Brady pre­cise in clock man­age­ment too

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What time is Su­per Bowl LI? Tom Brady knows. It’s not an ex­ag­ger­a­tion to say that the Pa­tri­ots quar­ter­back has been count­ing down the sec­onds un­til next Sun­day’s show­down with the Fal­cons in Hous­ton for about a year.

Brady had a count­down clock in­stalled in his home gym shortly af­ter the Pa­tri­ots lost to the Bron­cos in last year’s AFC Cham­pi­onship Game. The clock has ticked down the days, hours, min­utes and sec­onds to Su­per Bowl LI, so Brady would know “that he had ex­actly 11,325 min­utes and 14 sec­onds to go,” Brady’s fa­ther Tom Sr. told the Wash­ing­ton Post’s Sally Jenk­ins re­cently.

Brady Sr. first men­tioned the clock dur­ing an in­ter­view with CSNNE’s Tom E. Curran a few days be­fore last year’s Su­per Bowl, which fea­tured the Bron­cos and Pan­thers.

“Tommy doesn’t just play foot­ball,” Brady Sr. said. “Tommy is a foot­ball player. This is not a July to Jan­uary or Fe­bru­ary en­deav­our for him. He loves two-a-days that started for him a week ago, that will be two-a-days from Jan­uary 20th to the next Fe­bru­ary. He’s got a count­down clock in his gym that is now tick­ing to next year’s Su­per Bowl. It’s click­ing, yes. And he is still do­ing his two-a-days. So this pas­sion comes from a whole bunch of hard work, and the hard work is driven by the pas­sion. He loves what he’s do­ing.”

Brady will go for his fifth Su­per Bowl ti­tle against At­lanta. Kick­off is sched­uled for 6:30 p.m. ET.

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