Tom Brady Post Game Press Conference Transcript

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January 20, 2013 at 11:53pm ET

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On what his emotions are right now:

“Disappointed. I think we obviously didn’t play very well, and if you don’t play very well against a good team, it’s not going to be very competitive. It’s unfortunate. We just couldn’t make any critical plays when we needed to.

On the fact they threw it so much compared to how many rushes they had and if that was a function of getting behind or if that was part of the game plan:

“We got behind in the second half there and became one-dimensional and just couldn’t string enough good plays together to get the ball in the end zone.”

On the fact he said earlier in the season that the toughness of their team is defined by being able to run the ball when other teams know it’s coming and if he felt they were able to do that tonight:

“You know, I’ll have to see the film. Whatever we did, we didn’t execute it very well. The name of the game is execution and if you don’t execute well against a good team, you’re not going to come up on the winning end.”

On the fact they had so many positive plays on early downs:

“Yeah, we stayed on track for the most part, avoided some negative plays. But they make it tough on you. They’re a good team, a very good defense. They kept the pressure on and we just didn’t really stand up to the challenge.”

On the fact he said how precious it was to be in the AFC championship game but how disappointing it is to not be on the winning end of it:

“Well, it’s part of the competition. You have the opportunity to win the game and we came up short. There’s frustration in that we wish we could have done better. But they’re not going to give it to you. We didn’t earn it. They earned it. They played a good game.”

On what happened at the end of the first half:

“Well, we had one timeout left so we were trying to save that for the field goal. We would’ve loved to have gotten the touchdown there but we settled for the field goal to go out, whatever it was, 13-7 at the half. We felt pretty good about where we were at halftime, we just didn’t come out in the second half and execute very well.”

On if there’s a little shock to the system now that there’s no more games left:

“Yeah, well it always comes to a screeching halt. That’s just the way it is. There’s only two teams that advance and those two teams deserve it. We’ve lost before, it takes a while to get over.”

On if by the way it was set up for them, if he feels this was an opportunity lost:

“Yeah, I think being in the situation of the playoffs, it’s always an opportunity lost when you lose because you know, we think we have a pretty good team. We just didn’t play well.”