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New England Patriots huddle: Brady tells teammates vacation is over

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks on during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club on February 7, 2014 in Pebble Beach, California.
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Tom Brady is done celebrating Brazil’s World Cup victory with his wife Gisele Bundchen and has set his sights back on the football sport he knows best. The future Hall of Fame quarterback and captain sent a message to his teammates to make the most of their time off following the offseason program. According to the Providence Journal Sunday, Brady warned that players could easily fall behind this time of year.

The veteran quarterback once again has some new weapons to fit into the offense; he also wants to work on chemistry with returning receivers like Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Joyce Boyce. Brady would also like to find some cohesion with Danny Amendola. Of course, many of the concerns with the offense can be solved with the health of tight end Rob Gronkowski. But the team has to prepare as if the dominant tight end won’t be available. It will require much work and repetitions.

Last week as OTAs came to an end, Brady warned players not to vacation too much because there will be much work to do when they report to training camp on July 23. Brady said, “I think we really had our vacation. I think that part’s over. Not that you shouldn’t enjoy time with your family and stuff like that. For those seven months we’re pretty busy every day. I think you really focus on being prepared for camp. It’s really a time to start accelerating your preparation because you’ve got a lot of time to basically know what you need to improve on.”

Preparation has never been an issue for Brady or the Patriots as a time over the last decade or so. Coming off of an AFC Championship loss to the Denver Broncos, Brady seems more motivated and hungry as ever and he wants the players around him to also reflect that desire to finish what they set on achieving last season.

Injuries and the lack of chemistry on the offensive side of the ball became the roadblock on the team’s road to the Super Ball. Brady feels the work has just begun as far as making sure those issues don’t repeat themselves this season. He said, “Maybe it’s conditioning or any particular aspect of your game that you really need to work on that showed up in this particular camp, and you’ve got five weeks to work on it, make it better so you come into camp at the most important time, really at your best.”