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Tom Brady Postgame Press Conference Transcript

*On today's performance...  *
"I thought it was okay, I thought our execution was a little better. It's good to come on the road and get a win, it's a team [Philadelphia Eagles] that has obviously a lot of very good players and I thought getting down 10-0 and then rallying and coming back like we did, showed a little bit of mental toughness, which we've shown consistently throughout the year."

*On the matchups going up against the Philadelphia Eagles defense...  *
"Our guys we were getting open, we got some good quickness on the underneath play of the field and I thought we took advantage of some plays there, and I thought that we should have hit some other ones though, but all and all it's a good win and as we do at this time of year, we've got to move on."

*On the deep reception to WR Deion Branch...  *
"He had a comeback route, he ran it, and I scrambled up, and then he kind of stepped up, and then wheeled inside and the DB lost him, and I just tried to jam it in there to him. He caught it and he did the rest, I thought he had a great cut back there at about the 15 or 20-yard line to get us down to the 1 [yard line], but that was a huge play in the game. I thought really it stopped the momentum that they had established and for us to make some plays like that really softens up the defense."

*On the 41-yard play action TD to WR Wes Welker...  *
"Yeah and he said before the play that if I get this certain look, then I'm going to fake like I'm running the in cut and then run the post, and he did it and came to the sideline and said I told you, I told you! So that was pretty funny. It's nice when they work out kind of like how you talk about it. Wes [Welker] is so consistent and reliable and he's a phenomenal player."

*On WR Wes Welker's ability to get the ball across the plane of the end-zone...  *
"He has a knack for it, whenever he's around there he just sticks that ball across so that was a hell of a play by him."

*On the New England Patriots' offense...  *
"I thought we ran the ball pretty effectively. The first drive I thought we did a good job of running it, we just kind of sputtered out and we didn't make some plays in the passing game, but I thought we played with a little power today, we ran the ball to really balance out the passing game, but there were plenty of yards that we left out there too."

*On his rushing performance today...  *
"Yeah that's a rarity, there's just a few times where I felt it opened up in the middle and I just took off. I'm not moving very fast, they're converging pretty quickly, so I just got down there as fast as I could."

*On the TE Aaron Hernandez fixing the brace...  *
"I thought the brace was bent, but it just ended up having a lot of turf jammed up in there and TE Aaron [Hernandez] was trying to tug it out of there which fortunately he did and we were in the no-huddle so we were able to get on the ball and get the ball snapped with some time left on the clock."

*On being down early in the game...  *
"There's a ton of football to play, so even their first touchdown drive was probably two and a half minutes, it wasn't like it was an 8-minute drive, so there was a ton of football. We didn't do much on the first drive we punted, and they kicked a field goal, our defense made another big stop in the red area to keep it from it going 14-0 which then you're really in the hole, but we were down 10-0 and then we scored and then we scored again, so that was really a good job by the entire team really to stem the tide."

*On the no-huddle offense...  *
"I thought we did a pretty good job executing it, I thought there were a few drives where we had more of an opportunity and we missed some plays in the passing game which you know we stopped a field goal, mainly the one before half-time, but our no-huddle was somewhat effective. More importantly I think the run game complemented the pass game and we really balanced it out."

*On the New England Patriots' passing attack...  *
"I thought it was more balanced today. I thought we did a good job getting it to the wide outs, WR Wes [Welker] and WR Deion [Branch] both obviously had a big day, and then the tight ends made some plays too. That's how it needs to be, you got to run it, you got to throw it to everybody and you gotta keep them off balance, you got to screen, you got to draw, you got to trap, you got to downhill run, you need quick hitters, you need all levels of the passing game. When they're able to take a few of those away, obviously it makes it more difficult to execute, but I thought today we did a good job of really maximizing all of the guys out there who are playing offense."

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