"I think I'll know when it's time but I don't know when that time will come", Brady said.
Bucs outside linebackers coach Larry Foote, Brady's teammate at MI, even joked, "Looking back, we'd get on [coach] Lloyd Carr like, 'man, why you ain't just let Tom throw the ball left and right?' Because we were a run-first team at MI". None of those coaches caught any passes. Then, on the plane back to Florida, he decided he wanted to get down more on Tampa Bay to win the NFC and Super Bowl the following season.
There are numerous things Tom Brady knows how to do well in his football career: Win Super Bowl rings and cash in on bonuses.
Just not Amendola. In fact, the veteran wideout fired a massive shot at his former coach with a powerful statement about Brady and the true meaning of a term that has become engrained in the minds of fans of Robert Kraft's team over the years: the Patriot Way. Just the perspective I have on that is you never know when that moment is.
Yet, when the topic of the "Patriot Way" gets brought up, many point to Belichick as the driving factor behind the winning culture in New England. "I think I will know and I'll understand I gave everything I could to this game".
All activities during Super Bowl week, including gameday, will be conducted in accordance with CDC and local health guidelines. But Amendola also restructured his contract multiple times over the years to help Belichick add to his roster.
The order, which Castor signed Wednesday, requires face masks to be worn outdoors in event zones and entertainment districts, including parts of Tampa's downtown and the area surrounding the Raymond James Stadium, where the big game is set to take place February 7. As a result, when nearly every other quarterback from Brady's younger years has hung up the cleats and pointed to an inability to get the job done physically, Brady has remained steady. He's everything you could ask for as a player.
So who deserves more credit for the winning culture established in New England over the last two decades?
"I think football for me has obviously been my sport".