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Transcript: Tom Brady Press Conference 11/17

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addresses the media during his press conference at Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO on Friday, November 17, 2017.

Q: What are your thoughts on playing in Mexico?

TB: I'm excited for it. It's going to be a lot of fun. I've never been to Mexico City. It's nice that it's here. When the schedule comes out and you kind of figure out where you're playing, this is the kind of game you look forward to, playing against a really good football team in a pretty cool environment. So, it will be very memorable. I think everyone's excited. It's been a fun week to prepare, and we've still got a couple days left. Hopefully we can use it wisely. 

Q: What have you learned about how football is received in Mexico?

TB: They were pretty into it last year. I remember watching it and watched a little bit this week just to kind of get a feel for the atmosphere. They're cheering loud the whole game, and it seems like there's a lot of Raiders fans. I'm sure there will be a lot of Raiders fans. Hopefully there will be a lot of Patriot fans, too. So, it will be cool. It will be really cool. So, we travel down there tomorrow and we're there for a short period of time. Hopefully we can go down there and get a win. 

Q: This is around the time that this team has historically started to come together. Do you get the sense that that is happening again this year?

TB: I think it's still a work in progress. I mean, you look at still adding a player like Marty [Martellus Bennett] last week. I mean, things are always changing and evolving and still trying to figure out kind of what exactly we're doing well. After eight, nine weeks, you start to kind of figure those things out. Now, we've got to work hard at those things and try to really own them and use them going forward to try to win the most important games. We have a lot of important games coming up, starting with this one, so hopefully we can play our best football going forward.

Q: Have you tried to replicate the experience that you had in 2014 during the week in San Diego and do it again this week?

TB: Yeah, I think all these experiences are pretty unique. That was a very unique experience. This is different, obviously, being here and then traveling again - being in Denver, playing in Denver, here, having a pretty unique week here and then traveling to a very unique place to play. So, it's a little bit different, but I think, ultimately, it's trying to win a football game. So, things are geared toward that. I think, naturally, when you're on the road like this, there's less things to do. You know, my family's not here, my kids aren't here, there's nobody telling me what I did wrong in the house, so it's just being at home and now it's being here and trying to just figure out how to win a game. I didn't mean that, so I'll take that back.

Q: How have you enjoyed your time here in Colorado Springs?

TB: It's been great. It's been a lot of fun. It's been a great time - couldn't be any better. So, it's a really beautiful place and a unique setting. We got here early Monday morning and it's really been a lot of fun.

Q: Do you feel like your trust with Martellus Bennett is right where you left off last season?

TB: I'd say it's pretty high. I mean, I think it's still - you're always trying to build with your teammates because you're doing a lot of new things and new opponents, new schemes, new plans, but I have a lot of trust in Marty. I've thrown him a lot of important balls. Anytime in a big game you're picking a guy out and you're letting them have a chance, it means you have a lot of trust. So, he's earned it, and just like all the guys on the team at this point, you're here for a reason - to help us win. Hopefully Marty can have a great next seven games for us.

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