Tom Brady opens media night by saying, “This isn’t the Super Bowl”

AP

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the most experienced player in Super Bowl history, wants his teammates to realize that all the media events this week aren’t what the game is all about.

As he took the podium at Super Bowl Opening Night, Brady was asked a series of softball questions by his former teammate Willie McGinest, but Brady’s answers revealed that for as much as McGinest and his bosses at NFL Media want to prop up the “Opening Night” festivities, the players just view it as a lot of noise that needs to be ignored.

“Trying to ignore all this — this isn’t what the Super Bowl is,” Brady said. “There’s a lot of great things we’ve accomplished to this point, but there’s still one more to go.”

Brady said that he wants to “focus on playing some football” and continue to do the things this week that allowed him to reach the Super Bowl for the record-setting seventh time in his career.

“This means we’ve done a lot of good things over the course of the year,” Brady said.

Brady hopes to do more good things on Sunday, after ignoring all the noise from Monday through Saturday.

53 responses to “Tom Brady opens media night by saying, “This isn’t the Super Bowl”

  1. This game is looking to be like the Seahawks/Broncos game from a couple of years ago. Seahawks defense gave the greatest offense of all time a beating of a lifetime. ATL defense is atrocious and I expect the Pats to win this one with ease.

  2. swagger52 says:
    Jan 30, 2017 10:08 PM
    Such a pompous..just like his dad.
    ===================

    What about that was pompous? Not what you imagine when you read it but in, you know, his actual words?

  3. swagger52 says:
    Jan 30, 2017 10:08 PM

    Such a pompous..just like his dad.
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    What interview did you watch? I heard a guy give credit to the opponent, talk about the effort they’ll need against a great Atlanta team and generally do and say everything that is the opposite of “pompous”.

    My guess is you are so fueled by jealousy you just hate the guy, but if that’s the case it would be better to just say that rather than make up this nonsense about him being pompous.

  4. As a Dallas fan, going into the tournament I felt that Atlanta was the most dangerous team. The D is solid, the O is extremely balanced and extremely explosive.
    While I was disappointed about not beating Aaron Rodgers and the Rogettes in the divisional round, I knew what would be coming to AT&T the following week.
    But going up against the dominant franchise of this generation will take everything Atlanta has to give.

  5. this is all just noise. brady is great, no one denies that, but he plays for the most classless organization in the history of the game, cheating gets you nowhere, your titles simply dont count

  6. handsofsteelheartofstone says:
    Jan 30, 2017 10:44 PM

    this is all just noise. brady is great, no one denies that, but he plays for the most classless organization in the history of the game, cheating gets you nowhere, your titles simply dont count
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    Does typing this over and over again make you feel important?

  7. Pats are 14-6 without Brady and the qb position has thrown for 25 tds to 11 ints in those games.

    It is all about the hood and system folks!

    Steelers are 11-9 Without the Big clock and their qb ‘s have thrown for 20 td to 24 int’s in those games.

    Sorry for the reality check folks!

  8. Listening to all the Patriots players responding to questions about the Falcons, always showing respect and saying that the Patriots have a really tough task ahead of them.

    Then you listen to the Atlanta players talking about their own invincibility.

    If one group is pompous and arrogant, it certainly is NOT the Patriots, TB12 included!

  9. It’s going to be a sad day in the NFL when he retires.

    At least..for the people who don’t hate him just because of jealousy/envy.

    Just glad my favorite team only plays him once in a blue moon.

  10. One QB knows how to get it done.

    The other is a season removed from serious lows.

    Belichek, not Brady, controls the defense.. He will shackle Ryan, not Julio and company, but Ryan.

    I hope people understand the difference.

  11. If it weren’t for one ill-timed boat trip, we be preparing to make this team 0-3 and Brady would be as tight as a sphincter plunged in December Lake Michigan (instead of pretty much knowing this games in the bag). Friggen Odell

  12. If there’s any quarterback in NFL history, who deserves a fifth super bowl ring, it’s this man right up top here. Just look at all the thumbs downs on all of these comments. The Pats are literally in so many fans’ minds because they hate them so much year after year. They remind me of the Cowboys in the nineties, but even better.

  13. “This IS what the Super Bowl is”. In other words, there’s a lot of distractions and they have to be focused

  14. If it’s the segment where Willie asked him, does it ever get old? His answer was,
    We have to ignore all this because this is what the Superbowl is and get back to work. The segment you are hating on is on the Patriots website. Listen to it for yourself. GOD.

  15. Think I have it…. New England and Dallas play the Jets. with Nesmith at QB and win with a big scoring flurry in the last -2- mins of the 4th Q. There, how’s that ???

  16. swagger52 says:
    Jan 30, 2017 10:08 PM
    Such a pompous..just like his dad.

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    So being more focused on the game is pompous? How so? Since when did the game itself become the lesser thing players should put aside so they could work harder on the week of media hype?

  17. handsofsteelheartofstone says:
    Jan 30, 2017 10:44 PM
    this is all just noise. brady is great, no one denies that, but he plays for the most classless organization in the history of the game, cheating gets you nowhere, your titles simply dont count

    ^^^^^

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
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  18. handsofsteelheartofstone says:
    Jan 30, 2017 10:44 PM
    this is all just noise. brady is great, no one denies that, but he plays for the most classless organization in the history of the game, cheating gets you nowhere, your titles simply dont count
    __________________
    You can repeat this lie over and over, but that won’t make it true. You can’t name one single time when NE cheated.

    Deflategate was proven to be a hoax.

    What happened in Spygate wasn’t made illegal until the following year. Sort of like Dallas getting punished for going over the salary cap in an uncapped year.

    The hack who wrote that NE taped walk throughs had to apologize for making it up. His paper dedicated its entire front page for the apology.

    Heck, even the snow plow game wasn’t illegal at the time! NE offered it to Miami several times.

    So please, enough with the lies and the “cheating” nonsense. No one believes it except you and the other 9 bandwagon “fans” who don’t root FOR a team. You just root for NE to lose. Pathetic!

  19. handsofsteelheartofstone-remember when you said that the Steelrs would destroy the patriots in the playoffs and then you disappeared as soon as the game was over? Ice up son.

  20. Brady is anything BUT pompous. HA. The most hated player in the NFL along with Ray Lewis Ray Rice Pac Man Jones…guys like that. Greg Hardy..Brady was asked who his hero is..he got choked up saying his dad. What a complete loser huh? Deflategate? Come on guys..you have to do better than that. Even if he did do it..i bet 90% of the teams do also..from the mouths of other QBs…but..that isnt any of my business

  21. Every organization in sports should be lead by someone with the class, integrity, leadership skills, work ethic and commitment to excellence that Tom Brady has.

  22. Did anyone ask him about the last time he “routinely” destroyed his cell phone? NOT A CHANCE.

  23. hugeheavywoman- how are your broncos doing? They are going to blow that team up. Are you having fun watching other teams in playoffs? Ice up son. Take a lap. enjoy the game

  24. To all those that ask about why pompous…

    Brady and Bellichek act as if they and their team are supernatural. They rise above emotion, etc. They only focus on what is critical. He is essentially saying, we can do that and you can’t. He really isn’t saying anything other than the obvious, but what is unsaid is “we are much better than everybody else”.

  25. Brady’s EXACT words for why I hate Brady and the Patriots…
    I love watching Aaron Rogers so much that I “stay up” to watch him.

    Did you notice that Joe Buck and Aikman covered up for Brady. They said, oh I bet Rogers likes to watch Brady too. That isn’t what Brady said.

    The Patriots and Brady are the only ones in bed with plenty of rest. They have the easy schedule every year, the refs working on their side, etc. The Ravens play on Christmas, Thursday night, never at home on Monday night football, in Cincinnati to close out every season, etc.

  26. swagger52 says:
    Jan 31, 2017 9:36 AM

    Just like Bellichek, state the obvious as a way to prove he is above it all. Same old tired shtick is getting old.

    much like your shtick

  27. justintuckrule says:
    Jan 30, 2017 11:37 PM

    If it weren’t for one ill-timed boat trip, we be preparing to make this team 0-3 and Brady would be as tight as a sphincter
    ————————————————————–
    Who is we? Coughlin was the guy who could coach at Bill’s level and he’s long gone. The front 4 is a sorry sad shell of it’s former self. And ODB is all about himself – a guy like that never does squat against a Belichick team.

  28. swagger52 says:
    Jan 31, 2017 11:22 AM

    The Patriots and Brady are the only ones in bed with plenty of rest. They have the easy schedule every year, the refs working on their side, etc. The Ravens play on Christmas, Thursday night, never at home on Monday night football, in Cincinnati to close out every season, etc.
    ————————————————————–
    Ray Lewis would be so embarrassed to see that one of his fans had typed this sad rant blaming the schedule for their teams failures.

  29. “This game is looking to be like the Seahawks/Broncos game from a couple of years ago. Seahawks defense gave the greatest offense of all time a beating of a lifetime. ATL defense is atrocious and I expect the Pats to win this one with ease.”

    The irony of this opinion is that the architect of that beatdown that the Seahawks gave the Broncos was Dan Quinn.

  30. I got news for you…

    I am not Ray Lewis. I don’t have the personality nor ability to overcome all obstacles, bad calls and win football games like Ray Lewis did in Foxboro.

    However, I watch all sports and I am qualified to say I am sick of the Patriot favoritism. The only thing close to it is Duke Basketball.

  31. I’m a lifelong Broncos fan who has never understood the Brady hating. I wish all opponents conducted themselves like him. When he plays my favorite team he (and the Patriots in general) are real sportsmen. It will be sad to see his generation leave the game. Here’s to a few more years of seeing him play good, competitive games against the Broncos and hopefully seeing both teams deep in the postseason. Good luck, AFC!

  32. swagger52 says:
    Jan 31, 2017 11:52 AM

    I watch all sports and I am qualified to say I am sick of the Patriot favoritism. The only thing close to it is Duke Basketball.
    ————————————————————
    You mean the favoritism where the QB was suspended for 4 games for something that the league couldn’t prove had actually happened at all? That favoritism? It seems like you have selected a few unrelated things and have created some weird story in your mind that the Patriots get all the breaks, while the Ravens are punished by having to go to Cincinnati each year to play a terrible Bengals team.

  33. carloswlassiter says:
    Jan 31, 2017 12:34 PM

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    You mean the favoritism where the QB was suspended for 4 games for something that the league couldn’t prove had actually happened at all? That favoritism? It seems like you have selected a few unrelated things and have created some weird story in your mind that the Patriots get all the breaks, while the Ravens are punished by having to go to Cincinnati each year to play a terrible Bengals team.

    ______________________________

    Couldn’t prove? The scenario played out exactly the way the NFL wanted. They simply needed to interview the ball boys that were fired and never heard from them again. Instead all the fake news gets created about air temperature and ideal gas law started by Bellichek.

    Why were the ball boys never interviewed?

    Because the NFL wanted all the Brady lovers to continue loving Brady like OJ Simpson in Buffalo.
    They knew all the realists would never change their mind. The end result, New England still loves Brady. The ONLY WAY you achieve that is result is NOT INTERVIEWING the ball boys and focus the investigation on fake news like air temperatures on one game. What about all the letting of air out for all the other games?

  34. Lastly, stop dissing the Bengals. They aren’t that bad. If they were in the AFC East instead of the Patriots, they also would have won 10 years in a row.

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