Tom Brady met the media Saturday in his last Foxboro press conference before the Patriots head for Super Bowl 52 Monday morning, and though his Facebook documentary has pulled in more than 7 million views, he said he'd "stick to football" as he and his teammates prepare to win a sixth title.
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"We'll stick to football this week," Brady responded when asked about the first installment of the "Tom vs Time" series that offers a behind-the-scenes look at his training and home life. "I like the no distractions part," Brady said when a questioner prefaced his inquiry about the documentary by saying he knew the quarterback wouldn't want any distractions before playing the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.
On the field, Brady, his teammates and Patriots fans were pleased to see tight end Rob Gronkowski back at practice Saturday. Brady said Gronk's energy can be infectious.
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"It's always great having him out there," Brady said. "He's got a great personality and a great way about him. He definitely has a joyfulness to him and he brings that to the team. It’s just a great attribute of his. It always has been since he got here.”
When told the Eagles coach Doug Pederson had said he wants to keep his team's preparation all about them and not make it about the Patriots, Brady was asked if he would have the same philosophy:
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"You can't discount what they do well," Brady said. "We obviously have to be focused on what we do well. I think after 18 games, you can re-invent your entire team in two weeks...They have their strengths we have ours. It's gonna come down to who plays the best. That starts with being who's the most prepared. We have a lot of time still to prepare but we need to use that time wisely. Obviously, with all that things you got to plan, with family and logistics and parties and all that stuff getting them what they need so we can go out and do the job we need to do."