Tom Brady was all over the headlines and social media last week, after the trailer for the latest episode of HBO’s “The Shop” released. Among other things, Tom Brady admitted that he rarely expresses his true feelings during press conferences.
Tom Brady appeared on the latest episode of HBO’s “The Shop”. Brady was one of the multiple celebrities and sports stars like Draymond Green, comedian Chelsea Handler, artist Kid Cudi, and businessmen Maverick Carter and Paul Rivera, Brady discussed his 2020 free agency, winning Super Bowls, and much more.
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Tom Brady opened up about his mindset during press conferences.
Tom Brady was the face of the Patriot Way in New England. And this often included being incredibly diplomatic during press conferences. However, he admits what he says is very rarely how he feels.
“What I say and what I think are two different things,” Brady said. “I would say 90 percent of what I say is not what I’m thinking, which is challenging. I really admire people that actually can do that and say what they think because they invite a lot of other things and I think there’s part of me that doesn’t like conflict. So in the end, I always try to play it super flat.
“From a strategic standpoint, I never want to give away what I’m doing. I usually say the opposite. If they got a s—ty corner, I’ll say, ‘That guy’s unbelievable. I don’t know how they can complete balls over there.’ And in my mind, I’m thinking, ‘I’m going to go at that mother f—er all day.’ I don’t want to give them anything.
“Some people, like my wife, for example, she just lets it come out. It’s like vroom and it’s out. I’m like, ‘Oh s—.’ And she’s right. Her instincts and her nature is usually right with a lot of things that she says and thinks. I’m like ‘How does she do that?’ Because I’ve got to think about it for five or 10 minutes and think this particular situation or answer. I don’t want to say something in the end where I’m like, ‘Ah, wish I said something different.’”