She’s his girl! Gisele Bundchen bikes around Boston in husband Tom Brady’s colours as he leads the Patriots to a win

He likes to take risks in the secondary, which could be counted against him but will likely lead to a few memorable turnovers this season. His special teams impact also gives him an advantage over the likes of Detroits Ziggy Ansah, Miamis Dion Jordan and St. Louis Alec Ogletree, although all three are also quality candidates for the award. COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR Kyed:Brian Orakpo, LB, Washington Redskins Orakpo missed almost the entire 2012 season with a torn pectoral muscle. After sitting 14 games, Orakpo should be able to get back to his 2009 and 2010 form that got him named to two straight Pro Bowls. With double digit sacks on an improved Redskins team, Orakpo will get award voters attention.

Johnny Manziel, Tom Brady thinks you should tone it down

Parenting takes patience. A father of three, Tom Brady understands that truth all too well. And the 36-year-old quarterback says it’s similar to what his day job calls for especially in developing the Patriots new rookie receivers. Sometimes its what I do with my 3-year-old [Benjamin] too, and he doesnt listen either, Brady said of the patience hes developed with his new receivers. You try to just hang in there. Working with such a new receiving corps is a new experience for Brady, whos had the consistency of Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez to lean on over the past three seasons. Gronk still is around, but due to surgeries on his left forearm and back, he hadnt been on the field for practice until this week, forcing Brady to spend extra time with the younger guys like Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce, Kenbrell Thompkins and even tight end Zach Sudfeld.

Tom Brady, New England Patriots come back to defeat Buffalo Bills, 23-21

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a

Working it! Gisele Bundchen took her bike for a spin around Boston on Sunday wearing a New England Patriots sweatshirt in support of her NFL player husband Tom Brady Gisele was a picture of perfect fitness as she rode along, her slim and lengthy limbs seeming to go on for days. She teamed her grey and red New England Patriots sweatshirt with tight black leggings as well as Nike sneakers. A black cap – which she noticeably wore instead of a protective helmet – kept the statuesque model’s face shielded from UV rays as she rode about on the gloomy day. Model smile: The 33-year-old supermodel looked effortlessly beautiful without makeup as her husband is in Buffalo kicking off the NFL season Quite the pro: The statuesque Brazillian model took her eyes off the road for a second to retrieve something from her basket but did not seem to lose balance Visibly makeup-free, Gisele’s radiant smile and flawless complexion spoke for itself as blatant proof that she chose an appropriate career path. The mother-of-two balanced a sizeable baby seat on the back of the bike as well as a few odd items in the front basket. She seemed to have no trouble maintaining balance as she glanced down at her watch, appearing to be quite the pro at wrangling the nifty-looking bike.

New receivers teach Brady patience

Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady sat on Bus No. 1 as the firemen investigated. It was a false alarm, a smoke detector triggered by shower steam. The buses left on time, escorted to Ralph Wilson Stadium by a pair of Erie County Sheriffs motorcycles. Didnt even notice, said rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld, who was on the bus. After what the Patriots endured over the summer, when former tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder, a false alarm wasnt going to hinder this team. Belichicks unit wore blinders in its 23-21 victory over the Bills, taking the lead on a field goal with nine seconds remaining.

Its his son, Benjamin. (Charles Krupa / AP) It wasnt quite hey, you whippersnapper, get off my lawn, but Tom Brady had some pointed advice for Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner prone to questionable behavior. I get pretty emotional. I have a lot of respect for the teammates, for my teammates, for my organization, and certainly for other guys in the NFL, Brady said in a joint appearance with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on CNBCs Squawk Box. Theres not a guy playing in the NFL who hasnt earned the right to be here, and who isnt supremely talented. Hes probably been the best athlete in his high school class, in his elementary school class.

Tom Brady, Patriots escape with narrow victory over Bills in Buffalo

Julian Edelman spikes the ball after catching a TD pass from Tom Brady in the first half.

It was an unforced error, as Ridley slipped at the line of scrimmage and lost the ball without being touched. Ridley had also fumbled in the first quarter, but officials ruled he was down before losing control of the ball. Ridley spent the rest of the game watching from the sideline with his helmet perched on his head. Vereen took over most of the running duties and finished with 14 carries for 101 yards. Brady had difficulty finding chemistry minus his familiar security blankets. Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd and Aaron Hernandez are gone, while Gronkowski is still recovering from back and forearm injuries.

Tom Brady chimes in on Johnny Manziel: ‘If you’re a turd, it’s going to come back to you’

Thats about it, isnt it? Brady responded with a rather indirect comment about Manziels behavior. I get pretty emotional, Brady said. I have a lot of respect for my teammates, for my organization and certainly for other guys in the NFL. Theres not a guy playing in the NFL who hasnt earned the right to be here, and who isnt supremely talented. Hes [Manziel] probably been the best athlete in his high school class, in his elementary school class. So when you look across the ball, you have respect for those guys and treat them with respect.

Tom Brady Confidence Index, Week 1: Shane Vereen, Danny Amendola up, Stevan Ridley down

But going forward, the same rules apply as the first version we rate each of the skill position players and their relationship/comfort level with Brady on a scale of 0 (Taylor Price) to 100 (Wes Welker). Running back Shane Vereen: 91. The running back had an electrifying performance in the season opener against the Bills, coming away with seven catches (on 10 targets) for 58 yards, and adding 14 carries for 101 yards. Thats a team-high 159 yards from scrimmage, amazing when you consider the team as a whole accounted for 431. Vereen led the team in touches with 21, he averaged 7.57 yards every time he touched the football, and on the game-winning drive, Brady and the coaching staff showed faith in him and wide receiver Danny Amendola by going to them for all the touches on the 12-play, 49-yard series. Its hard not to be impressed with him at this stage of the season, and it certainly seems that if he stays healthy, he could be in line for a 50-catch, 50-carry season, which would put him among the elite third-down backs in the game.