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Poise still one of Tom Brady’s great strengths

Those fans who chose to remain at Gillette Stadium might have been nervous when the Patriots offense took the field with Sunday’s game on the line against the Saints: no timeouts, 70 yards to go, touchdown required, 1:13 left.

If Tom Brady shared that nervousness, he didn’t show it, and hasn’t shown it since he became the starter in the 2001 season. Poise, according to coach Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, remains one of Brady’s greatest strengths.

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