Tom Brady's Press Conference Transcript

Ian Logue
October 09, 2011 at 09:40pm ET

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Here's Tom Brady's complete press conference transcript following their win over the Jets on Sunday.

On if he's seeing improvement in the team:

"I thought we could have done a lot better offensively, but it was a good win, we won at home, that's important, a division game.  We're 4-1, we've got a big one next week."

On how much he relishes the challenge of going up against Rex Ryan:

"One week it's him, one week it's the Bills' coordinator, one week it's the Chargers, it's just whoever's on the schedule that's who we're going to get ready for.  I thought we did a decent job at times, but I thought we obviously left a lot of points out there."

On his thoughts on how well BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran the ball:

"He ran great, he always does.  He's a tough runner, he's a real smart runner, he's patient, sees the holes, that was a big part of the win.   I thought we were balanced, ran the clock out at the end, that was important.  When we call upon him we need him, and he makes the plays, so that was great."

On the pass to Deion Branch on the touchdown, and if he called other plays at other times he thought would work better:

"We were just trying to get aligned right.  I think that drive we were moving pretty fast, so we were just trying to get things communicated the right way and get them how we wanted them."

On the fact the Jets seemed to employ the same game plan as the playoff game, and how important it was they felt they had more of a threat running the ball this time:

"Well, we need to do it.  We've got to run the ball.  If they put a lot of db's out there, then we've got to run it.  If they put big guys in, we've still got to run it.   You just can't throw the ball every single down against these guys, they make it too tough.  But I thought we could have done better running the ball, we could have done better passing the ball, so we'll try to make some improvements and move on to the Cowboys."

On how hard it is to stay disciplined running the ball when you're having uneven results against them when they load the field with defensive backs:

"Well you hand off sometimes and it works, and then if it doesn't work ,you've got to make adjustments.  I thought we could have run it better, obviously.  We could have thrown it better, we could have done a lot things better on offense, and we're going to need to."

On the play of the injured players:

"It was good.  There was a lot of guys who toughed it out.  Gronk really toughed it out, the line were toughing it out, Wes was out there, he fights his butt off, so it was a good group effort.  Everyone who played made plays, so that was important.

Last question."

On the fact they're in the spotlight and that teams have to raise their game against the Patriots:

"We don't think about it much like that, we really don't.  Whoever we play, we're expecting to go out there and rise up to them also.  I don't think we ever have taken an opponent lightly, every opponent is dangerous.  We're going out there to try and play our best every week, and we expect the opponent's best every week too.  You can't go out there and expect to get six turnovers a week and win by forty, but you realize it could come down to the fourth quarter and we've got to make enough plays."

On if he considers it a "badge of honor" that they're the team that other teams focus on:

"I'm not sure.  I don't know how they focus.  Thank you."