Originally written December 12, 2012 on NESN.com:
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We didn’t think Tom Brady was going to be heading out for Black Friday deals the day after Thanksgiving, but we didn’t think he was going to be doing this, either. Brady said Wednesday that he spent the day after the Patriots’ Thanksgiving night stomp-down of the Jets doing some football prep work. But here’s the catch — it wasn’t against New England’s next opponent, the Dolphins, or even the next one after that (last Sunday’s Texans). Brady was doing his homework on the Dec. 16 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. “After the Thursday night game against the Jets, I tried to do a bunch of work on the 49ers,” he said, according to The Boston Globe. “Put a couple of days in there. After the game on Monday night, I felt like I had to watch their most recent game, and I was caught up. I tried to take advantage of a little extra time, [with a] little extra planning. I probably wouldn’t have done that 10 years ago.” Forget 10 years ago — it’s pretty brave of Brady to do that at any
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