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Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Brady: 'I've been hit harder than that before'

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady visited with "The Dennis & Callahan Morning Show" on Boston radio station WEEI and covered a lot of ground Monday.

Brady, who didn't speak to reporters after Saturday night's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, talked about what it was like to absorb his first shots since undergoing reconstructive knee surgery.

The big blast was a head-on collision from Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers.
"I'm glad I got hit," Brady said. "I'm glad, honestly. It felt good for me to get hit like that. I've taken a lot of hits in my career, and they may look bad. A lot of them don't feel bad. The awkward ones are the ones that probably hurt.

"The ones like that, you stand there and someone hits me. I kind of saw him at the last minute, too. I kind of put my shoulder down and protected myself.

"It wasn't anything too bad. I've been hit harder than that before."

Other highlights from Brady's interview ...