Tom Brady “glad we kept our poise” on Sunday

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After Sunday’s 35-17 win over the Dolphins, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said that he took some “good shots” from Miami defenders during the game but said he was confident he’ll be ready to go next Sunday.

That was the same message he sent while appearing on “Kirk & Callahan” on WEEI Monday morning. Brady, who sat out a day of practice last week with what the team called an Achilles issue, said he’s “a little sore” after taking eight hits in the win and will get “extra treatment” this week in order to be prepared for a game against the Bills.

Brady was asked if he thought any of the hits were dirty and didn’t point to any that he thought should have been flagged, but did talk about Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain getting ejected for throwing a punch at wide receiver Danny Amendola. Brady said he’s “glad we kept our poise” and credited Bill Belichick for preparing the team for possible extracurricular activities.

“He says, ‘Look, this is what tomorrow is going to be like,’” Brady said. “And he will show a lot of plays from the team that we’re playing and he’ll show a lot of things that are happening after the whistle. He’ll say, ‘Look, this is exactly what it is going to be. We can choose to fight back and get a bunch of penalties and hurt the team, or we can keep our poise and swallow our pride and let them get the penalties.’ I think when you go into the game knowing that is the approach, it’s easier to keep your poise. You still have to do it, you’re still pissed off too. We’ve had guys — you do get penalties. We’ve definitely gotten personal fouls in the past, but I think maybe fewer than other teams because our coach talks about it.”

Controlling the things you can control has long been a hallmark of the Patriots system under Belichick and that extends to anything after the whistle that could hurt the team even when a divisional opponent might be trying to get under your skin.

42 responses to “Tom Brady “glad we kept our poise” on Sunday

  1. They will keep their poise against a weak AFC.

    Against a good vikings, eagles or strong NFC team, like the last 2 super bowls, that is to be seen.

  2. So many dirty teams in the league these days, it seems. I’m surprised, you’d think with Jeff Fisher gone there would be less impetus for guys like Gase, Joseph, Del Rio etc. to let their guys engage in that stuff, lest they end up getting canned for that undisciplined play costing wins.

  3. Intentional or not, I cannot believe not one ref flagged Suh’s facemask takedown of Dion Lewis. He was the damn ball carrier, it happened in space not some tight window where you could miss it.

    I think because they had just tossed McClain they swallowed their whistles, but that was about as blatant a face mask as you will see, and not one flag.

  4. The Dolphins are like that kid who would try to jam a stick in your bike wheel when you passed them on the street. It’s best to just get up, dust yourself off, and then steal their girlfriend.

  5. If you were to sit and watch film of Miami’s games, it would be next to impossible to count all the cheap shots, especially the ones they got away with. The Patriots showed great restraint yesterday.

  6. The hits I had a problem with were the facemask by Suh, the punch to Amendola, and the shot Suh took on Brady in the pocket I thought the others were fine but it was clear that they were trying to take as many shots as they could on Brady although given the result yesterday can’t say I blame them for trying.

  7. Suh is an incredible talent but he doesn’t play to win. Same when he was in Detroit.

    Teams he has been on consistently under achieve compared to their perceived talent level.

    I don’t think winning matters to him at all. As long as people fear him he’s happy.

  8. wib22 says:
    November 27, 2017 at 9:15 am
    They will keep their poise against a weak AFC.

    Against a good vikings, eagles or strong NFC team, like the last 2 super bowls, that is to be seen.

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    As I recall the Pats WON the last 2 Super Bowls. in fact 28-3 with less than 9 minutes to go in the third quarter rings a bell.!
    Tom leads NE in the greatest comeback EVER, yup they kept their poise.

  9. The Dolphins have absolutely nothing except cheap-shot losers.
    Loser coach.
    Loser players.
    3 loser QBs.

    GASE THE GENIUS…..I like to say that to myself sometimes. Helps me clear all of the snot out of my sinuses.

  10. “Against a good vikings, eagles or strong NFC team, like the last 2 super bowls, that is to be seen.”

    If they hadn’t kept their poise against the Seahawks and Falcons they would never have come back in either game.

    Again you embarrass yourself and the whole board is laughing at you.

  11. The big bad Dolphins D is getting a lot publicity for hitting Brady when it had no impact on the game. They had one sack and got torched on the ground and in the air giving up 35 points which could easily have been more if NE was trying to score at the end.

  12. The dolphins are nothing but morons and PUNKS, so you know, you do not intimidate only look more like the no talent morons you are..

  13. negadelphianinjersey says:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Brady, much like Rodgers, believes that he shouldn’t be able to be hit at all. He has no respect for the game.
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    Nofoolnodrool says:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Miami is dirty. Flat out dirty.

    That’s funny. Patriots and their fans are soft and ref baiters. The protected and indulged elite…such fools.
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    Here come the crybabies. Bet you would kill to have a team and QB as successful as the Patriots and Tom Brady. So let me take a minute and call you a WHAAAAmbulance.

  14. No player fears guys like Suh because of his talent. They worry about the blindsided cheap shot to intentionally injure them. Suh is a dirtbag. NFL needs to act to what the game videos clearly show.

  15. Nofoolnodrool says:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:21 am

    …Patriots and their fans are soft and ref baiters….
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    You are apparently not familiar with NFL history. Let me help.

    The Patriots have been to 11 AFC Championship games, 7 Super Bowl games, and have 5 Super Bowl wins in the last 17 seasons. The Patriots may very well add to those numbers at the end of this season.

    The Patriots have won two of the last three Super Bowls played.

    No team that is “soft” mentally or physically can generate that consistent level of success.

  16. Nofoolnodrool says:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:21 am
    Miami is dirty. Flat out dirty.
    That’s funny. Patriots and their fans are soft and ref baiters. The protected and indulged elite…such fools.

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    Lets see if you follow this logic.

    Fact: A team has to be tough to survive the season, make the Super Bowl and win.
    Fact: The Patriots under BB and Brady have made it to 7 Super Bowls and won 5.

    Therefore the Patriots cannot be soft.

    As for ref baiting, I don’t know what that is. The refs are there to do a job and they do it well. Players can say whatever they want to them as long as they don’t touch them physically and don’t insult them personally.

    As for the Patriots fans, It doesn’t matter if fans are tough or not. They are ones paying for tickets and beer, not playing the game.

    I don’t get the comment about the Patriots and their fans being elitist. Maybe you could say Brady is. I don’t agree with it, but he does have a partnership with Aston Martin. However, the team is working class times 10. There are no superstar divas. You wouldn’t even want most of their players on the team you cheer for because you wouldn’t think they were good enough.

  17. negadelphianinjersey says:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:19 am
    Brady, much like Rodgers, believes that he shouldn’t be able to be hit at all. He has no respect for the game.

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    Listen to the Players. Here’s a quote from Michael Bennett:
    “Aaron Rodgers is probably the best quarterback in the NFL,” Bennett said on the Brock and Salk Show Tuesday, via ProFootballTalk. “I respect Tom Brady because when Tom Brady gets hit, he gets up and says, ‘Good job, good hit.’ He gets back in the huddle and handles his own, like a man. You have guys crying when they get hit like, ‘Oh, Suggs, Suggs hit me.’”

    You want to believe that Brady and Rodgers aren’t tough but you are mistaking their competitiveness for whining. They don’t mind being hit at all. Brady actually likes it. They just want penalties to be called against their opponent as much as possible so they score more points and win more games.

    Anyone who thinks a player that could start as many NFL games as Tom Brady is not tough is completely wrong.

  18. negadelphianinjersey says:
    November 27, 2017 at 10:50 am
    Guypatsfan, but we are right. Whether you want to admit it or not.

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    No… you are completely wrong.

  19. No, we are right. Yeah he wants to win, but he doesn’t care about the integrity of the game. Otherwise he wouldn’t be okay with the amount of protection he’s afforded. The game was never meant to be played that way, he’s had his own rule made specifically for HIM, after the 2008 injury, I mean it’s embarrassing. You want to act like a man and yell and act tough and then you get hit and you’re looking at the ref like you’re insulted that you were tackled. It’s pathetic. It’s an affront to the essence of the game.

  20. That’s one of the benefits of playing in the GOAT system. You are well prepared and well coached so there are very few surprises. I’m sure Brady goes to bed every night thinking how lucky he has been to play in that system.

  21. The only times Suh’s name was called during yesterday’s game, it was related to some cheap shot or penalty. How is it that people think he’s a great player? Sure didn’t matter much in yesterday’s game.

  22. Actually the rule on low quarterback hits was as a result of Kiko von Olhofen’s hit on Carson Palmer in 2007 when Palmer was with the Bengals. If you want to be right start with verifiable facts first and then move on to suppositon

  23. Here is the genesis:

    During the off-season, the league’s Rules Committee modified the rule regarding low hits on quarterbacks. The so-called “Carson Palmer Rule” which resulted requires that defenders take every opportunity to avoid hitting a quarterback at or below the knees when the quarterback is in a defenseless position looking to throw with both feet on the ground, unless they are blocked into him.[6] wikipedia

    here is the clarification:

    In part because of the season-ending left knee injury that Brady suffered in the Patriots’ 2008 season opener against the Chiefs, the league’s Competition Committee adopted a clarification of the current rule on hits to a quarterback in the knee area or below. The clarification specifically prohibits a defender on the ground who hasn’t been blocked or fouled directly into the quarterback from lunging or diving at the quarterback’s lower legs. Chris Gasper Boston Globe 7.9.2009

  24. wib22 says:
    November 27, 2017 at 9:15 am
    They will keep their poise against a weak AFC.

    Against a good vikings, eagles or strong NFC team, like the last 2 super bowls, that is to be seen
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    You realize they won those Super Bowls right??? So coming back from being down 28-3 isn’t being poised?

  25. 31 other qbs would have folded. No one has ever played the position without flinching like Brady. No wonder voted toughest by all defensive linemen in league.

  26. Who cares, if you let Brady stand there all day, he just makes play after play.
    Nothing wrong with the Dolphins hits on him, what does he expect when he stands
    there? He might need to watch out this Sunday too, he will take some more.

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