January 8

Patriots beat: Brady ready for another title run

Nothing excites the Patriots’ QB more than winning.

By Mike Lowe mlowe@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady makes it all seem so simple: You get one chance in the playoffs, so be ready for it.

The Associated Press

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady pauses during a stretching session before practice at the team's facility in Foxborough, Mass., on Tuesday. The Patriots are scheduled to host the Indianapolis Colts in an NFL divisional playoff game on Saturday.

PATS IN THE PLAYOFFS

WHO: Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts

WHEN: 8:15 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Gillette Stadium

TELEVISION: CBS

What he does, and how he does it, certainly go noticed by his peers.

“He has definitely set the standard for success at the quarterback position,’’ said Luck, who is establishing a nifty reputation of his own. “The way he handles himself, watching from afar, the competitive nature and basically all the right things he does. Yeah, I guess he is a barometer and he is the standard.’’

Brady was asked Tuesday in his press conference if he relished proving himself against the NFL’s young gun quarterbacks like Luck.

His answer told you everything you need to know about what is important to him.

“My motivation is pretty simple,’’ said Brady. “I just try to win.’’

Winning, Brady has said many times in the past, is fun; losing, he has said many times, is not.

“I try to be part of a reason why we’re successful,’’ said Brady. “That means doing my job and trying to be the best I can for the team. It really doesn’t have anything to do with anybody on the other team or what their motivation might be. I mean, I think to be a professional athlete and to play at this high level with this level of competition, winning is the only thing that’s important. That’s the one goal, the one objective, that I’ve had for a long time.’’

And that’s what gets him really excited.

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