Don’t expect for former Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi to come out of retirement quite yet, but he did tell the Boston Herald that he still feels the itch to play.
“I guess, I still am describing the itch that is ingrained in my persona,” Bruschi said. “Last year during the playoffs is when I felt it the most, about, ‘I should still be out there.’ … It’s still there, it’s going to take a little while for it to go away.”
Bruschi, now an analyst for ESPN, is a 13-year veteran who made the Pro Bowl in 2004 and was then the comeback player of the year for 2005. He was the unquestioned heartbeat for the Patriots defense during New England’s Super Bowl runs until retiring at the age of 35 after the 2008 season.
So, the Herald asked, how was your first year away from football?
“I didn’t think I’d do so well with it, to tell you the truth,” Bruschi said. "Maybe the analyst thing has helped me because I still watch games with purpose and look at different ways that I can sort of communicate the things that I see to maybe some people that may not see the things that I see. But what’s helped me is the strong relationship I’ve had with my wife at home. We’ve gone through a lot in my 13-year career that it was almost a relief when I finally decided to call it quits so we could move on with our lives.”
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