Brady, Pats focused on home opener against Cardinals
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- The Patriots are getting ready for their home opener this weekend against the Arizona Cardinals, but in the days since the season-opening win, much of the focus has been on Tom Brady’s nose.
Brady was front and center facing questions about it again on Wednesday.
“My wife likes [my nose],” Brady told the media Wednesday.
Apparently the nose plays, and so will Brady on Sunday. Wes Welker, though, didn’t play as much as he’s used to in the opener. He only caught three balls. But Tom Brady doesn’t seem to be worried.
“Look, it’s week one. There’s a lot of football to play. And we’re going to need everybody,” Brady said. “And there are going to be games where Wes has not as many opportunities and games where he has a ton of opportunities. It all depends on how the game may play out or the situation of the game.”
Or maybe, the situation of the offense this year with so many weapons at the Patriots’ disposal.
“We’re all going to have our day. We’re all going to have opportunities to make plays. We’re going to have to do our best to be available when that time comes and make them when we get our opportunities,” said Brandon Lloyd, Patriots wide receiver.
“We’re talented man, at every position. And that’s something coach has put in piece. We got tight ends, we got receivers, we got one of the best quarterbacks, if not the best quarterback. The offensive line is working hard and our group of young running backs is trying to come in there and get it every chance that we get,” said Stevan Ridley, Patriots running back.
If last Sunday’s career performance was any indication, Stevan Ridley will continue to get those chances.
“I enjoyed it the day that it happened and the day after and had a lot of support there with my family and stuff. My family was there. But that’s over with man, I’ve got to get onto Arizona and focus on the upcoming weeks,” Ridley said.