Tom Brady's Post Game Press Conference Transcript

Ian Logue
December 08, 2013 at 06:28pm ET

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On if this ever gets old:

"That was awesome...that was awesome.  What a game.  Just proud of the guys.  Fought through a lot of adversity, a lot of mental toughness.  We grinded it out, pretty sweet."

On if he ever feels like he's cutting it too close:

"I mean, we're not trying to give them those leads and certainly our execution wasn't great.  But we came through when we needed to.  We've been playing 60-minutes all year, we're 10-3, so it was a great win."

On his concern about Rob Gronkowski and the fact he took a vicious hit on the play:

"He did.  I don't know what the circumstances are, but we're all there with him.  We love him, he's a big part of this team, so we'll see where he's at."

On if this tempers the win at all with moving forward with the season:

"Yeah, I mean it hurts to see any of those guys go down.  Certainly with Gronk, and we've sustained some pretty big injuries this year with really important, critical players, so we've just got to keep bouncing back.  I always say, 'no one feels sorry for the Patriots.'  I think we all feel sorry for Rob, but I don't think anyone feels sorry for the Patriots.  But we're with him, we support him."

On if he has any thoughts on the hit and if there's anything he would say as a player that's been in the league:

"I mean, I've seen it all at this point.  They make the rules, and you try to play within them.  You can't hit in the head, so those guys, they're lowering their target area and it's unfortunate to see anyone get hurt.  It's a physical game and you hate to see guys get hurt."

On what was going through his mind when they got the onside kick back:

"It was unbelievable.  I came over to the sideline after we scored and Josh said, 'We're going for the middle bunt'.  So I kind of stood up to  get a good look, and he kicked a perfect ball.  That was awesome.  We work on that all the time, if it comes up once a year, great, and if it works, I mean it's incredible.  We got the [pass interference] and then scored on the next play.  That was incredible."

On the fact they still had to drive down the field and score again:

"Yeah, we did and we had a short field because they called the unnecessary roughness.  So we were on the forty and then hit a play to Danny [Amnedola] and then got the [pass interference] on Josh where he beat the corner and then threw it in on the next play, so that was pretty awesome."

On if they ever surprise themselves with their ability to come back in these situations:

"Sure, and it didn't look good there at that point and they scored, and it didn't look good, but we just have to keep fighting. and sometimes you may come up short, but it's not going to be lack of effort or lack or toughness.  We showed that we have some of that."