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Pats' Brady on showing his emotions: 'Sometimes I can't help it'

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It appears the image of a calm, cool and collected Tom Brady has gone the way of his short haircut.

The "new" Brady, the one who's received major attention since breaking down in an April interview with NFL Films about his long wait during the 2000 NFL Draft, feels more like your average joe. He cries at movies. He parties with his wife and attends big sporting events like the 137th Kentucky Derby.

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In a video shot during the week of the NFL draft and released Wednesday by the Boston Herald, Brady told a crowd at an Under Armour event that yes, he gets emotional.

"I'm an emotional person. Sometimes I can't help it," he said. "The (2000) draft was tough, and it's tough for a lot of guys. You have these high expectations that you're going to be picked at a certain place and then it doesn't happen. But I was thinking -- you know, my parents were there with me. And I have such a great relationship with them. They've been to so many of my games and practices and supported me over the years, and just thinking about sharing that moment with them, and then seeing the excitement that we've had for an 11-year career, I think that's the emotional part of it."

Brady was also asked if he, like fellow quarterbacks Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Matt Cassel and Tony Romo, has organized player workouts during the lockout.

"We’re always in touch. You kind of leave it up to the veteran guys to make contact with some of the younger players and coordinate workouts and so forth," he said. "Hopefully, [Judge Nelson’s ruling on a stay] brings a little more clarity whether it’s today or Monday what’s going actually going to happen. It would make things easier for players if we were actually able to go down and throw at the stadium, instead of figuring out what high school you’re going to."

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