It all started in Pittsburgh.
The Patriots were coming off a loss in Cleveland to the lowly Browns. They were playing in Pittsburgh against the vaunted Steelers. They were winning, but that wasn't enough for Brady.
He didn't like what he was seeing on the field, so he took action, and we all saw it happen. He gathered the entire offense together and read them the riot act. Nobody was safe as Brady chewed out the entire unit on the sidelines for what he felt was a lackluster performance.
From then on it's been a spectacular show.
That night, Brady had his first 300 game of the year and he's only failed to reach that plateau once since then. The Patriots won that night and haven't lost since.
Brady's passion has been contagious, and he's been seen both on the field and on the sidelines rallying the troops at various intervals.
On a team with so many newcomers, leadership is important. You can bet your bottom dollar when Tom Brady speaks, the Danny Woodheads of the world listen.
On the road? Doesn't matter. In three road games starting that night, Brady's thrown for at least 300 yards in each of them. He's thrown for nine touchdowns and the Patriots have won all three.
Bad weather? Doesn't matter. With blustering winds, near-zero wind chills, and swirling snow, Brady threw for 369 yards and two touchdowns in a victory.
Nothing fazes him, and as long as he's leading the Patriots, nothing fazes the team either.
A great example of Brady taking control was just this past week. Against the Bears in Chicago, leading by 24 at halftime, Brady got the ball with less than a minute to go. The sideline called to kneel it.
Brady disregarded the order and called his own play. It was a 59 yard touchdown to Deion Branch.
Who says Peyton Manning is the only quarterback who can call his own plays?