Tom Brady's Post Game Press Conference Transcript

Ian Logue
September 13, 2013 at 01:46am ET

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On his thoughts on the game:

"I'm glad we won, but we just obviously have a lot of room for improvement.  We'll try to get back to work and see if we can do better next week."

On if its an understatement to say that he was a little bit ticked off at different times tonight:

"I think everybody was when you don't execute the way that you're capable.  Just have to keep fighting."

On the fact it's the most frustrated they've ever seen him and what he's telling players on the sidelines:

"We have a long way to go.  No one's coming to rescue and save the day, so we've just got to play through it.  Got to work harder and do better and try to be more consistent and hopefully we can score more points."

On the fact he was fairly demonstrative on a couple of occasions and if it worries him that it could be counterproductive:

"Yeah, it does.  I think I have to do a better job with my body language and I definitely can improve that.  I wouldn't say it's a real strong point of mine right now, so we'll just try to keep doing better.  That's what we've got to do."

On how big Julian Edelman was tonight:

"He did a great job.  Caught the ball, caught it in traffic.  Really did a great job of really being dependable out there.  And everyone's trying to do it.  I mean we're all working at it, it just takes a little bit of time. I'm glad we won in a situation like this.  It's a good defense and they challenge you, we just didn't execute as well as we're capable of."

On the fact he's 36 and he knows how hard it is to get back and if it's something these guys just have to learn on their own:

"I think everybody has their own experience.  Last year we were 1-2 and ended up having a great season.  I'm glad we started off 2-0 and two wins in the division.  I just want us to do a better job on offense and carry our end of the job that we're supposed to be able to do. We just need to do it better, all of us."

On if he could take the media through the first touchdown:

"We were being pretty aggessive there in the short yardage situation and AD [Aaron Dobson] slipped behind them.  I just gave it to him, he did all the work.  It wasn't even a  great throw.  But I'm glad we got on the board early and got a lead, played from ahead, that's always important especially when you get weather conditions.  But we squandered a lot of opportunities, had a short fields, didn't do anything with it, we just have to do a better job all the way around."

On how he'll handle these next few days:

"We have to evaluate and try to get it right.   It just doesn't magically come together.  I mean you have to work hard at it, you have to concentrate.  You know, all of us have to do a better job of that and the passing game is all about anticipation.  They have to anticipate what I'm going to do, I have to anticipate what they're going to do and we can do a better job of it.  I think it's unrealistic for them to feel like they can do it like 10 year veterans, that's not what they are.  But they're trying hard, and they work really hard and they have a lot of skill and they're great kids.  We've just got to keep battling."

On if this is a challenge to maintain his patience:

"Yeah, but we can learn from it, there's no question.  I mean you learn from every game.  Win, lose, or draw, and I think we're going to learn from this one.  These games aren't easy.  It's hard to win games and it's hard to win against division opponents.  Our defense played great, got us the ball, we did a good job protecting it for the most part.  So we'll just keep fighting."

On if it's hard for a rookie receiver to be comfortable doing their job without being comfortable from a mental standpoint:

"Well, we're just all trying to get it right mentally, physically, the execution on game day, execution in practice, and it just takes a lot of work. We put a lot of work in and we've tried, but obviously we need to keep working and like I said, it's not going to be easy by any stretch.  We just have to put the work in and see if we can make improvements."