Not only does Watson have Comeback Player of the Year aspirations after his torn ACL, many expect Watson to compete for MVP this season. Time released on Wednesday, the 41-year-old Patriots quarterback reiterated his desire to play at least five more years. It'll be a challenge for me. "We played a safety where we didn't know what he was going to do, so we would tell Vrabel to read the quarterback, do whatever you want".
He makes it clear, though, that he does still care about winning and playing football until he's 45, something he admits "is going to be very hard to do". I've had a few experiences where I haven't been out there and I haven't liked those very much, so hopefully we can go out and start the season well. "I'm just focused on what I want to do, and be a great football player for this team and be a good example in the locker room, provide great leadership". One thing the Patriots do, and you see it every year, is they assess everyone with an open mind at the beginning of training camp.
"I love playing football", Brady said.
When asked about knowing where the Houston pass rushers are on the field, Gronkowski said, "it's super important, but I mean, they've got a lot of good pass rushers on this team". They hope that group is a big difference in getting this season off to a good start. Why not finish it off? Look at my career from, I don't know, 30, 32, 33 on.
"I've realized there's people that doubt the best players in the history of the game".
CLOWNEY COMING: After having the best season of his career in 2017, Jadeveon Clowney is looking to do even more this year as part of a line that also features Watt. He put together another huge campaign a year ago for the Patriots, completing 66.3 percent of his pass attempts for 4,577 yards, 32 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. "I've learned that peoples' opinion doesn't really matter". He was at the stadium nearly every day, watching film and talking to coaches and players to try and get better.
"If I'm going to do something at this point, it's going to be because I enjoy it", said Brady. New England dropped a stunning 42-27 decision to the visiting Kansas City Chiefs as 8-point home chalk in last year's season opener, but is 14-3 SU in 17 Week 1 contests at home since 1985, avoiding consecutive defeats during that stretch. Some of it was my approach. I think any time you're together with people for a long period of time, relationships ebb and flow. "I don't want to bring any drama this year, you know?" I'm not sure what life would be like without it. Ours is just to the tenth degree. Watson is back and healthy now, and that's the biggest reason Houston is worth watching in 2018, when the team figures to have as good a shot as anyone in the AFC South to get into the playoffs.