Tom Brady Breaks Down Super Bowl 51
The Super Bowl 51 MVP breaks down his team's thrilling comeback, but he wouldn't consider it in the running for one of his best games ever
This week's episode of The MMQB Podcast with Peter King is a little bit different. This is the first part of my conversation with Tom Brady, recorded Sunday at Brady's "cabin" in Montana, a gorgeous and remote place where he retreats from the world. In this episode, Brady tells the story of New England's incredible comeback and breaks down some of the most important plays. Yes, New England's Friday practice ended with a botched two point conversion... You'll see the game from Brady's point of view. We'll post Part Two of the Brady-centric podcast on Thursday morning, where Brady talks about his legacy and his life away from the football field.
2:55: Brady thinks Super Bowl 51 was one of the best games he’s played in, but not his best performance.
4:36: Brady on feeling like the Pats moved the ball well in the first half, but had nothing to show for it.
12:55: Brady breaks down the coverage on a late-game completion to Danny Amendola.
17:44: Brady on how the direct snap two-point conversion play didn’t go so well in practice.
22:39: "I saw both refs run in and signal catch and I said, 'There’s no way. I mean, you’ve got to be kidding me. Like, there’s no way he caught that ball.'" Brady on Julio Jones’ amazing catch.
29:44: “In practice you can be pretty brave with jumping routes, because no one cares if you get beat for a touchdown. In the game, it’s a lot different.” Brady on corners playing differently in big games.
34:04: “If that’s third down in the first quarter of the game, I probably don’t try that throw.” Brady on Julian Edelman’s circus catch.
50:05: Brady on James White, and how he never does anything wrong.
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