Parenting takes patience. A father of three, Tom Brady understands that truth all too well.
And the 36-year-old quarterback says it's similar to what his day job calls for -- especially in developing the Patriots' new rookie receivers.
"Sometimes it's what I do with my 3-year-old [Benjamin] too, and he doesn't listen either," Brady said of the patience he's developed with his new receivers. "You try to just hang in there."
Working with such a new receiving corps is a new experience for Brady, who's had the consistency of Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez to lean on over the past three seasons. Gronk still is around, but due to surgeries on his left forearm and back, he hadn't been on the field for practice until this week, forcing Brady to spend extra time with the younger guys like Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce, Kenbrell Thompkins and even tight end Zach Sudfeld.
"There are a lot of things I've done this year that I've never done in the past," Brady said Wednesday, "so ...