Patriots' Brady, young at heart, eager for Super Bowl shot

Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:54pm EST
Email This Article |
Share This Article
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
| Print This Article | Single Page
[-] Text [+]

By Larry Fine

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Reuters) - Tom Brady briskly handled his news conference on Sunday after another postseason win had taken him to the Super Bowl, though a few moments later he revealed the spark that drives him.

Brady let his polished guard down when he stopped to talk with former teammate Willie McGinest of the NFL Network in the concrete hallway leading out of Gillette Stadium.

"I still feel like a young kid out there. I have so much fun playing," he said when asked about thriving after 15 seasons in the National Football League.

Brady's supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen waited, beaming with a brand new AFC title cap pulled down over her blonde tresses.

Another game, another postseason milestone for Brady, 37, who leapfrogged Peyton Manning for most postseason passing yards in Sunday's 45-7 rout of the Indianapolis Colts.

The next chance to add to his legacy will come when Brady leads the Pats against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in the Feb. 1 Super Bowl at Glendale, Arizona.

"They're a great team, obviously one of the best defenses in the league," said Brady, also number one in postseason wins and touchdown passes. "We'll put together a plan that we'll go out and execute with confidence, and score a lot of points. That’s what our goal is."

Brady will match throws against Russell Wilson, 26, of the Seahawks, who are trying to become the first team to claim back-to-back Super Bowls since Brady's bunch in 2005.   Continued...

Jan 18, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) smiles after beating the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports