Brady: Not the time to reflect

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The first question asked to quarterback Tom Brady at his morning news conference was big-picture in nature, asking him to reflect on his 2010 season.

Brady said now is not the time for that.

"The only thing I really think about is what we have to do this week. The only thing on the season is that we put ourselves in a good position and I think it would be great to finish it off the right way this week, go out there and play a great game, against a team that we split with the last few years," he said.

"I don't get into all the personal evaluations, or anything like that. I think that's a waste of time for me, and probably all my teammates too."

Brady later said that the Patriots aren't a team that rests and that's why all his focus is on preparing for the Dolphins in the season finale and making improvements.

"I don't think we take days off. I don't think we take weeks off," he said, adding that he plans to play in the finale.

While Brady was reluctant to talk about his own season, he was happy to answer a question about former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel, who has put together a terrific season in Kansas City.

"He's had an incredible year," he said. "We're great friends. Any time you spend as much time as we spent together, you develop a great relationship. He's kind of like a brother to me. We've had a lot of great moments and memories together. We still do."