Patriots gridiron news: Tom Brady still killin’ it at age 40

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New England Patriots ageless quarterback Tom Brady credits lifestyle for his ability to compete at such a high level at the age of 40. 

Forty is certainly the new 30 for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.  Already labeled as the greatest QB of all time by many, Brady is showcasing the greatest season a 40-year—old passer has ever had and he credits his diet for that.

The five-time Super Bowl champion is having one of his best year’s statistically thought the first eight games of the NFL season.  Despite taking quite a bit of hits, Brady has shown no signs of slowing down.  Jokingly, his performance has won him the quarterback of the future status with the Patriots.

Realistically, he may just play at a high level until he’s 45.  It has forced Bill Belichick into a trade he didn’t want to make, sending popular backup quarterback to the San Francisco 49ers.

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Speaking to Scott Zolak on WBZ’s “Patriots All Access,” Brady says his lifestyle habits are extremely importance in his ability to keep trucking on at his age.

"“I think it’s hugely important.  I think it’s, I’ve just learned a certain way that works for me,” Brady said, via WBZ.  “I try to incorporate those things into my daily life, and it’s year-round.  I try to make a big commitment, because it means a lot to me to be out on the field for our team.  It’s a big commitment for me to be out there, and I take that very seriously.  I know the team pays me a certain amount of money, and I feel it’s my responsibility to do everything I can to be out there.”"

The team as well as fans hope he can be out there and playing at a high level.  Like he has said in the past, he knows all the answers to the test when it comes to on-the-field performance.  But, no matter how much avocado ice cream he eats, if the protection is not there in front of him, the hits he takes during games will eventually cut an already long NFL career short.

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Without Garoppolo looming behind him, there is heightened caution on every sack or QB hit he takes.  There is also hope that he will continue to have that focus to strive without the next QB waiting to take his job.  So far, Tom Brady hasn’t shown any sign of his determination and motivation to win declining.

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Rob Gronkowski gets behind new 3D avatar

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has gotten behind another non-NFL related venture.

This one includes some pretty cool technology that Apple, Facebook and Snapchat can’t do.  According to a report by CNBC, the Patriots tight end has teamed up with hip-hop star Waka Flocka Flame in backing a new augmented reality app that would allow users to send 3D holograms as digital avatars.

That’s right, soon users of his new app called Mojiit may be able to send 3D avatars of themselves actually speaking, something that definitely brings a smile to the big tight end’s face.

"“Now I can send my friends a 3D avatar of me speaking to them,” Gronkowski said, via CNBC.  They’re going to be mind-blown and they’re going to wonder how I did it.”"

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The Mojiit’s creator, Jeremy Greene, hinted that the new “groundbreaking technology,” is still a few weeks away.  With a popular athlete like Gronkowski behind him, this app should take off pretty quickly once released.