Tom Brady heads for the mountains in Episode 3 of the “Tom vs. Time” Facebook documentary series.
Brady brings teammates Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola to his ranch in Montana, where in addition to catching passes, there’s lots of mountain biking and boulder tossing among the workouts with a little golf throw in, too.
S1:E3 The Social Game
Tom Brady may be the greatest football player of all time, but football is a team sport. As Tom puts it, he’s nothing without the guys around him. So, Tom takes some of his closest teammates to Yellowstone for a brotherhood bonding experience aka “Gladiator Camp.” But even on vacation, the training never stops.Posted by Tom vs Time on Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Brady’s trainer and controversial TB12 business partner Alex Guerrero is also featured in Episode 3, titled “The Social Game" and released Tuesday. He tells the Patriots quarterback that “40 is just a number” as he works on him. A discussion on the pros and cons of weight lifting with Edelman includes Brady needling that wide receiver only wants to be “jacked up” so he can pose in magazines.
"I'm not an anti-weight guy. Everyone thinks I'm anti-weights," Guerrero is heard saying at one point.
After the home loss to the Panthers on Oct. 1 drops the Pats to 2-2, Brady is shown on the massage table going through the schedule, looking ahead and hoping New England can land at the bye week 6-2.
Here's the remaining “Tom vs. Time” release schedule on Facebook Watch: Episode 4, Thursday; Episode 5, Sunday; Episode 6, TBA.
A recent Quick Slants The Podcast episode feature a discussion with the filmmaker Gotham Chopra, who collaborated on the series with Brady. Listen below:
Julian Edelman is grinding.
The New England Patriots receiver, who is recovering from an ACL repair surgery that ended his 2017 season, shared a quick video from his workout on Tuesday. Edelman is shown running with a resistance band and a trainer in-tow.
Edelman has posted a few tidbits on social media to show encouraging signs during his recovery since he got surgery in October after suffering an ACL tear in a preseason game. He was spotted around the locker room a few times during the final weeks of the 2017 season.
"Rehab is a [expletive]. It sucks," Edelman said in November on Barstool Sports' "Pardon My Take podcast." "You go in and you’re feeling decent and then you warm up, you beat it up and then you get stiff again. I mean it’s just a process and you go in six days a week and you’re going into work it, work on everything — your flexion, your extension."
Steelers tight end Jesse James is glad the Patriots' Super Bowl pursuit is done -- mostly because he played a big part in helping accelerate it.
In the final moments of the game, James failed to catch the ball during a Week 15 contest between the Steelers and the Patriots. The non-catch was a controversial one.
James told Centre Daily Times' Josh Moyer he finally felt relief on the morning after the Super Bowl when the Patriots fell to the Eagles, 41-33.
“I don’t feel like I gave them a Super Bowl with that,” James told the Daily Times. “So I’m over it now, but it’s going to be a topic of conversation until the rule gets changed — or it doesn’t.”
James' play was initially ruled a touchdown before the referees overturned the play, and took the lead away from the Steelers in the final moments of the game. Ben Roethlisberger then threw an interception a few plays later. By winning, the Patriots took a huge step in locking themselves into the AFC's top seed with a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, which they rode into the Super Bowl.
But of course, they couldn't finish their Super Bowl pursuit -- to James' satisfaction.