Tom Brady's rags-to-riches story has been inspiring to many in the New England area. He was Drew Henson's backup at Michigan. He was drafted in the sixth-round of the 2000 NFL draft and served as Drew Bledsoe's backup. When Bledsoe was injured in week 2 of the 2001 season, Brady took over and hasn't looked back delivering 3 Super Bowls in four years for the Patriots.
Brady seems to have gone Hollywood, and Patriots Nation has struggled with one question: Has Brady’s new lifestyle impeded his on-the-field performance?
Brady used to be the model Patriot in offseason workouts, the first to arrive and last to leave and earned a preferred parking spot. But now Brady is spending more time in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
But Brady hasn’t won in a while and New England is already growing restless. Whether fans want to admit it or not, some of them question whether Brady will ever be the same guy who led the Patriots to those Super Bowl wins over the Rams, Panthers and Eagles. They wonder what changed -- they wonder whether the problem is the knee injury or the Hollywood persona that Brady has adopted.
Oh how I love off season news. Reporters and some fans look for anything to pin the previous season record on. Training camp is right around the corner!