Brady: Just 'me being me' in new commercial

Brady: Just 'me being me' in new commercial
May 31, 2012, 7:03 pm
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FOXBORO -- Tom Brady was available after Thursday's OTAs session -- always a boon for the media.

The first thing New England's quarterback was asked about? His new commercial.

You know, the one where he gets peeved in an LA Dick's Sporting Goods store and kicks over a cardboard cutout of himself. All in the name of Under Armour.
"I was laughing the whole day and they were like, 'No, you've got to get angry.' So I said, 'Okay, let me get the angry part down.' It was fun," Brady smiled.

"You probably see that all the time from me on the field. My teammates certainly do. It was fun. You know, you get asked to do different things and different times. It's a nice part of the offseason I'll remember. I'm glad it turned out well -- you never know how it's going to turn out. A lot of my teammates liked it, so I know we did a decent job."

The commercial has gotten over 887,400 views on funnyordie.com.

"It was pretty much me being me. My teammates see me angry all the time. It's pretty easy to get riled up. You have to do something you're not used to doing . . . that's the hard part. That was pretty easy for me."

Receiver Julian Edelman had high praise for his quarterback's acting chops.

"You know what Sean Penn did in Mystic River?" Edelman said. "It was like that."

Yeah, that's a joke; Penn won an Oscar for that role. But Brady had the good humor to laugh at himself.

"Julian is very critical of everything I do," he laughed. "I appreciate it and I'm very flattered that he likes it."