Palmer to Brady: 'Be prepared for the mental obstacles' "I would just tell him to be prepared for the mental obstacles when he gets back on the practice field -- and the game field," Palmer said. "You have to get over being uneasy about people being down around your feet and get over feeling like you need to step out of the way to protect yourself." The article goes on with some statistics that show the Palmer, Donovan McNabb and Daunte Culpepper were sacked more often in their first year back from knee surgery, and has some quotes from current Pats about coming back from an injury. Tank Williams: "You have to get used to doing the things that, as a player, used to be second nature to you, whether that's running or cutting or moving. And you have to get that mental confidence that you can make every play you used to make." Fred Taylor: "The mental part is usually the thing that comes last," says new Patriots running back Fred Taylor, who has fought through a litany of injuries as a professional. "It really depends on how strong you are mentally, how much you love this game." "I've always just been excited to get back -- it didn't make it tough for me. Still, if you don't have those types of games you usually have, you go down a little bit, but you have to keep pressing forward."