Tom Brady's PostGame Press Conference Transcript

Ian Logue
November 14, 2011 at 01:22am ET

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Here's the complete transcript from Tom Brady's postgame press conference.

On Rob Gronkowski's performance:

"He's a good player.  We depend on him an awful lot and I think he came up very big tonight, we needed him to come up big tonight.  He's a tough match-up.  He's big, but he's got good speed, he's a very savvy route runner and he's a good blocker.   So we've got to keep finding ways to get him the ball."

On what he found out about his team tonight:

"Well, I think we battle, we battle.  We were saying, some of the guys in there you don't really know, I mean we know who they are, but we've never seen them perform under pressure.  I mean some of the guys coming off the practice squad that I'm playing scout team defense this week, and then I see them in the game on our defense.  A lot of guys really stepped up to the challenge, it was good to see.  It's a tough place to play, it's a very good football team.  So it was very sweet getting this win."

On the drive before the half:

"That drive was important for us.   Anytime you score before halftime, we had the ball to start the second half which didn't do much with it, but that's a big score."

On what the win can do for their confidence:

"Well, our confidence is week to week.  We gain our confidence from practice.  Every week's a different game plan. I mean what we did against the Giants last week's very different than what we did tonight. We've got an extra day preparing for Kansas City, and guys will take advantage of that because we've got some guys banged up.  It's kind of like, 'you win and you move on.'  Honestly, look, we're happy we won, but we've got a lot of football left."

On how much the no-huddle helped:

"Yeah, that was important.  We took advantage of some opportunities there where we went fast, we made some pretty easy plays with them not being lined up.  Sometimes they got us, it's part of going fast because they're not all lined up so there's really no blocking assignments, you're just trying to get an edge and take advantage of them.  But we did a pretty good job of that tonight."

On the issue of his inaccurate throws:

"Just indecision.  Sometimes the ball's just starting to get released and then you see something and then you just don't put everything on it.  So I've got to try and eliminate those."

On the sense of urgency there was this week:

"Losing two straight, you have 14 days of you just feel crappy.  Every day of practice is harder.  It's hard to build on losses,  I mean you're just trying to regroup.  It feels pretty good to win this one.  We had two really tough losses, and then to come down here and play a little bit better....we've got to play better next week.  I mean the good teams really keep getting better this time of year, and that's what we need to do."

"O.K., thank you."