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Tom Brady ‘feeling really good’ headed into season’s homestretch

Tom Brady is no spring chicken by any stretch but his regimented approach to fitness, diet and the like has contributed to leaving his 41-year-old body “feeling really good” nine games into the season.

The New England Patriots veteran signal-caller is coming off a solid performance in which he bested Aaron Rodgers in a quarterback showdown for the ages during Sunday night’s 31-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Up next comes a road test against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in Week 10.

The ageless Brady is enjoying yet another spectacular campaign while leading the Pats to a 7-2 record and top spot in the AFC East, posting a 67 percent completion rate while throwing 17 touchdowns to seven interceptions and a 97.7 rating.

Meanwhile, Brady is feeling healthy, loose and limber heading into the season’s homestretch, saying as much during his interview with Jim Gray on Westwood One Sports radio that aired during Thursday night’s Steelers-Panthers game.

Brady not surprisingly singled out body coach/fitness guru/business partner Alex Guerrero, crediting his longtime — not to mention controversial — trainer for keeping him healthy.

“You know what, I’m actually feeling really good,” Brady told Gray, as transcribed by Clutch Points. “We work so hard over the course of the year to prepare my body. And I have such an efficient process. And this time of year I feel like my body’s actually broken in, so to speak, to football season. It’s doing what I’m asking it to do.

“So, I’ve been able to practice every single day this year, I feel like I just am sharp at practice. My mind’s sharp, my body’s sharp, and I really want to be prepared these last seven weeks of the season to be my best that I’ve had all season. I think we’re going in that direction.”

Whether it’s The TB12 Method, remarkable genes or a combination of multiple factors, Brady continues to defy Father Time. With Brady showing no signs of slowing down, perhaps it really is possible for him to make good on his desire to play several more seasons.