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Tom Brady Should Be Even Better Next Year, Right?

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With the end of the NFL lockout finally in sight, it's time to start talking about everybody's favorite topic again:

Tom Brady's hair. 

Either that, or how the New England Patriots' quarterback will perform after winning his second league MVP award. 

With a young group of core receivers now a season more experienced - especially first-year players Gronkowski, Anthony Hernandez, Brandon Tate and Danny Woodhead - Brady figures to be even better than he was last year, writes NESN's Jeff Howe.

Not to mention having Deion Branch around for a full - assuming it happens - training camp. 

It'll be interesting to see how Brady rebounds from another season in which the Patriots had the league's best record but failed to hoist the Lombardi Trophy - in 2008, a season after leading New England to an 18-0 record before falling to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl, Brady's season lasted just over 8 minutes before he tore his ACL and missed the rest of the year.