Tom Brady views blowout talk as “ridiculous”

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The Patriots beat the Texans in Week Three without Tom Brady. By 27 points. The Patriots are favored by 16 in the postseason rematch. Quarterback Tom Brady, however, doesn’t want to hear talk of a looming blowout.

“I view it as the biggest game that we’ve played all season against the best defense that we’ve played all season,” Brady told Houston media on Wednesday. “I don’t see any letdown from us. That’s ridiculous to think that. I’m preparing like this is the hardest game we’ve faced all season, which it will be, and it means the most. There’s only one priority for all of us this week, and that’s to be at our best mentally, physically, emotionally for three hours on Saturday night starting at 8:00 p.m. All of my attention is focused on those three hours and getting prepared for that moment so that we can go out and play with anticipation and confidence against the best defense we’ve played all season. There’s nothing easy about it.”

And that’s precisely why it likely will be a blowout. The Patriots will never take anyone lightly, no matter how much better they may be than the opponent.

Really, taking an opponent lightly is one of the more common elements of an upset. And with Brady surely motivated to tell the warden to stick this in your trophy case in Houston next month, Brady will be doing all he can to ensure that the Patriots win every game on the path to Super Bowl LI.

79 responses to “Tom Brady views blowout talk as “ridiculous”

  1. While the Giants receivers were taking a couple days off partying in Miami, Brady was already studying all 3 opponents they could potentially be facing this weekend to get a head start on game preparation.

    While KC had a whole week off last week the Pats were in practicing working on correcting their own mistakes so they’d be ready to work on the given opponent this week.

    Brady is the best in large part because he works as hard or harder than anyone else in the entire league.

  2. simply the greatest franchise in modern sports
    history

    the only franchise great enough to have the commisioner
    collude with the competition to try to cheat said
    great franchise

  3. I’m not saying that the Texans will win, but I bet this game will be closer than everyone thinks it will be. That is what usually happens when people predict blowouts in the NFL.

    I’m sure New England will eventually pull away but not significantly until the 4th unless Brock comes out and just craps the bed right out of the gate, which is possible with him.

    Either way, I hope this weekends games are more entertaining than last. As a fan with no horse in the race, I’d like to see interesting game. Not one sided home team wins by double digits in every game.

    Also, why was Walt Anderson following around Pete Carroll on the sideline? They had numerous chats on camera. Is it normal for alternate referees to be engaging with a coach and following them throughout the whole game after plays?

  4. Goddell was in attendance @ the Seattle playoff game last week, the game where the ref somehow missed a blatant face mask . Don’t think he will ever be seen in Foxboro, good riddance !
    Go Pat’s!!

  5. This game is exactly like a patriots bills game from the last 15 years in new england

    Patriots are going against a pretty good defense with an offense that has some random qb that has played ok against subpar opponents

    New England will score 41 and the Texans will be lucky to manage 10 before “garbage time”

    Ive seen this happen every time the Bills go into foxboro and play a meaningful game…the result will be no different

    Good luck Brock

  6. “And I view Tammy as ridiculous.”

    There is no weaker smack talk than calling a pro athlete whose taken hundreds of hard hits, any one of which would put you in the hospital, by a woman’s name.

    Remember this however. Brady is a 4 time Super Bowl Champion hopefully soon to be so again, hugely wealthy, super model wife, and is the greatest player to ever play the game. Yup, totally and utterly ridiculous. Not another person on the planet would want his life.

    Also, whatever you think of him it will change none of that, will not insult him or bother him in any way, he will never even know you’re alive, and only shows a hilarious lack of perspective on your part.

  7. I doubt it’ll be a blowout simply because the Texans’ D have matured all season and gradually learned to adapt (at least partially) without JJ, to the point where some lists rank them the best overall – in yards/game and against the pass. I’d expect a decent Pats’ win but closer than some think – not a blowout.

  8. You won’t find Brady or anyone else in the organization ever taking an opponent lightly. For 16 years the mantra has been ‘There is no game but the next one.’ Why would this game be any different?

  9. dear ptfcancer,

    why on earth would you hate tom brady?

    only in 2017 is class, hard work and good, genuine
    being is “hated”.

    yikes is the millennial generation messed up

  10. Sounds like Tommy Boy is setting the stage incase he chokes.

    Patriots playoff record WITH taping signals 14/2

    Patriots playoff record WITHOUT taping signals 8/6.

    Since 2009, Patriots are 1/5 in the AFC Championship game.

    The dynasty is dying, when Tom retires, the last breath comes with it

  11. Got a funny feeling Clowney is gonna really make some game changing plays that keeps this game very close and the Houston D has really grown since they played in week 3.

    Texans turned the ball over 3 times and the Pats turned it over zero times that first game. All 3 turnovers were in Houstons end of the field which resulted in 14 Patriot points.

    I would be careful with that betting line!

  12. I remember Belichick talking up the Rams before that game, stressing that Hekker, their punter, was a dangerous weapon.

  13. Sounds like Tommy Boy is setting the stage incase he chokes.

    Patriots playoff record WITH taping signals 14/2

    Patriots playoff record WITHOUT taping signals 8/6.

    Since 2009, Patriots are 1/5 in the AFC Championship game.

    The dynasty is dying, when Tom retires, the last breath comes with it
    ————————-
    Some people just can’t accept the fact that Brady is that good because he’s that good. It’s that simple. Whine and complain if it makes you feel better, but the rest of us will be enjoying the ride of a deep playoff run.

  14. “…against the best defense that we’ve played all season,”

    I recall the Seahawks defense taking Tom’s first INT of the season, then winning the game with a goal-line stand that lasted four downs. In Foxborough.

    And here I thought Jon Gruden was the one who is always too generous with praise…

  15. Regardless of what happens on Saturday night, the Patriots have shown once again that without them, the level of indifference towards the NFL would skyrocket. Even those that profess to hate the Patriots confess to respecting them.
    And once again, there are a few self loathing trolls who confirm that there ain’t no cure for self loathing.
    Good luck to Brady and the rest of the Patriots.

  16. Last year I was cheering for the Pat’s to show up Goodell, the league and run the table. This year I want to see Brady freak out on the sidelines after a heartbreaking loss. #EmpireStrikesBack

  17. onemorethentherest says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:56 PM
    Sounds like Tommy Boy is setting the stage incase he chokes.

    Patriots playoff record WITH taping signals 14/2

    Patriots playoff record WITHOUT taping signals 8/6.

    Since 2009, Patriots are 1/5 in the AFC Championship game.

    The dynasty is dying, when Tom retires, the last breath comes with it
    ***********************************************
    Hmmm. And your team is which team exactly? The Patriots are consistently in the Play-offs and your team is where?

    While it is true the Patriots have only won one SuperBowl this decade, they are consistently in the play offs and in contention.

    In the last 30 years the Patriots have been to EIGHT Super Bowls, EIGHT, they have won four and lost four — That is one Championship game every 3.75 years — an incredible achievement for any sports team.

    Tell us all again — how many times has your favorite football team played in a championship game since 1986?

  18. onemorethentherest says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:56 PM

    Get the facts right moron. Since 2007 (Spugate)they are 10-7 in the playoffs. They are 2-4 in the AFC Championship game and 1-1 in the SuperBowl. They also have the most playoff appearances(9)than any team, the playoff wins(10)than any team, 5 straight AFC Championship appearances and the most regular season wins. Yea, looks like they suck. LOL

  19. onemorethentherest says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:56 PM

    Since 2009, Patriots are 1/5 in the AFC Championship game.
    **************************
    1/5 ?????
    How is that possible to win 1 AFCCG and reach 2 Super Bowls?

    they went to the super bowl in 12 and 15

    they also went in 2008 – nice job on cherry picking the data

    next

  20. They are going to kill them. I’m laying the points. With that being said the Giants on the boat analogy is awful. Last time marcia lost in this round he was at the movies instead of watching his next opponent beat the Colts….and then beat him into a pulp the next week

  21. Again, Shady is in Victim Mode. Despite the 16 point spread, it is him against the world and it will take all his super powers to beat the mighty Texans. Sigh, snore, seen this scripted movie too many times.

  22. Check the handle not a Pats fan, but any given Sunday.

    It wasn’t too long ago that somehow Rex and Sanchez came into NE for a huge 28-21 upset in the 2010 divisional playoff round.

    Either way hoping for closer games than last weekend with my team on the golf course or wherever.

  23. In 1967 the 76rs with Wilt Chamberlin won the NBA championship .In the 67-68 season the philly fans chanted Boston is Dead, Boston is dead .
    Well as the say in golf the Russell led Celts were on the back nine but they won two more before number 6 retired .Maybe the Pats are on the backside of the power curve (that’s pilot speak) but it is quite possible that Brady gets his 5 ring before he calls it quit.

  24. Since 2009, Patriots are 1/5 in the AFC Championship game.
    ————————————————————
    That’s funny, I distinctly remember the Pats playing in the Super Bowl in ’11 & ’14. Did they win the NFC Championship one year?

  25. He is obviously blowing a little smoke here. JJ Watt is injured and even with him playing, Houston’s D is no match for the Seattle D that handed Tom his only loss and made him look human once this season.

    He always says all the right things, just pull the string. Reminds me of the scene in Bull Durham where Crash is schooling Nuke on how to answer questions from reporters. Lots of words that mean nothing at all.

    And kf this game isn’t an embarrassing blowout, I will eat a bug.

  26. onemorethentherest says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:56 PM
    Sounds like Tommy Boy is setting the stage incase he chokes.

    Patriots playoff record WITH taping signals 14/2

    Patriots playoff record WITHOUT taping signals 8/6.

    Since 2009, Patriots are 1/5 in the AFC Championship game.

    The dynasty is dying, when Tom retires, the last breath comes with it
    –————————————–
    OK. I’m just gonna hit on 1 of your points and the answer is the same for the rest. Since 2009, Patriots are 1/5 in championship games.

    Lol. You hater. What other team has come close to being in 5 championship games in 7 years (about to be 6 in 8 years). Ina ANY SPORT.
    I’ll just sit back and watch them be there again. And then go to their 7th Super Bowl. Oh yeah, their 4th without taping signals and their 2nd without letting a fart out of a football 😂😂

  27. I actually think the Texans D has improved without JJ Watt. He is a great player, but I think the defense was too focused around him instead of being complementary.

    Nonetheless, this game likely will not be close. I’d have to get 27 or 28 points in order to take the Texans.

  28. Class act and wise statement by Mr. Brady. He’s giving nothing but respect, and you won’t find bulletin board material here. Nothing to see… move along people… move along. – Cowboy Fan

  29. It’s easy to grin
    When your ship comes in
    And you’ve got the stock market beat.
    But the man worthwhile,
    Is the man who can smile,
    When his shorts are too tight in the seat. 🙂

  30. This is what makes Tom Brady so good…I mean think about what will happen when he’s gone…Take a look at Belichicks record without Brady…Let me tell you it ain’t pretty…

  31. thefatlazygamer says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:47 PM

    I’m not saying that the Texans will win, but I bet this game will be closer than everyone thinks it will be. That is what usually happens when people predict blowouts in the NFL…….

    *********************************************

    One thing different about the Patriots compared to most other teams that get to the playoffs, they never lose by much but they never win by much either.
    But I really belief that this time the regular season cake walk they’ve been experiencing will continue right through the playoffs and into the Superbowl. I don’t care who their opponents, I think every game is going to be a win and unlike other years, very comfortable wins at that.

  32. Yeah, OK! Meanwhile many football fans in other parts of America are planning to skip that game…
    IF, by some freak chance Texans win, I’m sure we’ll hear all about it!

  33. Tommy knows better than to take a team lightly in the playoffs… He learned that lesson when Mark Sanchez and Rex Ryan ( of all people) throttled him in Foxboro…

  34. Since 2009, Patriots are 1/5 in the AFC Championship game.

    __________________________________

    They’re actually 2-3 in that time frame.

    Also taping is still legal, it was never and has never been against the rules. Spygate was because of where they were filming not what they were filming.

  35. onemorethentherest says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:56 PM

    Since 2009, Patriots are 1/5 in the AFC Championship game.
    ***************************************
    First of all, not true, secondly….. 6 AFC championship games, 2 championship wins, 2 Superbowl appearances and 1 Superbowl win………….. since 2009
    What have you and your team done lately?
    This was never a dynasty, it was and still is an ERA. When people look back on these two decades they will call it, that “Patriots Era” because they ALWAYS were in or dominating any and every championship conversations.

  36. Incredible. Shady again in Victim Mode, me against the world, I face impossible odds and am only favored by 16. Yawn, snore……………….seen this fake movie a thousand times.

  37. Osweiller has 466 yards, went 47 of 83 (56%, 5.6 per attempt) with 1 TD and 2 INTs in 2 career starts against the Patriots. Also, the Patriots rank third in run defense at 89 YPG. Unless the Patriots are uncharacteristically careless with the football, a blowout is very likely. The Texans were damn lucky to play against a third string, rookie QB making his first NFL start. Yes, they have a good defense, but let’s not forget the division they play in and the fact that they will face possibly the greatest QB of all time.

  38. onemorethentherest says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:56 PM

    Sounds like Tommy Boy is setting the stage incase he chokes.

    Patriots playoff record WITH taping signals 14/2

    Patriots playoff record WITHOUT taping signals 8/6.

    Since 2009, Patriots are 1/5 in the AFC Championship game.

    The dynasty is dying, when Tom retires, the last breath comes with it
    __________________________________

    In order to be 1/5 (actually 2/3) Still means your a bad a** since you got to 5 AFC championship games in 7 years.

  39. grabgrabgrab says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:40 PM
    And I view Tammy as ridiculous. Smoke blower.

    ———-

    Houston could maybe use a smoke blower. That’s about their only chance.

  40. onemorethentherest says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:56 PM
    Sounds like Tommy Boy is setting the stage incase he chokes.

    Patriots playoff record WITH taping signals 14/2

    Patriots playoff record WITHOUT taping signals 8/6.

    Since 2009, Patriots are 1/5 in the AFC Championship game.

    The dynasty is dying, when Tom retires, the last breath comes with it

    ——–

    So you admit it’s a dynasty and it’s still going from 2001. Excellent!

  41. I think Tom will lead a cult when he’s done with football. He’ll have plenty of followers who unquestionably follow him. Or is that already happening? Pats win in a blowout.

  42. grabgrabgrab says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:40 PM
    And I view [Tom Brady] as ridiculous….

    The Patriots record in playoff games started by Tom Brady is 22-9. That includes six Super Bowl starts and four Super Bowl wins.

    The other remaining starting AFC QBs in these playoffs have lead their teams to a combined record of 13-9 in the playoffs as starters with three Super Bowl starts and two Super Bowl wins.

    You apparently do not think much of Tom Brady, the Greatest NFL Player of All-Time, so how ridiculous do you find the other AFC starting QBs?

  43. I’m guessing he learned his lesson from mocking Plaxico before the superbowl choke vs the Giants.

    Very smart of him even if it will be a blowout because the Texans aren’t a good team.

  44. npadln says:
    Jan 12, 2017 12:16 AM
    onemorethentherest says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:56 PM

    Since 2009, Patriots are 1/5 in the AFC Championship game.
    ***************************************
    First of all, not true, secondly….. 6 AFC championship games, 2 championship wins, 2 Superbowl appearances and 1 Superbowl win………….. since 2009
    What have you and your team done lately?
    This was never a dynasty, it was and still is an ERA. When people look back on these two decades they will call it, that “Patriots Era” because they ALWAYS were in or dominating any and every championship conversations.

    ******************************************************

    5 AFC championship games for another 60+ hours, then it will be 6. And the opponent, be it KC or Pitt will be the best team to play at Foxborough in the playoffs since the 2010 JETS, so they will earn this one. But nothing is a gimme, I mean the Ravens beat them there twice in back to back years, only one did not count for some reason despite Lee Evans catching a pass and having 2 feet down before the ball was knocked out

  45. This was never a dynasty, it was and still is an ERA. When people look back on these two decades they will call it, that “Patriots Era” because they ALWAYS were in or dominating any and every championship conversations.
    *********************************************************
    Its not often someone posts something as profound as this. It truly has been a Patriots ERA since 2001.

  46. Tom is right… the team that was here week 3 isn’t the same team that comes in Saturday night. Both teams have improved……

    That is why you need for stay focused like Tom Brady says….

    after all… with 4 rings on his hand he must be on to something …right????

  47. Tom is a humble guy….but c’mon, the Texans could not even beat Brady’s backup’s backup…… How are they going to beat the G.O.A.T himself at home in January?

  48. Goodell was in attendance @ the Seattle playoff game last week, the game where the ref somehow missed 2 blatant face mask penalties on the Lions.

  49. “Take a look at Belichicks record without Brady…Let me tell you it ain’t pretty…’

    11-5 with Cassel and 3-1 this year with backups, yeah its really ugly.

    You can’t really include the Cleveland years at this point. It was a far different situation with far different personnel and ancient history at this point.

  50. One thing with the Patriots, they don’t trash talk their opponents like what some of their opponents do to them. They just do their business and work hard and try to win. Some work their mouths, the Patriots just work. They don’t buy the hype the media heap on them either like this point lead. Hightower said to the press, they don’t play the game so what they think don’t count. Downright Belichickian.

  51. And to all who asked what’s the significance of 2009. Well in 2008 the NFL passed a rule which allowed one defender on the field to have a radio frequency in his helmet for plays(this rule was passed to end anything like Spygate from happening again) and we all know Brady got hurt in 2008 and patriots didn’t make playoffs. So I found it interesting how the dominance in records changed in the playoffs since that rule was implemented. That’s all. I’m not saying anything then these are the stats.

    14-2 from the years 2001-2007(legally taping signals, Goodell telling us you gained no competitive advantage)

    8-6 from 2009 til now.

    To me something a lil fishy is up, or the dynasty is dying.

  52. harrisonhits2 says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:51 PM
    “And I view Tammy as ridiculous.”

    There is no weaker smack talk than calling a pro athlete whose taken hundreds of hard hits, any one of which would put you in the hospital, by a woman’s name.

    Remember this however. Brady is a 4 time Super Bowl Champion hopefully soon to be so again, hugely wealthy, super model wife, and is the greatest player to ever play the game. Yup, totally and utterly ridiculous. Not another person on the planet would want his life.

    Also, whatever you think of him it will change none of that, will not insult him or bother him in any way, he will never even know you’re alive, and only shows a hilarious lack of perspective on your part.

    ———–

    You do understand that he doesn’t know you’re protecting him or even that you exist either right? And don’t be so quick to judge. A lot of people including myself are happy with their job, wife and kids and wouldn’t trade him either.

  53. Thank God it’s Thursday! Only two more days of these…er…insightful postings.

    Like Vince said about being underdogs “We’re going to go out and play our tails off.”

    In Vince We Trust

    Texans 27 Patriots 16

  54. grabgrabgrab says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:40 PM

    And I view Tammy as ridiculous. Smoke blower.

    ————————————————————-
    I can’t speak for everyone on here, but personally I won’t judge you for you posting. I’m sure you have a reason that makes sense to you and makes you happy when you pretend that Mr. Tom Brady is a female.

  55. Someone please tell Terripet that there’s a re’run of Scooby Doo on cartoon network so he’ll stop posting on every patriots thread.

  56. onemorethentherest says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:56 PM

    Sounds like Tommy Boy is setting the stage incase he chokes.

    Patriots playoff record WITH taping signals 14/2

    Patriots playoff record WITHOUT taping signals 8/6.

    Since 2009, Patriots are 1/5 in the AFC Championship game.

    The dynasty is dying, when Tom retires, the last breath comes with it

    ——————————————–
    So the cheating works perfectly every time until the afccg or the superbowl is played and by then the patriots screw it up so bad that even with cheating they still lose .What an incompetent franchise.

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