Tom Brady confirms he has a cold

PHOENIX -- Tom Brady sniffled through his 45-minute Super Bowl XLIX media availability Wednesday morning, at times wiping his nose with his sleeve of his shirt, as he confirmed he's battling a cold.

"I've had it for four to five days, my kids got sick and my wife's pretty sick right now," the New England Patriots star quarterback said. "I brought it, unfortunately, to Phoenix, but I'll be fine. I'll be good."

Brady said by Sunday he expects to be "100 percent," and he's "not worried about it at all."

In an ensuing interview with ESPN's Sal Paolantonio, Brady said he's focusing on rest and eating plenty of garlic, which he referred to as "old remedies."

Brady was a full participant Wednesday as the Patriots held their first practice since arriving in Phoenix on Monday afternoon. The team practiced at the Arizona Cardinals' facility, where there is one indoor field and two outdoor fields. Prior to Super Bowl XLII in Arizona, the Patriots had practiced at Sun Devil Stadium.

Brady said the Patriots have had "real good practices up to this point, but we still have a lot of preparation left." Part of that preparation is focused on specific situations that might come up in the game.

"Most of the plan is in, now it's about refining it," Brady said. "There are only 65 plays left in the season, or 70 plays left in the season, so every play that you call is paramount. We have to make sure we're dialed in and every play we call, we have a chance for success."

On Thursday, Brady said he was feeling better.

"I feel pretty good. It felt good to run around yesterday at practice. Just good to be out on the field ... I think I've been through it plenty of times," he said. "You know, the winter months. I'm glad it happened early in the week. I feel a lot better. I expect to be 100 percent on Sunday. I'll be ready to go."

Brady also touched on his own preparations to face the Seattle Seahawks, a team he's only faced twice in his career.

"I've watched more film than I think I've ever watched in my life," he said. "I feel like I know these guys pretty well, I know how they play. I have a lot of respect for the way they play. They have good players and a great scheme, and they have very good coaching. You can see everything is very well-coordinated with this team, and they all have responsibilities and they do a great job and are very disciplined in doing it.

"We're pretty disciplined, too, so it's going to be a test of wills to see who will break down first. I certainly hope it's them, not us. But that's what makes for a defense."