Tom Brady had one of his most memorable post-game moments on the AFC title game podium last night.
“Well, I sucked pretty bad today, but our defense saved us,” Brady said. “And I’m going to try to go out and do a better job in a couple weeks.”
It was an interesting moment. Brady was obviously thrilled to go to the Super Bowl, but his press conference later showed that the night was almost bittersweet. Brady was still bothered by his performance. He missed too many open passes and made two big mistakes on interceptions.
“That was probably the play that kept me up all night last night,” he said on WEEI this morning via ESPNBoston.com.
After the game, Brady went up to Patriots owner Robert Kraft and promised that he’d play better in the Super Bowl. Kraft didn’t sound too worried about his quarterback.
We wonder if Brady, aware of his own football mortality, was almost too amped up for Sunday’s game. Brady turns 35 this year and he knows these chances don’t come around every year.
“Not that I’ve ever taken for granted being there, because I certainly haven’t, but you really realize how hard it is to get there,” Brady said.
Brady says he still can’t watch highlights from the team’s loss in Super Bowl 42 because it was so painful. Now he will get a chance to make amends for the worst loss of his career in a legacy-altering rematch against the Giants.
Just a guess, but we doubt he sucks pretty bad again.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!