Brady: ‘I Feel Great,’ Ready For Eagles
FOXBORO (CBS) -While there is talk Tom Brady is fighting an ailment, the Patriots quarterback said just the opposite on Wednesday.
“No, I feel great,” Brady in his weekly media session. “I feel great. I’m excited about this week and I’ll be out there on Sunday, as I am all week, unless they tell me I can’t be.”
“I’l be out there, I feel great, and I’m going to try to go play best football,” he said.
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The Patriots head to Philadelphia for a matchup against the Eagles, who built a “Dream Team” in the offseason. At 4-6 they have been a major disappointment, and it’s been close to impossible to predict what Eagles team will show up on Sundays. But Philly is flying high after a 17-10 win over the New York Giants, and will look to continue that against the Pats.
“They are very talented, there’s no question about that,” said Brady. “You look at their defensive stats, and their offensive stats, they are as good as any team in the league — they can play with anybody. They have two pretty significant blowout wins, then the rest of the games have been very close, so it’s not like teams are running away from these guys. They are in every single game and they are a tough team, in all phases.”
The win over the Giants snapped a two-game losing streak for the Eagles, who dropped games to the Bears and Cardinals by a total of 10 points.
Brady’s main concern will be with the Eagles duo of corners, Nnamdi Asomugha and Antonio Rogers-Cromartie, along with old friend Asante Samuel.
“They have threats everywhere. They rush as good as anyone we’ve faced. They have two of the best corners in the league that intercept passes,” said Brady. “They’re really dangerous group and we have to go out and execute really well.”
“They’re real playmakers on that defense. They expect those guys to make plays, and they do it.”
Brady knows he and the Patriots will have to be at their best on Sunday, and the rest of the season for that matter.
“I think that we need to play very well, certainly better than we’ve played the last few weeks,” he said. “There’s a lot of people on our team and our offense that have taken the challenge that our coach has given us — to go out there and try to play our best. I think we need to do that. This is the time of the year when it’s most important. There’s not a lot of games left, so when you play a tough team on the road, one that’s coming off one of their biggest wins of their season, we’ve got everything we could ask for. So we’re going to try to go out there and play our best.”
Tune in to the Patriots-Eagles matchup Sunday afternoon at 4:15pm on 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBZ-TV. Pregame coverage begins on WBZ at 11:30am Sunday morning with Patriots Gameday, followed by 98.5′s coverage beginning at 1pm. Tune in after the game for all the postgame reaction and analysis on 98.5, and over on MY TV38 on Patriots Fifth Quarter.