"Obviously, I'm not a scrambler". And I don't want to make too much of a 4- or 5-yard gain.
"Run Tommy, run", Brady captioned the action shot, followed by a picture from immediately after the milestone play: "The end zone is that way!" "It really hasn't been a part of my game".
When you have Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski on offense it is hard to forget about playing defense, but the Patriots haven't been scoring like they used to. On Sunday, he reached the mark that has eluded him for so long: the 1,000-yard-rusher club.
Bill Belichick couldn't wait to heap effusive praise on Brady for the hard-earned benchmark.
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He added: "It was an fantastic fight and I wanted nothing but greatness to come from this. Co-trainer Jay Deas said limiting the right in camp was a precautionary measure.
On Instagram Monday, the Patriot quarterback said he could call it a career after reaching the milestone he most coveted. "That's it. I'm out. Nah, gotta get back to work".
Tom Brady entered Sunday's game against the Vikings with 995 rushing yards in his career and with a five-yard scamper in the first quarter found himself sitting at 1,000 yards on the dot.
Brady had spoken lightheartedly of late of chasing the 1,000-yard rushing mark, but he downplayed the moment after the game.
Meanwhile, in the third quarter on Sunday, Brady threw his 579th touchdown pass (regular season and playoffs) to tie Peyton Manning for tops all-time.