Following the NFC Divisional Round win over the Saints, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians made headlines when he told Peter King he allows Tom Brady to coach, which was something he wasn't allowed to do in New England.
When speaking via Zoom Friday, Brady was asked about the comment and not being able to coach in New England.
As he's done many times in the past, the quarterback took the high road and really didn't answer.
“I just try to do the best I can every day to show up every day with a good attitude, work hard, and do what my job is,” Brady said. “It’s been fun just being here and I’ve had a great time in New England, too. So I’ve had a great 21 years. I’m very blessed. I’m a lucky guy. The fact that I’m still playing football, for me, is a blessing. I’ve got a lot of great teammates that I’ve played with over the years and a great group this year. That’s the best part about football, is all the relationships you have, and it’s been a fun year doing it.”
Brady will be playing in his 14th conference championship game Sunday when the Bucs take on the Packers.
The 43-year-old was asked what keeps him motivated at this stage of his career and he noted he really doesn't look at things like that.
“I try and show up everyday with a positive attitude and work hard and do my job," Brady said. "Like I said, I have a lot of great teammates, great coaches that do the same. The rewarding part in the team sport is that we’re all showing up together with the same goal in mind. How you work through adversity is a great thing. And you’re always going to be challenged in football and in life. How you work through those things and how you communicate through them, how you inspire each other to be the best you can be, that’s the best part about sports. That’s why I’m still playing.”