Why Tom Brady Will Never Quit

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will play forever. That’s what Ben Court says.

Court had the opportunity to “work out” with TB12. After spending some time with the GOAT, Court says he looks about 30 and “is not the kind of celebrity who seems less handsome or more normal in real life,” adding that “he is bigger and taller than you might expect.”

Brady spends his free time doing what he does on the field. Working out on a remote island in the Bahamas has been on his schedule for the past seven years.

The quarterback knows that he makes mistakes at times. But he also knows that his arms are doing magic.

“There are times when I release the ball and I know it’s perfect. I throw it with the exact pace and arc that I wanted, and to the exact location,” he says. “But when I throw it and it doesn’t do that, in my mind [I’m thinking,] I’m fucking shit—what did I do wrong? I fucking overstrode. Too little torque.

Brady had problems with his muscles. If you think that rock-hard muscles are great, just go and talk to the GOAT. He will tell you everything you need to know about “pliability.”

“I had forearm muscles that were like rocks and a biceps muscle that was like a rock. I had my biceps pulling this way and my forearm muscle tugging that way, and the tendon was just on fire.” His coach Alex Guerrero, “said that what we’re going to do through pliability—although we didn’t even call it pliability then, because we had to come up with a word for it—is effectively lengthen the forearm muscle and lengthen the biceps and triceps through deep-force work. Alex did it one time, and I was like, ‘What? The last ten years of my life I’ve been in pain, and now, after he’s worked on my forearms, biceps, and triceps, there’s no more pain in my elbow?’ It clicked for me right away.”

A helmet to his knee gave him a nasty ACL injury in 2008. Guerrero too care of all his rehab. “At that point, I said, ‘Alex is going to do everything. Alex is going to take care of me.’ ”

TB12 is nothing like other players.

“I’m more of a thinker obviously than a physical specimen,” he said. “There is a comfort in the known, as opposed to being uncomfortable with the unknown. There are not many things that I unknow in football. You call the play. I see the defense; I know what to do. Say there’s five guys going on routes. Wherever the defense guards are, I’m going to throw it the opposite way. By the time I have the ball in my hands, I know what I want to do with it.”

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