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Brady talks foot, lawsuit, draft

Posted by Christopher L. Gasper, Globe Staff  April 29, 2011 12:14 PM

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Do you know anything about Nate Solder?
"Just the video I saw on the screen last night. Look, it's hard for a rookie to come in and play a big role. Those rookies have a lot to learn, not only learning the playbook, but learning what it means to be a professional player. This is your job now. He's going to be yelled at probably more than anybody on the field. I'm looking forward to that because [offensive line coach] Dante Scarnecchia yells at his offensive linemen and he gets the best out of them. He was pretty happy last night I saw. He might not be so happy come the start of training camp."

Have you organized any workouts?
"Yeah, we're always in touch. You kind of leave it up to the veteran guys to make contact with some of the younger players and coordinate workouts and so forth. Hopefully, [the ruling on a stay of Judge Nelson's decision] brings a little more clarity whether it's today or Monday, what's actually going to happen. It would make things easier for players if we were actually able to go down and throw at the stadium, instead of figuring out what high school you're going to."

When did you hear about Judge Susan Nelson's decision to lift the lockout?
"It was late at night, I was sleeping, I didn’t get it until Tuesday morning. So, I think there’s a lot to be done. So, I don’t think it’s one decision. I think that the players are excited we can go in and work out and have contact with the coaches. But beyond that, I think there’s still a lot of work to be done."

On Rex Ryan saying in his upcoming book that Brady is the most hated man in America?
"As long as he hates me I'm cool. He is the leader of that team. The players take after their coach. They've had successful postseasons, getting to the AFC Championship game. I'm sure we'll be prepared to play them when we do."

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