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As you’d expect, Thursday’s Tom Brady press conference contained a lot of words that ultimately meant nothing. But on the positive side, he sounded laser-focused on football and only football ahead of Patriots-Titans.

Brady has a new documentary coming out on Facebook later this month called “Tom vs. Time.” You may think he’s interested in talking more about it ahead of its release. Not the case.

Here’s how the exchange went with a reporter who asked Brady about the doc. What kind of message is he trying to convey?

“That’s a good question.”

How about an answer?

“It’s about Tennessee. We’re about two days from the biggest game of the year.”

But the trailer just dropped and people are wondering what it all means!

“We’ll see. But we’ll see after the Tennessee game.”

Thursday's Tom Brady press conference said a whole lot of nothing. But his refusal to talk about his new documentary is actually a good thing. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots looks to pass against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 20, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Tom Brady Press Conference: What Else Did He Say?

There’s been discussion in recent days about exactly how much Brady cares about football as it relates to his growing TB12 brand. He obviously cares deeply about the latter, especially in the past two years. But at the end of the day, he needs football either way. He can’t win the battle against time without playing football at a high level for at least a few more years.

So even if football is less than 100 percent of his motivation now, it’s still the majority of it.

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As for Seth Wickersham’s incendiary ESPN article, which painted Brady in an exceedingly poor light? He’s not interested in talking about that, either. He also denied that, to the surprise of precisely nobody, the story isn’t distracting the Patriots the way some may hope.

“Not to us,” said Brady. “We do what we always do. We show up to work and try to do the best that we can do. There’s a lot at stake … it doesn’t matter what happens outside of this facility and what we’re trying to accomplish.”

You can safely assume that most fans would rather Brady didn’t talk about his documentary or any other potential distractions. He had an opportunity to push “Tom vs. Time” and he didn’t. So the hope is that laser-focus will translate to a strong performance on Saturday night. He has to reverse a trend of subpar play by his standards, but perhaps the bye week did Brady a lot of good in that department.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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