Tom Brady: The focus now is to help Patriots win

Tom Brady spoke to reporters Sunday for the first time since his four-game suspension was nullified.

The New England Patriots quarterback said he isn't worried about the NFL's subsequent appeal of the decision.

"That's their choice and I think that's part of this process," he said. "My part is to get ready to play football; that's what I'm really excited to do."

Brady, entering his 16th NFL year, said he's looking forward to facing the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday to kick off the 2015 season.

"I love football," Brady said. "I love the sport, and I love playing in the NFL. To get the opportunity to do it, and with the help of my teammates and my friends, I've had so much support with my family through all this. For the last 20 years, I've been playing football this time of year, and it feels good to be able to do that again.

"...It's obviously been a long seven months for everybody but I think now the goal is to focus on what my job is and what I need to go out there and do to help our team win..."

When asked if he was stressed out by the legal quagmire, Brady pointed to the support of Pats owner Robert Kraft and the rest of the organization.

"Everyone deals with things differently," Brady said. "I dealt with them the best way I know how and certainly I had so much support from family and friends and organization. Mr. Kraft has been unbelievable support for me, like he would be for any player in this locker room, and there's a lot of people that supported me and we'll need that support this season."

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