strongest arms in Football! They don’t have the receivers to run constant deep patterns, and it’s done by design. After Belichick let loose of our last true “X” in Randy Moss, he has coveted smaller, quicker, and smart WR’s instead of a true X. But if you actually watch him play – he throws some absolute lasers when he needs to along with throwing some well advised bombs on a freaking rope when he wants to. His mechanics are flawless and his skills are the reason he’ll play until he’s at least 44-45! Actually watch the games before you make absurd comments or pull up some highlight film and watch him throw it 70 yards in the air (on a rope) in the super bowl against the giants. I’d rather watch him throw it quick to his quick receivers and keep moving the chains, chew up clock, and win games than just chucking it deep to Randy Moss anyday. We’ve won Super Bowls playing small ball, and lost the Super Bowl when we tried to go out in style in 07. Again, I’ll take the wins and smart play any day! Go Pats!!!

  60. ikeclanton says: Oct 10, 2016 11:24 AM

    The Patriots are probably the only team whose “Super Bowl victory” game is actually, well, the Super Bowl. I’ve heard many strange and baseless comments here, but even the nitwits who don’t like the team don’t accuse the Patriots of considering a midseason game their “sb game”.

    Patriot fans are just excited to see Brady back and flourishing like normal, that’s all. The Browns just happened to be the team they played yesterday.

  61. flash1287 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:26 AM

    firecracker87 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:08 AM
    footballfanatic says:
    Oct 10, 2016 7:47 AM
    two possible reasons for this: tom brady is a super human (which Boston fans believe), or second option is because his body has taken no punishment over the years. Two step drops mean almost never being sacked or knocked down (he isnt dropping back like most qb’s) and he throws short slants or screens 90% of the time so his arm should have little wear on it. Other qb’s, drop back, read through progressions, throw the ball more than 10yds in the air consistently and take hits. Tom has the easiest job in football and we say Jimmy dominate in that role and a rookie 3rd stringer hold his own and do well. Tom= most overrated qb in the history of the game. if a 2nd and 3rd string qb can get you to 3-1………then your not needed.
    ——————————————————————

    You need to do a little research. Here, all me to help. Here are the all time leaders for career pass yard attempts.

    #1 Otto Graham 9.0 avg. yards per attempt

    That blows your theory that other QB’s “throw the ball more than 10 yards in the air consistently”.

    #6 Aaron Rodgers 7.9 avg. yards per attempt

    #24 Drew Brees 7.5 avg. yards per attempt

    #26 Joe Montana 7.5 avg. yards per attempt

    #30 Tom Brady 7.5 avg. yards per attempt

    So Brady is right in there with pass happy Brees, Joe Montana, and other greats. Not sure how you can call Brady overrated.

    I’ll add to that.

    Last season for example.

    Drew Brees
    Phillip Rivers
    Matt Stafford

    All known for throwing good deep balls all had more YAC yards in there total passing yards last season than Brady

    This is just another false narrative from the crybabies that all Brady does is throw 2 yard passes.

    The truth is that 95 % of all passes thrown by Every QB in the NFL are within 10 to 15 yards from the line of scrimmage.

  62. mattwalshvideo says: Oct 10, 2016 11:28 AM

    That’s because you’re a serial cheater.

    All that illegal juice flowing through the veins.

    Has the “deflator” lost weight yet?

  63. jchipwood says: Oct 10, 2016 11:32 AM

    You need to do a little research. Here, all me to help. Here are the all time leaders for career pass yard attempts.

    #1 Otto Graham 9.0 avg. yards per attempt

    That blows your theory that other QB’s “throw the ball more than 10 yards in the air consistently”.

    #6 Aaron Rodgers 7.9 avg. yards per attempt

    #24 Drew Brees 7.5 avg. yards per attempt

    #26 Joe Montana 7.5 avg. yards per attempt

    #30 Tom Brady 7.5 avg. yards per attempt

    So Brady is right in there with pass happy Brees, Joe Montana, and other greats. Not sure how you can call Brady overrated.
    ____________________________________

    Stats are for losers. Any person can watch a game and can tell Brady can throw the ball downfield.

  64. factpurveyor says: Oct 10, 2016 11:35 AM

    Ten years from now we can all look forward to reading the PFT postings from Joe Flacco and Spiller that will read something like this…

    At 22 I am now posting more intelligent anti Tom Brady comments than I was at 12.

  65. flash1287 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:36 AM

    footballfanatic says:
    Oct 10, 2016 7:47 AM
    two possible reasons for this: tom brady is a super human (which Boston fans believe), or second option is because his body has taken no punishment over the years. Two step drops mean almost never being sacked or knocked down (he isnt dropping back like most qb’s) and he throws short slants or screens 90% of the time so his arm should have little wear on it. Other qb’s, drop back, read through progressions, throw the ball more than 10yds in the air consistently and take hits. Tom has the easiest job in football and we say Jimmy dominate in that role and a rookie 3rd stringer hold his own and do well. Tom= most overrated qb in the history of the game. if a 2nd and 3rd string qb can get you to 3-1………then your not needed.

    Just stupid from start to finish

    You clearly don’t know what you are talking about

    It’s amazing, Tom Brady only throws screens and slants
    The ONLY QB in the NFL to throw for over 50000 yards by only throwing less than 10 yard passes.

    I guess he how did Hogan have over 100 yards on 4 catches but only had 114 yards on only 4 catches but only 10 YAC yards

  66. factpurveyor says: Oct 10, 2016 11:40 AM

    mattwalshvideo says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:28 AM

    Has the “deflator” lost weight yet?

    ——————————————————————

    Yikes, nobody deflated any footballs.
    Its a good thing that the equipment guy didn’t make a joke and refer to himself as “terminator” after stepping on a bug.

    If that had happened then we would have nimrods still believing that Brady was involved in a murder plot.

    Except that murder is illegal while a guy that has a job of inflating and deflating footballs to get them to the regulation PSI range is legal.

  67. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:42 AM

    Pats haters before the game “Brady’s gonna suck and the Browns are gonna kill the Pats”

    After the game “Its the Browns so what?”

    You can’t have it both ways girls. Guess what, Brady doesn’t suck, and he’s gonna smash most of the teams the Pats will face the rest of the season. At most 2 more losses and 13-3 for the year.

  68. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:45 AM

    “This is just another false narrative from the crybabies that all Brady does is throw 2 yard passes.”

    The laughable thing is anyone making that claim can’t pass first grade math. You know, the kind of math where you have to divide by 2.

    Because 406 yards at 2 yds / catch would mean Brady made 203 completions in one game. Which would be quite a record.

    But the Pats haters never let facts get in the way of their moronic claims, that’s long proven

  69. tedmurph says: Oct 10, 2016 11:50 AM

    According to PFF, in 2015 Brady was in the top 10 for passing accuracy on balls traveling 20+ yards in the air. Look it up. You people have less facts than Trump.

  70. flash1287 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:50 AM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:32 AM
    You need to do a little research. Here, all me to help. Here are the all time leaders for career pass yard attempts.

    #1 Otto Graham 9.0 avg. yards per attempt

    That blows your theory that other QB’s “throw the ball more than 10 yards in the air consistently”.

    #6 Aaron Rodgers 7.9 avg. yards per attempt

    #24 Drew Brees 7.5 avg. yards per attempt

    #26 Joe Montana 7.5 avg. yards per attempt

    #30 Tom Brady 7.5 avg. yards per attempt

    So Brady is right in there with pass happy Brees, Joe Montana, and other greats. Not sure how you can call Brady overrated.
    ____________________________________

    Stats are for losers. Any person can watch a game and can tell Brady can throw the ball downfield.

    Yes Chippy we know he CAN throw the Ball downfield

    We all watched him hit Hogan on 2 bombs yesterday

  71. radrntn says: Oct 10, 2016 11:54 AM

    thats what I say to after a months vacation.

  72. flaccojumpball says: Oct 10, 2016 12:01 PM

    It’s easy to feel that way given the obvious PED use. At least one tarnished Boston “icon” goes bye bye for good tonight. Big Floppy and Shady deserve each other.

  73. switchwitch59 says: Oct 10, 2016 12:03 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:45 AM

    “This is just another false narrative from the crybabies that all Brady does is throw 2 yard passes.”

    The laughable thing is anyone making that claim can’t pass first grade math. You know, the kind of math where you have to divide by 2.

    Because 406 yards at 2 yds / catch would mean Brady made 203 completions in one game. Which would be quite a record.

    But the Pats haters never let facts get in the way of their moronic claims, that’s long proven
    ———————————————
    Loved this so much. Don’t you know nobody bothers with math anymore? They have calculators they can’t be bothered to use.

  74. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Oct 10, 2016 12:07 PM

    spillertime21 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 7:57 AM

    This sounds like he’s using steroids. No one feels better at 39 than at 29 unless you’re using.

    But this cheater is just following the lead of another Boston sports legend (cheater) David Ortiz
    —————————————————
    Frustrated? Disheveled? …….good. You lose again.

  75. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Oct 10, 2016 12:12 PM

    Patriots are 4-1. Just got Brady back. 5 straight AFC championship games. Spoiled in Patriot nation. I know those few phrases will piss people off. Just doing my job, too.

  76. patswhatsup says: Oct 10, 2016 12:13 PM

    Probably because in the last 10 years he’s married Gisele and started that insane super diet. He was probably still having burgers and pizza at 29 lol.

  77. patsfan1820 says: Oct 10, 2016 12:15 PM

    When you have a super model wife, your old and just got a month’s rest, and you play against the Browns your first game back yeah that shouldn’t be a surprise that he feels that way. I will wait until the next three games before saying the Tom Brady revenge tour is under way.

  78. carloswlassiter says: Oct 10, 2016 12:15 PM

    Of course he feels better at 39 than 29: He has all the money in the world and he’s hanging out naked with super models in Italy in between games.

  79. mmack66 says: Oct 10, 2016 12:17 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:32 AM

    Any person can watch a game and can tell Brady can throw the ball downfield.
    ———————–

    Then why don’t they just admit it?

    The “dink-and-dunk”, “can only throw 2-yards” people must think they are being clever and original, when exactly the opposite is true.

    Even if it were true, who can argue with the results?

  80. pittsburghdamned says: Oct 10, 2016 12:18 PM

    Congrats on your 2016 Superbowl win vs the mighty Browns.

    The Pete Rose of football returns in shining Uggs.

  81. guitarkevin says: Oct 10, 2016 12:38 PM

    I’m jealous.

  82. footballfanatic says: Oct 10, 2016 12:53 PM

    firecracker87 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:08 AM

    Allow me to enlighten you, those “yards per attempt” are based on yards gained on the play, not yards passed IN THE AIR. If Tom throws 1 screen pass that goes for 50 yds and Aaron Rodgers drops back, reads through progression and throws a pass 50 yds in the air and the receiver catches the ball going out of bounds. They BOTH have an ave of 50 yds, but tell me, who did more as a qb? THe guy with the 2 step drop and quick screen pass (one every qb in the league can make), or the guy dropping back, using footwork, reading through his progressions and using his ARM to deliver a throw???? Watch the patriots, so many YAC yards its crazy. If you watch football you know.

  83. FoozieGrooler says: Oct 10, 2016 12:54 PM

    Cheater.
    Your legacy is carved in stone.
    Own it.

  84. mcgil38 says: Oct 10, 2016 12:56 PM

    “I feel better at 39 than I did at 29,” Brady said.

    That’s funny… that’s pretty much exactly what McGuire, Palmeiro, Sosa, Bonds, ARod, Clemens, Giambi, etc.. all said too before they were busted for PED’s

  85. carloswlassiter says: Oct 10, 2016 12:56 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:32 AM

    Any person can watch a game and can tell Brady can throw the ball downfield.
    ————————————————————-
    Welcome to the bandwagon Chipwood.

    I guess I admire the fact that you stayed with the Dolphins for years even though it was obvious they were a trainwreck, but every man has his breaking point and I guess yours was Adam Gase.

  86. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Oct 10, 2016 12:57 PM

    It seems like the “vacation” trip was a success. Italian HGHs are working wonders right now but my money is still on father time. He is still undefeated.

  87. icanthink4myself says: Oct 10, 2016 12:59 PM

    flaccojumpball says:
    Oct 10, 2016 12:01 PM
    It’s easy to feel that way given the obvious PED use. At least one tarnished Boston “icon” goes bye bye for good tonight. Big Floppy and Shady deserve each other.
    ——————————–
    Brady Anderson and Rafael Palmeiro say hi

  88. bubbahotepp says: Oct 10, 2016 1:02 PM

    Of course you feel good, Tommy. You never get hit. And when you do, you lose.

  89. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 10, 2016 1:07 PM

    So happy my Tommy Boy is back, greatest system QB of all time no doubt.😉

  90. orrnumberfour says: Oct 10, 2016 1:11 PM

    Haters, how does it feel that TB12, the GOAT, absolutely owns you, and makes you look like fools who are clueless about football, without him even saying a single word?

    #playdoesthetalking

    LMAO🙂

  91. factpurveyor says: Oct 10, 2016 1:21 PM

    FoozieGrooler says:
    Oct 10, 2016 12:54 PM

    Cheater.
    Your legacy is carved in stone.
    Own it.

    —————————————————————-
    Nice try!
    Gullible duped fans of other teams type “cheater” drivel like its their jobs.

    While intelligent fans of other teams perform actual tests using NFL footballs and post the results in videos online. One such video can be found by searching for: “Deflate Gate & Why Science Says the Patriots Did Not Tamper With Footballs”.

  92. nhpats says: Oct 10, 2016 1:22 PM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Oct 10, 2016 1:07 PM
    So happy my Tommy Boy is back, greatest system QB of all time no doubt.😉

    ———-

    If it’s just a system, what is your team’s excuse?

  93. mmack66 says: Oct 10, 2016 1:29 PM

    footballfanatic says:
    Oct 10, 2016 12:53 PM

    Allow me to enlighten you, those “yards per attempt” are based on yards gained on the play, not yards passed IN THE AIR. If Tom throws 1 screen pass that goes for 50 yds and Aaron Rodgers drops back, reads through progression and throws a pass 50 yds in the air and the receiver catches the ball going out of bounds. They BOTH have an ave of 50 yds, but tell me, who did more as a qb? THe guy with the 2 step drop and quick screen pass (one every qb in the league can make), or the guy dropping back, using footwork, reading through his progressions and using his ARM to deliver a throw???? Watch the patriots, so many YAC yards its crazy. If you watch football you know.
    ———————————-

    I don’t understand your point. Brady can throw it 2 yards or he can throw it 50 yards. Do you think Joe Montana was throwing nothing but 50 yard bombs every game? Hell no he wasn’t. He threw whatever pass was necessary to move the chains. Just like Brady.

  94. sportschatterdotco says: Oct 10, 2016 1:37 PM

    footballfanatic says:
    Oct 10, 2016 12:53 PM
    firecracker87 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:08 AM

    Allow me to enlighten you, those “yards per attempt” are based on yards gained on the play, not yards passed IN THE AIR. If Tom throws 1 screen pass that goes for 50 yds and Aaron Rodgers drops back, reads through progression and throws a pass 50 yds in the air and the receiver catches the ball going out of bounds. They BOTH have an ave of 50 yds, but tell me, who did more as a qb? THe guy with the 2 step drop and quick screen pass (one every qb in the league can make), or the guy dropping back, using footwork, reading through his progressions and using his ARM to deliver a throw???? Watch the patriots, so many YAC yards its crazy. If you watch football you know.
    ———-

    Funny thing is in 2012, 13, 14 and 15 Brady had a higher % of air yards than Rodgers did. So maybe it’s you who needs to watch more football…

  95. blessedunliketherest says: Oct 10, 2016 1:55 PM

    Cheater.
    Your legacy is carved in stone.
    Own it.
    __________________________________________

    Actually, his legacy is that of the greatest QB of all time and a first ballot hall of famer. There is absolutely no denying that, no matter how hard you try. The NFL was exposed. TB continues to dominate at 39 years old, because that’s what winners do.

  96. flash1287 says: Oct 10, 2016 1:58 PM

    footballfanatic says:

    Allow me to enlighten you, those “yards per attempt” are based on yards gained on the play, not yards passed IN THE AIR. If Tom throws 1 screen pass that goes for 50 yds and Aaron Rodgers drops back, reads through progression and throws a pass 50 yds in the air and the receiver catches the ball going out of bounds. They BOTH have an ave of 50 yds, but tell me, who did more as a qb? THe guy with the 2 step drop and quick screen pass (one every qb in the league can make), or the guy dropping back, using footwork, reading through his progressions and using his ARM to deliver a throw???? Watch the patriots, so many YAC yards its crazy. If you watch football you know.
    ———-

    You mean the Brady used his ARM to throw those 2 bombs to Hogan?

    Or the way he used his footwork and went through his progressions to his MB on MB first TD. MB was his 4th read on that play

    # clueless

  97. cjmullysr says: Oct 10, 2016 1:59 PM

    Nice to see Brady hit a couple of long thows with accuracy yesterday. That has been the area he has struggled with more than anything, hopefully we continue to see this. Great to have #12 back and also, kudos for keeping it classy.

  98. cjmullysr says: Oct 10, 2016 2:04 PM

    bubbahotepp says:
    Oct 10, 2016 1:02 PM

    Of course you feel good, Tommy. You never get hit. And when you do, you lose.
    *************************************************

    Is there a QB who consistently wins when they get hit? I really don’t think so. Brady typically doesn’t get hit because 1.)they have often had a good o-line who do a great job protecting him, 2.) he gets rid of the ball quickly, 3.) he knows how to avoid getting hit so he stays on the field (something RG3 should have learned). Let’s face it, no QB’s like to get hit, and for good reason…it doesn’t help their team.

  99. firecracker87 says: Oct 10, 2016 2:20 PM

    footballfanatic says:
    Oct 10, 2016 12:53 PM
    firecracker87 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:08 AM

    Allow me to enlighten you, those “yards per attempt” are based on yards gained on the play, not yards passed IN THE AIR. If Tom throws 1 screen pass that goes for 50 yds and Aaron Rodgers drops back, reads through progression and throws a pass 50 yds in the air and the receiver catches the ball going out of bounds. They BOTH have an ave of 50 yds, but tell me, who did more as a qb? THe guy with the 2 step drop and quick screen pass (one every qb in the league can make), or the guy dropping back, using footwork, reading through his progressions and using his ARM to deliver a throw???? Watch the patriots, so many YAC yards its crazy. If you watch football you know.
    ——————————————————————

    The one with 4 Super Bowl rings.

  100. flash1287 says: Oct 10, 2016 2:30 PM

    . Per Pro Football Focus, Brady was 8-for-12 for 236 yards and a TD on passes thrown 10-plus yards downfield on Sunday.

    Including a 42 (all air) and 60 to Hogan

  101. factpurveyor says: Oct 10, 2016 2:50 PM

    These haters are now just being silly.

    Science and the fact that the NFL is hiding the PSI stats from the 2015 season made them look ridiculous for typing the “cheater” comments.

    Now desperate to discredit Tom Brady in another way the dumbest of the haters are resorting to YAC.

    So intelligent QB’s throw to open receivers that have an opportunity to run after making catches Stupid QB’s would rather force the football to receivers that will be tackled as soon as making catches.

    Mow extremely dumb individuals want to believe that Brady should be discredited for giving his receivers the opportunity to run after catching the football.

  102. factpurveyor says: Oct 10, 2016 2:52 PM

    These haters are now just being silly.

    Science and the fact that the NFL is hiding the PSI stats from the 2015 season made them look ridiculous for typing the “cheater” comments.

    Now desperate to discredit Tom Brady in another way the dumbest of the haters are resorting to YAC.

    So intelligent QB’s throw to open receivers that have an opportunity to run after making catches Stupid QB’s would rather force the football to receivers that will be tackled as soon as making catches.

    Now extremely dumb individuals want to believe that Brady should be discredited for giving his receivers the opportunity to run after catching the football.

  103. veddermn8 says: Oct 10, 2016 5:23 PM

    firecracker87 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:08 AM

    Allow me to enlighten you, those “yards per attempt” are based on yards gained on the play, not yards passed IN THE AIR. If Tom throws 1 screen pass that goes for 50 yds and Aaron Rodgers drops back, reads through progression and throws a pass 50 yds in the air and the receiver catches the ball going out of bounds. They BOTH have an ave of 50 yds, but tell me, who did more as a qb? THe guy with the 2 step drop and quick screen pass (one every qb in the league can make), or the guy dropping back, using footwork, reading through his progressions and using his ARM to deliver a throw???? Watch the patriots, so many YAC yards its crazy. If you watch football you know.
    ……..

    Brady threw several mid to deep balls on Sunday to Hogan, Gronk and Bennett with great success. Brady reads the D as he’s lining up and has always utilized his slot WRs and RBs to his advantage to open up longer gains for the outside WR and Gronk. Just because he is throwing short doesn’t mean its something just any QB can do. Belichick is 19-18 in his Pats career without Brady starting. He must be doing something right.

  104. veddermn8 says: Oct 10, 2016 5:26 PM

    bubbahotepp says:
    Oct 10, 2016 1:02 PM

    Of course you feel good, Tommy. You never get hit. And when you do, you lose.
    ………

    That’s the case with every QB. But even in last years AFC title game, where Brady was hit more than any QB in a game in the entire league all season, he had them within a two point conversion of tying it up. If Gostowski didn’t miss the kick earlier in the game they could have won. Brady was running for his life and still almost beat one of the best defenses of the last thirty years.

  105. brady2gronktd says: Oct 10, 2016 5:44 PM

    Yesterday must have crushed alot of trolls souls…

  106. LyinRogerMustGo says: Oct 10, 2016 7:06 PM

    It’s so freaking cute when thE uninformed Patriot Hater tries to sound intelligent by talking about grown up football topics like Air yards and yards per pass attempt🙂

    The clearly have no clue whatsoever but it sure is adorable watching them try!
    🙂

  107. factpurveyor says: Oct 10, 2016 8:43 PM

    2manyconcussions says:
    Oct 10, 2016 8:49 AM

    Against Cleveland…all is peaches and cream. My high school team could throw for 400 yards against Cleveland.

    —————————————————————-
    That’s awesome.
    But what NFL team do you root for?
    And when is the last time that your favorite NFL QB threw for 400 yards against the Cleveland?

    Or against any team for that matter?

    And don’t forget that Brady came out of the game early. They had the win and didn’t care about stats.

  108. filthymcnastyog says: Oct 10, 2016 8:46 PM

    GOAT

  109. eddievortex says: Oct 10, 2016 11:56 PM

    Maybe it’s time to come to the realization whether you like him or hate him…Brady is damn good.

  110. onemorethentherest says: Oct 11, 2016 12:42 AM

    I kinda enjoy all the people who say tom Brady is a system qb. Yes their is a system in place in New England, but how can you argue the fact that that system has Tom Brady’s finger prints all over it, Jimmy and Jacoby did their best impressions and they did well as the record stands.

    Anyways, I said my peace
    -steelers fan

  111. LyinRogerMustGo says: Oct 11, 2016 10:28 AM

    Now desperate to discredit Tom Brady in another way the dumbest of the haters are resorting to YAC.

    —–
    In all seriousness…why shouldn’t a QB get credit for throwing short passes and letting their receiver get YAC?

    The QB recognized the lane, correctly read where the defense was, and threw it in the only spot where the receiver can get it at full speed and off to the races they go. Sure sounds like the QB did a lot of the work to me.🙂

    And of course you have Tom Brady and the Patriots, with YAC machines like Gronk and Edelman. Why on earth would Tom throw it any other way other than letting his YAC guys do what they do best?

    But the uninformed insist Brady is not a real QB because he throws a short passing game.🙂

    Then I’ll just have to take my fake QB as the man who intelligent football fans call the GOAT, with his 4 Super Bowl rings, 3 Super Bowl MVPs and 2 league MVPs, holder of multiple NFL passing records, the winningest postseason QB of all time and soon to be known as the winningest QB of all time, period.
    🙂

  112. LyinRogerMustGo says: Oct 11, 2016 10:37 AM

    . Per Pro Football Focus, Brady was 8-for-12 for 236 yards and a TD on passes thrown 10-plus yards downfield on Sunday.

    —-
    About that Aaron Rodgers analogy used by the uninformed Patriot Hater.🙂

    I bet they didn’t know that Tom Brady threw for almost 25% more Air Yards per pass attempt last season than Rodgers did. It’s true.

    Hey Patriot Hater🙂 You got schooled again son. Class dismissed!
    🙂

  113. LyinRogerMustGo says: Oct 11, 2016 10:55 AM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Oct 10, 2016 1:07 PM

    So happy my Tommy Boy is back, greatest system QB of all time no doubt.😉


    Yoo hoooo Stock… how’s it going way down there in the basement?🙂 Must be getting cold by now!🙂

    Must be so frustrating knowing the Dolphins will never win a Super Bowl again for the forseeable future. Do you think they should fold? I do. If you’re never going to win a title then what’s the point of even existing as a team? It’s outrageous that they peddle a lie and give false hope to Dolphin fans.
    🙂

  114. LyinRogerMustGo says: Oct 11, 2016 11:21 AM

    My high school team could throw for 400 yards against Cleveland.

    —-
    Teams whose QBs didn’t throw for 400 yards this season against the Browns: Eagles, Ravens, Dolphins, Redskins

    So I take it you think those teams aren’t as good as your high school team.🙂

    #PatriotHaterIsGettingSillierAndSillierEveryDay
    #ILoveSeeingBradyInTheirHeads
    #MayHeNeverLeave
    #MayTheFrustrationNeverEnd
    🙂

  115. ibillwt says: Oct 11, 2016 12:07 PM

    You look Maaaarvelous.

  116. littleseizures says: Oct 11, 2016 8:30 PM

    TIMMAY!!!

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