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Brady calls out his teammates

With a season of high expectations melting into a “can’t win a road game in the United States” clusterfudge for the Patriots, quarterback Tom Brady is taking the bull by the horns — by publicly kicking it in the balls.

Brady called out his teammates in post-game comments to the media on Sunday, after leads of 14-0 and 21-10 became a 22-21 loss to the Dolphins in Miami.

“I think we’ve
got to find a way to play better football for 60 minutes, in all
phases, and everyone has got to focus on what they need to do better,” Brady said, per Shalise Manza Young of the Providence Journal.  “I
think that’s the most important thing:  being mentally tough to overcome
adversity.  When things don’t go your way, you have to
fight back.  That’s a challenge for all of us.  I think at times we do,
and at times I don’t think we fight very hard.

“We have leads in
the second half and leads in the fourth quarter and we’re just not
closing the game out when we have the opportunity to.”

His assessment is accurate, but it’s not the kind of thing a quarterback should be saying from behind a podium.  It’s a message he needs to be delivering in the locker room, on the sidelines, and/or in the huddle.

Then again, maybe Brady has been trying to do so all year, and maybe his pleas have fallen on deaf ears.  If things don’t change, it’ll be interesting to see whether this dynamic makes him want to continue his career in New England after his contract expires following the 2010 season.

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  1. Darth Jay says: Dec 7, 2009 8:09 AM

    Wow, you’re just begging for attention now, aren’t you? Way to make something out of nothing. The guy is speaking in total cliches and you want to make it out like he’s calling his team out? Really? Grow up.

  2. DonTerrelli says: Dec 7, 2009 8:10 AM

    I can see it now; Brady will be traded to the Redskins for their 1st round draft pick.

  3. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Dec 7, 2009 8:14 AM

    Maybe he DID say it in the locker room, Florio.
    It’s painfully obvious that the Pats are rebuilding and while they are, they’ll continue to slide before they get better.
    When asked about all the veterans that have been let go this past year, Belichick said there will be more in the next year.
    Plain and simple.

  4. lebowski says: Dec 7, 2009 8:18 AM

    You’re overreacting Florio. This doesn’t sound any different than most other players on any given week. If he says nothing, he doesn’t care enough. If he says they all need to try harder, he’s ‘calling out his teammates’. Not.

  5. penguininbondage says: Dec 7, 2009 8:25 AM

    Now New England will start to see the real Tom. A petulent self absorbed jet setter. ‘
    Hey Tom, who threw the last minute interception?

  6. hk94 says: Dec 7, 2009 8:26 AM

    Remember when Brady used to be the ultimate team player while Manning was the one throwing his teammates under the bus in post-game pressers? My, have times changed.

  7. Rickah99 says: Dec 7, 2009 8:28 AM

    Dare I say: “a changing of the guard”?? Big boy teams like New England & Pittsburgh may be falling by the wayside? Just sayin’

  8. PFTiswhatitis says: Dec 7, 2009 8:29 AM

    Kinda making something of nothing on this one Florio (but yeah that’s what you do). His words were nothing but true but hardly “calling out his teammates.”

  9. Josh says: Dec 7, 2009 8:31 AM

    hmm ur title made it sound alot worse than it really is. I don’t have a problem with Brady saying those words. They are true and not throwing anybody under the bus.

  10. shinsnake says: Dec 7, 2009 8:32 AM

    Calling out his teammates? Didn’t he just say that “we” and “all” need to play better? I’m pretty sure that Brady is on the Patriots and would be included in the “we.” And a dynamic of players not recovering from adversity is enough to make a guy who won 3 super bowls with a team to leave said team? Really Florio? What, did Chad Ochocinco not get angry at someone at halftime so you had to move on from his fake punch to manufacturing another fake story?

  11. Empire Jones says: Dec 7, 2009 8:33 AM

    Wow. Throw your defensive players under the bus. Way to go Jay Cutler…
    WTF… hold on… WHO SAID THAT?!?!?!? BRADY???

  12. ADX says: Dec 7, 2009 8:40 AM

    Manning said “We had some protection problems”
    And was vilified for throwing his team under the bus.
    I didn’t think he was doing it then and do not think Brady is doing it now but you can’t have it both ways Chowdaheads.

  13. stiller43 says: Dec 7, 2009 8:41 AM

    This is one of the biggest stretches I’ve seen you make, Florio. I hate Brady, but he said nothing I wouldn’t want my QB to say.

  14. mnmaverick says: Dec 7, 2009 8:41 AM

    There is nothing wrong with the truth.
    He said it in a constructive fashion.
    He didn’t say it in a degrading way.

  15. tv says: Dec 7, 2009 8:45 AM

    Now we start to see the real “character” of the Golden Boy. You don’t see it when everything rolls your way, but you do under duress.
    Douche!

  16. Marty says: Dec 7, 2009 8:51 AM

    You also have to pick your spots – And after 2 big picks, its a bad time to talk that junk.

  17. hayward giablommi says: Dec 7, 2009 8:52 AM

    ^ Not seeing how this constitutes calling out his teammates. He’s not pointing to one player, unit or even a side of the ball. It’s a team-wide issue.
    But I also think the coaching and playcalling philosophy are as much of the problem as the ones Brady pointed out.

  18. dynast says: Dec 7, 2009 8:57 AM

    What? He said that his team needs to play better to win. Who doesn’t say that after a loss?

  19. jamaicamecrazy says: Dec 7, 2009 8:59 AM

    Oh how stupid of me. I thought the biggest reason for the Pats loss was the 2 interceptions that Brady threw. I guess I am wrong because that was the teams fault not his fault.
    By the way congratulations to the dummy (or dummies) at NBC Sports that decided to show the Vikings-Cards snooze fest Sunday night instead of the Pats-Dolphins thriller that went down to the last 30 seconds and was decided by one point.

  20. ampats says: Dec 7, 2009 9:05 AM

    Looking for hits Mike?? He didn’t call out any teamate in particular as another pro bowl player from a Super Bowl team did. He did not throw any particular side of the ball under the bus. He spoke collectively as a team. And they are losing on all sides of the ball.
    He looked destroyed in his press conference after the game.
    As far as Brady leaving New England, now you are really reaching for straws or hits. He is like one of the Krafts kids and kisses Myra Kraft before every game.
    The Patriots have flaws and need to rebuild their defense but I believe a problem that is not being discussed is the coaching staff and I don’t mean BB. Bill O’Brien (not OC) but calls the plays does not seem in rythem with the plays in the game and I think it would be great to get Charlie Weis back because they miss McDaniels play calling.
    I also think it might be time to replace Pees as DC, this team had NO PASS RUSH at all. Henne had all day to throw the ball.
    It would be great to bring back Romeo and Charlie for the 2010 season.
    For all those posters that talk of the changing of the guard, The Pats had a good draft in 2009 and have 10 rookies on their roster. In 2010 they have 1 #1 and 3 #2’s in the upcoming draft. Thats 4 picks in the first 64 picks of the 10 draft which is considered to be the strongest in years.
    New England rebuilds and still will make the playoffs which anything can happen, remember the 07 Giants.
    Right now I would say the Saints are the best team in football. ( Sorry Vikings fans your team was exposed last night) The Colts are winning too many close games and I still believe the injuries on the D will show up sooner or later.

  21. Filbertkiwi71 says: Dec 7, 2009 9:10 AM

    Joe in Toronto, Canada says: December 7, 2009 8:14 AM
    “Maybe he DID say it in the locker room, Florio.
    It’s painfully obvious that the Pats are rebuilding and while they are, they’ll continue to slide before they get better.
    When asked about all the veterans that have been let go this past year, Belichick said there will be more in the next year.
    Plain and simple.”
    —————–
    Then they must not be drafting very well, because they certainly have had more than their share of draft picks through the trades that they have made over the past few years, in addition to the picks they would normally receive. They have had a much higher margin for error than most teams, given the number of picks they have had. They have also picked up veteran players for less than market value. So enough with the Patriot enabler whining. Maybe Belichick doesn’t walk on water after all.
    I think you will have to move over though, it is obvious to me that after watching yesterdays game, that Phil Simms wants to kiss Brady’s ass too.

  22. Majik Man says: Dec 7, 2009 9:10 AM

    Apparently Brady feels that the best way to keep the wheels from falling off is to throw somebody under them.

  23. Bird Man says: Dec 7, 2009 9:12 AM

    How are you going to tell Tom Brady how to lead a football team?

  24. Richm2256 says: Dec 7, 2009 9:16 AM

    “Hey Tom, who threw the last minute interception?”
    If the damn defense could somehow manage to hold the leads that Brady has gotten them, he wouldn’t be in the position of having to throw a desperation pass like that. Any idiot would know that if they had half a clue. You must have misplaced yours?
    Brady has looked and sounded very frustrated this season; between injuries to his o-line which have been affecting his pass protection, and a young defense missing some key leaders.
    That defense looked pretty damn good the first few weeks, and we all thought that they would get better as they worked through a season. Instead, the front line has been ineffective in both pass rushing and stopping the run, and with that weak rush the secondary that looked so promising has been exposed. Getting torched by Drees Brees was bad enough, but Chad Henne?
    Chad Henne????????
    There are some key leadership roles missing which would have been recognizing offensive schemes and redirecting the defense. The guys who Belichick expected to fill those roles left by Bruschi, Harrison, Seymour aren’t getting the job done, while Brady is getting back to normal with Moss, Welker and a running game starting to find some traction. Maroney at times is amazing (before he remembers who he is) and Sammy Morris is bouncing back. But if this defense doesn’t get on track, it’s going to be a lost season.
    When Belichick went for it on 4th and 2 in N.O. I was surprised, but thought it was more of a bold move than a lack of respect for his defense. Coach was smarter than we were and knew the true limitations of his defense. That became evident yesterday.
    Mayo, and a couple of key people need to step it up as defensive leaders. Belichick meanwhile has to figure out how to win games with the talent he has on hand today, just like Tomlin does. Very similar scenarios.

  25. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Dec 7, 2009 9:21 AM

    Your an idiot Florio. Welker said the same thing in his press conference. He said we all need to “look in the mirror and figure things out” with a “long way to go in all three phases.” Do you really think Brady is the only one thinking / saying that this team needs to play tougher? Every player on this team knows that and the team leaders saying it is no big deal. It would be more odd if they were not.

  26. ras says: Dec 7, 2009 9:21 AM

    I love Brady, but really – he has been the cause of a lot of their 4th quarter misfortunes. His recent inability to close out games is troubling as a Pats fan.
    He is the one who throws the last minute interception, or fails to gain a single first down when it matters more often than not these days.
    He can call out the defense, or the playmakers, but lets see him win one by himself this season first.

  27. hotep999 says: Dec 7, 2009 9:23 AM

    You baited me into this thread, topic was waaaay misleading!!! I thought he would call out his O line on that last interception play, 3 man rush penetrated 5 man O line!!!! WTH???????

  28. dover, ben says: Dec 7, 2009 9:24 AM

    What are u haters even talking about? He was saying “we” and “us”. Somehow in ur bizare world of logic that relates to him not wanting to be in new england and throwing his team under the bus?

  29. hotep999 says: Dec 7, 2009 9:25 AM

    You baited me into this thread, topic was waaaay misleading!!! I thought he would call out his O line on that last interception play, 3 man rush penetrated 5 man O line!!!! WTH???????

  30. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Dec 7, 2009 9:25 AM

    I told all you Patriots fans in here several weeks back that you were overrating your team. I told you that your defense has problems and your offense is unbalanced. I told you that Belichick isn’t GOD. You all argued and rebutted with name calling.
    Who’s your daddy?

  31. Richm2256 says: Dec 7, 2009 9:26 AM

    Bird Man says:
    How are you going to tell Tom Brady how to lead a football team?
    Post of the month!

  32. NYBearsFan says: Dec 7, 2009 9:28 AM

    Hey Mike,
    Try not to pull a muscle stretching for this story!!!

  33. overkil2 says: Dec 7, 2009 9:31 AM

    Last I checked, Brady threw that INT in the endzone to Vontae Davis. Had they scored, game would have been over. They were already up by 2.
    Brady has no room to talk with those 2 crucial INTs.
    Suck it up like a big boy and shoulder some of the blame. I’ve seen QBs come out and say that they needed to play better, etc…
    You have no excuses when you are supposed to be the best Qb in the league and you are going against one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL.

  34. JustBornFlorio says: Dec 7, 2009 9:36 AM

    Richm2256 says:
    December 7, 2009 9:26 AM
    Bird Man says:
    How are you going to tell Tom Brady how to lead a football team?
    Post of the month!
    ________
    The SAME way that all of you Pats fan morons continue to TRY and tell Florio how to run PFT…meanwhile, Florio broke the bank…and you Pats fan morons still work at Mickey D’s.
    Eat shit, PoorMORON2256!!!!

  35. Fed up says: Dec 7, 2009 9:44 AM

    The Patriots have lost some of their luster as a team. Especially, on defense. but, they should still be in the play-off hunt. However, I don’t see them coming close to the Super Bowl this year.
    But, the Steelers are horrible and as a fan I am disgusted. Mike Tomlin is overrated and his coaching staff is a joke. The Steelers have shown no heart this year. They make mediocre quarterbacks look like Joe Montana with that horrific secondary.
    So, before you Patriot fans feel bad or concerned about your team, just be thankful you are NOT in the same disaray the Steelers are in.
    I am truly FED UP!! Damn it!!

  36. Brohamma says: Dec 7, 2009 9:46 AM

    There are a couple things going on here.
    First off, I’d bet almost anything that he was referring, mainly, to the O-line. Seriously, take a look at the past few games. Brady is not getting the time in the pocket he needs for his receivers to come open and on top of that.. at this point of the season the aches and pains are starting to mount. People are quick to forget just what type of injury he is returning from because of his numbers.
    Secondly, the Pats need a real offensive coordinator. BB is just wearing to many hats right now and the effects are showing.
    One big thing though, that many are overlooking is the upcoming FA situation. There’s been alot of talk about the Patriots now reaping what they’ve sowed in the off season, namely no front-office or high profile defensive additions. I think once this season winds-down the Patriots will be in a very good position both finacially and from a player contract position.

  37. Patsfan1776 says: Dec 7, 2009 9:49 AM

    Richmxxxx is a moron. The Pats have 75% of the cap on Offensive players and 25% on D players. The O keeps going 3 and out, not scoring in the red zone, etc and leaving it up to the D to win the game.
    Brady has become too predictable. As I wrote yesterday, he lets the play clock go down to under 5 seconds EVERY single play. Yesterday, the Miami defense is completely confused, Brady comes to the line, and can’t figure out what play to audible because the Miami D is still basically in the huddle. Brady stands there puzzled, frozen, and the Pats end up calling a timeout. Which is a timeout they desperately needed at the end.

  38. JoeSchmoe says: Dec 7, 2009 9:50 AM

    @JustBornFlorio…
    But he still can’t afford a real haircut or some flatscreens to replace those tube TV’s for his video studio in his garage.
    Other than that setup, your post is pretty dece.

  39. Richm2256 says: Dec 7, 2009 9:52 AM

    Welker said the same thing in his press conference. He said we all need to “look in the mirror and figure things out” with a “long way to go in all three phases.”
    Wes Welker is hands down one of the toughest and most-clutch players in the NFL. Watching this guy grind it and not only make the tough catches but gut out some incredible yards after the catch is a pure joy. Dude just has a nose for the first down marker. Between Him in the short-medium game, and Moss as the best dep threat in the league, Brady finally has the receivers he lacked during those Super Bowl runs. What a shame it hasn’t been enough for those two guys.
    ————————————————-
    “The SAME way that all of you Pats fan morons continue to TRY and tell Florio how to run PFT…meanwhile, Florio broke the bank…and you Pats fan morons still work at Mickey D’s.
    Eat shit, PoorMORON2256!!!!
    I shouldn’t even bother to respond to a poster who feels he has to change his ID weekly and make provoking post after provoking post, both just to get the attention of people on an NFL chat board. Your desperation speaks enough for itself of your craving for attention.
    Someday you’ll grow out of it and become interested in girls. Probably when you start shaving.

  40. Filbertkiwi71 says: Dec 7, 2009 9:58 AM

    # Josh says: December 7, 2009 8:31 AM
    “hmm ur title made it sound alot worse than it really is. ”
    ——————-
    IMO, that happens a lot, not just at PFT by the way. It seems as though a lot of things are taken out of context in the media. It has been that way for a very long time.
    Brady shouldn’t have said anything, nothing good was going to come from him opening his mouth.
    I don’t think teams are afraid of the Patriots anymore.

  41. JustBornFlorio says: Dec 7, 2009 10:07 AM

    Richm2256 says:
    December 7, 2009 9:52 AM
    Welker said the same thing in his press conference. He said we all need to “look in the mirror and figure things out” with a “long way to go in all three phases.”
    Wes Welker is hands down one of the toughest and most-clutch players in the NFL. Watching this guy grind it and not only make the tough catches but gut out some incredible yards after the catch is a pure joy. Dude just has a nose for the first down marker. Between Him in the short-medium game, and Moss as the best dep threat in the league, Brady finally has the receivers he lacked during those Super Bowl runs. What a shame it hasn’t been enough for those two guys.
    ————————————————-
    “The SAME way that all of you Pats fan morons continue to TRY and tell Florio how to run PFT…meanwhile, Florio broke the bank…and you Pats fan morons still work at Mickey D’s.
    Eat shit, PoorMORON2256!!!!
    I shouldn’t even bother to respond to a poster who feels he has to change his ID weekly and make provoking post after provoking post, both just to get the attention of people on an NFL chat board. Your desperation speaks enough for itself of your craving for attention.
    Someday you’ll grow out of it and become interested in girls. Probably when you start shaving.
    ________
    Coming from someone who hasn’t had pussy since pussy had them, that’s a laugh. As for the nname changes…not my fault one of your fellow pussy Pats fan feels the need to somehow find a way around the “sophisticated” PFT Internet security and continue to mirror my screen name. It’s the move of a COWARDLY IMPOSTER, par for the course for the typical Pats fan, who can’t compete head-to-head on blogs and message boards due to the lack of gray matter that is typical of New England sports fans. I’ve had this same BS pulled on me in the past on other boards and it will never cease to be a PUSSY move by you LOSER Pats fans.

  42. JustBornFlorio says: Dec 7, 2009 10:09 AM

    Richm2256 says:
    December 7, 2009 9:52 AM
    Welker said the same thing in his press conference. He said we all need to “look in the mirror and figure things out” with a “long way to go in all three phases.”
    Wes Welker is hands down one of the toughest and most-clutch players in the NFL. Watching this guy grind it and not only make the tough catches but gut out some incredible yards after the catch is a pure joy. Dude just has a nose for the first down marker. Between Him in the short-medium game, and Moss as the best dep threat in the league, Brady finally has the receivers he lacked during those Super Bowl runs. What a shame it hasn’t been enough for those two guys.
    ————————————————-
    “The SAME way that all of you Pats fan morons continue to TRY and tell Florio how to run PFT…meanwhile, Florio broke the bank…and you Pats fan morons still work at Mickey D’s.
    Come back when your VERY MEDIOCRE team can beat ONE SINGLE GOOD TEAM this season.

  43. Kevin from Philly says: Dec 7, 2009 10:12 AM

    I doubt Brady will be going anywhere. Belachick had to turn over the tapes of the Rams and Eagles pre-SB workouts, but I’ll bet he still has the incriminating film from the Brady/Bunchen wedding day firefight.

  44. JustB0rnFl0ri0 says: Dec 7, 2009 10:25 AM

    I’m sorry guys, I just need a friend.
    Come over and watch a movie with
    me. Did anyone see SYBIL?
    It’s one of my all time favorites!!!!
    Gotta go now, have to do my other
    chat boards.
    I’m crazy justbornflorio, I mean cornflorio
    or is it pornflorio? Oh whatever, I’m crazy!!’
    LMFAO!!!!!

  45. Aunt Robin says: Dec 7, 2009 10:35 AM

    I do not like Tom Brady. He is an overrated quarterback since he returned from his injury year of ’08. I did not pick the Patriots to beat the Dolphins because I don’t believe the Patriots are a “mortal lock” anymore. Do I think that New England will win the AFC East? NO… either the Jets or Miami will. Brady is enjoying being Mr. Gisele Bundchen too much. Besides, BradyDaddy will be busy this month when Mrs. Brady has the baby.

  46. danlinker says: Dec 7, 2009 10:36 AM

    “Brady calls out his teammates” – translation, Brady quickly points the finger at anyone but himself. And he does so publicly. Beautiful.
    Love when this happens, it helps makes the point a lot of us make about this guy and his coach. Arrogant spoiled little brats.

  47. ThreeIfByAir says: Dec 7, 2009 10:37 AM

    All I’m going to do is quote Peter King (where Brady is talking about concussions/injuries):
    “Classic Brady — he’s not afraid of lobbing a bomb, but he’ll usually do it wrapped in a nice padded box of respect.”
    But it is indeed sad that the Pats, with Brady back, can’t finish the regular season with a better record than last year’s Cassel Pats.
    I think we bring back Charlie Weis for one last go-around next year, draft a QB-of-the-future (Tebow?), and say a fond farewell to Bradychick at the end of next season if things don’t improve.

  48. hayward giablommi says: Dec 7, 2009 10:38 AM

    JustBornFlorio=PornFlorio=CornFlorio=FlorioBorio is a disgruntled 49ers fan who has a hard on for the Patriots. Maybe due to the huge rivalry between the two teams(?!) Please, do yourself and the entire PFT community a favor by just skipping over his vapid, oxygen deprived manifestos.
    PFT for some reason allows this moron’s delusional, nonsensical rantings of a mentally deranged stalker with the maturity of a 5 year old to continue. When someone finally takes a minute to monitor these boards and finally ban this creep, we’ll all be better for it.
    P.S. He’ll change his screenname in a few days, but you’ll be able to spot him by his lame use of CAPS and crowbar-ing the name “Florio” into a stupid, nonsensical screenname.
    May I suggest a lobotomy?

  49. IndyWilson says: Dec 7, 2009 10:43 AM

    imagine if Peyton Manning had said this. The message board hacks would have a field day.

  50. JustB0rnFl0ri0 says: Dec 7, 2009 10:43 AM

    I’ve had this same BS pulled on me in the past on other boards
    NEED I SAY MORE!!!
    I’m a loser, spending my days on chat boards.
    LMFAO!!!!!
    It puts the lotion on the skin

  51. Tombradysbaby says: Dec 7, 2009 10:47 AM

    The Pats biggest problem is they have absolutely no pass rush, and a secondary that is mediocre at best. We don’t have a pair of shut down corners who can run around all over the place while the QB has 6-10 seconds to find an open receiver.
    This is really evident when you have a QB like Brees who only needs 3-4 seconds to pick you apart. But when the likes of Chad Henne have what feels like an NFL minute to find an open receiver you gotta find a way to get someone in his face.
    No QB in the NFL is scared to throw against the Pats, and that is why they can’t put away a team this year on the road. Every coach knows that if they keep close to the Pats, and manage the clock all they got to do is pick their secondary apart in the last 4 minutes, score and play prevent D.
    I knew dumping Seymour, and not going after Peppers when he was available was a mistake. It’s biting their ass in December.

  52. kravenm3 says: Dec 7, 2009 10:51 AM

    Wow…I am by no means a Patriots fan. In fact I hate the Patriots and am always happy to see them lose but even I don’t see how Brady’s comments can be attached to this infamous (and completely cliche) catchphrase.

  53. Crowder911 says: Dec 7, 2009 11:01 AM

    “He looked destroyed in his press conference after the game.”
    he looked destroyed on the field as well
    Fins didnt record any sacks but he got hit 2-3 times hard.
    OMG how i love it that everybody has to watch out every single word these days. He didnt blame anybody and was just challenging his team to freaking win a road game. Thats what a good Leader does after a must win game. The Patriots played like the Dolphins, giving a way the game they already had secured.
    Billy Boy should really think about his 4th Dwn addiction – im sure there is a rehab clinic for that reason.
    Kicking the field goal and not using Maroney in the second half killed him. I felt like the Pats would have been able to run on us with NT Fergueson out.
    Another Miami-like thing the Pats did was keeping the opponent in the game instead of finishing us.
    Miami is coming a long and you can see the progress. Henne is a superstar in the making, Bess is the best young slot WR in the NFL and the 2 young CB’s (i dont care that they get beat) will turn out very good.
    The Pats will need to get some good Cornerback, Henne took Butler apart. Imagine what’s going to happen after the Fins finally get a elite WR.
    by the way…win was nice and stuff but both Coordinators still need to go!! Specially Henning, how can you watch the Saints game, use some 4 WR sets have success and let it go? (he always does that) The Pats, if spread out, have the same issues like the Flipper backfield.

  54. hayward giablommi says: Dec 7, 2009 11:02 AM

    “Brady calls out his teammates” – translation, Brady quickly points the finger at anyone but himself. And he does so publicly. Beautiful.
    Love when this happens, it helps makes the point a lot of us make about this guy and his coach. Arrogant spoiled little brats.”
    ^^^^^
    Yeah, except if you *read the article*, rather than just waiting for an opportunity to push your agenda, it’s clear he’s not, you know, actually calling out his teammates.
    But you not having a clue hasn’t stopped you from posting before, and it won’t stop you in the future either.

  55. marinofreakout says: Dec 7, 2009 11:19 AM

    hahahahha. brady is such a baby. did everyone see poor baby’s bruise on his lil’ finger? now hes calling out his teammates for not trying hard enough come on. brady’s last throw in that game looked like it was coming from an 8 year old boy that hasn’t learned to lose like a man yet. same goes for that entire team. bellichek is the most disrespectful coach in the leauge, all of his 4th down calls, cheating, shady injury reports etc. the pats brought there A game and got beat. Thats how we know that dynasty is over. Brady will be nothing if he ever went to another team. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. look at what cassell did in new england. now look at him.

  56. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Dec 7, 2009 11:21 AM

    Tombradysbaby says:
    ” knew dumping Seymour, and not going after Peppers when he was available was a mistake. It’s biting their ass in December.”
    At least one Pats fan here gets it…
    In one game less played: Seymour alone this year has over half of the sacks of the entire Patriots defensive line. Seymour alone has one third of the forced fumbles as the entire Patriots defensive line. And Seymour alone has half of the passes defensed as the entire Patriots defensive line.
    Impact plays from an impact player…no longer in New England.

  57. dashoe says: Dec 7, 2009 11:24 AM

    Has anyone else noticed “Mr. Clutch’s” penchant for throwing game ending INT’s since the Pats were caught cheating? Or the “genius” Belichick making boneheaded decisions now that their without the benefit of knowing exactly what the other team is doing?
    Hmmmmmmm. Makes you wonder if Goodell destroyed more than just video tapes.

  58. hayward giablommi says: Dec 7, 2009 11:29 AM

    @ Tombradysbaby
    As big of a problem as the defense is…the offense has major problems too.
    No attempt to consistently establish the run game…working out of the shotgun way too much…as unpredictable as the Pats once were, they are entirely predictable now. The Pats never cared about style points before 2007. Now they seem content on putting on a flashy show with nice numbers but haven’t convincingly put a team away yet. Coincidence? i don’t think it is.
    Disturbing stat of the day:
    In the Pats 5 losses…They have outscored their opponents 67-58 in the first half…but have been outscored by their opponents 73-31 in the second half. While that’s atrocious defense, that tells me there is a problem in the philosophy of the offense. Once you have a lead, grind the god damn game out, screw the style points and gaudy stats.

  59. QotSA says: Dec 7, 2009 11:34 AM

    Matt Moore is going to steal a win in Foxboro next week.

  60. Richm2256 says: Dec 7, 2009 11:40 AM

    Patsfan1776 says:
    December 7, 2009 9:49 AM
    Richmxxxx is a moron. The Pats have 75% of the cap on Offensive players and 25% on D players. The O keeps going 3 and out, not scoring in the red zone, etc and leaving it up to the D to win the game.
    ————————————————-
    You must be the only Pats fan not watching the games, because if you were, you would have seen the offense doing their job putting points on the board when they have the ball, which isn’t often enough because that defense can’t stop a damn thing anymore, they can’t keep the opponents offense off the field.
    Seriously, you think that offense is a bigger problem than that defense?????? Did you not watch Drew Brees tear that secondary apart, did you not see Chad Henne look like Drew Brees yesterday? There is ZERO pass rush, the opposing QB has all kinds of time to wait for the coverage to break down. Phil Simms and Boomer harped on this all day yesterday, two QB’s who know what they’re talking about. Hell, Camarillo himself said it in the post-game, said the key to beating New England’s defense is to throw the ball because there is no pass rush and the DBs can’t cover forever.
    Yeah, they’re having problems in the red zone, but that defense is making that an even worse problem by putting the offense in the position of having to win the game every week. Try watching a game before you post again, you’ll see what 9/10ths of the league and the fans see.

  61. hayward giablommi says: Dec 7, 2009 11:44 AM

    “Has anyone else noticed “Mr. Clutch’s” penchant for throwing game ending INT’s since the Pats were caught cheating? ”
    ^^^^^
    Yeah, we all noticed immediately in 2007 when Brady couldn’t stop throwing those game crushing, Favre-esque INT’s.
    Upon further review, though, none of Brady’s 8 INT’s in 2007 were game ending, unlike some of the 50 TD’s he threw that year. Nice job in throwing a red herring out there, and failing miserably for everyone to see in the process.
    Funny how the Colts can be undefeated, yet their fans still retain the unhealthy obsession with a sub-par Patriot team. It’s pretty sad, actually.

  62. MSWRavens says: Dec 7, 2009 12:02 PM

    Asswipe Johnson – I got the same reception when I dared to tell these beantown braindeads that the Pats are NOT an elite team & Belichick is NOT G-d on Earth.
    They remind me of Redskin fans – the Skins had one good run in their entire history with Gibbs as coach (and a random good year here & there) and they think that they’re one of the NFL all time great franchises. Please! Pats have one great run with Bill & Brady and all that pent up arrogance from decades of losing with the Sox and the Pats comes out and distorts their vision and impedes their brains!
    They are an average team and if BB was such a genius he certainly has enough talent to be better than that…but o, wait, he can’t cheat anymore! Hope you enjoyed your run…until the cap is gone and then you and the New York teams can buy your championships every year!
    and by the way, from this lowly outpost where all we get is the random good year, I’ll take Yankee fans over Red Sox fans any day of the week,,,those beantown fans used to curse the rude Yankee fans, then they started winning and they’re 10x worse than Yankee fans ever were…
    but what do I know…apparently I’m a moron and don’t know what I’m talking about.

  63. shamalamadingdong says: Dec 7, 2009 12:03 PM

    QotSA says:
    December 7, 2009 11:34 AM
    Matt Moore is going to steal a win in Foxboro next week.
    Jesus. I thought I knew what full retard was until this post.

  64. lezmaka says: Dec 7, 2009 12:14 PM

    Gotta love how when Brady calls out his teammates (and loosely includes himself with “we”), lots of people come to his defense saying he was talking about himself. Yet when Peyton does the same thing, he’s throwing his team under the bus.

  65. Stihler fan says: Dec 7, 2009 12:17 PM

    Fed up: GROW UP. The Steelers can’t win every year. You probably wouldn’t know that since you probably recently jumped on the bandwagon. I’m sure you’ll find another bandwagon to jump on soon. GO STEELERS!

  66. shockers8 says: Dec 7, 2009 12:19 PM

    I’ve been reading ALL the comments and I have yet to see anyone talk about the TWO times the PATS were inside the 10 yard line and instead of putting points on the board ie. field goals they went for it on 4th down TWICE and were denied. We all wouldn’t be talking about what Brady said if they kicked the field goals and would have won the game.

  67. The Notorious V.I.C. says: Dec 7, 2009 12:20 PM

    Florio, you are an absolute JOKE and truly a hack.
    I’m done with this sh1t site.

  68. Stihler fan says: Dec 7, 2009 12:21 PM

    Fed up: Grow up. Steelers can’t win every year. Go find another band wagon to jump on!

  69. Newtrocknee says: Dec 7, 2009 12:31 PM

    Wow, Pats fans have to be the most easily butt-hurt fans in the NFL. The Kleenex company must do quite well in the NE area.

  70. dustyschmidt22 says: Dec 7, 2009 12:47 PM

    nice fishing florio, 67 bites and counting

  71. Patsfan1776 says: Dec 7, 2009 1:05 PM

    I don’t think that the Pats D is fine. I am pointing out that all of the money was spent on the O so Tom Brady has weapons. The Pats are the exact opposite of the Ravens which are all D and try to win with a bare bones O. The Pats can’t rely on the D to win, they need to score more than the opponent. If that is 25 points or 60 points that is what it is.

  72. Frank Burns says: Dec 7, 2009 1:08 PM

    Do we still want to call this guy the best ever? Put him ahead of Montana and Unitas and every other great? Pats fans GUARANTEED the only reason they didn’t win it all was because Tommy Boy was out. Now they’re risking having a worse year than under Matt Cassell.
    Maybe it’s time we re-evaluated the QB totem pole, huh?

  73. JustBornFlorio says: Dec 7, 2009 1:14 PM

    Newtrocknee says:
    December 7, 2009 12:31 PM
    Wow, Pats fans have to be the most easily butt-hurt fans in the NFL. The Kleenex company must do quite well in the NE area.
    _______
    You hit the nail on the head, Newtrocknee…just check out my COWARDLY IMPOSTER for all the proof that anyone ever needs to back up your timely statement. LMFAO!!!!
    Cue COWARDLY IMPOSTER lame reply in …3…2…1…

  74. JustBornFlorio says: Dec 7, 2009 1:17 PM

    shamalamadingdong says:
    December 7, 2009 12:03 PM
    QotSA says:
    December 7, 2009 11:34 AM
    Matt Moore is going to steal a win in Foxboro next week.
    Jesus. I thought I knew what full retard was until this post.
    _______
    That’s funny…the rest of us non-Pats fans knew what “full retard” meant right after Miami made all your lame predictions about how the Pats were gonna destroy the Fins FALSE yesterday. LMFAO!!!!!!

  75. JustBornFlorio says: Dec 7, 2009 1:20 PM

    JustB0rnFl0ri0 says:
    December 7, 2009 10:43 AM
    I’ve had this same BS pulled on me in the past on other boards
    NEED I SAY MORE!!!
    I’m a loser, spending my days on chat boards.
    LMFAO!!!!!
    It puts the lotion on the skin
    __________
    Says the COWARDLY IMPOSTER who is FOLLOWING me around like the SHEEP that he is. LMFAO!!!!!

  76. JustB0rnFl0ri0 says: Dec 7, 2009 1:49 PM

    Did I just call someone COWARDLY IMPOSTER, that’s LAME
    I am a dumbass!!!!
    LMFAO!!!!
    3..2..1

  77. texasPHINSfan says: Dec 7, 2009 2:14 PM

    Wow, I’m almost afraid to set foot in here….
    I don’t see Tom’s remarks as inflammatory at all. They’re the same comments I’d expect the leader of the losing team to make any week after a game. I do find it mildly amusing that a large portion of this loss could be attributed to Brady’s interceptions, but Brady is not the reason the team as a whole is struggling.
    Asswipe, Hayward, etc seem to be some of the more level-headed fans here of their respective teams, and I am in agreement with what they’re saying. Some poor decisions/personnel moves have left the Patriots thin in certain areas. The defense, which had been a huge strength in the past, is now a huge liability. I’m going to guess that the pilfering of NE’s talent in the front office over the last few years is starting to take it’s toll. NE has been dominant for so long, they’ve also lost so much in the front office. Belichick is overextended with his responsibilities right now IMO.
    I think the o-line isn’t terribly strong, but I won’t put them in the blame column for yesterday. Miami didn’t get a sack, remember, just some hurries & hits. Miami has gotten sacks in (I think) every game this year, except for yesterday. So o-line? Not NE’s biggest problem. I think they’re defense needs some serious attention in the offseason.
    I take exception with the NE fan that complained about being gashed by Henne, citing that it was Henne “and not Brees.” Henne isn’t exactly Ryan Fitzpatrick, remember. ;) Henne was a good prospect that is turning out to be the real deal. Had you been beat by a journeyman QB, I could understand greater frustration (like we were last week by being slaughtered by Fitz). Getting beat by Henne should probably start commanding the same respect as getting beaten by the Palmers, Warners, Hasselbecks of the league – not necessarily first-ballot guys, but franchise QB’s that are the real deal. If I’m a NE fan that wants to be upset about being beaten, I’m citing my DB’s struggling against this group of Miami receivers – undrafted guys that probably could barely make most other teams……. Not Chad Henne. ;)

  78. JustB0rnFl0ri0 says: Dec 7, 2009 2:15 PM

    I realize the more I argue with the
    COWARDLY IMPOSTER (I mean myself)
    the dumber I look.
    Or do I…….
    LMFAO!!!!!

  79. cobrala2 says: Dec 7, 2009 2:27 PM

    OMG, you New England fans are so queer!!! The Pats are 7-5 and alluvasudden you’re in a rebuilding phase? What a crock.

  80. JustBornFlorio says: Dec 7, 2009 2:32 PM

    JustB0rnFl0ri0 says:
    December 7, 2009 2:15 PM
    I realize the more I argue with the
    COWARDLY IMPOSTER (I mean myself)
    the dumber I look.
    Or do I…….
    LMFAO!!!!!
    _______
    How pathetic you are…yet I will continue to laugh at your dumb ass…while you follow me around like the sniveling worm that you are.
    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!
    Meanwhile, the Pats CONTINUE to sink even deeper into the abyss. Something that you nor any of your pathetic fellow Pats pussy fans can deny.

  81. JustBornFlorio says: Dec 7, 2009 2:36 PM

    hayward giablommi says:
    December 7, 2009 10:38 AM
    JustBornFlorio=PornFlorio=CornFlorio=FlorioBorio is a disgruntled 49ers fan who has a hard on for the Patriots. Maybe due to the huge rivalry between the two teams(?!) Please, do yourself and the entire PFT community a favor by just skipping over his vapid, oxygen deprived manifestos.
    PFT for some reason allows this moron’s delusional, nonsensical rantings of a mentally deranged stalker with the maturity of a 5 year old to continue. When someone finally takes a minute to monitor these boards and finally ban this creep, we’ll all be better for it.
    P.S. He’ll change his screenname in a few days, but you’ll be able to spot him by his lame use of CAPS and crowbar-ing the name “Florio” into a stupid, nonsensical screenname.
    May I suggest a lobotomy?
    ________
    Stupid nonsensical screenname??? You mean like the totally juvenile one that YOU use? At least I don’t really take myself seriously here, unlike you and your fellow Patsy sycophants. The JOKE is on YOU, fool…just like it always has been. The one who needs to be banned here is YOU…since it is you and your ilk that are the one who pollute this board with your lack of intelligence and wit.
    Take your own suggestion, moron…get your lobotomy first chance you can. LMFAO!!!!!!

  82. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Dec 7, 2009 2:44 PM

    texasPHINSfan says:
    “Asswipe, Hayward, etc seem to be some of the more level-headed fans here of their respective teams, and I am in agreement with what they’re saying.”
    Thanks texasPHINSfan.
    I liked your comparison here:
    “Getting beat by Henne should probably start commanding the same respect as getting beaten by the Palmers, Warners, Hasselbecks of the league – franchise QB’s that are the real deal”
    Just wait until they get Henne a receiver this offseason…

  83. JustB0rnFl0ri0 says: Dec 7, 2009 2:56 PM

    Ironic, I use “PATHETIC” ,but I am here
    everyday to talk shit about Pat fans
    LMFAO!!!!
    Oh, and did I mention SHEEP,
    they get me excited!!!

  84. flash3434 says: Dec 7, 2009 3:12 PM

    brady said this before or after belicheat had his billy in bradys mouth? the usual pastgame ritual for the cheetriots

  85. flash3434 says: Dec 7, 2009 3:13 PM

    brady said this befor aor after belicheat had his billy in bradys mouth?? the usual postgame ritual for the cheetriots

  86. steelersmichele says: Dec 7, 2009 3:21 PM

    Um, what’s wrong with saying “we?” If he said “the defense has got to start playing better” then I could see making a big fuss over his words, but geez (and I can’t believe I’m defending Brady because I really do dislike him and the Patriots) but he’s just being honest and saying that in order to win, they have to start playing better. There is nothing wrong with that? He’s lumping the entire offense and defense together saying they win and lose as a team.
    Funny, but Brady is saying they don’t finish the game and neither do the Steelers, but at least the Pats will be going to the playoffs. Go figure.

  87. hayward giablommi says: Dec 7, 2009 4:53 PM

    @ texasPHINSfan
    While the Pats O-Line isn’t the team’s biggest problem, the gap between the performance ofSebastian Vollmer and Matt Light at LT is huge. Once Vollmer comes back from his concussion, he needs to be back starting at LT for good and never look back.
    Agree on Henne, I tried to convince someone in another thread that the Dolphins are a team to watch out for, Henne is the QB of the future, etc., but it fell on deaf ears. Wondering what your record would be if Henne and not Pennington had started the season?
    Fortunately, the Pats control their own destiny, for now, unlike last year and 2002 with the Pats, Dolphins and Jesters going down to the wire and the Jesters blowing it for New England.
    Sigh

  88. snnyjcbs says: Dec 7, 2009 8:17 PM

    Maybe now someone in the media will start to tell it like it is regarding New England. They are not the same team after all the great players have left and have been on a steady decline since their last SB.
    There D is nothing like it once was and they can put no pressure on QB’s. They sure could have used Seymour on that line this year. They are still a good team but not up there with the best.
    In my opinion they will continue to fall just as the 49ers of the 80’s did once they found out that it was the great players that put the genuis label on their coach and replacing those players with same is far harder than it looks.
    Rather than all the media having their heads up New Englands backside at the start of the year and telling everyone that New England are still world beaters. It would have been nice to have read what was really going on in New England.

  89. JustBornFlorio says: Dec 8, 2009 12:24 PM

    JustB0rnFl0ri0 says:
    December 7, 2009 2:56 PM
    Ironic, I use “PATHETIC” ,but I am here
    everyday to talk shit about Pat fans
    LMFAO!!!!
    Oh, and did I mention SHEEP,
    they get me excited!!!
    ______
    Ironic that you mention “SHEEP”, since that is exactly what New England sports fans are…out in the open during fair weather, in the closet otherwise. What a JOKE you are, COWARDLY IMPOSTER.
    LMFAO!!!!!!!!

  90. cvh2009 says: Dec 8, 2009 10:34 PM

    Pats arent rebuilding, they simply have come back down to earth after cheating for god knows how long? It makes a BIG difference not knowing the defensive calls doesn’t Tom? Remember Bellichek was pretty an unsuccessful coach before he went to the Pats. So, Pats fans better get accustomed to their new reality. I bet in two years time, Brady and Bellichek will be gone.
    Go ahead, left me have it, but, you know its true.

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