Tom Brady on 1,000 career rushing yards: I’m not going to save the ball

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There has been much written about Tom Brady‘s skills as a football player and there will be much written on that topic in the future, but little of it will deal with his running ability.

Brady has made his living throwing the ball, but the short gains as a runner have piled up over the years and Brady reached 1,000 rushing yards for his career by picking up five yards in Sunday’s win over the Vikings. Brady appeared to be careful about moving forward on his final kneeldowns and said after the game that “I’m not trying to go backwards.”

Brady said he was most excited about getting the win when asked about the milestone.

“I don’t know. I’m not going to save the ball,” Brady said in his postgame press conference. “I don’t know where it went. But, yeah, just played a lot of football and obviously I’m not a scrambler, but hopefully I can make a couple plays running for it. Made a good third down on that one. I just give a lot of credit to the offensive line. They blocked their tails off today against a good front, and I don’t want to make too much of a 4 or 5-yard gain. That wasn’t really the difference in the game.”

Brady also threw for 311 yards, which leaves him at 69,501 career passing yards, and threw one touchdown. That’s the 508th of his career, which ties Brett Favre for third on the all-time list.

19 responses to “Tom Brady on 1,000 career rushing yards: I’m not going to save the ball

  1. So many salty comments already. How about just appreciating one of the best to ever do it, and the fact that he’s played at such a high level for so long that even though he runs like an olineman and takes kneeldowns all the time, he’s still accumulated 1k rush yards.

    Peyton ran similarly and had 667 yards.

  2. Here’s to the next 1000, champ. That the haters still, nearly twenty years in, don’t understand that their hate is the very thing that fuels your passion will be funny to me for the rest of my life.

  3. Brady is not only great at what he does, he is modest as well. Thank God he’s not one of the aholes who is all about himself.

    Man, I am so lucky to be a Patriots fan. And I never thought I’d be able to say that 40 years ago.

  4. as a vikings fan, i am in awe of how he just completely avoids pressure. no QB has made my team look more foolish and unworthy of being on the same field, as Tom Brady. And that’s after only 4 games. Cousins, however, is right there with sam bradford as being the worst pocket navigators i’ve ever seen. truly the worst at stepping up in the pocket you will ever see. Bradford atleast had an excuse that he had bad knees. cousins has no excuse. he is as unathletic a QB i’ve ever seen.

    also, i never saw tom brady on video negotiating his contract to try to get the jets offer more money to leverage his deal with the patirots to get paid more. Cousins, for some reason, decided he wanted to show the world that he was out to get every cent he could from the vikings. what a disaster of a decision by the vikings. i’ve always been a ‘keenum is worse than cousins’ guy but now i am at a point where i’d rather have keenum on the deal he currently has with denver. and if you look at keenum’s numbers, he isn’t exactly lighting it up.

  5. wib22 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 9:05 pm
    The ball was probably under inflated

    Sort of like your teams chances of making the playoffs! For a team to literally live in someone’s head for so long is truly amazing.

  6. vaphinfan says:
    December 2, 2018 at 8:45 pm
    Probably low in pressure. Destroy the evidence…….classic Tom.

    I would be upset also if my team was not relevant.

  7. catquick says:
    December 3, 2018 at 12:02 am
    Josh Allen will pass him in the rubber match

    Pro tip: If your QB has more rushing yards than passing yards in a game, he’s doing something wrong.

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