Tom Brady's PostGame Press Conference Transcript

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September 25, 2011 at 11:10pm ET

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Here is the complete press conference transcript with Tom Brady following New England's loss to the Bills:

On what went wrong:

"We played a good football team, we made too many mistakes.  So it's tough to overcome as many mistakes as we did, and they made a lot of plays.  They've got a good team."

On what they did differently in the second half

"They're a good coverage team.  I think they made some good plays in the pass game, took advantage of some opportunities they got... and, you know, we fought till the end, but it just wasn't enough."

On the fact he had as many interceptions today (4) as he had all of last season:


It's kind of foreign to you isn't it?

"Sure... Sure... "

Is there a rational explanation for it?

"It's... they made some good plays on the ball.  You don't expect .... some days the ball gets batted up in the air and it goes your way, and some days it doesn't, and that's part of the game.  [Bill's safety] George Wilson made a hell of a play on that one interception so that's the way the ball bounces, that's football."

On how much shock he's in to lose a 21 point lead after things seemed so easy early on:

"It's never easy.  I mean, they came back last week and I thought we were expecting a four quarter game.  We had our opportunities, so we didn't really take advantage of our opportunities like I wish we would have.  We had too many turnovers, too many penalties, allowed them to get some easy plays there, and they took advantage when they needed to."

On if he was expecting Wes Welker to be as open as he was:

"Well Wes is always a big factor in the game, I mean, I know he had a bunch of catches.  He's a great player for us.  And all those guys, we threw the ball quite a bit today, a lot of the guys made plays out there, and we needed each of them.    I just wish we would know, made a few less mistakes."

On if it's shocking losing a game being up 21-0:

"No, I mean, it's a four quarter game, you play for sixty minutes.  You could be up...things change fast, they do.  They get a few plays, they make a few turnovers... before halftime we're going into score, and Bryan Scott makes an interception on the sideline, they go down and score.  We start the second half with an interception, you let them back in the game like that, a team that's explosive in the pass game like they are, and they took advantage of it."

On how tough it is to take ending a 15 game win streak:

"Well, it's one loss.   It's a long season. We'll go back to work and see if we can play better next week."

On how different the Bills are compared to pass years:

"I don't know, it's hard to compare years."

On the interception on the throw to Chad Ochocinco where it seemed like he rounded off the route and got undercut, and the drop on the second:

"You know, I've got to wait and see the tape, but he made a good play - [Leodis] McKelvin.  You know, receivers, some days you catch 'em, some days you drop them, as a quarterback, some days it's a touchdown, some days it's an interception, it's just part of playing football, but it's a long football season.  We're not going anywhere, we'll be back, we'll be fighting next week.  Hopefully we learn from it and move on and make a few less mistakes next week and try to go win a game in Oakland."

On how surprised he was on the interception where it looked like they were about to go up 31-17:

"It's football, I mean, it's a few plays here or there.  Look, we've been on the other end of that before too, so you've got to play for 60 minutes.  You've got to keep the foot on the gas pedal and play mistake free, and we certainly didn't do that.  Too many turnovers, too many penalties, too many scoring opportunties that we missed, and that's why we lost the game."

On how helpless it was watching them run the clock out:

"They got a good break.  I wish he'd have went in the endzone and gave us a chance to get the ball back, but he didn't.  The refs changed the call, and they had an opportunity to run the clock out and kick the field goal.  It was smart football."