Pat Kirwan met with a few Patriots players post-practice and they had a few interesting things to say. The most interesting comment was from veteran Tom Brady in which he said he wants the team to perform like the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. Brady simply wants everyone to perform and deliver when it's their turn. Monday's practice exuded a quiet confidence among the players said Kirwan. He also notes that the passing game appears to be improved with the addition of Brandon LaFell. Belicheck had no doubts and said the passing game is ahead of where it was last year.
From a fantasy perspective, the Patriots were a dark hole last year. The only top performers were Julian Edelman and maybe Tom Brady. Brady's touchdown numbers declined to the lowest they've been since the 2006 season with 25. This may be a bounce back year for Brady. With a semi-healthy Rob Gronkowski and a healthy set of receivers, Brady can possibly throw for 30+ touchdowns this season. Many people are down on Brady because of last year's performance and you may be able to snatch him up in the later rounds with an ADP of 70. I easily foresee a finish in the top five for Brady.