I think sometimes in life the biggest challenges end up being the best things that happen in your life.— Tom Brady
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Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.
Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.
A guy like Malcolm who makes that type of quick, instinctive plays, that's one of his strong suits. I don't think it surprised any of us players because that's what his skill set is.
A lot of people didn't get to see Butler's skills throughout the course of the season.
Butler's interception comes off as a great play, which it really was, at the biggest time of the year.
I'd love to give Malcolm the truck. We're going to figure out how to make that happen.
It's an incredible play, and not only that, that's the type of plays Malcolm makes for our team.
You can't go out and practice average on Wednesday, average on Thursday, okay on Friday and then expect to play well on Sunday.
Sometimes some of the toughest things you deal with end up being the best things because you realize the people that you can rely on, that love you and support you through it.
If you don't play to win don't play at all.
I don't care about three years ago - I don't care about two years ago.
I don't care about last year. The only thing I care about is this week.
When you hang with a bunch of 300-pound linemen, you tend to find the places that are the greasiest and serve the most food.
The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win.
I think it's a feeling like I've got it all figured out.
There's nothing that can shock me anymore. There's nothing I haven't anticipated; so at that point, there is a calmness.
I'm not squeezing the balls. That's not part of my process.
As athletes, we think we're heroes, but when you witness firsthand what I saw yesterday, you realize who the real heroes are.
Man, wear your seat belts. That's all I can tell everybody. You never know.
You put all the other stuff aside and go out and do your job, and mine is to be the best I can be for my teammates.
My job is to play quarterback, and I'm going to do that the best way I know how, because I owe that to my teammates regardless of who is out there on the field with me.
On the field, you come into sync with your teammates and coaches and together you achieve something that you could never do on your own.
My job is to evaluate the field, pick the guy that I think is most open and make a good throw.
I've always been privileged to play for Coach Belichick, who I've always said is the best coach in the history of the league.
My sisters like cooking at my place. It has a bit more room, and the food tastes a little bit better. A big pot of spaghetti and sauce, some warm French bread - works all the time. I think I've been eating pasta for 26 years.
We all have experiences in our lives that change us, and we all learn from people, like my dad, but at the end of the day, it's only us. And we're only responsible to make ourselves happy.
I don't want to wake up and be bored.
That's probably my greatest fear is to have nothing to do. What better job is there than to play quarterback for an NFL team, and certainly one that I've been on for a long time and had success with? I don't plan on giving it up any time soon.
I could talk food all day. I love good food.
My mom was a great tennis player, and I remember being six or seven years old watching Steffi Graf and Monica Seles in Wimbledon in my house. I've always been a tennis fan.
To me, football is so much about mental toughness, it's digging deep, it's doing whatever you need to do to help a team win and that comes in a lot of shapes and forms.
To me, if you're trying to impress a girl, get a date, they're gonna like that more because you're a confident guy. That's what it comes down to.
Certainly I accept my role and responsibility as a public figure and a lot of it you take the good with the bad, dealing with different adversities in life, you just try to do the best you can do.
Everyone is dealing with something. This is life; this is not just a piece of cake.
Football is unconditional love.
Fortunately for a quarterback, you can play for a long time because you don't get hit very often.
Life is not living in the suburbs with a white picket fence.
That's not life. Somehow our American culture has made it out that that's what life needs to be - and that if it's not that, it's all screwed up. It's not.
I'm an emotional person. Sometimes I can't help it.
If you're a quarterback, you want everything on your shoulders.
You want to be the one to make the decisions.
When you have two busy kids running around the house, returning e-mails is a task, let alone surfing the web.
If I feel anxious every time someone is staring at me, well, I can't control what they stare at, but my reaction is, I'm just not going to go outside the house. I'm going to stay in and chill. And when I do go out, I understand what comes along with that.
I see so many guys, really athletic guys, wearing pleats and I just shake my head. Like, Tiger Woods used to wear pleated pants! I'm like, 'C'mon, Tiger!'
If you waste your time and energy on things that don't matter in the outcome of the game, then when you get to the game you're not going to give your teammates the best that you have to offer.
It's great to learn more about sports I'm probably less familiar with - stock car racing, rodeo, e-sports - and realize that a lot of the people at the center of those sports bring the same level of passion, commitment and disciple that I try to with football. Sports is a way of life for billions of people around the planet.
There's a lot of people who don't like Tom Brady and I'm OK with that.
I'm attracted to women who are smart and funny and ambitious and have lives of their own and great families. Isn't that what attracts anyone?
I think I've been fortunate over the years to be at a point in my career where I really get to choose the partnerships that I really want to take on and they're a perfect fit.
Some of the best motivation in life is trying to impress a girl.
I feel like I've always played within the rules.
I would never do anything to break the rules. I believe in fair play.
I firmly believe that sleep and recovery are critical aspects of an effective and holistic training program.
Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities. Everybody struggles in different ways.
So many guys are so conservative with their hair, and I always joke with all my buddies when they mess with me, and I'll say, 'That's right, keep the same haircut for ten years.' How fun is that?