Are some nerves starting to set in for Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady? Not so much. The focused football player has eyes set on the Super Bowl.
CBS Sports reports that Brady credits the Giant’s with a certain amount of luck in gaining the coveted bid to the 2011 Super Bowl, which will be held this February 5 in Indianapolis.
“Honestly, I don’t think you get to this point in the season without a certain degree of luck,” said Brady to WEEI radio Monday, just a day after the Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers, guaranteeing their spot at the Super Bowl.
“We’ve been in a lot of tough games all year. Some balls have bounced our way. You see the same thing from the Giants. They barely got into the postseason, and now look at them. They’re playing their best football. It’s just the way it is. Five, six weeks ago everyone was talking about really two teams, the Packers and the Saints.”
In order to prepare for the big day, Brady said that Patriot’s coach Bill Belichick told his players to “‘Put your blinders on and just focus on the target,’ and our target is two weeks from yesterday.”
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Brady is taking that order seriously, even refusing to watch highlights from the 2008 Super Bowl match up where the Giants took the title, and ruined the Patriot’s run for a perfect season.
“I still can’t watch highlights of that game, I think that’s just the way it is,” said Brady. “You get to the end, and we had a great opportunity there and really squandered it because we didn’t play our very best.”
Avoiding the highlights, Brady said that he and his team will look at the February 2008 game film “several times,” but that ultimately the 2008 game will have “absolutely zero impact” on the outcome of this year’s Super Bowl.
2012 brings the second Super Bowl square-off between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants in four years. In 2008, the Giants took home victory after defeating the Patriots with a final score of 17 to 14.
Who are you putting your bets on for Super Bowl XLVI? Patriots or Giants?
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