New England Patriots: Fantasy projection for Tom Brady in Week 1

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Tom Brady will be flanked by a few fresh faces on offense after the Patriots drafted Georgia Running Back Sony Michel in the 1st round and signed Running Back Jeremy Hill to serve as their goal line power back.

Game 1 of 256 in the National Football League regular season is in the books, with the Philadelphia Eagles outlasting the Atlanta Falcons 18-12 in a penalty-filled, slugfest of a game Thursday night.

"If I'm going to do something at this point, it's gotta be because I enjoy it". On Friday, Brady was asked about first about his personal athletic trainer and business partner Alex Guerrero and then about Nike's controversial Colin Kaepernick advertisement.

This time, Brady stayed and answered. I'm not ready to say that I'm done because I don't feel like I am. "They want to talk about a lot of drama", he said in the episode, filmed in August. "And I think people are looking for something to write about". That's where my focus is. "I think that's ultimately what we have to do". "That could be shorter than five or six [more years]".

"You know in games like this, Atlanta is a tremendous team".

Brady said his desire to play another five years is based, in large part, on his belief that he's gotten better with age.

In response to a question about his weekly appearance on WEEI's morning show, "Kirk and Callahan", Brady initially said he doesn't know whether he'll continue to call in for interviews.

"But yeah, when I think of Tom, I think of situations like that".

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"I'm very excited", he said Wednesday.

If the Texans can beat the Patriots in Week 1, it will make them a team to be noticed, but a win (or even a loss) can't make or break this 2018 season.

He'll have a new-look receiving corps following the offseason departures of Danny Amendola and Cooks, as well as the four-game suspension of Julian Edelman for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancers. Brady needs production and consistency from the group of Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson. "Phillip (Dorsett) and Chris (Hogan) obviously I played a lot with them previous year, Cordarrelle (Patterson) is new and he's done some good things, obviously, the reason why he's here". Obviously, it's the reason why he's here.

"From the time that he arrived here ... he had really good poise, very smart guy", O'Brien said. "To be on this team, you've got to be a good football player".

When Tom Brady missed OTA's it was big news.

"I've realized there's people that doubt the best players in the history of the game", he said. There were rumblings when backup/presumed heir apparent Jimmy Garoppolo was traded and, clearly, there was disgruntlement of some sort between Brady and Belichick, with owner Robert Kraft intervening after the season. I love playing football.

Brady needs to prove on Sunday that he will be the great quarterback that we know and love. He runs a lot of scout-team plays for us on offense, kind of like Rodney [Harrison] used to do.

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