Tom Brady's Press Conference Transcript

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January 15, 2012 at 01:55am ET

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Here's the complete transcript of Tom Brady's postgame press conference following their win over Denver:

On his quick kick:

"We've been practicing it for seven years.  The situation came up, and I was trying to get it inside the five but I needed a penalty to do that.  I was happy about the call."

On the fast start offensively tonight:

"Yeah, that run to Aaron [Hernandez] really got us off to a great start.  He's great with the ball in his hands.   All those guys played well, all the skilled guys, The offensive line played awesome.  They threw a lot of stuff at us, and I thought we really responded well.  Certainly the turnovers, I wish we wouldn't have those, but we can learn from those and hopefully go out and play better next week."

On after the way the last playoff games had gone, how satisfying it was to go out there and play well and tie the records he did tonight:

"It's all about winning.  You're right, you lose a few playoff games and it's a very bitter way to end the season and it sits on your mind for quite a long time.  So for us to come out and play the way we did, have a very solid performance in the most important game of the year is very gratifying.  I think that we've got eight days until the biggest game of the year.  From this point on everyone will be focused on what we need to do to be better next week, and hopefully come out and play for another championship."

On if he embraced the idea of  coming out in the no huddle and putting pressure on Denver right off:

"Sure, that's important.  I think we've shown we can do that.  I think there's times where we have to slow it down a little bit and control the tempo of the game that way, but it's good to have versatility.  We have some versatility within our personnel groups also that I thought presented some challenges to the defense.  But that's a good team, that's a good defense and to go out there and play the way we did, it was a fun day."

On the fact that they really didn't have to react much to what the Broncos were doing because they were putting the pressure on them:

"Well they have some pretty good pass rushers, some good cover guys.  I thought we just executed well. That catch that Gronk made for a touchdown in the corner was one of the best catches I've ever seen.  So when you're making plays like that, it's really not about the defense, it's about making spectacular plays.  There were some great efforts, Aaron [Hernandez] on the touchdown catch and run, Wes [Welker] really got us started, Gronk had some other pretty great touchdowns too, so it was a good day."

On the versatility of his tight ends:

"I think they've been great assets to this offense, along with the plays Deion [Branch] made, the plays Wes [Welker] makes, the way Benny [BenJarvus Green-Ellis] runs it and the way that we can protect with the O-Line, and the way that the defense plays, so it's certainly not about one player and one position.  Coach really challenged us last night to come out and play as a team, to play together, to play complimentary football, and I thought we did that."

On scoring quickly at the end of the half and if it helped make them more comfortable:

"It was great.  Anytime you do that, it's a great way to go into halftime.  The touchdown to Gronk with five seconds left...he ran a good route.   We caught them in a coverage that we were hoping for, and he made a great catch.  He's been doing that all season.  We've had quite a few opportunities before half to get points on the board.  This was a big score."

On his thoughts on the records they broke today:

"I have no idea what records [we broke] and stuff like that.  We tried to go out and execute well.  I thought offensively we took advantage of some opportunities, that fumble we got was pretty important in the first quarter.  Anytime you score points and you score 45, obviously with the help of our defense and special teams played great, hopefully we can go out next week and play even better."

Another follow up question on the records:

"Well, everyone's here for one reason, and that's to win.  That's the reason why guys are here, is to win.   Coach said last night that every player that was in this room is for this game.  He puts together a team to win this game, and we did that."

Last Question."

On how big a factor the crowd was, and if with all the hype surrounding Tebow if he took this game personally.

"Anytime  the crowd's into it like that, hopefully we give them reasons to cheer, and I thought we did that.  They were in it the whole game all the way up until the fourth quarter and they stayed.  It's Saturday night, so probably most people are out anyway.  It's great to have that crowd behind you.

"I think that everyone focused on one player, and I think all week we were focused on the entire Denver Broncos team.  So we knew what kind of challenges that they presented.  Tim [Tebow]'s a very good quarterback. They've got a good defense, a great rushing team, made some big plays in the passing game like they did against Pittsburgh.  So we knew the threats, we understood the danger of not playing our best game and I thought we came out and really responded well, so thank you."