FOXBOROUGH -- Quick hits from quarterback Tom Brady's weekly press conference Wednesday at Gillette Stadium:
Big plays need to re-emerge: "We haven't hit them this year. Coach hammered into us today that we haven't had a pass over 40 yards this year in five games. It's something I have to do a better job of. There is only one way to do it, that's to go out and work on it. Ultimately, you have to hit them. That's why you play quarterback."
Preparing for the Titans, likely without left tackle Matt Light: "They do a great job of attacking from different angles. When I watched the Colts game, the first half, they were really getting after Peyton [Manning]. They blitz about 20 percent of the time. It's not a ton. There are certain teams that blitz 50 percent of the time, like Denver, the Jets, Baltimore. Lots of teams are heavy blitz. It's just different philosophies, and what they do, they do very well."
Overall performance of the offense: "As a whole, we've done it in spurts at times. Other times, we haven't. When you play like that, there is a reason why you end up being 3-2. We're trying to make these improvements. The team has worked hard, and I think everyone is excited to get back on the practice field today."
On comparisons with David Beckham (asked by an international media member): "I'm aware of it. It's hard not to be aware of it, but I don't see much of a comparison. He's older. He has a lot more kids [laughter]. He's a lot faster than me. He's certainly a great player."
How he would feel if Rush Limbaugh, who is interested in purchasing the St. Louis Rams, bought the Patriots: "[Laughs]. Will I get a raise? As a Republican, less taxes to pay."