Tom Brady Crying Video Sees Patriots Star QB Bawl Recounting the Horror of Being Selected in Sixth Round of NFL Draft
Anyone that needs any more proof that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is passionate about the game of football doesn't need to look any further than a recent ESPN special highlighting the upcoming 2011 NFL Draft.
The video trails Brady's experience waiting to be selected in the 2000 NFL Draft as numerous quarterbacks fell off the board before him, including none other than Chad Pennington, Giovanni Carmazzi, Chris Redman, Tee Martin and Spergon Wynn.
Selected 199th overall, Brady apparently did such things as walk the streets with a baseball bat, walk around in circles, walk around the block with his mom and dad and, yes, cry.
There is no word on why Brady chose to take to the streets with a baseball bat or if he unleashed some anger on neighboring dumpsters, but there's no doubt he was clearly distraught by the whole endeavor.
Thankfully for him, the Patriots eventually nabbed him and he's now won three championships, been selected to the Pro Bowl six times, been named Sportsman of the Year and NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
Interestingly enough, his Comeback Player of the Year award didn't come in 2001, writers apparently not impressed that he came back from the brink of a meltdown.
Football, more than perhaps any other sport, basically detests crying.
If you cry, you're generally considered a weak human being, someone unworthy of the pads you're equipped with that sustain major blows from the opposition.
But Brady's waterworks in the video show me more than anything his intense desire and determination—and maybe if teams had seen this behind the scenes in the draft, they would have taken more of a chance on him.
More of a chance than on such stalwarts as Pennington, Carmazzi, Redman, Martin and Wynn.