ESPN is reporting when the New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes the field for Saturday night’s divisional-round game, it will be his NFL-record 32nd career postseason game.
It’s a nice round number in the world of football. He will have officially played two extra seasons of football.
“That’s a lot of football played, a lot of postseason games,” Brady acknowledged. “But I think Coach [Bill Belichick] has done a good job talking to us about experience and how little that means going into the postseason. You’re putting a lot into these games and there are no promises beyond this week, so I’m going to try to do the best I can do.”
“I think he views this as the fun part of the season. He doesn’t look at this as another season. It’s more like, ‘This is why I’m here. This is what I can’t wait for,'” McCourty said. “You put that together with everything he does physically – eating right, body work, all those things – and it’s like this guy is a mutant.”
Added receiver Danny Amendola: “He lives for that moment more so than it takes a toll on him. That’s why he works so hard in the offseason and doesn’t take many days off, so he can be in those big games and big moments.”
For his part, Brady smiled when asked about the extra mileage logged, saying simply, “I feel good.”