Patriots QB Tom Brady had uneasy memories when his team beat the Seahawks 28-24 in the Super Bowl, and live betting services could clearly see why.
Seven years ago, when Super Bowl XLII was being played at the exact same venue in Phoenix, the QB saw Giants WR David Tyree make what seemed to be an impossible catch on his helmet during the game’s crunch time.
Now, Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse caught a 33-yard throw while on his back with only over a minute left, and Brady was taken aback by this.
“I felt like we were going to win the whole game, and then they made that catch. Then I had a little bit of a doubt,” the QB said on Monday.
“Then we made a great play. We’ve been on the other end of some great catches and not being able to finish it out. This time we made the play.”
The play was a pick by CB Malcolm Butler that also impressed many fans and live betting services.
“He’s been doing it to me in practice all season,” said Brady, “so it was actually nice to see him pick somebody else off.”
On Monday morning, Brady, who was missing sleep, but was still jubilant, got his MVP award. For Brady, the gap of 10 years between the championships surpassed the gap of 6 years by Roger Staubach as the longest one in the history of the NFL for a starting QB.
In 6 tries, that wait led the player to appreciate his 4th Super Bowl even more.
“I was a young kid when we won those first three. I know in ’04, after we beat the Eagles, I was like, ‘I’m ready for this to be over and the offseason to start’ because we have experienced it,” said the player.
“Obviously with some perspective that I’ve gained, it’s a hard thing to get here and it’s a hard thing to win the game.”
The QB is set to turn 38-years-old when the 2015 season begins, and when he was asked about how much longer he would like to play for, Brady couldn’t help but laugh.
“I love doing it, so I don’t want it to end any time soon,” said the QB. “A lot of decisions I make in my life are how to sustain it. That takes a commitment in and of itself. You have to put it in the bank, as Coach always says, so it’s there when you need it.”