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Tom Brady: "We really showed what we're made of"

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.”

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  1. Chapnasty. says: Oct 5, 2010 9:50 AM

    Tom Brady also added that he is still trying to get a haircut but his wife’s stylist has been booked up since the summer. When asked about going to a barber Brady replied: “Only men go to barbers.”

  2. somesome says: Oct 5, 2010 9:52 AM

    “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.”
    … really Tom?
    I saw you trotting behind until two fluke plays put you two TDs comfortably ahead. it is easy to play with a lead and bring all the preassure in the world on the opposing offense.
    If fluke plays is what the Pats are made off and have to rely on then they are not going to make the post season.

  3. james2389 says: Oct 5, 2010 9:56 AM

    Showed what they’re made of? Are you kidding me?
    Special teams dominated that game for the Pats and that’s the reason they won, it was a fluke of a game that wasn’t half as outmatched as the score indicates.

  4. bodhisattva says: Oct 5, 2010 9:58 AM

    I hope they didn’t get all their Special Teams and defensive luck in the one game this year. Brady needs a team around him, let’s see if he’s got it.

  5. froggy says: Oct 5, 2010 10:02 AM

    “showed what we’re made of” — you beat a team that isn’t that good to begin with

  6. Lord Harry Latts says: Oct 5, 2010 10:02 AM

    oh, those dolphin special teams !

  7. BostonISaChraphole says: Oct 5, 2010 10:06 AM

    I love how the media is jumping on the Pats bandwagon. That defense is HORRIBLE. Not going anywhere this season. I am rooting them on though to take down fat rex but I dont think it is going to happen.

  8. jnolte01 says: Oct 5, 2010 10:15 AM

    @ james2389
    You do realize that special teams is a third of the game, and often a big reason why any team wins a football game, right? Ok just making sure…

  9. horntoad says: Oct 5, 2010 10:15 AM

    Tom …..we already know what your made of. Your wife wears the pants in the house!
    Oh, by the way did you see Tom looking to the official every-time he was knocked down?……and how about that Holding Call, that was a Holding Call, but then wasn’t a Holding Call on the cheats!
    Face it, Goodells balls are in a jar on Krafts desk!

  10. GRpatriot says: Oct 5, 2010 10:20 AM

    The Patriots stepped up as a team in all 3 phases..bottom line that was a good road win!

  11. Krow says: Oct 5, 2010 10:27 AM

    I think Brady… and all QBs for that matter… should get an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty if they cry to the refs about a hit. Fair is fair.

  12. MercyMe says: Oct 5, 2010 10:29 AM

    Gotta agree with Tom on this one (not a Pats fan). The Pats showed that they are a product of good coaching beating up on bad coaching. Can’t argue with that.

  13. Belichick Is God says: Oct 5, 2010 10:30 AM

    Special teams is a third of the game, and dominating such an important aspect of the game is no fluke. The blocked punt and blocked FG were both a combination of great coaching and players doing their job. The KO return was a stone cold pancake block by Sammy Morris.
    The young D is up and down, but they clearly confused Henne.
    With respect to the offense, that 3rd quarter clock-killing drive after the Dolphins cut it to 20-14 was clutch, and it was Brady spreading the ball around and BJGE running hard. People will criticize Moss for no catches, but he ran routes hard all night and drew the consistent double teams that opened things up for everyone else.
    Great all-around team win. Haters can call it a fluke all you want.

  14. dolphin796 says: Oct 5, 2010 10:33 AM

    i didnt think the pats offence played that well either, or defence, moss no catches, brady 100something passing, dolphins gave two games away

  15. Florios'Lawyer says: Oct 5, 2010 10:34 AM

    It’s gonna be a long season for the Pats if they expect to win every game like that.

  16. mjdkid100 says: Oct 5, 2010 10:43 AM

    HA. It’s great to see all the Pats haters back on board.
    somesome says: October 5, 2010 9:52 AM
    I saw you trotting behind until two fluke plays put you two TDs comfortably ahead. it is easy to play with a lead and bring all the preassure in the world on the opposing offense.
    Really idiot? You dont think that even with those other posessions Brady missed out on because of the return and the blocked kicks, they would have gotten some points of those change of posessions?
    # froggy says: October 5, 2010 10:02 AM
    “showed what we’re made of” — you beat a team that isn’t that good to begin with
    Its a road win in the division. You must not watch very much football. Ask the Jags and Colts about it.
    horntoad says: October 5, 2010 10:15 AM
    Tom …..we already know what your made of. Your wife wears the pants in the house!
    Right, because you know how to bag one of the hottest supermodels in the world. Im sure a woman like that really likes some p#$$y pushover…

  17. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Oct 5, 2010 10:44 AM

    @somesome
    You couldn’t possibly have made it more clear that you never played the game in your entire life. Special teams are an integral component of football, ask anybody that ever played/coached/has a clue. Were you a band guy or a dungeons and dragons guy? Special teams plays, when they come in bunches, especially after the half are indicative of discipline and attentive coaching. Love it when guys that have less than zero football knowledge rationalize games. I know that you and the other clowns that minimalize Special Teams don’t possess the self-awareness to be ashamed of your womanly lack of football acumen, but you really should.

  18. mjdkid100 says: Oct 5, 2010 10:44 AM

    The only time Brady talked to the ref is when his facemask was hit while he was in the pocket. It’s a penalty and it wasnt called. If you dont think other Qbs talk to the refs, then you dont watch football. All of them do it. You all just dont like Brady.

  19. Stevie The Wiz says: Oct 5, 2010 10:45 AM

    Ha Tommy Bieber thinks they found themselves because they beat the Tuna Fish last night. Wait maybe the have some game tapes again and Little Bill will be shown to be a genius once more beacuse that is obviously the only way he can….Cheaters forever remember how well Little Bill did without cheating!!!!

  20. BenRapistberger says: Oct 5, 2010 10:45 AM

    lol @ fluke plays.
    Ya, the Pats had no part in those fluke plays.

  21. mjdkid100 says: Oct 5, 2010 10:45 AM

    # Florios’Lawyer says: October 5, 2010 10:34 AM
    It’s gonna be a long season for the Pats if they expect to win every game like that.
    Yeah, they are the number 1 scoring team in the league, but you’re right they expect to win every game by great special teams play…how can so many people on this site be so stupid…

  22. mjdkid100 says: Oct 5, 2010 10:47 AM

    # bodhisattva says: October 5, 2010 9:58 AM
    I hope they didn’t get all their Special Teams and defensive luck in the one game this year. Brady needs a team around him, let’s see if he’s got it.
    You mean special teams luck as in Brandon Tate with his third return for a TD including the preseason…wanna bet you see another before the season ends?

  23. mjdkid100 says: Oct 5, 2010 10:49 AM

    # dolphin796 says: October 5, 2010 10:33 AM
    i didnt think the pats offence played that well either, or defence, moss no catches, brady 100something passing, dolphins gave two games away
    Thats because youre dumb. Bady and the offense lost offensive possesions because of INT returns, kick returns, and a short field after the punt block. THATS why the yardage was so low. How about the drive where Welker and Brady dominated them in the second half. That would have continued if they got the ball…

  24. 8man says: Oct 5, 2010 10:49 AM

    horntoad says:
    October 5, 2010 10:15 AM
    Face it, Goodells balls are in a jar on Krafts desk!
    ————————————————-
    Where they belong….in nautical blue colored water, I believe…..
    But easy there, Tommy. This team has a loooooooong way to go and much more growing to do before it can consider itself a legit contender.

  25. Hauschild says: Oct 5, 2010 10:55 AM

    The Pats are decent, but so are half of NFL teams.
    Match-up’s determine Super Bowl champs now.

  26. Tombradysbaby says: Oct 5, 2010 10:57 AM

    Bunch of angry little pats haters this morning? Whats the matter you need a spoon to dig all that Miami sand out of your vaginas?

  27. LottsMissingFingertip says: Oct 5, 2010 11:09 AM

    They’re made up of all things teams in second place are made up of.

  28. bodhisattva says: Oct 5, 2010 11:17 AM

    mjdkid100 says:
    October 5, 2010 10:47 AM
    # bodhisattva says: October 5, 2010 9:58 AM
    I hope they didn’t get all their Special Teams and defensive luck in the one game this year. Brady needs a team around him, let’s see if he’s got it.
    You mean special teams luck as in Brandon Tate with his third return for a TD including the preseason…wanna bet you see another before the season ends?
    Yeah I hope so, it feels right when the Patriots are competitive. If special teams and particularly the D can up their game to this level consistanly, then maybe it won’t be such a daunting prospect facing the likes of the Ravens and Steelers.

  29. PossibleCabbage says: Oct 5, 2010 11:21 AM

    So the Patriots are made of Defense, Special Teams, and Danny Woodhead? Who knew?

  30. Mosi says: Oct 5, 2010 11:53 AM

    Think back to 2001… Pats won a SuperBowl with great special teams, decent run game, winning on turnovers, and a bend-but-don’t break defense.
    The season is long, and the youngest defense in the league is only going to get better as the year goes on. If the Pats can get through their brutal schedule with 10 wins, hopefully they’ll get into the dance.
    Hey haters… you can continue to hate, but that was a great win last night. See Belichick high-fiving the whole team? Brady screaming at people at the end of the game? Unless you are a Colts or Saints fan, I bet you’d trade your QB and Coach for those two guys in a heartbeat.

  31. somesome says: Oct 5, 2010 11:54 AM

    mjdkid100 calling people stupid and idiots …. classy New England fans as usual …
    and the same to Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
    you are the ones showing that you are nothing but fanboys without any football understanding.
    Nobody says that special teams are NOT an integral part of the game and can swing momentum greatly. Of course everybody coaches special teams play …. THAT is not the point you numb nuts ….
    But having the trifecta of special teams play all in one game AND calling that your identy is a FLUKE and IDIOTIC.
    Sure people will now kick away from Tate, just like with Cribbs and Hester and others. They are great special team players however having a punt or kick off returned is RARE in itself, add blocked field goals etc to it and you have a FLUKE and NOT an IDENTITY … go back to lovin’ your Red Sox cuz’ the Pats have no identy as of yet ….

  32. Ralphie says: Oct 5, 2010 11:58 AM

    Special teams is always overlooked – but it is incredibly important – and just as important as O and D. How many times has a blocked kick, a kick/ punt return for a TD, bad coverage, field position on a punt (shanked, down within the 5, etc) dictated the final score of a game? Happens every week in the NFL. A good kickoff and punt team can ensure the other team has an 80 or 90 yard drive ahead of them, and a good return team can ensure their teams drives to the red zone is only 40 yards. Starting field position is one of the most important statistics in a team’s ability to score on a drive. You knuckleheads who try to diminish its importance are casual fans. Go back to checkers.

  33. bow_to_the_pats says: Oct 5, 2010 12:10 PM

    All the haters have crawled back out from under their rocks. This can only mean one thing: We’re baaaaaaaaaack.
    Next up will be the soccer moms bitching about how we run up the score and how “that’s not very nice!”

  34. Shadenfreuder says: Oct 5, 2010 12:14 PM

    Belichick and Brady were psyched after this win because it’s one that they weren’t supposed to get. The Pats have only won 12 times in Miami in the last 50 years. That place is a house of horrors for this team. Even in the past decade, when the Patriots were historically dominant, they only won half their games in Miami.
    They finally had a good road win, which they didn’t have at all last year. Miami is one of 2 teams in the division, the Jets being the other, that the Pats realistically have to beat to win the division. Getting this road win in the early season gives them a gigantic advantage over the Dolphins, who will have to beat New England on January 3rd in Foxborough…no easy task for anybody, but especially for Miami.
    Now, the Patriots have basically reduced this division to a 2 team race. No wonder Parcells “retired.” He has a rat’s instinct of when to abandon a sinking ship.

  35. solomongrundy says: Oct 5, 2010 12:34 PM

    you are the ones showing that you are nothing but fanboys without any football understanding.
    ———————————————-
    I know this:The Pats gave up only 14 points.
    I also know without any of the Special Teams or defense TD’s the Pats still would have won. 20-14.
    I know through this year we will hear’ but the gave up (n) number of yards they suck!!’
    I heard this in 2001, 2003 and 2004. Yards don’t mean anything. Points do. If this new defense holds teams to 21 points for the rest of the year, the Pats will win most of their games.
    The defense is still the weak point. No news there. 3rd down conversions stink. There is still too many mental mistakes. But it is better this week then last, and with a typical BB team that is how the D goes. They just get better as the season goes on.
    On Offense…now Brady seems to have a running game. That is not good for any other team in the league. 2 13+ play drives? Back to back? Those are the things that break defenses.
    Special teams is not a fluke. Unlike other teams, the Pats use starters on ST. It is no fluke there have been 3 TD’s from ST. It is no fluke that there were what, 5 touch backs yesterday. ST produced, and made the ‘Fins ST ineffective. That is not a fluke. That is coaching, and talent. Most flukes in a paragraph ever.

  36. LA_Rams_Fan says: Oct 5, 2010 12:35 PM

    First off? There’s a REASON why the Fins special teams coach LOST his job Tommy boy…….and it wasn’t because you were fired up or “played angry.”
    Secondly? I love how far the Patsies have fallen. Used to the CHEATriots were bragging about winning Super Bowls & going undefeated. NOW? Now they’re bragging about a road win against an opponent that hasn’t been to the playoffs in 10 yrs?
    Wow Tom that’s just embarrassing. If I didn’t hate the Patsies so much I might feel bad for them. To tell you the truth it’s so pathetic, I still feel a pang of remorse inspite of hating them like I do. Watching BelliCheat & Tommy boy slapping hands and yelling on the sidelines last night reminded me of Jerry Jones slapping hands & pounding his chest when the boys came back to beat a woeful Chiefs team a few yrs. ago on another Monday nighter. Enjoy your “victory” over a listless squad there Patsies. Remember to go get your nails manicured before your rematch w/ the Ravens Tommy boy. Trust me you’ll need to feel special for your next game girlfriend!

  37. SD mech says: Oct 5, 2010 12:52 PM

    really someone, calling out mjdkid100 and dr. noise for ripping your post? really? you’re the one that ripped brady with your
    “I saw you trotting behind until two fluke plays put you two TDs comfortably ahead. it is easy to play with a lead and bring all the preassure in the world on the opposing offense.”
    remarks. your post puts out there that those plays are an anomally and don’t happen and that brady haad nothing to do with the win. brady’s comments point to a team win…three phases scored points and made plays and the team won whereas the dolphins team didn’t make plays and got a team loss. if u cant take someone calling out your crap then go away. you bash him for calling u names, and u came back with
    “classy New England fans as usual” junk. u showed your ignorance calling the play flukes when those are plays every team practices for and attempts. your the classless hater poster that reads comments on others teams so u can rip them. if your going to post, toughen up and take it

  38. Pastabelly says: Oct 5, 2010 1:04 PM

    The Patriots big problem is that they are very young and inexperienced on defense. They’ll have their good days and they’ll have bad days and atrocious halves (1st against Bills and 2nd against the Jets) where they make the opposing QB look like Brady/Manning. They have Manning, Rivers, Roethlisberger, and Flacco ahead on their schedule. None of those guys will ever be confused with Chad Henne.

  39. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Oct 5, 2010 1:35 PM

    @somesome
    You got owned boss. I promise. Move on.

  40. Ralphie says: Oct 5, 2010 2:01 PM

    @LA_Rams_Fan says:
    October 5, 2010 12:35 PM
    “Now they’re bragging about a road win against an opponent that hasn’t been to the playoffs in 10 yrs?”
    ________________________________
    You ignorant slut. The Fins were in the playoffs after the 2008 regular season when they won the East. If you’re gonna hate at least have your facts straight you toolbag.

  41. ANUoldman says: Oct 5, 2010 2:26 PM

    the Pats lovers are overstating it… the Phins were roasting them in the first half until Henne blew his teams momentum with two INT’s…
    the completely inept Phins special teams sealed the deal.
    the reason NE wons was the Phins, not the Pats.
    Brady can quack all he wants, but with the offense inconsistent and defense bleeding yards all the time… the Pats are middle of the pack.

  42. footballnut says: Oct 5, 2010 2:52 PM

    Number one scoring offesne and you have this nitwit above saying they’re inconsistent…hahahaha!
    Awesome. Brady didn’t need to work last night hence the 19 for 25 and a paltry 155 and one score.

  43. ANUoldman says: Oct 5, 2010 3:26 PM

    footballnut is a little delusional picking that one stat… facts are Pats got owned by the Jets.. seriously struggled at times against Buffalo (!) only winning by 8 with Buffalo in it till the end, and only put up 1 TD passing last night…. hardly a record of a dominating team….

  44. somesome says: Oct 5, 2010 3:38 PM

    LOL … enjoy your bye … you will get owned in week 6 ….

  45. CKL says: Oct 5, 2010 3:56 PM

    Shadenfreuder says: October 5, 2010 12:14 PM
    Belichick and Brady were psyched after this win because it’s one that they weren’t supposed to get. The Pats have only won 12 times in Miami in the last 50 years. That place is a house of horrors for this team. Even in the past decade, when the Patriots were historically dominant, they only won half their games in Miami.
    ____________________________________
    TRUTH. As a Pats fans I NEVER EVER EVER expect them either to sweep Mia or beat them in Mia. The only regular season games I see BB show emotion after is beating Mia or the NYJ.
    Also Jim Mora the bad (the son) said something last night that was interesting. There is a stat that 90% of the time, teams who block a kick win the game. Maybe it’s score a td off a blocked kick, not certain…but fact remains that isn’t a fluke.
    To somesome the bitter Fins fan: fluke plays are things like what Stokley did against Cincy last year, the ball pops out of a WR’s hands into his as he happens to be running by and he scores the td. Successfully planned and executed schemes & plays on ST are not flukes any more than they are on defense or offense.

  46. footballnut says: Oct 5, 2010 4:32 PM

    38 points is struggling against the Bills Dude!
    What’s wrong with you? They took 9 minutes off the clock ont their second drive to keep their young D off the field.
    Pats and Brady absolutely got manhandled by the Jets in the second half of that game, but you’re seriously burying your argument saying their O is struggling. 2-1 in the Division and the Jets and Fins have to come to Foxboro in December.
    Please…Week 6 is the focus now as the next test is the Ravens. I’ll be back to talk to you then. The Pats handled their own last night. Learn the game over the next two weeks and come back and talk with the men.

  47. Grape_Ape says: Oct 5, 2010 5:40 PM

    ANUoldman says:
    October 5, 2010 3:26 PM
    footballnut is a little delusional picking that one stat… facts are Pats got owned by the Jets.. seriously struggled at times against Buffalo (!) only winning by 8 with Buffalo in it till the end, and only put up 1 TD passing last night…. hardly a record of a dominating team….
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    So by that logic the saints the Packers and the Falcons are not good teams all three played an 0-3 team at home and all three only won by 2 points.
    They only put up 1 TD pass but they also ran for another and kicked 2 fieldgoals. Take away all the special teams and the kickoff ret. They still win 20 to 14.
    And lets not give there D any credit since you want to bring up games from last week, Brandon Marshall lit the jets D up for 10 rec and over 100 yrds. The Pats held him to 5 rec for 54 yrds.
    Also picked off 4 passes.
    And if I remember the Jets beat the Pats last year in the first game, but got killed in New England.
    It’s 4 games, lets not get carried away by any team yet. (Denver 6-0 and NYG 5-0 last season)
    Just be a man and give credit when its do.

  48. Grape_Ape says: Oct 5, 2010 5:50 PM

    ANUoldman says:
    October 5, 2010 2:26 PM
    the Pats lovers are overstating it… the Phins were roasting them in the first half until Henne blew his teams momentum with two INT’s…
    the completely inept Phins special teams sealed the deal.
    the reason NE wons was the Phins, not the Pats.
    Brady can quack all he wants, but with the offense inconsistent and defense bleeding yards all the time… the Pats are middle of the pack.
    ——————————–
    So the 4 picks by the Pats D was not a reason,
    AGAIN, take away the all the special teams plays and they still win 20-14

  49. tigerlilac says: Oct 5, 2010 6:23 PM

    “No wonder Parcells “retired.” He has a rat’s instinct of when to abandon a sinking ship.”
    One of the more humorous and astute comments I have read on PFT.
    Kudos to Shadenfreuder.

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