Star Quarterback Tom Brady Opens Up on CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 9/17
New England Patriots superstar quarterback Tom Brady talks with CBS THIS MORNING co-host Norah O'Donnell about his training routine, his health, his life at home with model Gisele Bundchen and his new book, in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 17 (9:00 AM ET) on the CBS Television Network.O'Donnell conducted multiple interviews with Brady. She conducted the first network television interview at his home outside of Boston, Mass. O'Donnell also spoke with Brady at his TB12 Sports Therapy Center, near Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Brady is now 40 and in his 18th season. He's been successful far longer than rival quarterbacks and shows no signs of letting up. The quarterback tells O'Donnell that this is not his last season, for sure. He hopes to be healthy and 45 before making that decision. "I do want to go out on my terms," Brady tells O'Donnell. "I do want to go out playing my best." His strategy, he tells O'Donnell, is focusing on something he calls "pliability," which he says is lengthening and softening of muscles. He says the system has made him quicker now than when he started playing football. His thoughts about staying healthy and playing come at a time when there's been a lot of discussion about the impact of concussions on players. "I don't worry about them, no," Brady tells O'Donnell about concussions. "I mean, I'm not oblivious to them. I mean, I understand the risks that, you know, come with...the physical nature of our game." O'Donnell asks Brady what impact studies about concussions will have on the NFL. "I don't know what the future is going to look like, you know, and I'm not going to pretend to predict it," Brady says. "And I'm going to do everything I can to take care of my body in advance of the, you know, of the hits that I'm gonna take on Sunday." During the interview, Brady opens up about what life is like at home with his wife and kids, his training and diet program, his business partner and body coach Alex Guerrero, and his new book, The TB12 Method, which is published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS. The book, Brady says, is for anyone seeking to live a healthier lifestyle, not just elite quarterbacks. "I think some people may be able to do some things better than I can," Brady tells O'Donnell. "Hopefully they don't throw the football better than me, which is what I'm really trying to do." CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.