Tom Brady explains why he's lightening his media load

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passed on a postgame interview with NBC following Sunday night's victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Then his post-game news conference with reporters was quick, which has been the norm this year.

On Tuesday morning, Brady was asked during his weekly appearance on sports radio WEEI about how he's lightened his media obligations this year.

"There are a lot of requests and demands for my time and I think since winning the last Super Bowl, a lot of different things have kind of happened with my life, just in general," Brady said on the "Dennis and Callahan Show" with Kirk Minihane, seemingly in reference to Deflategate, when some in the media roasted him.

"I just think having a concerted effort to save as much energy as I can, when I can, where I can, and to give my teammates opportunities to do some of the real cool things that I've had a chance to do over the course of my career. I've kind of done a lot of things over the course of my life. I get asked to do a lot of things. Some things fit into what my routine may be, and other things maybe don't, and I think it's great for my teammates to have opportunities to do some of those things they always ask me to do. In a lot of ways, I feel like a lot of those guys should get a lot of attention also."