Brady: 'Never felt better throwing football'

May, 20, 2013
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leads off Peter King's "Monday Morning Quarterback" piece on SI.com, with King speaking to Brady about his offseason and also his charity of choice, Best Buddies.

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Brady tells King: "Going into my 14th year, I have never had more confidence in how I am throwing the football. I've never felt better throwing the football."

Brady details some of the work he's done with throwing coach Tom House, and how he's developed a quick rapport with House.

"The same way Tom Martinez was always there to watch and give me corrections, Tom House has told me why certain corrections need to be made," Brady tells King. "Look at a baseball swing and a golf swing. It's all mechanics. Look at how Barry Bonds swings. Look at how Floyd Mayweather punches. Mechanics. When you've got to fit it into the tightest windows, mechanics are crucial. And to me, the offseason is crucial. If you make a throw within four feet, that's not going to be good enough. You have to make the throw within four inches of your target. That's good enough. And that's why the mechanics you adjust and learn in the offseason are important. You're going to keep them during the season."

As for his work with Best Buddies, which includes the upcoming Best Buddies Challenge, Brady said: "It's one of the highlights of my year. Playing football is not curing cancer, and it's not helping people with intellectual disabilities. So when I leave Hyannis Port on Saturday afternoon, you feel like you've made a difference in people's lives.''

To read King's "Monday Morning Quarterback", CLICK HERE.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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