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New England Patriots Links 9/09/10 - Tom Brady Takes Life One Day At A Time

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Erik Scalavino says Tom Brady doesn't want to discuss what's in store for him in the future.  Pretty insightful.

"I don’t assume anything anymore in life. I don’t think anything is guaranteed to us beyond what we have today and I really feel that way. That’s the approach I’ve taken over the years, because you never really know when your last day will be. I really try to just take it one day at a time. I know it’s a cliché and all that, but it’s the truth. I think it’s a great message for all of us. No matter what your job, you’re living and enjoying today and that’s what’s most important to me.

"I think we’re fortunate to get paid for something that we love," Brady added. "If we weren’t getting paid, we’d have to find something else to do. There’s no better job in the word that I’d rather have, to do what I’m doing. That’s why I want to do it for a long time. Everything else in my life pales in comparison to how much I love this. In that sense, it’s about winning games. That’s what we’re here for. We’re expected to go out and win games. That’s the real motivation for all of us. That’s definitely the real motivation on our list."

Ian Rapoport talks about Bill Belichick wanting the team to wipe the slate clean, forget the past and create a new identity.

"It’s great. That’s really what a team should do," Belichick said. "Not latch on to the past, but blaze their own trail, so to speak, and become what they are about to become. It’s really uncharted every year."

"You can try to create an environment," he said, "but ultimately, it’s not something you totally have control over."