Tom Brady's Post Game Press Conference Transcript - Patriots at Atlanta

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September 30, 2013 at 12:42am ET

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Here's the complete transcript from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during his post game press conference:

On the importance of the complimentary game plan they had:

"We ran it pretty good, so I think there was a lot of efficiency in the run game, all the backs ran hard.  That's a real strength for us.  The backs and the offensive line, played really well.  So it was really good to see.  We had some long runs.  We had some really important runs when we needed it.  So it was nice to be able to do that."

On the fact he had just nine attempts in the first half and if that was part of the game plan:

"Well, we only had three possessions in the first half, so there wasn't... We scored twice, a touchdown and a field goal and the other time missed a shorter opportunity.  Just was the way it was.  That was the way the game kind of turned out.  We slugged it out, and came to Atlanta, which is a tough place to play, they've got a very good team and it's nice to win and be 4-0."

On how much Kenbrell Thompkins has progressed:

"He did great.  I mean, he's done great since he got here.  He's really been an impressive young player.  His attitude, his willingness to work, do whatever it takes, he's been great.  Really rare to see a young player step in with the kind of confidence that he has, and he played great tonight."

On what happened on the fumble:

"Just poor execution.  It shouldn't happen.  Just something we've got to work on obviously."

On the fact they scored 30 points and if there's still a lot they can do better:

"Well, we're missing quite a few guys.  So hopefully when we get them back, we're a little more efficient."