Brady says Patriots 'brainwashed' to shut out distractions (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Few teams have faced controversy over recent years to the extent of the New England Patriots, and none have enjoyed their measure of success, which quarterback Tom Brady credits to “brainwashing” by coach Bill Belichick. Brady, who has won four Super Bowl rings with Belichick and will be playing in his seventh NFL title game on Feb. 5 against the Atlanta Falcons, said the culture cultivated by the coach required players to block out distractions and focus on the job. Just believing in yourself and not making excuses,” Brady said on his weekly WEEI radio appearance on the Kirk and Callahan Show.