"Tom's one of those guys that goes out there and tries to perform and compete every week," center Dan Koppen said. "He gives maximum effort on every play and every game. What he did was outstanding, but I know he wants more than that. That's what you need in your quarterback."
"He's still one of the first ones here, last ones to leave," said center Dan Koppen, one of Brady's close friends and also the father of a young son. "He's really the leader on this team, regardless of how many kids or whatever the situation is at home."