Foxboro - Every time Tom Brady sees Jason and Devin McCourty he has a special request for the twins.
"Every time he sees me and Dev walk, he always goes, 'All right, guys, move a little closer. All right, spread out.' And he always says no matter where we're at in the building, we're no more than six inches away from each other. That's kind of been an ongoing joke throughout the season," Jason McCourty said Friday.
Jason and Devin pretend like they rarely agree, even though they are as close as siblings can be. Not surprisingly, Jason would not endorse Devin's characterization of Tom Brady.
"Are you asking me if I look at Tom Brady the same way Dev does? Without a doubt. I think one year Dev said he was a good looking guy. I guess I won't go that far, but he's amazing to talk to. I think from afar you get to go against him multiple times, you get to study him, you get to see every time you go out and play and you watch the games, you just see how time after time he shows up and shows out. I think being in the same locker room, asking him questions at certain times throughout the year and just sitting on the sideline and listening to him telling stories and something of that nature.”
"I think when you reach the level of greatness that he has, there's just charismatic guys want to be around and hear about. For me, I think I look at myself, I'm like, 'Man, I'm an old guy. I've been in the league for 10 years,' and Tom's almost doubled my career. You enjoy the fact that you can talk to him about the history and the different things he's been through," Jason McCourty said.
Notes: Tom Brady said he played football, basketball, baseball, dodgeball and kickball as a child. Brady said he was not good at English or math, but anything with a ball in his hands he was good at. He thinks it is unfortunate that a lot of young athletes today focus on one sport. Brady, like Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, was a good high school baseball player. Mahomes often uses the skills he learned in baseball with his side-arm release. Julian Edelman on the Chiefs best CB Kendall Fuller. "He's a very athletic guy that plays his technique very well. He's scrappy. He's got good quickness. He's got downfield speed. He plays the ball in the air very well. He's a good football player." Pats had full attendance at Friday practice. This Monday is the 25th anniversary of when Robert Kraft bought the team. He purchased the team January 21, 1994.