Tom Brady is back. Well, kinda.
He lead his Patriots to an impressive win over the Cincinnati Bengals on sunday night throwing for 292 yards and two touchdowns, completing 23 out of 35 passes.
A lot has been made of his performance on Sunday. He was pumped up, theres no doubting that, and whether he is 'back' or not he definitely proved doubters wrong with his performance and also the passion he displayed. At 37, he's still as hungry as ever. Don't count him out just yet.
Warning! If you wanted a match report from the game or a detailed evaluation of where Tom Brady is at, you're reading the wrong article.
You are about to hear about one of Tom Brady's other talents - Beer Chugging.
In a column for SportsOnEarth.com one of Brady's former teammates, Ross Tucker, discussed his time with the Patriots and gave a pleasant description of Tom Brady, who he says has silenced his doubters.
Brady can mix it with the big guys
However if you read the column, one think will stick out more than anything else. Tucker's memory of Brady impressing the whole offensive line core, by chugging beers in record time:
"We went to a local barbecue place near the stadium in Foxboro after practice one time, and there were two different occasions where Brady's eyes displayed his trademark fire.
The first was when some of the veteran offensive linemen started talking to the rookies about a chugging contest. No big deal for these guys and given that they were fresh out of college, you would think they'd be at the top of their game. I was surprised to see Brady take part. The rookies looked at the seemingly pretty boy quarterback and laughed. I think I snickered myself.
We all should've known better.
I still have never seen anybody chug a beer faster than Tom Brady. You should've seen the way he slammed down his cup -- it was like he was spiking the ball after a TD. It was hilarious. It was awesome. It was textbook Brady."
Tucker went on to recall how Brady insisted on paying for everyones meals:
As if that wasn't enough, when I got up to pay for my meal, he jumped out of his seat and came over and said he would get the tab. I thanked him, but assured him it was no big deal and I would take care of it. He looked at me like he was going to either beat me up or die trying unless I let him pay. So I did.
I know this isn't going to solve weather Brady is in fact passed his best, or if he will be able to lead that Patriots deep into the post season but it does indicate what type of guy he is within his team environment.