Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is still down this morning, with a night’s rest not doing much to alleviate the pain he feels from losing to the Jets on Sunday. (Even if for Brady, a night’s rest means sleeping on top of a pile of money, with a beautiful lady.)
“Nobody feels worse about the loss than me,” Brady said on WEEI. “Losing sucks, and especially to the Jets. I’m going to go out there and try to have my best week this week.”
The Patriots’ loss was set up by an obscure penalty on their field goal block team that gave the Jets another chance at a game-winning field goal, but Brady said no one should pin the blame for the loss on that penalty.
“I didn’t obviously see the play or see what they called. I still really haven’t seen the replay,” Brady said. “But it really shouldn’t have come down to that. We had plenty of other opportunities in the game to score points and really widen the gap that we had on them at halftime. We sputtered in the third quarter and fought back in the fourth quarter and had some chances at the end, got the ball to start overtime. So, there’s nobody to blame but ourselves. It’s a frustrating day. It’s a frustrating day losing. But hopefully we can learn from it and be a lot better this week.”
Despite the loss, Brady knows that the Patriots are still a first-place team.
“We’re 5-2, we’re in a decent position,” he said. “Our whole season’s ahead of us. What we make of our season is still ahead of us. We’re in these games, we’re in it ’til the end, we’ve got chance to win them. It’s not like we’re getting blown out 40-0. We have plenty of opportunities to win.”
Knowing they had an opportunity to beat the Jets, and they let it slip away, stings for Brady and the Patriots.