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Tom Brady Postgame Press Conference Transcript

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady addresses the media at CenturyLink Field following a regular season game versus the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 14, 2012.



(On the final play of the first half...)**
"We thought we could take a shot at a touchdown there. I just have to throw the ball away a little closer to one of our guys. That is what it comes down to. Its tough to give up three points, we got a fortunate break on the muffed point...that is why you lose games because you squander opportunities to score points."

(On if the final play of the first half was supposed to go to the sidelines...)
"We had some different options on the route, some guys were breaking inside I just threw it a little too far to the middle. I should have just thrown it more to the outside."

(On if the outcome is surprising considering the Patriots level of execution...)
"I think we just need to do a better job when it counts. We moved the ball up and down the field, a lot of guys were making plays, a lot of guys made some really great plays and we had some really good opportunities to score points. The interception in the end zone on the throw to Wes (Welker), we are driving the ball and I throw an interception to Sherman up the seam. I make a play at the end of the half to squander three points and you lose by one point and there are a lot of things we could have done better to not be in that situation. We have to do a better job and I have to do a better job."

(On if there was any thought of taking the three at the end of the first half...)
"Sure that is my responsibility to take care of the football and do something good with it. When the play comes into the sidelines they are not thinking that we are going to have intentional grounding. They trust me to be smart with the ball and to get three at the worst and I just made a bad play."

(On the Seattle defense...)
"They are a good defense no doubt about it. They can rush the passer they have been doing that all season. They can cover well, we had quite a few yards, and moved the ball up and down the field at times but we just really squandered some scoring opportunities. That is what the game came down to, a one point game and opportunities in the red area for a touch down and other opportunities to put points on the board and we just didn't do it."

(On this team seeming to lack a killer instinct...)
"We did it last week against Denver. I thought we made some plays at the end of the game last week to do it. We just didn't do it this week. We are three and three and obviously that is not a very good record. We played some tough games on the road and showed a lot of toughness and we just have to execute better. I think that is what it comes down to."

(On the amount of mental mistakes and why this team seems to make more of them than in years past...)
"I am not sure. I think the play at the end of the half was a mental mistake. That's football; you make mistakes in the game. It certainly isn't a game of perfect. You have to overcome whatever mistakes you make. You have to do enough to win the game and today we didn't do enough to win the game. It's very frustrating. We played some very good football today at times but obviously not well enough over the course of a game to come out on the winning end."

(On playing for the first time in Seattle and the impact of the crowd...)
" The opponent was the wasn't the crowd or the weather or the refs. It was the Seahawks and we lost to a good football team. They certainly play well at home. We had an opportunity and we just didn't get it done."

(On how he would rate Seattle's defense...)
"They are a good defense. They really force you to make good plays. When we made them today we did a good job and when we made bad plays they took advantage of them. They have a good secondary and a good pass rush. Obviously they are a very good team. They are playing well."

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