New England Patriots Links 11/25/11 - Brady All Business in Prep For Talented Eagles

Tom Brady speaks to the media about the upcoming game against the Eagles in Philadelphia.

I think this game will - this is a very important game for us. Everything that we're putting into - we're putting it all into this week. We have a lot on the line. It's a very good team. They're skilled at every position. Going on the road and trying to win a really tough game on the road at the most important time of the year - that says a lot for what we're looking for as a team.

I think that we need to play really well, certainly better than we've played the last few weeks. There're a lot of people on our team and our offense that have really taken the challenge that our coaches have given us and are going to out there and try to play our best. I think we need to do that. This is the time of year when it's most important. There aren't a lot of games left. When you play a tough team, on the road, that came off one of the biggest wins of their season - we have everything we could ask for. We're going to go out there and try to play our best.

Bill Belichick gives us the details on the "illness" of LB Jeff Tarpinian that put him on IR.

Q: Was placing Jeff Tarpinian on IR, was that concussion related?

BB: I think it was an illness we listed.

Q: Is it serious?

BB: Well, he’s on injured reserve, so.

Q: It seemed like it was just going to be flu-like.

BB: Well, you can’t put him on injured reserve for having a head cold.

Q: Is it something long-term?

BB: I’m not a doctor.

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