Tom Brady and the New England Patriots pulled another rabbit out of the hat on Sunday, as Brady connected with Kenbrell Thompkins for a game-winning touchdown pass with just :05 left on the clock in a 30-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
The Patriots had failed on two previous drives with the game on the line, but got the ball back one final time and, without a timeout, drove the length of the field for the go-ahead score.
In his weekly conversation with WestwoodOne’s Jim Gray, Brady talks about the big win, his take on the latest with Rob Gronkowski’s injury situation and much more.
(Listen to Tom Brady’s full interview with Jim Gray from 10/14/13)
(Tom Brady on Rob Gronkowski from 10/14/13)
I don’t think there’s any resentment toward Rob or any other player on our team that is fighting through rehabilitation to get back on the field. Look, everyone loves having Rob out on the field but we also understand that these medical decisions are out of the hands of the players and coaches. And if the doctors, when they clear them, they clear them, and when they don’t, they don’t. That goes for every player in the NFL. It’s not just our team, it’s every team. So we’ll be excited to get him back. When that is, I don’t have the answer, but I prepare each week regardless of who’s out there. You got to go with the guys that are healthy and the guys who are ready to play. And look, we’ve had plenty of guys contribute to get to 5-1 at this point. So I have a lot of confidence in the guys I’m out there with. I’ll be as excited as anybody when Rob gets back and I know he’s working his butt off to get back out on the field as soon as he can.
Throughout the NFL season, Tom Brady will be a weekly guest on the Monday Night Football pregame show with WestwoodOne’s Jim Gray. The interview is presented by Macy’s.