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Will Brady sit? Actually, he'd rather not ...

Posted by Albert Breer  December 28, 2009 09:50 AM

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"It'd be great to see if we could carry that over again, have another great week," Brady continued. "You don't want to make it seem like, 'Man, one week we're this team that looks like we did yesterday, and the next week we're a team that looks like we did against the Bills.' I said after the the game, that was probably our best week of practice all season, and it was probably one of our best games all season.

"If we can go out and put together another great week of practice, that's only gonna help us with what's ahead. Obviously, we're not playing the playoff game this week. We're playing the Texans, who are definitely a playoff-caliber team. Whether they make it or not, it's a great test for us. I'd love to see us go down there and put together the same type of effort."

Then again, he did allow that if guys are hurt, it might be smart to hold them back ...

"You're not gonna put guys out there that really aren't capable of playing, that you probably would if it were a playoff game," he said. "But I think it's great for us players to go prepare and be ready to go play a team that presents some different challenges. We've played 15 games this year, pretty unbelievable how fast the season's gone for us, but you can't get hurt at any point.

"The reality is you can be hurt the first play of the playoff game. That's just the way it is. Hopefully, you have enough depth to overcome one injury or two injuries, it's just a matter of us doing that. Who knows what coach is going to do? We're all preparing to play."

Hope you're not already sick of this topic. Chances are, we won't get real answers before the game, which means it will linger and hover over everything all week.

My apologies in advance for that.
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