Tom Brady: “I always deal with people who doubt me better in the sense of competition. I love when they give me a little more fuel for the fire. Not that I need it but it draws a little… I think there’s a good emotion in sport, which is anger, and you’ve seen some of the great players I always looked up to – Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West – there is an anger when you play that is a really motivating factor too because it sparks an action. Anger motivates you to wake up sometimes and dig deep, and I love digging deep because I learn a lot about myself. When we dig deep and people push us further than places we want to go, we can reach places that no people have ever been, and my football career was just that. When I look back there’s a lot of reasons why. From the day I started with the Patriots through my last game, there was a lot of lessons I learned along the way, and a lot of people I got to experience life with. The journeys of life that have hopefully set up me with, and nothing is ever promised, but a lot of great years ahead. I’m looking forward to it. There’s a lot of great things to accomplish with a lot of great people, and certainly me spending time with my family, and giving them all that I can do in the meantime before I leap back into something else is a great opportunity for me to connect with things that are really my priority. There’s a lot of great things ahead, and obviously moving to the media side like you have, you’ve done an amazing job [talking to Colin Cowherd], and I can learn from everyone out there, so thank you and all the other people out there who have been so great to me, and supportive of my journey, I really appreciate it.” (FULL Interview Below)
Watch Tom Brady join The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Monday to discuss how ‘anger’ motivated him to become the greatest quarterback of all time.