Early in the third quarter Sunday, Tom Brady scrambled for a 17-yard gain on a third-and-11 play. It was compelling enough to see Brady go for his longest run since a 19-yarder in 2007, but he spiced it up further by lowering a shoulder into Dolphins safety Walt Aikens.
So much for sliding.
"It's always fun seeing the Clydesdale run," receiver Julian Edelman told Boston.com.
Brady, though, had a different animal in mind when he posted this video mashup of his run -- complete with Chariots Of Fire music -- to his Facebook page.
The Patriots scored on the next play, a 3-yard touchdown run by LeGarrette Blount, and rolled to a 41-13 win against against Miami to clinch the AFC East title.
"I could have slid, but I wasn’t in the best mood that time," Brady said. "If he was a bigger guy I would have thought really hard about sliding, but once I was in the secondary… things happen pretty quick for me out there. I'm not the fastest guy out there so things close down pretty quick."
Brady's career long is a 22-yard run in 2006 against Cincinnati, which also came on a third-and-long situation. The result was similar too with the Patriots winning 38-13.