He’s the brightest star in the Patriots universe. It seems Tom Brady was made for super fame, and he handles it with class.
However, even Brady gets a little giddy for Monday Night Football, now an American institution. One would think it’s old hat for Brady, but he still likes the bright lights of a big game on national television.
Sure, the playoffs and Super Bowl have their own thrills, but Monday night, everyone is huddled around the television and tired as hell the next morning going to work. Brady enjoys being there and Monday he'll again be under the lights of Gillette Stadium taking on the best team record-wise in the AFC, the Houston Texans.
He talked about still being enamored with the Monday Night Football legend, and on facing the Houston Texans.
“It builds. I think it builds. I think the Monday night game still is the one I think there’s a little bit different feeling about. How special is it to play on Monday Night Football?”
Brady moved on to the opposing team:
“Well they’re a great football team,” Brady said, according to Zuri Berry of the Boston Globe. “Anytime you play the best, you want to see how you match up. I think that our guys are excited. It’s a big challenge for us.
They’re an excellent football team in all three phases. It’ll be fun,”
“They certainly get after the football,” Brady said. “They can rush a quarterback. They do a great job stopping the run. I think coach said they have pretty much every statistic you could name. They’re on tops of the league.
That’s why they’re 11-1. Because they’re playing great, they’re taking the ball away, they’re getting a lot of balls batted down at the line of scrimmage, interceptions, fumbles."
"They’ve won a lot of close games, they’ve won overtime games, they’ve come from behind, they’ve won on the road—they’re 6-0 on the road. I think our guys understand the challenge and I think we have to play our best game.”