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Tom Brady revealed that New England had a series of meetings about the NFL’s national anthem protest, in advanced excerpts of an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Ahead of a Week 3 game against the Texans, in the wake of President Trump’s renewed interest in attacking the league over the protests, the Patriots had extensive meetings about what to do during The Star-Spangled Banner. They locked arms.

I think there were a lot of good, healthy conversations coming out of it in our locker room, Brady said. The great part about sports are the relationships. I’ve been at it for a long time. I’ve been with guys from all different parts of the country, every color, race, belief.

Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, a sign carrying the slogan now hangs in the team’s facility.

It always comes down to being Womens Reshad Jones Jersey accountable to your teammates and so many times you get caught up in everything else going on, quarterback Matt Cassel said, via Birkett. And I remember as a young guy, you always worry about, ‘Well, who’s getting Nick Bonino Jersey the reps,’ and this, that and the other, and it takes you and distracts you away from just doing your job.

Although Patriots coach Bill Belichick gets credit for the turn of phrase, it traces to Bill Parcells, who enhanced the saying with a four-letter word and a three-letter suffix.

It’s a brilliantly simple way to ensure that the various parts of the organization fit together, and it has proven to work for the Patriots. While it will take a lot more than a T-shirt or a sign to turn around a franchise that hasn’t won a playoff game since 1991, it’s another piece of a puzzle that could eventually bring a Lombardi to Michigan.

I don’t think too much of it, he said.