Ready for the Tom Brady Revenge Tour, Part Two?
With Brady set to return from his 4-game "Deflategate" suspension on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, Jim Gray asked the New England Patriots quarterback on Westwood One's Monday Night Football if the events of the past two years have provided him with any added motivation.
"I was motivated seven years ago and I'm motivated today," Brady said. "None of that's changed."
Asked about "Deflategate," Brady again refused to take the bait.
"I’m not really looking to reflect at this point," he said. "I’ve put that in the rearview mirror when I decided a while ago. I am looking forward to playing and doing what I love to do and being out there with my teammates who have done such a great job and, you know, I want to do a great job for them. I’m just focused on the present and focused on this week. That's what I am going to be all season long, it served me well in the past and hopefully it serves me well this week."
Asked if he expects to be the starting quarterback on Sunday, Brady again laughed and said, "Those decisions aren't up to me... you know that. I always prepare like I'm gonna play."
Brady also confirmed to Gray that he did return to Gillette Stadium on Monday for the first time since his suspension took effect.
"It was great to be back in the building... It's been a long four weeks for me. I'm anxious for the week ahead."
He was also asked about the nude sunbathing pictures of him and said, "I don't have any comment on that."