Tom Brady keeps it short at press conference

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The Patriots lost 24-20 to the Dolphins on Sunday afternoon and quarterback Tom Brady wasn’t in much of a mood to discuss the hows and whys of the loss.

Several Patriots beat writers report that Tom Brady kept things exceedingly brief during his postgame press conference and leaving them with a fairly succinct and accurate read of why the Patriots came up short.

“We made some good plays. We made a lot of s— plays,” Brady said, via Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com.

Brady was 34-of-55 for 364 yards with two touchdowns and the game-ending interception by Michael Thomas. The offense looked good when he hooked up with Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman, who combined for 23 catches and 270 yards, but there was definitely something missing from the team’s red zone attack with Rob Gronkowski out of the lineup. It didn’t help that the Dolphins pass rush hit Brady a lot, although they only sacked him once, on a day that was obviously frustrating for the Patriots quarterback.

58 responses to “Tom Brady keeps it short at press conference

  1. I’m surprised he didn’t yell, scream, point fingers, and accuse referees like he does after all his losses.

  2. The best part is no one will say he “choked” at the end by throwing a pick in the end zone. Brady gets the luxury of being in a no lose situation. If they come back he is the greatest QB ever and since they lost all people will say is look at what he had to work with. Either way it will not be his fault

  3. That comment took the sensors off guard. TV picture went blank as Brady walked off stage and when they came back they apologized to the viewers. Brady took this game hard, he almost had another comeback..

    Hats off to the Dolphins, they played a good game. I knew it would come down to the end and it showed what not having Gronk does to the offense.

  4. He’s always been a bad loser. The game ending pick was a horrible throw so there is no passing the blame to someone else. I had to root for them so that Baltimore could keep the 6 seed, but I didn’t mind when he got thrown to the ground at all. He’s good and all, but his personality makes him a tool.

  5. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 15, 2013 5:01 PM

    Patriots didn’t lose this game. The Dolphins took it from them. This game was epic on so many levels. We need less about Brady and more about Tanny
    Don’t you know it is ALWAYS about Brady! He whines, he cries, he yells obscenities at officials, but the league doesn’t care because he is Tommy Terrific. The rest of us, just want to puke. How’s that 4th ring coming sissy boy?

  6. doctorrustbelt says:
    Dec 15, 2013 4:57 PM
    I’m surprised he didn’t yell, scream, point fingers, and accuse referees like he does after all his losses.

    — Yeah all 4…2 Decided by refs…probably a rams fan….

    lennydpocketqb says:
    Dec 15, 2013 5:01 PM
    Patriots didn’t lose this game. The Dolphins took it from them. This game was epic on so many levels. We need less about Brady and more about Tanny.

    — Yeah still in 2nd place and already planning a parade….please

    murf17 says:
    Dec 15, 2013 5:04 PM
    The best part is no one will say he “choked” at the end by throwing a pick in the end zone. Brady gets the luxury of being in a no lose situation. If they come back he is the greatest QB ever and since they lost all people will say is look at what he had to work with. Either way it will not be his fault

    – either way they would be right but not many Qtbks even get them in the position of scoring…sometimes you win them 6 of last 7 vs..Tuna and sometimes you don’t…

  7. murf17, doesn’t Peyton Manning get the same treatment? What’s your point? When your legacy is cemented they look the other way. Fortunately for Peyton in happens every year in the playoffs. Reggie ran a lazy route in the 2009 Super Bowl. Rahim Moore lost the game. Peyton’s 3 turnovers and the game sealing INT in OT had nothing to do with the loss. LOL.

  8. Just got back from the game. Ms. Brady was afraid to throw downfield… call him Mr. Dink and Dunk.

    Even with the injuries to the Dolphins DB’s he failed to convert.
    I think he tripped over his tutu.

  9. He’s the sorest of sore losers

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    Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.
    — Vince Lombardi

  10. BTW murf17, Brady has a league high 5 comeback wins this year and game winning drives and he’s done it with guys like Collie, Thomkins, etc.. If he is choking he’s doing it with one of the least talent supporting cast of the Elite QBs. Think he would have won today with Gronk?

  11. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 15, 2013 5:01 PM

    Patriots didn’t lose this game. The Dolphins took it from them. This game was epic on so many levels. We need less about Brady and more about Tanny.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Tannehill was pretty good today Lenny, but I think the true star of the show was the Dolphin’s secondary. They played some tight man coverage today. As a Broncos fan, big thanks for the early Christmas present guys.

  12. murf17 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:04 PM

    The best part is no one will say he “choked” at the end by throwing a pick in the end zone. Brady gets the luxury of being in a no lose situation. If they come back he is the greatest QB ever and since they lost all people will say is look at what he had to work with. Either way it will not be his fault.

    Can you imagine the venom that would have been directed at Manning if he had done the same thing?
    Brady is one of the all time greats, but it doesn’t seem right that Brady gets all the credit when the Pats win but very little of the blame when they lose.

  13. @allidoiswin,

    why is Brady a sore loser? Does he blame having to play on Thursday night and running so many plays? Does he sit and pout on the sideline or blame everyone but himself? He takes every loss very personal to him and that is what makes Brady such a great QB because of his competitive person.

  14. Haven’t watched a lot of pats games this year but my God, little danny amendola is a crybaby. Is he always like that ?

  15. As a Dolphin fan I hate Brady. and yes I think he gets away with things others don’t. Be he is still an awesome QB others will be talking about long after he is gone. Truly one of the best.
    By the way, I hope Mallet turns out as good only because I live in Arkansas and loved to watch him play in collage.

  16. ampats says: Dec 15, 2013 5:34 PM

    @allidoiswin,

    why is Brady a sore loser? Does he blame having to play on Thursday night and running so many plays? Does he sit and pout on the sideline or blame everyone but himself? He takes every loss very personal to him and that is what makes Brady such a great QB because of his competitive person.

    Brady is one of the all time greats, but he does seem to have a habit of being awfully chatty when he wins and very curt and dismissive when he loses. Say what you will about Manning, at least he steps up to the mike after a loss and answers all the questions put to him.

  17. When they win they can’t get him off the podium.lose and he wants to hide.he is used to winning should learn to be cordial in losing games as well.

  18. Brady is more of a competitor than any other teams QB, the level of jealousy makes me laugh. I’m fine with this loss. The offense has synced up way faster than I had thought (1 week) since Gronk went down. Fins won out against the the most battered and beaten Pats team I’ve seen in over a decade by a couple points? Umm, congrats? lmao…

  19. patriot fans are complaining about injuries and how that hurt them, try having your top 3 corners out against brady, truth is miami won because they were the better team today

  20. ampats says:
    Dec 15, 2013 5:34 PM
    why is Brady a sore loser? . . . Does he sit and pout on the sideline or blame everyone but himself?

    Actually, yes, he does sit and pout on the sideline and blame everyone but himself. Look no further than the tape from the Pats-Jets game earlier this season.

  21. @quickdex
    C’mon now. That’s a typical pats fan response “you only beat us by a couple points”. Well fins we’re missing guys too, no excuses Pats got beat.

  22. I remember defending Miami earlier this week against a few guys calling the Dolphins bottom feeders. Let us Dolphin fans have another moment here at 8-6. Tannehill is the real deal. It only took the Dolphins 14 years to replace Marino.

  23. It was a pretty good game.

    Once again, they were behind and had to try and win on the last drive. It finally caught up to the Pats, being behind late in the game. They need to figure out how to play a full 60 minutes. It seems like they play good for short periods or a half or something, but can’t put a full, good game together this year.

    And McDaniel’s play calling needs to get better. I don’t understand why they don’t do the hurry up more often. His calling seems so flat so much of the time. Even I can read his calls sometimes, heh.

    Regardless, I knew the Phins would play hard in Miami, they always do against the Pats. Tannehill drove down on that last drive really well. He looks like he might be able to be Marino’s replacement as he continues to grow into his game.

  24. Nothing to say except the Dolphins played a great game and won to keep their AFC East division title hopes alive.

    Miami has something to be proud of.

  25. The last three Super Bowl champions barely qualified for the playoffs and had to play in the first round.

    Miami has a shot at getting in. I can’t believe I’m using the word “Playoffs” and not sounding like Jim Mora!

  26. I’m just aggravated that Hooman was pass interfered with at the end there and nobody seemed to notice. Wasn’t as bad as the gronk mugging but still. Can’t win the all. Glad the dolphins are 1-7 in last 8 against Pats.

  27. dodgerlakerfan1969 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:21 PM

    murf17, doesn’t Peyton Manning get the same treatment? What’s your point? When your legacy is cemented they look the other way. Fortunately for Peyton in happens every year in the playoffs. Reggie ran a lazy route in the 2009 Super Bowl. Rahim Moore lost the game. Peyton’s 3 turnovers and the game sealing INT in OT had nothing to do with the loss. LOL.
    ___________________________________
    What’s Oaklands excuse today?

  28. davidschap says: Dec 15, 2013 8:05 PM

    I’m just aggravated that Hooman was pass interfered with at the end there and nobody seemed to notice. Wasn’t as bad as the gronk mugging but still. Can’t win the all. Glad the dolphins are 1-7 in last 8 against Pats.
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    Oh good grief you Pats fans and your crybaby pass interference calls. I swear you guys have no right to complain about bad calls. Two words come to mind “Tuck Rule”!!!

  29. Losing a division road game is nothing new. It happens all the time to all teams. The AFC east isn’t used to it since the Bills and Dolphins have been especially bad for a while. The key thing is that no team in the division has swept the Patriots for a season in the Tom Brady era and they still haven’t this year, which is why the Patriots will win the division again and Miami are playing for their playoff life.

    If the Dolphins see the Patriots in the playoffs it will be in NE which means they probably won’t win.

    It’s admittedly a big win for the Dolphins. The Dolphins won it… Can’t take anything away from them. But one division win has nothing to do with the overall success of the season. Long way to go yet. Miami can certainly blow two straight division games if they aren’t careful.

  30. Those tuck rule words do come to mind but you have to go back 12 years to come up with a comeback. That was a bad call as well and I’m a Pats fan. Difference is is that was a rule and has since been changed. Pass interference is still a penalty and don’t see it going the way of the tuck rule.

    Please come up with an argument more educated and relevant.

  31. I don’t understand what qualifies as whining to you people. He gets angry on the sideline when they’re losing. So? Who the hell likes to lose? He doesn’t like to talk after losses. Would any of you? What needs to be said except “We lost. We didn’t play well. On to next week”. When have you ever heard him complain about losing his best receivers, all the lineman who have gone down at one point or another this season, or any other offensive issues? He doesn’t whine or moan or complain; he actually sucks it up and takes blame for when things go wrong even if it’s not his fault. The level of jealousy and envy on every Patriots article is terrible and most of you sound ridiculous.

  32. I was stoked to see the Pats play old-school Pats football on that 1st drive! Then JMD went JMD and went soft, 5 wide, abandon the run, football. I said it years ago, Pats will never win a SB with JMD as their O Coordinator

  33. Stupid ignorant pats fans calling for a penalty PI at the end of the game to get another win. Didn’t you watch last weeks game? you got 1 that won you the game. You can’t buy off the refs every week you know this right? hense why you 7-0 at home 3-4 on the road. At home when you buy off the refs you get all the calls and away you get none because everyone has seen the BS you get away with at home. Hense why loseing the #1 seed should hurt alot. When you lose to baltimore next week and become a 3/4 th seed you’ll get to cheat in 1 home game against a wild card team….this team is finnished without gronk. Can anyone think back to the last time TB actually converted in the clutch to win a game without a a huge penalty helping him out? I can’t! all I can remember is INT after INT why don’t I ever here anything about TB late game choke jobs? I find it really funny.

  34. Pats have been beating up on the Fins for a while now and their problem now is the recievers were at their best and so was Tom yesterday and couldn’t even beat the Fins who just a few weeks ago had no idea who would be on the 0-line and all kinds of other problems. Tom realized yesterday that if he can’t even beat the Fins how is he ever going to win the big game when teams like Seattle show up to play. For the Fins beating him yesterday was their big game.

  35. to vince lombardi and to the poster who say a good loser is just a loser; maybe so, but a bad loser is still just a loser who is also a whiny little bitch.

    imagine if some other player (fill in your favorite, from dez bryant to any other player already deemed to be a problem child) dropped the adjective describing their play; glared as if to dare a reporter to say something else, which they of course wouldn’t, and walked out like a pseudo tough guy.

    tinseltown tom should be held to the same standard that the crotch nuzzlers in the media hold the 98% of the league not already deemed golden boys. but he won’t be. he used to be pretty likeable, but now he;’s just as full of himself as the rest.

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