"Those are great corners. We've gone up against both of those guys and it's been a real challenge at times. I've played against Darrelle for a lot of years, playing him two times a year with the Jets for a long time, so I know the kind of competitor he is. Having him in practice every day makes all of our guys better because they’re seeing the best, a guy that competes every play in the run game and pass game, on every route. He gets pissed off like I do when a ball gets caught on him. So it's a nice little competition every day. You’re trying to get the best out of each other."
He was also chiming in on Gronk's return to practice.
“I told him that [Sunday], 'it’s great to have you out here.' You know, there are a lot of times when you can just sit in the training room for a couple weeks and not do anything, but the reality is you get out there and get your helmet and pads on -- even though it's not contact, you're running around and making the cuts you need to make, doing football-related activities that matter. What he’s going to be asked to do come September are things he’s doing now. He’s listening to calls, going through the whole practice, so when he gets out there and participates fully he’s ready to go.”
It is great to see Brady fired up for the upcoming season, and hopefully this will be the year when the Patriots finally snap their Super Bowl drought and take one home! With Gronk back healthy, and Revis taking the field by storm, this is going to be an exciting year of Patriots football.
- Joshua Powers
Quotes courtesy of ESPN Boston