Bad news for 31 of the 32 NFL teams: Tom Brady, arguably the greatest quarterback of all time, says he is more confident than ever throwing the football. Brady will be 36 by the time the 2013 season kicks off, but he insists he is nowhere near a point of decline in his famed career.
In an interview with Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Brady explained that he spent the off-season throwing with former MLB pitcher Tom House. Brady depicted that the work with House has made him better at the most fundamental part of his job than at any point of his storied career.
“Going into my 14th year, I have never had more confidence in how I am throwing the football,” Brady told King. “I’ve never felt better throwing the football.”
Brady detailed some of the things he has practiced with House.
“I’ve been working with Tom House on what’s called ground-force production … Kinetic sequencing, getting the power from the ground, which translates from the ground to your legs, to your hips, to the shoulder, and all the energy is going toward the target.”
Can Tom Brady actually get better? In 11 seasons under center for the New England Patriots, he has led the franchise to 10 playoff appearances, winning the AFC East crown in each of those seasons. Brady has won two MVP crowns, becoming the first player to be the unanimous winner of the award in 2007 when he tossed an NFL-record 50 touchdowns as he led the Patriots to a perfect 16-0 regular season record, the only time in league history a team has won all 16 of its regular season contests.
Brady has played in five Super Bowls, tied with John Elway for the most Super Bowl appearances in league history. Brady was the Super Bowl MVP for two of the three Patriots Super Bowl victories and holds the NFL record for most postseason wins with 17.
Brady refuses to waver with age as he looks to continue to excel in the league he has dominated since 2001. He is under contract until 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down.
With major questions surrounding his wide receiving corps, Brady will be counted on more than ever to lead the Patriots back to the Super Bowl.