Found December 05, 2012 on NESN.com:
FOXBORO — Patriots players and coaches are always preaching about mental focus when talking about upcoming opponents. So, with possibly the biggest game of the season coming up with a visit from the 11-1 Houston Texans this weekend, why are the Patriots playing around with racquets? That would be because of Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. Tom Brady‘s not too thrilled about having to throw over some paddles at practice, but he understands especially out of respect for Watt. “He’s impressive as a player, as you can see on film with his agility, his quickness, his length, his instinctiveness in getting his hands up in the air and getting ready to jump and bat balls down,” Brady said. “I know coach [Bill] Belichick likes to bring guys with racquetball paddles and stick those up in the air. I’m sure there will be a whole bunch of those there this week, which doesn’t always make me very happy, but that’s probably a good way to prepare for it.” Watt, at 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds, is one of t...
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