Tom Brady on Terrance Knighton: “well done is better than well said”

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The New England Patriots are playing the best football of any team in the league right now with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

However, that didn’t stop Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton from making a bold statement about what he anticipates the Broncos will do over the rest of the season.

“It doesn’t matter what happens. At the end of the year, we’re hoisting that trophy,” Knighton said. “I don’t care if New England doesn’t lose again. I don’t care where we have to play. I don’t care who our opponent is. We’re not going to be satisfied until we hoist that trophy. So if we’ve got to go to New England [in the playoffs] and win somewhere we’re not used to winning, we’re going to make it happen.”

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady believes Knighton might be getting a little ahead of himself.

In an interview with Jim Gray during Westwood One’s broadcast of Monday Night Football, Brady addressed Knighton’s comments.

‘Well, Pot Roast is a big man and I would never say anything that would get him mad at me, but I’ll just say there’s a lot of football left to be played. My Dad always told me ‘well done is better than well said,'” Brady said.

“In the meantime, we have a lot of football left to play, starting this weekend, Sunday at the Jets. Nothing is really clinched at this point; there’s still two very important regular season games remaining on our schedule and that’s what my focus is on.”

With the Patriots on track for home field advantage in the AFC, the road to the Super Bowl could very well be headed through New England. The Broncos have lost games in New England in each of the last three seasons. In addition, a Peyton Manning led team hasn’t won in New England since 2006.

35 responses to “Tom Brady on Terrance Knighton: “well done is better than well said”

  1. “I don’t care if New England doesn’t lose again.”

    He probably should care. If New England doesn’t lose again, then it kinda stands to reason that they’ll be the ones hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.

  2. I love Tom Brady not in that kind of way seems like a cool dude and Im a New York Giants fan

  3. Both guys are great players but neither is the trash talker that Muhammad Ali was leading up to a fight. That said, why anyone would be talking about any game other than the one they play this week is beyond me. What Pot Roast said is bulletin board material in Cincinatti, not New England. Brady was smart to mention this week’s opponent, the Jets.

  4. Brady then added “Well begun is half done” and “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” before finishing with “You’d better never bother with the old bamboo!”

  5. One of these teams is playing not so great football right now, while the other is playing out of this world football right now…. in the words of the nfl’s last true poet and scholar.. – “CANT WAIT”

  6. The New England Patriots- always on the lookout for any bulletin board material, any team , anytime , anyplace , anywhere . How about everybody , just play the game. Sheesh!!!

  7. The Patriots have @ NYJ and Buffalo left on the schedule. In their previous meetings NE escaped the Jets on a last second blocked FG and won a tractor pull with the Bills

    The best case scenario for the Patriots is for the Bengals to beat the visiting Broncos on Sunday night.
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  8. Well done and well said, everybody should take time out of their day today to pay homage and respect to their Dad as well. I know I can’t wait to split that next pizza with the man, “well done” of course, as if there was any other way.

  9. I think that Knighton said that in the pre-game speech, and somehow the media is now running with the story. He was just getting motivated and motivating his teammates, what was he supposed to say? Was he supposed to say, yeah let’s win this to get our rear ends kicked in New England? Still, I think that the AFC Champion will be either New England or Denver, unless Pittsburgh finds a way to spoil the party.

  10. tajuara says:
    Dec 16, 2014 9:26 AM
    I think that Knighton said that in the pre-game speech, and somehow the media is now running with the story. He was just getting motivated and motivating his teammates, what was he supposed to say? Was he supposed to say, yeah let’s win this to get our rear ends kicked in New England? Still, I think that the AFC Champion will be either New England or Denver, unless Pittsburgh finds a way to spoil the party.

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    What he should have said is “We’re on to Cincinatti” in a Belicheck voice….

  11. He was just getting motivated and motivating his teammates, what was he supposed to say?
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    The same thing 99% of players say about the Super Bowl in week 16…. nothing.

  12. Brady steps it up in big games..Manning tends to fold. To say your going to go to NE and win at this point is just dumb. The only thing it accomplishes is giving NE bulletin board material. They dont even need it..but thanks.

  13. Good to know the media has already pencilled in the Patriots for the superbowl. Just no way they could lose before then, correct? Not like in 2010 when they were a lock to get to the superbowl they went one and done losing to the Jets. Nah, the Patriots never lose in the playoffs.

    I think they’ll get to the superbowl and if they don’t face the Seahawks they will probably win it but realize things happen and there is no guarantee they are going to make it (or play Denver) so asking the 12 time superbowl winning QB Brady his thoughts is a waste of time and relaying his comments online is a waste of bandwidth.

    Typical of the media to take what Knighton said and flip it to say he guaranteed they will play the Pats and beat them. All he did was say if they do have to face them then they will win since they will win the superbowl.

    It’s of course a stupid thing to guarantee a superbowl win especially before the playoffs even start but why is what Brady thinks newsworthy? Is the media going to ask players of other teams like the Seahawks what they think?

    Seattle right now should surely be the superbowl favorite given their defense. The Patriots offense has struggled at any point teams have played good defense this year (even if it has at times only been for a few drives) and the Hawks can bring that for the entire game so logic says the Hawks would shut them down. See the Giants in the two superbowl wins against the Pats as recent examples of this. Oh wait, I forgot those games have been expunged from memory since the great Brady and Pats offense looked merely mediocre both times. How about the way the Ravens shut them down in the 2012 playoffs in New England? I guess that didn’t happen either.

  14. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Dec 16, 2014 12:58 PM
    NE fans need to be hoping that the Ravens miss the playoffs, because if they square off, NE WILL lose.

    Please.
    This isn’t the same Ravens team of a few years ago. It’s a lot closer to the Ravens team NE destroyed at the end of last season in Baltimore.

  15. patriotsarespygaters says:
    Dec 16, 2014 11:43 AM

    if gronk stay fit they are good…
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    Mr. Ward paging Mr. TJ Ward

  16. “Well done is better than well said” – someone may have said (see what I did there?) this even before the elder Brady. The name of Benjamin Franklin comes to mind.

  17. If we’re talking history, lets make sure we mention Denver’s dominance over the Belichek era Patriots. A 2-1 playoff record with the one loss coming with Tebow at the helm. Broncos are on a mission and the Patriots will crumble once again no matter who’s house we’re in.

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