Tom Brady was a maestro on the field Sunday for the Patriots, having his best day of the season while dismantling what's left of the
Steel Shower Curtain at Gillette Stadium during the Patroits' 55-31 rout.
So how does Brady do it?
He offered a glimpse into his mindset while conducting the Patriots offense in an interview that aired on "CBS Good Morning" on Monday. Brady told acclaimed musician and CBS News cultural correspondent Monday Wynton Marsalis on "CBS This Morning" that every single action he takes at the line carries importance, in much the same way as every nuanced move taken by the New York Philharmonic director Alan Gilbert.
"I'm looking at a guy and going to flash him a signal, it means something." Brady said.
"Brady is a maestro at center like no other," Marsalis added.
Both the orchestra and Brady's offense, when it's clicking like it did on Sunday, it's beautiful music indeed. "When all those things come together, it's a sight to see," Brady said in the piece.
Sunday, he was Arthur Fiedler with a football, throwing for a season high 432 yards and four touchdowns.Soloist Rob Gronkowski had a career-high nine catches. The 55 points were the most scored in an NFL game this season and the most ever scored against the Steelers (2-6). Brady had 252 yards passing in the first half and 119 of those came on seven catches by Gronkowski, who looks like he could play a mean tuba.
"A symphony of symbols" [as opposed to cymbals] are used by Brady to direct the offense, especially on the road in hostile environments.
"You can bring the energy, enthusiasm and level of excellence," Brady said. "People ask me what I'm looking at, I'm looking at everything."
"Throwing a football, there's a sequence to that," Brady said. "But you have to bring emotion to it,"
Each has to dictate pace and tempo, Marsalis said. "It's all synchronized," Brady said.
And Brady did it perfectly on Sunday.
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