.Bucs quarterback Tom Brady sat down with former Giants star defensive end and current television broadcaster Michael Strahan for an exclusive interview with Good Morning America and shared his thoughts on the things that have kept him playing at a high level in the NFL for over 20 years.
“I was always kind of motivated by people that say ‘You can’t do it.’ You know, ‘You’re not good enough. You’re not fast enough, not big enough. You’re don’t have a good enough arm,’” Brady said in the interview which is scheduled to be broadcast in its entirety on Wednesday. “I’ve had a body of work over a period of time, so you know, you just say, hey [and] quickly you forget.
,”I think that’s a great part about football. It’s not really about what you did last year. It’s kind of what you’re going to do this year? So for me it was what I was going to do for the Bucs last year. I still feel that way.”
Brady spent 20 seasons in New England with the Patriots where he won six Super Bowls before coming to the Buccaneers last March as a free agent and helping Tampa Bay win their second Super Bowl in franchise history. In his 21st season in the NFL Brady was named Super Bowl LV MVP. That was the fifth time Brady had received MVP honors in his 10 Super Bowl appearances. Brady also won his seventh Super Bowl ring, which is the most in NFL history for any individual.
In his first year in Tampa Bay, Brady passed for 4,633 yards, which was the second-most in Bucs history. At age 43, Brady accounted for 43 touchdowns in Tampa Bay last year. His 40 touchdown passes were a team record and he also added three more rushing scores. The Bucs finished 11-5 in 2020, which was the second-best record in franchise history.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at email@example.com