Midway Through Preseason, Patriots' Focus Narrowing Toward Opener

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Brandon Bolden in the Patriots-Eagles preseason game. (Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Patriots at the Panthers tonight. Both clubs are 2-0 this preseason.

Two exhibitions left, but Tom Brady said the Pats' focus is narrowing toward the start of the regular season September 9th against the Texans.

"Attention's dividing a little bit from the coaches to the players, and us trying to obviously get ready for the regular season but still get ready for the opponent that we're playing," Brady said. "It's just a lot of things happening, we're trying to prepare for a lot of things. But that's kind of typical for this time of the year. If you've been through it, hopefully you've been able to adjust. A lot happening here shortly, and I think we have to be as prepared as possible to be ready to go."

Tom, we haven't seen you target many of your newest receivers much, if at all, so far. Can you work on chemistry without being on the field with those guys?

"Gaining trust in people is more than just about being on the field," Brady said. "It's attitude in the morning in the weight room, any time we're interacting in the locker room, whether you're involved or not involved, what kind of conversations people are having, and how important football is, and how important it is to making that a big part of your life. I think those coaches are judging all the players on that all the time. Everyone's putting a lot into it, and if we want to get a lot out of it, that's what we have to do."

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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