Brady: I'm nowhere near where I need to be
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- Tom Brady and the Patriots offense spent a good part of Wednesday’s mini-camp working on the goal line -- something that has to be enjoyable for the Patriots quarterback, considering the weapons he has at his disposal, and the number of ways he can attack a defense from close range.
Patriots mandatory mini-camp is a little different this year.
“There’s been a lot of stuff thrown at the players -- some mentally, probably more than our level of comfort,” said Brady.
While a guy like Tom Brady who can complete a pass with ease, finds it hard to get a complete grasp of Bill Belichick’s mini camp
“I’ve got a long way to go, so nowhere near where I want to be or need to be,” Brady said.
Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and former Celtics assistant- now current Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau were also present at mini- camp.
“It’s great to have them here. There’s a lot of questions I want to ask them about running the team, getting ready for the season, things like that. Hope they’ll be able to help me out,” Belichick said.
Brady also had his own help, Tom Martinez, his mentor who passed away earlier this year.
“I had a great level of comfort with Tom over the years, and he was someone I could call on to rely on him. I know he’s watching down with every throw and I hear his voice in the back of my head,” Brady said.
Where the Patriots usually keep their offensive plays, Tom Brady keeps a list of personal notes and reminders on his wrist band to help him stay on track during the intense mini-camp.