Tom Brady was in a jovial mood Wednesday.
During a rain-soaked practice, the Patriots star was asked about the ongoing center competition between incumbent Dan Connolly and Ryan Wendell. Brady didn't reveal who has the edge to snap balls to him come September, but the QB did give everyone a quote to remember.
"I've got confidence in those guys," Brady said, via The Boston Herald. "I love both Dan and Wendy. I love those guys. They work so hard. The center-quarterback relationship is a pretty special one. I've got my hands on their butts probably more than their wives, so it's a pretty unique trust and relationship you have."
A unique relationship to say the least, Tom. Connolly and Wendell have both regularly started for the Pats, with Wendell playing center and the latter lining up at right guard.
New England likes to shake things up in practice with offensive line configurations just in case there are injuries, so it's probable the pair will start alongside one another again.