Tom Brady's PostGame Press Conference Transcript

Ian Logue
September 16, 2012 at 05:35pm ET

Free agent WR Eric Decker says he would be 'good fit' with Patriots
Man charged with robbing Gronkowski's home arraigned
Buckley: What will Tom Brady do when he retires from football?
Tom Brady teases with Instagram comment
Devin McCourty not disappointed in Tom Brady

On if he was surprised Stephen Gostkowski missed:

"Well, you know, it's a team game and certainly we shouldn't have been leaving it up to that particular situation.  We were fortunate to get really the defensive turnover there late, we just came up short.  We have opportunities to make plays, and we're just not making enough of them...just too inconsistent throughout the day to really put enough points on the board."

On how the loss of Aaron Hernandez affected the game plan:

"Who knows?  We have an offense with him in the game and without him in the game.  Guys go in and out, and you lose guys over the course of a game and you've got to be able to adjust.  I'm sure he's not going to be the only one we lose this year at some point, but we've got to figure out a way to still move the ball effectively throughout the course of the game enough where we can and score more than, whatever, 18 points."

On anything Arizona was doing that they hadn't seen much of on film:

"No, I mean I think it played out the way we thought it would play out.  They've got a good defense and they certainly put a lot of pressure on you to make good plays and they really don't give you easy ones.  We made some,  we just didn't make enough at the end of the day."

On his thoughts on the fact they didn't try and get closer on the field goal:

"It's just the decision coach makes.  I think we were a little closer, we had the penalty there that moved us back five more, which....penalties hurt us a few times today.  But like I said, offensively, it's...when you don't play well and you don't play consistently, if you're not going to get a big play then you've got to drive the ball.  And you can't drive the ball if you're always two steps forward, one step back, and that's the way it felt today.  I felt like we'd get the drive going, and then there'd be a negative play and then we'd be forced to try to make a miraculous play to get back on track.  And it just wasn't a very good day in that sense."

On what Julian Edelman brings to the offense:

"You know, Julian's been very consistent over the course of the entire season.  He's getting opportunities to be out there and make certain plays and I've got to find ways to continue  to get those guys the ball.  We've got a good group at receiver, we've got a good group of tight ends.   We hopefully have a better offense the way we played today, we just didn't play consistently."

On his thoughts on Wes Welker breaking the franchise record in receptions:

"He's a phenomenal player, and when he makes plays, it really sparks our whole offense.  He made a bunch of them today and that's what we need, so we've just got to do a little bit more to get the ball in the endzone."

On if he's on board with Edelman playing ahead of Welker:

"Like I said, those three guys rotate a lot so there's plays that Julian's in there for, there's a lot of plays that Wes is in there for.  I love both those guys and they both work really hard and that's always the coach's decision on who's out there, it's not really my decision."

On if he feels the need to say something to Stephen Gostkowski after missing the kick:

"I mean you miss kicks, you throw interceptions, or you fumble the ball, you miss a tackle, over the course of a long season, those things happen.  But  there's not one play that lost the game.  We did a lot of things that allowed us to lose this game.  We had a lot of opportunity out there to make more plays than we did, and hopefully it never comes down to a 42-yard field goal at the end.  Hopefully we do a lot much better job on offense so it's not that kind of game at the end."