The sixth and final episode of Tom vs. Time premiered on Facebook Watch on Monday. You can watch the full episode in the video above.
On the Super Bowl, Brady laments that he couldn’t make the catch on a first-quarter trick play or hold onto the ball before an Eagles strip-sack late in the fourth quarter. But Brady spun it as a learning experience for his kids. And he admitted at the end that he’s going to devote the bulk of this offseason to spending more time with them.
“This offseason is gonna be about my family, and they deserve it,” says Brady. “There’s more to think about than just me, and I think that’s what you commit to when you have a family. And they commit a lot to me. That obviously goes both ways.”
Brady also talks about the rigors of recovering from the season to get ready for the next one – and hints at the “conviction” that he’ll need to have in order to continue committing to football as much as he has.
“It’s a big commitment sitting here, laying here three days after the year getting my Achilles worked on and my thumb,” said Brady. “When you go, ‘What are we doing this for? Who are we doing this for? Why are we doing this? You’ve got to have answers to those questions, and they have to be with a lot of conviction.
“When you lose your conviction, you should probably be doing something else.”
Brady also said that his family will play a major role in his eventual decision to retire in a Monday appearance on Good Morning America.
Episode 6 of Tom vs. Time starts off with a replay of the final play of Super Bowl LII, where a desperate Hail Mary attempt hit the turf. After a quick shot of Brady talking to his wife and daughter, the video shifts to recounting the playoffs. It reveals Alex Guerrero helping treat Brady’s cut on his right hand before the Pats beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game, and includes a postgame phone call with Rob Gronkowski after the tight end has suffered a concussion.
Interesting comments by Brady about having “conviction” in his decision to keep doing what it takes to be ready for football season. They’ll lead to questions of where his conviction lies at the moment, especially since he appears ready to spend more time than usual with his family in the 2018 offseason. So while Brady will certainly be back in 2018, it’s becoming time to wonder how much longer his conviction will remain the same. That doesn’t mean it’s changing this year, or that his comments necessarily mean this offseason is any different.
— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
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