Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says getting a division win on the road against the Dolphins on Monday night was a major boost to New England as it heads into its bye week.
“It was a big win for us,” Brady said this morning on WEEI. “There were a lot of questions and doubts about our team and I think as a team we really showed what we’re made of.”
Brady looked a little angry as he walked off the field after the game, and he was asked whether he was emotional afterward.
“I don’t know about that, I just know this was a big game,” said Brady, who was calling in from Florida, where he and wife Gisele Bundchen stayed for the night. “It’s been a long time since we’ve had a big win on the road.”
One thing that appeared to make Brady angry during the game was a false start penalty on Julian Edelman that backed the Patriots up five yards and forced them to abandon a two-point conversion attempt. But Brady said Edelman will be more angry at himself.
“The one thing about Julian is he tries so hard,” he said. “It’s
different if a guy who makes a mistake doesn’t care if he made a
mistake. But Julian, I guarantee he’s going to be thinking about it.”
Brady said coach Bill Belichick made sure the team knew that all the writers for Patriots Football Weekly picked the Dolphins to win.
“Making predictions and all that B.S., that doesn’t mean anything,” Brady said. “You’ve got to go out there and play.”
Brady also cautioned, however, that it’s far too early in the season to start celebrating.
“Last year we were 6-2 at the midway point,” he said. “You realize
you’ve got to keep getting better. . . . You can’t tell anything after
four weeks of the season, you really can’t — other than if we keep
working we’ll have a chance at the end of the season.”