"I don't look at it as him getting soft, by no means," said New York Jets tackle Damien Woody, who played center for Brady from 2001-03. "I think he's just maturing. When you're young and single, you come into the league and it's all about ball. When you're older, you get a wife, a family, kids, and you have other things going on besides football."
"Look at the season he had last year," Woody said. "I think it was the second-best season of his career or something. A year after he tore his ACL? That's pretty amazing if you look at it. He was still one of the top five quarterbacks last year, a year after having major reconstructive surgery on his knee. If that's not tough, what is?"