TAMPA – The latest testimonial of Tom Brady’s unstoppable right hand came not from a split end or slot receiver, but from a safety.
“It’s like every time you catch one of his balls it takes you with him,” third-year bookie Antoine Winfield Jr. said Thursday. “You really have to hold onto that thing.”
Pro Bowl safety was first discovered when it pulled off what has arguably been the training camp defensive game to date. Wandering around the back end during an 11-on-11 work in front of a more standing room-only audience at AdventHealth Training Center, Winfield made a way to Mike Evans for a lightly overrun Brady pass and a diving interception. Lungs for
“I was just reading quarterback; I was after security,” he said. “I saw Tom open for the mic and I made a great break on the ball and just played.”
Call it the luminous convergence of instinct and arm velocity. Brady turned 45 on Wednesday.
“It doesn’t make any sense,” Tristan Wirfs said with a chuckle.
“I like to take him back there, but yeah, sometimes I’m just like, ‘Sit down or take a break.’ But I love Tommy and I’m glad I got a chance to protect him, but he does everything with a purpose and takes great care of his body and spends a lot of time in. I mean, he still It’s out like that.”
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