Tom Brady Post Game Press Conference Transcript

Ian Logue
November 27, 2011 at 10:56pm ET

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Here's the complete transcript of Tom Brady's post game press conference with the media:

On the fact it was an impressive performance:

"I thought it was O.K.  I thought our execution was a little better.  But it's good to come on the road and get a win.  It's a team that has obviously a lot of very good players and I thought getting down 10-0 and then rallying and coming back like we did showed a little bit of mental toughness which we've really shown consistently throughout the year."

On what match-ups he saw they could exploit:

"I mean our guys were getting open. We've got some good quickness in the underneath part of the field, I thought we took advantage of some plays there.  I thought we should have hit some other ones though.  But all in all it's a good win, and as we always say this time of year, we've got to move on."

On the play he hit to Deion Branch:

"The one that we completed?"


"He had a comeback route and he ran it, I scrambled up, and then he kind of stepped up and then wheeled inside and the DB lost him, and I just tried to jam it in there to him, he caught it, and he did the rest.  I thought he had a great cutback there on about the 15, 20 yard line to get us down to the one.  But that was a huge play in the game I thought really to kind of stop the momentum that they had established.  For us to make some plays like that really softens up the defense."

On if he was surprised Wes Welker was so wide open on the touchdown play:

"Yeah, and he said before the play, he said,  'you know, if I get this certain look then I'm going to fake like I'm running the in-cut and run the post', and he did it and he came to the sideline, he's like, 'I told you, I told you!'  That was pretty funny.  It's nice when they work out kind of how you talk about.  Wes is so consistent and reliable and he's a phenomenal player."

On the fact Welker has a knack for sticking the ball across the pylon:

"Yeah, he does, he does.   He's got a knack for it.  Whenever he's around there, he just sticks that ball across.  So that was a hell of a play by him."

On getting BenJarvus Green-Ellis going early:

"Yeah I thought we ran the ball pretty effectively.  That first drive I thought we did a good job running it.  We just kind of sputtered out and we didn't make some plays in the passing game.  But I thought we played with a little power today.  We ran the ball to really balance out the passing game.  But there was plenty of yards that we left out there too."

On the fact he ran the ball a bit himself:

"Yeah, that's a rarity.  There was just a few times where I felt that it opened up in the middle, and I just took off.   I'm not moving very fast, they're converging pretty quickly, so I just got down there as fast as I could."

On the fact he had to dig out a lot of turf on one of them, and if he thought they'd have to burn a timeout:

"I thought the brace was bent.  It ended up just having a lot of turf jammed up in there.  Aaron was trying to tug it out of there, which fortunately he did and we were in the no-huddle, so we were just able to get the ball snapped with some time left on the clock."

On when they get down early if there's a key to not panicking:

"I mean there's a ton of football to play.  Even that first touchdown drive was probably two and a half minutes, it wasn't like it was an eight minute drive.  So there was a ton of football, we didn't do much on the first drive, we punted and they kicked a field goal, our defense made another good stop in the red area to keep it from going 14-0 which then you're really in the hole, but to be down 10-0 and then we scored, and then we scored again,  so that was really a good job by the entire team to really stem the tide."

On if this is another game where he felt the no-huddle was a tool for the offense:

"I thought we did a pretty good job executing it.   I thought there was a few drives where we had more of an opportunity and we missed some plays in the passing game which we stopped a field goal, namely the one right before halftime.  Our no-huddle was somewhat effective.  I think, more importantly, I think the run game complimented the pass game and we really balanced it out.

"Last Question."

On if the Eagles were working more to take away the tight ends away:

"I thought it was more balanced today.  I thought we did a good job getting it to the wideouts.  Wes and Deion both obviously had a big day, and then the tight ends made some plays too.  That's how it needs to be.  You've got to run it, you've got to throw it to everybody.  You've got to keep them off balance.  You've to screen, you've got to draw, you've got to trap, you've got to downhill run, you need quick hitters, you need all levels in the passing game.  When they're able to take a few of those away, obviously it makes it more difficult to execute.  I thought today we did a good job really maximizing all of the guys out there that are playmakers."

"Thank you.  I'm heading out."