Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Brady not focused on MVP award
By Field Yates
A chorus of "M-V-P! M-V-P!" chants rained down late in the Patriots' 42-14 win over the Houston Texans on Monday night, with the praise directed towards quarterback Tom Brady, who authored another surgical prime-time performance with four touchdown passes.
The game served as a national reminder that Brady deserves to be squarely at the forefront, or at least close to it, in the NFL's race for the 2012 MVP.
And while the two-time MVP winner said on his weekly appearance (click HERE to listen) on the "Dennis & Callahan" show on WEEI sports radio in Boston that he heard the chants last night, he remains focused on the task at hand -- trying to help his teams win games.
"I heard it. I'm very flattered to even be considered for something like that," Brady said. "But honestly, the most important thing for me is winning games and enjoying it with my teammates. I rely -- everything that I do is dependent upon them, on the group of guys that I play with, and the successful years we've had with our team have been all about team football. That's what our team has been built on, and that's what our team is all about.
"There's no greater experience than winning and winning with the group of guys that we have," Brady continued. "Winning seven straight [games] has been pretty exceptional. That's 100 percent of where my focus is, and I'm proud to play on this team and hopefully we can keep winning. Certainly this week is going to be our biggest challenge we've had all year."
Brady added that he's already studied tape of the Patriots' upcoming opponent, the San Francisco 49ers, saying their defense is, "One of the best that I've ever seen."