Houston QB brings confidence into season opener against Patriots

Marcus Newton
September 8, 2018

Instead, the quarterback said his focus would be on the the Patriot's opponent in the season opener - the Houston Texans.

Running back James White and safety Patrick Chung are first-time captains this season, joining holdovers Tom Brady, Devin McCourty, Matthew Slater and David Andrews.

Houston has not beaten the Patriots since the regular-season finale in 2009 (0-7 since) and has never won at Gillette Stadium. They have some great players. "But to worry about a lot of (bleep) that people may say or think or feel, like I really don't care". "A lot of people are watching". I still feel like there's things to accomplish.

Brady seems refreshed with his break away from the team and video ends with Brady saying he wants to play until he's 45.

Tom Brady came as close as probably ever will to publicly describing his feelings about whatever drama was occurring with the New England Patriots last season, admitting that "relationships ebb and flow". I just want to focus on what I want to do and be a great football player for this team and try and be a good example in the locker room and provide great leadership. "Personally, I'm going to have a chip on my shoulder, but I think it's bigger than that". "I'm not ready to say that I'm done, because I don't feel like I am". Watt has appeared in just eight games in last two seasons after suffering herniated disc in 2016 and fracturing left tibia last season. Even if the Texans lose this game, if they show they can play well and are competitive against a team like New England, they can also make the rest of the National Football League look at them in a different way as well.

He made six starts after that and finished with 1,699 yards passing and 19 touchdowns before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in practice in early November. "I just love being a part of it".

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"And I think people are just looking for something to write and talk about".

Watson has watched the tape from last season's loss plenty of times, and he said it wasn't the two touchdowns or the 301 yards that stand out to him.

"We work together", Brady said.

"I would love to play five more years", Brady said in the epilogue to his Tom vs. "But, I'm going with the Packers to win over the Bears at home". Over the summer, McGinest predicted that Brady would retire if New England were to win Super Bowl LIII.

Still, there's plenty of mystery and intrigue entering Week 1 as the Patriots now have 14 players who are new to the 53-man roster, while the revamped Texans check in with a hefty 22 newcomers. The Texans begin the season with a healthy trio of Watt, Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney.

ESPN.com discusses one is learning to better deal with drama surrounding him and the team. While Watson is an extremely unique and special talent at Quarterback, their Offensive Line scares me way too much to buy into this team too much.

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