Tom Brady hit the practice fields Thursday with a black knee brace as his only limitation, admitting that the brace took him from the 'slow' category to the 'slower' echelon. After a year of knee rehabilitation, Brady pronounced himself ready to get in game shape, vowing to participate in more pre-season game action than he did before the 2008 season. He admits his year off showed him just how much he loves football. He's back folks, and that makes New England a force to be reckoned with. Again.