For 20 seasons, Tom Brady knew just one manner — the “Patriot Method” — but it surely took only one extra season to understand that it wasn’t the one option to obtain success.
“Once you’re in a single place for 20 years, you suppose that is the one manner,” Brady told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview that aired Wednesday. “And I believe if you go to a distinct place, you notice, ‘Wow, there’s one other manner that folks do issues.'”
He later added: “I used to be the brand new man for the primary time, you understand. And that was a very completely different expertise.”
These new experiences resulted in a well-known consequence, as Brady received one other Tremendous Bowl championship — his seventh general — in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He signed with the Bucs as a free agent final offseason, forsaking the legacy he had constructed with the New England Patriots
“I believe that is a terrific half about soccer,” Brady instructed GMA. “It is probably not about what you probably did final yr. It is form of, what you are going to do that yr. So, for me, it was what I used to be going to do for the Bucs final yr. I nonetheless really feel that manner.”
“That is an enormous a part of what I understood final yr: Issues are gonna be completely different. I attempt to work inside what’s at the moment taking place, however nonetheless attempt to do the very best I may do. All of it was actually, actually superb — clearly with the best way the season ended — so it was a terrific yr.”
It was additionally the primary season that he had performed for a head coach apart from New England’s Invoice Belichick.
“[Bruce Arians] is a good motivator,” Brady stated of the Bucs’ coach. “He is obtained a terrific really feel for the workforce … a terrific pulse for what is going on on in a locker room, nice instinct, nice analysis of expertise.”
And at age 43, Brady relied on motivation to maintain his aggressive fireplace stoked en path to profitable his fifth Tremendous Bowl MVP award.
“I used to be all the time form of motivated by people who say, ‘You may’t do it,'” Brady stated. “You realize, ‘You are not adequate, you are not quick sufficient, not large enough, not adequate arm.’ I’ve had a physique of labor over a time frame and … shortly you overlook.”
That physique of labor is not completed. Brady is tied to the Bucs by way of the 2022 season after agreeing to an extension this offseason that saved $19 million towards the wage cap for 2021. And with that cash, the Bucs stored the band collectively, with all 22 starters on offense and protection returning to the workforce to defend its title.
“I do not suppose proving it, for me, is the motivation,” Brady instructed GMA. “I nonetheless need to play. I obtained like a bit of illness in me that simply needs to throw a frickin’ spiral, you understand what I imply?
“When you cease, you’ll be able to’t return and do it. I obtained some extra soccer [left in me]. I imply, not lots — and I do know that. However what I obtained left, I am gonna go and provides every thing I obtained.”