Tom Brady PostGame Press Conference Transcript 9/12

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September 13, 2011 at 01:15am ET

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(Here is the complete transcript from quarterback Tom Brady following Monday night's win over the Dolphins.)

On his record setting performance:

"It was a good night in that sense, I thought we executed pretty well at times... look, it's a team sport man, I mean those guys were catching the ball - making some great plays.  Aaron, Gronk, Chad, Deion, Wes, there were a lot of tough looks out there that we got, and guys really stayed aware of the situations, and we made enough plays to win.  That's the goal, I mean we were coming down here to win.  This is always a tough place to play, it felt like the game was about six hours long.  We've got a short week coming up and we've got to get home tonight and start getting to work on San Diego."

On how much he's going to miss Koppen:

"That's tough man, he's the best, there's no one like him.  I think he and I have a great chemistry between the two of us - we always have.  He's one of my great friends and hopefully he's back at some point."

On the pace they played, and how much he enjoys that style of play:

"It's a fine line putting pressure on the defense and playing out of control.  I thought at times we did both, and you never really want to play out of control on offense.   It was a good pace at times, have them some problems, and other times they adjusted to it and we've got to find ways to execute better at times also."

On how much he enjoys playing at that pace:

"You mean going fast?  I enjoy scoring points.  Whatever the hell we need to do to score points that's what I enjoy doing.  Sometimes we go fast, sometimes we go slow, it's just a matter of what the point at the drive is, how we're trying to execute, and ultimately trying to get the ball in the endzone."

On what was different about tonight's game:

"I'd say it was a tough game, I wouldn't say it was easy at all.  I just thought we made enough plays out there, some exceptional plays in the passing game by some of those receivers  making catches.  The offensive line did an incredible job, Cameron Wake, he's one of the best past rushers in the league,  Jason Taylor, he's an incredible player.  It's a very good defensive line, an athletic group of linebackers, a good secondary.  I thought they made some plays on us, we made a few more on them."

On the protection from the new guys stepping into the lineup on the offensive line:

"I think they did a great job protecting, and there's a lot of communication that goes on between quarterback and the offensive line, and for new guys being in there, I thought the communication was good.  Especially on the road, the first game of the year, a lot of silent count, I thought it was great communication -  that was a great positive for tonight."

On if they schemed the middle of the field, or if it's something he picked up on as the game went on:

"As an offense, we're trying to throw it where they're not.  Sometimes it's heavy in the middle and you throw it outside, sometimes it's heavy on the outside, you throw it inside.  I mean we're always trying to take advantage of whatever we see, and I think we have enough guys in the passing game that can exploit different areas of the defense.  Every defense has a strength and weakness and offensively we're trying to find that weakness and execute at a high level against it."

On Welker's 99 yard touchdown:

"That was pretty awesome.  When I saw him break away -  I mean, it was awesome.  You know coach never lets us run that route in practice, cause he's like, 'I'm sick of Welker running seam routes, I don't want to see that.'  All training camp, that's all we heard.  So hopefully we won't have to hear that again for a while."

On if he checked to that play because he thought it was going to go:

"You never know if when it's going to go.  It was man-to-man, Wes ran a great route, I threw it, he made a hell of a catch, and a hell of a run after the catch.  I mean I only threw it 25 yards,  it wasn't like I threw it 99 yards.  Wes did all the work, I just had to put it out there for him."

On if he remembers the last time he took a snap from someone other than Koppen:

"It's been a long time, it's been a long time.  I mean we're certainly going to miss him, but at the same time other guys have to have to step in and do the job.   I mean I think that's part of what this game's all about is other guys stepping in when they're called upon and executing just like [Koppen] was in there.

On their conditioning during the game and the fact they seemed to be handling it well:

"We were pretty fatigued too, I think it goes both ways.  There was a couple of times where all the receivers were looking over at the sideline like, "give me a break".  It's hot, I mean you can see it's still hot, but we tried to play at a fast tempo and take advantage of some of the opportunities that we got when they weren't ready to go, and I thought we did a decent job of that."