“It’s so far beyond where my head’s at,” Brady said. “To think about anything beyond what we have this week is a disservice.”
“I know a lot of people like to talk about, ‘the season ended today’ and those types of things. But the season doesn’t end today. The season ends in three weeks, and we’ve got three tough games ahead of us.”
The Patriots remaining games include an away game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and two home games against the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets. If they have success in these last three weeks of the season, New England can secure the AFC’s No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs.
To do that, the players and coaches are all going to have to be on the same page – playing at a high level to get the job done - and according to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, the camaraderie is at a good range right now.
Ahead of the Patriots’ game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Darlington said that Brady and head coach Bill Belichick are “vibing much more” than they were last year. According to Darlington, there’s much better communication among the two this season.
"I have had a number of conversations with people closely involved with the relationship between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady," Darlington said on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown." "And then I come out here (in Miami) about 90 minutes ago and we see Belichick and Brady on the field right behind me having this exchange that puts it all into perfect words.
"Basically, what is happening here, a year ago there was strain on this relationship, there were issues between Belichick and Brady, they were ongoing. But now, suddenly, something has changed. Based on the conversations that I have had, there has been no watershed moment, but suddenly these two guys are communicating better and getting along this year.
The drama, tiffs and previous games are in the past; and Brady, Belichick and the Patriots are looking to handle business in the last three weeks of the season.