Brady: 'Best job in the world'
June, 13, 2012
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Soundbites from quarterback Tom Brady from after Wednesday's minicamp practice:
On the enjoyment of what he does for work. "It’s the best job in the world as far as I’m concerned. I don’t think there’s anything I’d rather do. I probably have more fun out there now than I’ve ever had out there, just because you don’t take a day for granted. You get a chance to go out there and play football and you look forward to those moments of competition. I don’t enjoy boredom and this is certainly not boring. I love coming out here every day and working with this team."
On Chad Ochocinco getting released. "There’s always a lot of player movement. I loved being with Chad, he’s a good friend and a great competitor and I enjoyed my chance with him and my opportunity to play with him, but I don’t make any personnel decisions and as a player you’ve just got to deal with what happens and try to be the best quarterback I can be."
On Bill Belichick's approach in organized team activities. "There’s been a lot of stuff thrown at the players, some mentally. Probably more than our level of comfort, but it’s nice for everyone to hear things and cover everything and then at least you’ve heard it once we get to training camp. There’s been a lot of installation every day and I think coach has really kept the pressure on us to see how much we’re retaining from week to week."
On receiver Brandon Lloyd. "He’s got a unique skill set so it’s going to take some time to get used to things that he does really well. We haven’t had anyone quite like him, so just to understand where he likes the ball placed and how he gets open. He’s a very good player, so we’ve got a lot of work ahead in training camp and we’re going to have to use every single practice and every rep really wisely, because he can be a big part of this offense if we can really get up to speed."