Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Tom Brady wants to avoid drama in 2018

Tom Brady wants to avoid drama in 2018

The Patriots had ideal attendance at practice Wednesday as the team gears up for Sunday's season opener against the Texans. "Get ready for the Texans - they're a great team". The Texans begin the season with a healthy trio of Watt, Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney. The season predictably imploded, ending with six straight losses.

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After 18 years in the NFL, Tom Brady has done it all.

After the Texans, the Patriots play the Jaguars at Jacksonville in a rematch of last season's AFC Championship, face the Lions and new coach Matt Patricia at Detroit and return home to resume their AFC East rivalry with the Miami Dolphins. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year then appeared in five games last season before having his year ended by a fractured left tibia. And maybe I'm just caring about certain things that really matter, like my family, like people's health, like life and death. "Obviously the last two years have been very rough for me".

Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said he's hopeful that Watt won't be limited on Sunday against the Patriots, but it's hard to know before he plays in a real game. Brady needs production and consistency from the group of Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson showed the dual-threat ability he brings to the Houston Texans offense when the two teams met in Foxboro a year ago. "And you know, I think any time you are together with people for a long period of time, relationships ebb and flow".

"I think (it's a challenge for) us as a defense", said McCourty.

He makes it clear, though, that he does still care about winning and playing football until he's 45, something he admits "is going to be very hard to do". "Sunday's going to be a lot of fun, I'm really looking forward to hitting the field and just playing the game". But I think I can do it.

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She always wants to get everyone else involved. "It was a little tough, but we had ourselves in position to win the game". The Phoenix Mercury won Game 4 of the WNBA semifinals by a nose Sunday, setting up a decisive Game 5 Tuesday in Seattle.

"Good execution wins games", said Brady, who watched Thursday's opener with his son Jack.

"I think about it more now than I used to".

He added that the past eight years of his career have been better than his first 10.

Now I don't expect Brady to all of a sudden forget how to play quarterback, but he will now be under a microscope. "They want to talk about drama, and I'm sure a lot of teams have things like that". With everybody back this year the sky's the limit for this defense and myself. I don't still give a (expletive) that much anymore.

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Can he defy that reality for five more seasons? He has an 8-1 record against Houston, passing for 22 touchdowns and 2,565 yards (regular season and playoffs). As risky as they already are - in their limited time together last season, Hopkins hauled in seven touchdown receptions from Watson and they teamed up to combine for eight completions for 224 yards and one TD in a 41-38 loss at Seattle last October 29 - the sky may be the limit for the young tandem (Watson turns 23 next Friday; Hopkins is 26). Hightower said putting pressure on Watson early will be key to trying to slow him down. I trust my preparation that I've put in, trust the rehab and the things I did over the summer to get back to this point and just go out there and cut it loose.

Follow BDN Maine Sports on Facebook for the latest in Maine high school and college sports. "Hopefully we'll do a good job this week containing him in the run and pass game".

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