Brady, Belichick not expecting rout of Bucs
“Last week was one of those games where a lot of things went right for us,” Belichick said at The Oval cricket stadium, where the
“We don’t really care about last week anymore. We’re on to trying to defend and move the ball against Tampa and handle their kicking game.”
Brady missed all but one quarter of the opener last season with a knee injury, but he is back this season and threw six touchdown passes last Sunday against the
“I like where our team’s at. Keep practicing hard and keep making improvements,” Brady said. “Whatever we did last week, you take the good from it, you understand the things you did well.”
The NFL is playing a regular-season game in the British capital for the third straight year, and commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday he expects the league to start playing multiple regular-season games in Britain in the next few years.
“It’s one of the best-known stadiums in Europe,” said
Last year, the New Orleans
“What we tried to do was to get all our work done in New England, all our preparation,” Belichick said of the late arrival. “We tried to cram three days … into 2 1/2 (before arriving).”
Now that they’re in Britain, the team’s schedule will be easy until game time, with only a light practice at The Oval on Friday afternoon and a walkthrough at Wembley on Saturday. That will give the players some free time, if they want it.
Seau said it was his first time in London, and he wasn’t at all upset that the fans back in the United States wouldn’t get to see the
“They’ve seen enough of us live,” Seau said. “It’s time for us to come to London.”
“When you get to Wimbledon and the have an opportunity to own a team that’s going to play at Wembley, that’s pretty cool,” Kraft said. “I’m looking forward to that.”
American football is not nearly as popular in London as the English version, but Wembley has still been packing in the NFL fans over the last few years. Many will be there this year to see Brady, one of the greatest quarterback to ever play the game. But despite being relatively anonymous in London, he still doesn’t go unnoticed.
“Americans, they recognize me,” Brady said with a smile.