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Tom Brady Press Conference

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TB: Well, when I turned around and looked I saw…I think at the point that I saw there was just a whole bunch of bodies in their and I saw they had it, so I was just hoping he was down. He's just running hard, he's trying to fight for…trying to fight to get in the end zone. I think any time your running back can get the ball in that situation you kind of wiggle your way in and it must of jotted loose at some point in there.

Q:

TB: Oh yeah, without a doubt. I mean you think about the plays after the game and it was really a game that we very well, easily could have won. And they're a good team and any time you play a good team it's hard to make mistakes, but everyone is saying you've got to play mistake-free. I mean you are not trying to make mistakes, but at the same time we're still in the game there with 10 minutes left game even though we made a lot of mistakes. So it is just really about making the plays when they are there to be made and taking advantage of opportunities that are given to you, whether it be good field position or just turning the ball…you know you can't turn the ball over to those guys and keep giving them opportunities to…with that offense on the field.

Q:

TB: Yeah, I thought on offense, I mean we were moving the ball. It's not like they stopped us. I mean I think…we're just stopping ourselves. And it's third down opportunities and I mean we've got to convert more of those so we can stay on the field and keep making big plays and we're taking shots and we were hitting them. So we've just got to continue to do that.

Q: Is there a danger that this will be a demoralizing loss or did you guys take enough from it to be a learning experience?

TB: Well I would say that we played against a real good team and I think we were right there with them. And people can say what they want about the New England Patriots but you've got a whole locker room full of guys that are going to fight to the very end. Our defense is good enough to keep us in every game. Our offense has to go out there and take advantage of the opportunities that the defense gives us. And when the defense needs us to turn it up a notch, we've got to be able to do that. We are a good football team, there's no doubt about that. I mean we are right there with a team that's 7-1 and supposed to be the Super Bowl champs and we've got an opportunity to tie the game there at the end. So in terms of…I mean you hate losing, losing sucks. No one plays the game to lose. So I guess from that standpoint, we lost.

Q:

TB: I think you really just don't want to give that team the ball, I mean on offense. I'm sure the time of possession was way in their favor. We didn't have as many plays as we normally have. So when they have the ball they have an opportunity to score. When we have the ball we have the opportunity to score. So we've just got to possess the football and that wasn't our best day out there today possessing the ball.

Q:

TB: You ask coach Belichick about that one.

Q:

TB: It makes it hard, it certainly makes it hard. I think from their offense, I mean they turned the ball over several times tonight too and I think the reason why they do is because they are always taking chances. They're running guys on different routes and you know any time you are throwing the ball as much as they are there's going to be turnovers. So when we try to attack them, you know we probably don't take as many shots as they do that's the type of offense they run, but we can't go out there and make a lot of mistakes. And we don't plan to make mistakes, that's football I guess.

Q:

TB: Troy's [Brown] a great player. I mean he's got a great attitude. He's been a great player for a lot of years and you guys have seen a lot of great football out of Troy Brown. I don't see it stopping. I mean he's kind of the leader of our offense out there.

Q:

TB: Not necessarily, I mean the last time we had the ball we went right down the field and I think the way you run the offense is you send three or four guys out and whoever they don't cover, that's who you are trying to throw it to. Sometimes they are covering Troy and you throw it to him. Sometimes they are not and you throw it to David [Patten] and trying to get the ball to Kevin [Faulk].

Q: Is there a sense of envy at the weapons that they have?

TB: I mean not necessarily. I mean I thought the defense played real well tonight. They gave up 24 points and one of those was on a turnover early in the game where we gave them the ball on the 20-yard line. You know the defense I thought played really well tonight. You know we've just got to play better as a team, that is what it comes down to.

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