Tom Brady: F-word is great

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After every post-game interview with Tom Brady we have come to expect a dazzling smile, wave and “Hi Mom!” If we’re lucky, we’ll even get a peace sign thrown in. Switch into game mode however, and we see a complete different side of TB12. His passion and enthusiasm for the game truly comes out, along with a few other key phrases.

During Sunday’s game against the Chargers, cameras zoomed in to catch Brady dropping an "F-bomb", and it certainly wasn’t the first time. When Brady appeared on WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan show Monday, he was asked about his swearing and put the blame on CBS and NBC.

WEEI via CBS Sports:
"I wish I did have a better mouth out there at times. But there's nothing that quite expresses the way I feel like that word," Brady said. "It is a great word, especially in the heat of the moment. No, I don't say it at home, of course not. It's pretty well filtered at the house. Blame CBS, NBC for putting it on TV, don't blame me.”

Don’t worry, Tom. How could we blame you? Leading the New England Patriots comes with responsibility and that includes keeping the team riled up.

"It's the only place I get a chance to do it. It's such an emotional game and I think you've got to bring it every week and that's what you've got to do," Brady said. "And I think we ... especially when you're making good plays like our guys were doing last night. It makes it pretty easy to get excited about it.
You're always trying to raise everyone's level of awareness and everyone's level of play so you can go out there and be as consistent as you can."

Brady went on to say that football players are “not choirboys” and that there are certain times and places for such language.

"We're not choirboys, I know that. You bring a certainly level of intensity to the game," Brady said. "And your job is to go out there and physically, emotionally, mentally dominate the game. You don't do that on church on Sunday. You've got to go to a football field for that."

Now that sounds like a leader to me! Whether it’s the jokester TB, passing out peace signs and unanswered hi fives, or the quarterback on the field whose only focus is winning, we must hand it to him for keeping us entertained and loving the game of football.

The “F-bomb” made quite a number of appearances in the loss against the Packers in Week 13, so fingers crossed no more explode in the last three games of regular season.

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