"I got a long way to go, I got a long way to go," Brady told The Boston Globe. "I'm nowhere near where I want to be, or I need to be."
It's hard to forget what Brady did in last year's opener against a stunned Miami Dolphins defense, throwing for 517 yards and four touchdowns -- lockout be damned. His assault appeared effortless, but the truth is nothing in New England comes without work. You're never going to hear the quarterback tell you, in late spring, he's where he needs to be -- but Brady can't be far away.