Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning, as the Pats prepare for their season-opener Monday night in Miami.
Bill Belichick is the subject of an NFL Films documentary set to air Sept. 15. Brady was asked what the public will learn from this inside look at the Patriots coach.
"He never wants to give away information that's going to help another team," Brady said. "Whether that's injuries, whether that's game-planning, whether that's what his thoughts on a particular player are. He never wants to put us at a disadvantage. With us, it's the total opposite of what the people in the media get when they ask him a question, because he doesn't want to tell them anything. With us, he tells us everything.
"It's just part of his philosophy, and that's what he really preaches to us: Guys we're not talking about injuries, we're not talking about game film, we're not talking about scheme, we're not talking about what position you're going to play this year. Let them figure it out. You don't want to come out and say, Well, this is what we plan to do with so-and-so, because he's good at this or he's good at this. Let the other teams figure it out.
"We know what we're going to do. And by watching the opponent's film, we can understand what we see as perceived weaknesses in them, and this is how we're going to take advantage of those things. But we never want to go into a game tipping our hand. That's what he preaches to us and how he approaches it himself."
Following are some other highlights from the interview.
On Belichick's sense of humor: "You don't expect a lot of the things that probably come out of his mouth. And I've been around him for a while, so I've heard his jokes for like 12 years, and they kind of come at the same time every year. He is funny. He's got a great sense of humor. He's very witty. He's so smart. He's always on top of things. Whenever he does let his guard down a little bit, he can be pretty funny."
On who will last with the team longer, Brady or Belichick: "I'm sure he'll get sick of me at some point. Who knows? I love playing. I love playing here. But it's a crazy business. I'm not sure. I've never talked to him about how much longer he wants to coach. As I'm long as I'm playing and playing at a high level, I'll probably be here. When I'm not playing at a high level anymore, I'll probably be shipped on my way."
On the acquisiton of guard Brian Waters and the overall toughness of the offensive line: "That whole front five that we have, the nastier they are, the more intimidating they are. Logan [Mankins] doesn't take crap from anybody. And neither does Matt Light -- he was throwing punches at [Dolphins linebacker] Channing Crowder a few years ago. And Brian's been the same way over the course of his career. They have an edge to them. I think that's what makes those guys successful. When they take the field, they don't take any crap. They play until the echo of the whistle."
On a possible return of Randy Moss: "Would it surprise me? I mean, you never know in the NFL. I talked to Randy just before training camp started. I love Randy. He's one of the greatest receivers in the history of the game, one of the greatest players I'e ever had a chance to play with, and I love the guy. Unfortunately, I don't make personnel decisions. I'd still have all my friends here. Troy [Brown] would still be here. David Patten would still be here. Deion [Branch] would never have left. I've seen so many guys move on over the years, and then guys come back. So, who knows? ... If he ever did have the opportunity to come back, I'd certainly welcome him with open arms."
On injured Colts quarterback Peyton Manning: "He's one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. If he's not on the field, it's tough for the league, because you'd love to see your best players out on the field. Injuries are a part of this game. It's a physical game. He being in there for as many starts as he's been in there is incredible. I hope that he's out there. I hope that he plays well. He's a friend of mine -- not when he plays us, but for the most part."
For a transcript of the conversation, check the It Is What It Is blog later in the morning. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page. For more Patriots news, visit the team page at weei.com/patriots.
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