Brady on Deflategate-themed ad: Had to find ways to fill all my free time


The reactions to Tom Brady's latest ad ran the gamut inside the Patriots locker room. Rob Ninkovich was impressed. Julian Edelman reacted as if he's seen better. 

"Needs a little more Pacino . . . He's pretty artistic when it comes to that type of stuff," Edelman said, "so maybe he was method acting. I don't know."

Brady was asked about the Deflategate-themed Footlocker commercial during a conference call with 49ers media on Wednesday. He made it seem as though he approached the free time he received during his four-game suspension with an attitude of, "Why not?"

"I don’t know exactly what was going through my mind when I made the decision," Brady told reporters.

He added: "I’ve had a lot of different opportunities over the years and some I’ve chosen to do, and some I haven’t. I’ve been in a very fortunate position to be able to choose the things that I do. I had a lot of free time on my hands at the beginning of the year, so I had to find ways to fill it."

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