New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen will never forget Super Bowl XLIX for obvious reasons, but there are seven words from his quarterback, Tom Brady, that will be embedded in his memory for the rest of his life.
Those words came with the Patriots trailing by three on their own 36-yard line and less than seven minutes standing between the Pats and a painful loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
“I’ll tell this story until the day I die,” Vereen said on ESPN's Mike and Mike Friday morning, via the Boston Globe.
“We were just getting into the huddle and, you know, you always hear about these moments when you watch NFL Films and when you watch all these big Super Bowl stories.
“Tom comes into the huddle and he goes, ‘OK fellas, we need a championship drive.’ And I remember it so clearly, so vividly, and then we went ahead and put that drive together.”
Brady was as "loose" as he's ever been on that drive, according to Vereen, hitting on all nine of his pass attempts, including four to the dual-threat halfback.
“In that moment he was very relaxed, very calm, very collected, focused,” Vereen said. “There was an intense amount of focus I would say in his eyes.”Back to the New England Patriots Newsfeed