Four Patriots limited: Four Patriots were limited at Wednesday's practice in advance of Sunday's regular-season opener with Houston at Gillette Stadium: linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley (illness), cornerback Duke Dawson (hamstring), tight end Jacob Hollister (hamstring) and running back Sony Michel (knee). "I don't want to bring any drama this year, you know?"
"The last couple of years, a lot of parts about football weren't enjoyable when they should've been", Brady said. "I'm really excited for where we're at, where we're going, what we got to do".
"I love playing football", Brady said.
"I would love to play five more years". I think a lot of keeping things in perspective, like nothing is that big a deal to me anymore. "I feel that there's still things to accomplish", Brady said.
"We expect every player that we play against to be at their best".
Despite winning five Super Bowls and becoming the oldest player ever to win MVP honors last season at age 40, Brady said he thinks there's another level he can reach. However, I think the Chargers are going to have the Chiefs' number.
It will be hard for the Texans to challenge Gronkowski this Sunday, but if they want a chance to win this game and to start off the season with a win, keeping Gronkowski will be a task they must face head-on - but that is easier said than done.
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"At the point I'm at now, it's been fun getting back into a regular routine".
"I think I can do it", he said. We're all going to be learning on the fly and we've got to build as the season goes.
"He's a really hard guy to match up against". Try to be a good example in the locker room and provide great leadership.
Of course, Brady was also asked about longtime trainer Alex Guerrero.
Last season was a ideal example of how teams are able to get the jump on this team and take them by surprise, which ended in a blowout loss to begin the season against a coach in Andy Reid who Bill Belichick previously had success against. The Boston Herald says Brady left little doubt in terms of his intentions. But the 76 sacks he's piled up in the first seven years of his career only tell half the story of his prowess as a pass rusher. We can start the season off right going into Sunday. I'll talk to you later, " Brady said before ending the interview 6 minutes in. Last year, Houston's defense sacked quarterback Tom Brady five times with edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney producing two of those sacks along with a 22-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown. "They're really well coached, have some great players and that's really where our focus is".
"To be on this team you've got to be a good football player and the guys who are out there I certainly have a lot of confidence in them". It's an early test to see where the Texans stand as they enter the 2018 season. That was another case of the team seemingly not knowing much about DeShaun Watson, who passed for over 300-yards and despite picking him off twice, it felt like they spent most of the game trying to adjust and figure out how to deal with him.