Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 1/25/15
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo was drafted as “disaster insurance” for Tom Brady. “We believe that Tom has a lot of play left. The way he takes care of his body, the way he eats, the way he plays, the way he trains, people look up to him,” Kraft said on NFL Network, via Tom Curran of CSNNE.com. “At the same time, that’s a position [where] if you don’t have someone strong at that position, look what happened how Tommy took over in that game after 9/11 when we delayed a week? Mo Lewis, our friend from the Jets, took Drew [Bledsoe] out and if we didn’t have someone like Tommy in our system, it would have been very devastating. In any business, you always need disaster insurance [for] the most important thing. And now we have a young man [in Jimmy Garoppolo] that I hope he’s as good as everyone feels. I also hope he doesn’t get a chance to start for a long, long time.” Kraft hopes Brady finishes his NFL career in New England. “I sure hope so,” said Kraft. “We did something creative; he was a visionary and he allowed us to restructure his contract in a way that was good for us. I know I personally and our whole fanbase only want to see him always have that flying Elvis [Patriots logo on his helmet] or Pat Patriot if we’re doing throwbacks.” Brady said earlier this week that he feels better now than he did at the age of 25. “His drive and desire and burn – I don’t think people understand the amount of tape he watches and how he prepares,” Kraft said. “Whatever he feels is the biggest weakness in his game, he addresses them and comes on very strong. He’s gone to eight [championship games] I believe in his career – that doesn’t happen by accident. But we’re privileged to have a great coach and a great supporting cast.”   The post Robert Kraft: Tom Brady has a lot of play left appeared first on Sports Glory.

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