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Tom Brady discusses losing Jimmy Garoppolo, but adding Brian Hoyer

Ryan Hannable
November 08, 2017 - 5:25 pm

FOXBORO -- The Patriots quarterback room has a different look to it this week than it has had in the past.

Tom Brady remains present, but now there's a new familiar face in Brian Hoyer after Jimmy Garoppolo was traded to the 49ers last week.

On Wednesday, Brady was asked what it's been like to lose Garoppolo, but to bring back Hoyer.

"It's only been a week. It’s a short period of time," Brady said. "We've been off a lot of that time, too. Again, I try to approach it like I always have every day whether Jimmy's not here or a receiver's not here or a lineman. You just still have to focus on doing your best. I think that’s what being a professional is. We've dealt with a lot of changes. Certainly me being here and seeing a lot of guys come and go at different times. There’s always transition but you also have to focus on what you need to do to help the team win and for me it’s play quarterback and do the best I can do. Having someone I’m familiar with is always great because you’ve already got a relationship. Brian and I have always stayed friends and kept in touch. We kind of picked up where we left off."

One benefit of having Hoyer back is since he's played in so many places, he can bring some new ideas to the room.

"He’s had different experiences, and different organizations, and coaches, and plays, and schemes and players," Brady said. "It’s always good to get that input to know exactly how they may have done some things that they were successful at. But yeah, it’s definitely helpful. We've had plenty of those conversations.

"It’s good to have him back."

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