Tom Brady on football: ‘I want to do it for as long as I can’ – Boston New England Patriots

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks to pass the ball during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got to enjoy a little relaxation time this week with the team enjoying a bye. During that time, the 37-year-old quarterback took some time to spend with his family and also took a little time to reflect on his career and how much his lifestyle habits have changed since he was a younger player. In his weekly appearance on the “Dennis Callahan” radio show on Monday, Brady talked about his weekend away from football and how much he enjoyed spending time with his wife and kids.

“My family and I got away for a couple of days,” Brady said. “It was really nice to be with our kids. They get, not neglected this time of year, but there’s just not as much time. So it was nice to get a way for two or three days.”

Not only did Brady take some to enjoy being a family man, he also got to be a football fan on Sunday and took in a couple of games. It was hard for a competitive player like Brady to just watch, but admitted it was fun to just be a spectator and see a couple of the team’s AFC East rivals go down.

“Yes, I did watch football yesterday,” Brady said when asked if he caught any of the games on Sunday. “Not really the whole day, but bits and pieces, certain games, seeing what happened in our division, which was great for our team, and a little bit of the game last night. It’s a thing to be a spectator. There’s not too many weekends where we’re really spectators – really once a year. It’s fun to just kind of sit back and watch a little bit.”

Brady also acknowledged in the interview how much his lifestyle habits have changed with age and how much his work ethic needed to change in order to play this game for a very long time. He talked about his sleeping habits as well as making conscious decisions on what he eats and drinks. In all, the Patriots quarterback wants to do what’s best for his body in order to play for many years to come.

“I love the game and I want to do it for a long time,” Brady said. “But I also know that if I want to do it for a long time I have to do things differently than the way that guys have always done it, because you hear stories of people when they get older this declines or this declines. I don’t really believe those things, so I have to kind of take a different approach, so strength training and conditioning, how I really treat my body, it’s important to me. Because there’s really nothing else that I enjoy like playing football. I want to do it for as long as I can.”

Tom Brady went on to talk about his guest appearance in the upcoming movie “Ted 2″, the Patriots 10-4 record under Bill Belichick after a bye week; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck; and the ongoing competitive nature on the practice field between himself and Darrelle Revis.

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