“First of all, I wasn’t thinking at that moment,” Brady said with a laugh. “It wasn’t a thought. It was, “That seems really fun.” Not to mention, when you get your hands on one of these trophies, there are a lot of really sharp edges on the bottom where the stand is located. I found out later if that had been an incomplete pass that would have sunk like 80 feet [into the Hillsborough River]. I am so happy about it [tight end] cam [Brate caught it]. ”
At least it made sense to put it on a boat manned by receivers. Perhaps the best part of the video, however, was his daughter Vivi’s well-founded reputation right before he uncorked the passport.
“This is my little 8-year-old daughter, ‘Daddy, no’,” said Brady. “Who could imagine an 8-year-old girl in this whole area having the greatest sense of anyone? I mean she’s the voice of reason. Imagine that. “
Of course, Brady has won the trophy more times than any other player, so he may be entitled to a little wiggle room. In another viral video of the parade, Brady wobbled off his boat on firm ground, a result of tequila, the hot Florida sun, and poor sea legs. Tequila too.
“It was definitely a moment of celebration. I’m glad I’m absolutely on land at this point, ”he said. “I’m glad that my quarterback grip surrounds me [Ryan Griffin] in the right place at the right time. Who could have a better friend? Make sure I’ve made myself comfortable getting off the boat like this. “
Brady also confirmed that he had knee surgery in the weeks following the Super Bowl. Coach Bruce Arians had described that his quarterback needed a “small cleaning” of his left knee, which he had to undergo reconstructive surgery in 2008.
Buccaneers quarterbacks manager Clyde Christiensen told Tampa Bay. com that Brady “wasn’t 100 percent, no,” Christensen said. “Bother him? That would be too strong a term. But it just annoyed him, I think. It was more of an anger than a pain. “
Arians has since announced that Brady should be ready by June.
“I actually had knee surgery, so I’m rehabilitating now,” Brady told Corden, “which gives me something to do. I would much rather stay active than I normally do.”
Brady, who will turn 44 in August, admitted his wife, Gisele Bündchen, wondered when, in the first moments after the Buccaneers win last month, he would decide that enough was enough. “Just like me [hugged her]She said, “What else do you have to prove?” … I was trying to find a way to change the subject really quickly. … I think I moved on to something else pretty quickly. “
He did the same with Christiensen and called him the morning after the Super Bowl. “He said, ‘Hey, I didn’t see you after the game. I just wanted to thank you and what a great trip and how much I appreciated everything you did, ”said Christensen.
“The second thing he said, ‘I was just sitting here thinking, and I think we can really get better next year. I think we’ll be a better team. ‘He was looking forward to the next year. It is wonderful. This is how his mind works. “
Brady never forgets either, as he showed when Corden spurred him on with a question about whether he could play in the NFL.
“To be completely honest, you don’t stand a chance. Zero, ”said Brady. “I think you are so talented. I mean you can’t be great at everything. “
“But could I play for the Jets?” Asked Corden.
“Maybe you can play for the Jets. You’re right. “