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Brady: Of course I get help from Belichick

Responding for the first time since Rex Ryan appeared to take a shot at him by saying he gets more help from his coaches than Peyton Manning, quarterback Tom Brady on Monday morning said he agreed with Jets coach’s assessment that tutelage from Bill Belichick and the Patriots’ staff was a big part of his preparation.

“I get a ton of help from our coaches,” Brady said during his weekly appearance on Boston sports radio station WEEI. “Of course we do. I think we have the best coach in the history of football. We have a great offensive staff, a great defensive staff that get all the players prepared.

“Coach talks about being a tough, physical football team that plays well under pressure. Part of us being smart and prepared is our coaches doing their homework. We use whatever we can to get ready to play. The guys that are on this team certainly buy into what our coaches teach us. Coach comes in every Wednesday morning -- it’ll be Tuesday morning this week -- and says ‘these are the things we need to do to win’ and he’s right damn near 100 percent of the time.”

Brady also said he expects plenty of hype around Sunday’s AFC Divisional playoff matchup against the Jets, but that none of the talk will affect what happens on the field.

“We’re all at the point this year where we’re motivated by much more than what someone may say about us,” Brady said. “We’re motivated by the fact that we have a great opportunity to be playing a division rival at home in the most important game of the year. That’s plenty of motivation for us.

“We’re going to let our play do the talking as we always do. There’s going to be a lot of hype and buildup and people saying things. The reality is none of it matters. What matters is that whistle is going to blow at 4:30 on Sunday night and the team that executes the best and is the most prepared is the team that’s going to win.”