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Quick hits from Brady

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  December 2, 2010 12:15 PM

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Here are some very quick hits from Tom Brady's press conference today, which took place in a packed house in the media workroom:

On how the Pats are different from Week 2:
"We have a lot of new players, obviously, with the addition of Danny (Woodhead) who has had a big impact, the addition of Deion (Branch), he's made a big impact, but everyone else is the same…I don’t know. I hope we play better than we did in Week 2. …We like to think of ourselves as tough, physical, and resilient and they are too."

Ramifications of Monday night's game:
"It’s a game, a regular season game, against an opponent (that is) 9-2; this is not the Super Bowl. Winning the division, which is always our goal...you can’t lose to same opponent twice and expect to win the division. It’s been good to have an extra few days to prepare, we have to have good few days of practice."

When he 'bought into' the Patriots-Jets rivalry:
"I bought into it pretty quick. My first summer here was Red Sox-Yankees, that’s the way it’s always been. You get acclimated to it pretty quickly…Jets-Patriots, there are so many players that are former Jets, coach Belichick and Bill Parcells…it’s been a fun rivalry. They’re a great team."

Does he still 'hate' the Jets as he said earlier this year?
"Yeah, well, I promised coach Belichick I wouldn’t say anything derogatory, so no comment."

Rex Ryan saying he won't be passive with pressure on him:
"They’ve always done that. I don’t think that’s anything we don’t expect. They blitz. If you look at the percentages, they blitz about half the time, and on third down it's three-quarters of the time. And that’s really their trademark."

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