Tom Brady Post Game Press Conference Transcript

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November 06, 2011 at 08:44pm ET

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Here's the complete transcript of Tom Brady's postgame press conference following New England's loss to the Giants:

On the fact it was a tough go of it for most of the day:

"You know, for 60 minutes they played us tough.  They played was just a battle out there.  We made some plays, then they'd made plays, it just kept going back and forth.  I'm proud of our resiliency on the sideline.  Guys never...there's no quit in this team, we're going to keep fighting. They just made some pretty good plays there at the end to win it."

On why the execution isn't where it needs to be offensively right now:

"We've played some pretty good defenses that present some challenges.  You know, they've got good players and good schemes, it's just a matter of us executing better.  We'll have to see the tape.  It's one thing here, it's one thing there, that keeps us from getting in the endzone.  It was just a tough day, obviously, to lose in a game where we felt we had a good plan, we had a good week of practice, but they played a little bit better than we did."

On the frustrations in the first half, especially at the end where they didn't score:

'We've got to get the ball in the endzone when we get down close.  We settle for field goals, and that sort of thing, it's tough to come out with no points in the first half.  We obviously played a very poor first half, but we battled back, battled through some tough adversity there and  put ourselves in a position, and they made some great plays.  I mean that third down pass that Eli made was a phenomenal throw.  And obviously the touchdown pass was a great throw. They played well."

On if they did anything he wasn't expecting, or if it was just a lack of execution:

"At this point no one really shows a lot of  new stuff because we've been playing now for eight weeks.  So it's more of just our execution and we're going to keep battling.  We've got half the season to go, we'll see what our team's made of this week."

On what the reality of this offense is:

"We're not playing the way we're capable of playing.  So we'll try to figure out the reasons why.  We keep practicing, we keep battling out there, but I'll say there's a lot of fight in the guys.  I think that's one thing we take away is that last week the going got tough, and we got going.  The same thing in Dallas, the same thing this week.  There's guys who play hard and we play till the end.  We learn every week, it just didn't finish the way we would have hoped that it would have finished today."

On the concern if that drive will go away if they don't start getting 'the results they're accustomed to:

"Well, not with the character of the guys that are out there.  That's why they're on this team.  The're a lot of guys who battle back and fight through adversity. You know, Wes [Welker] takes some huge hits and gets back up and runs back on the field.  Look, everyone hates losing man, it sucks.  You put a lot into it each week and it sucks when you lose.   But look, no one feels sorry for you.  We're going to come back and we're going to fight just as hard next week and hopefully the outcome is a little bit better."

On if he feels he's missing a deep threat:

"There's different ways to get the ball down the field and all those guys we have out there are capable of making big plays. Sometimes it's great to make big plays, sometimes it's good to be methodical.  But, yeah, big plays never hurt the offense."

On if he's been seeing the issues they've had executing in practice:

"You know, it's football so it's not like every single play you go out there and it's perfect.  You fight for 60 minutes, you play as hard as you can. They make some plays, and you make some plays, especially when you play good teams.  You can't expect to just walk over teams every week.  They were a little bit better than we were today.  Like I said, we'll try to come out tomorrow, figure out the problems, try to correct them, and then go out and have a good week and get ready for the Jets, because that's obviously another tough one next week."

On if he's getting closer with Chad Ochocinco at getting on the same page:

"Yeah, we're working at it.  I mean, we've only played together for eight games.  We're just going to keep working at it.  We've got no other choice but just to keep working at it."

"I'm going to go home.  Thanks guys."