Now that he's retired from the NFL, former New England Patriots and Houston Texans defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has plenty of time on his hands.
With all that time, he's exploring new hobbies, which include barbecuing and tailgating, but apparently doesn't include reading.
Actually, there's only one book that Wilfork will specifically not be reading, and it's Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's new book – "The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance."
In an interview with FTW.usatoday.com, Wilfork said he already knows almost everything about Brady, so he won't be reading his former quarterback's new book:
“For what? I played with him for 11 years,” he said. “I kind of know what he’s about. I’m with Bill (Belichick) on that one.”
Indeed, Wilfork – a five-time Pro Bowler – won two Super Bowls with Brady and the Patriots, missing out on Brady's first two title-winning teams and last year's dramatic come-from-behind Super Bowl LI victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Coach Bill Belichick, who has been with Brady for even longer than Wilfork, also doesn't see the need to read his quarterback's new book, and wasn't shy about saying that to reporters:
"We see Tom every day," Belichick said in a very typical Belichick way. "I don't really feel like I need to read a book."
Clearly, Wilfork agrees with that, as he too has spent plenty of time around the legendary quarterback over the years.