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Tom Brady tackling mechanics alone with mentor gone

FOXBOROUGH - Seeing a wide wristband on Tom Brady’s lower left arm is not new. He almost always wears one in games, looking at it to confirm the play he’s about to call in the huddle.

But this week, Brady’s wristband isn’t filled with plays, just a few simple phrases, in his own handwriting, on yellow paper. They’re brief and to the point, like “head straight’’ and “drag back foot.’’

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