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Transcript: Deion Branch Conference Call

Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch addresses the New York media during his conference call on Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

On how New England's current passing offense compares with the offense the first time he played for New England...
I think it's a mix of both. I think, when I played back in the past, we had so many guys. The similarities are pretty much about the same. I think we had a lot of guys that were really versatile. We threw the ball around the field a whole lot the first four years. These guys did the same thing years past when I was in Seattle. They were still throwing it down-the-field. To be honest, I think it's game-by-game. Some games, we may come in and say, 'Hey, we're going to throw these right here.' Other games, we'll target down-the-field. I really think it's just game-planning. I don't think it's a lot (of going down-the-field). The focus is on (the) short game and trying to convert, and get a lot of YAC (yards after catch) yards.

On Tom Brady ...
Tom, he's a nerd (joking). This guy studies so much. The thing is, we're in the room studying with him, going over a lot of things: positions, where he wants us to be when he's getting ready to throw the ball. I think guys are, obviously, making sure they're doing what he's asking of them to do and the outcome will be pretty good. I think the front line has been doing a great job for him back there, giving him time to throw the ball. I think guys are going out and making plays for him. This guy, he's a perfectionist. We all enjoy going to work for him.

On the excitement and importance of the game...
Overall, the excitement is going to be there. I think the stage is set for this game. (It is) two teams coming in undefeated, one on the road and one is undefeated at home. (It is) Monday night football. I think the rivalry speaks for itself. This is a big game, don't get me wrong. This is a very big game, but I think the thing is, whatever the outcome of this game, really wouldn't tell what the outcome of the season may hold. We still have four game left on our schedule that will be pretty tough for both of us. I think, most of all, we want to take advantage of the opportunity right now and worry about those next four games later, but, honestly, we're not looking past the Jets. We're not looking past anybody that's left on our schedule, as well. I think the biggest thing is (that) there's going to be a lot of hype on the game, and there should be, but this one game isn't going to determine the outcome of the entire season. This game is very important, though, and I hope we get out and get the job done, execute our plays and come out victorious, hopefully.

On the rivalry with the Jets...
It's probably one of the biggest rivalries in the NFL. I'm looking forward to it. I know the guys on the team are looking forward to it. I think the biggest thing at this point, is to stay focused and not get involved with the hoopla and the outside things that are going on, leading up to the game. We have five (or) six more days before the game and this stuff started last week. The game, it'll be here pretty fast and somebody's going to win. That's the only thing we both know. The Jets and the Patriots do know that. At the end of the day, somebody will be 10-2 and somebody will be 9-3.

On the Jets defense...
I think it's the same thing. The things they are doing well is pretty much everything. I think all the guys are being sound. They're pretty much healthy. They have everyone back that they need, besides Kris Jenkins. I think, other than that, the guys that filled in for him are doing a great job. Coach Ryan is doing a great job of going out and leading the team. The guys aren't making many mistakes. I think, the thing is, that's the type of football they play, "No turnovers (and) no mistakes. Hopefully, we'll win the game." I think they're doing a pretty good job at it. I think their record shows it. They're 9-2. I'm pretty sure they feel like they let two games slip out of their hands, but I think he (Coach Ryan) is doing a great job of leading that team. Then, you have the leaders on the defensive side of the ball doing a great job of them going out and executing their defensive plays that they're trying to get done.

On if he thinks Darrelle Revis is back to form after his injury...
I think you'd have to ask him that. I can't say. I don't know another man feels. He looks great on film to me. He may not feel good if you ask him. I can't say how he feels, but I think, looking at him on film and everything, he looks good. He's moving pretty good. The guy is a problem. He's a good player and the coaches know what they have in him. I think the times that he did take the field, 60 to 70 percent, the coach knew that and they took those chances. I think from I'm seeing on film, he looks good.

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