Tom Brady: There was a lot of s–t that happened tonight

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has won his fair share of Super Bowls over the years, but he’s never won one like he did on Sunday night.

New England was down 28-3 in the third quarter and Brady was being knocked around by a Falcons defense that seemed to have an extra gear on the Patriots. Brady said “I got hit pretty hard” during his postgame press conference and that the first two quarters-plus was “exactly how we didn’t draw it up.”

Things turned his way from there, however. A 13-play, 75-yard drive ended with a touchdown pass to James White to get the Pats within 19 before the third quarter was out and then things got really crazy in the fourth. Brady had trouble remembering the exact sequence of events during his press conference — “there was a lot of s–t that happened tonight” — but he had no issues recalling Julian Edelman’s remarkable juggling catch that got the Patriots 23 key yards on the game-tying drive. 

Brady noted that the Patriots have been “on the other end of a few of those catches” in past Super Bowls before calling Edelman’s catch one of the greatest of all time and remarking that he didn’t know “how the hell” the wideout caught it. Edelman did and Brady wound up with Super Bowl records for passes attempted, passes completed and passing yards in a performance for the ages.

95 responses to “Tom Brady: There was a lot of s–t that happened tonight

  1. As a Raider fan I cant stand New England. But you can’t take it away from them. Best QB/HC combo ever. NE is committed to Excellence…

  2. As a Bills fan, I can’t be more jealous of Pats fans. He’s the best football player of all time, with the best football coach of all time and an owner who gets it.

    Respect

  3. Ryan gave the game to NE by taking a sack rather than throwing the ball away and kicking a field goal to go up by 11 to ice the game.

    Matty ICE melted with mental errors before the entire world. NE won their last SB by a faulty play call by Seattle’s OC Darrell Bevell. Ryan owns this loss. I didn’t expect the defense to keep it together but I didn’t realize Ryan was mentally weak. What a revealing game for Atlanta and their QB.

  4. Whatever your rooting interest, that was one of the more incredible SBs ever. Much needed after some pretty bad divisional and conference games. Just an insane comeback. 2 TDs and TWO 2 point conversions needed, all the while keeping ATL off the board. Nuts. I’m shaking in excitement.

    Brady and Pats showed a lot of heart tonight. ATL is good, can be great with some more experience on defense. They should be back to represent NFC sooner than later.

    Brady ain’t getting any younger. I’m relishing these games as you never know when it will be gone. Was so sad watching Montana hang em up and was sad when manning did last year. Just enjoy it

  5. Yah. I hate you, Tom. But you’re the best ever.

    I hate you so much.

    But you are the greatest quarterback to ever play the game. Can’t deny that now without being self-delusional.

  6. .
    James White had 14 catches for 110 yards / 1 TDs , plus 6 carries for 29 yards, plus the key carry on the 2 point conversion. He was so effective that I thought Kevin Faulk had returned to the team.
    .

  7. Amazing comeback by the best to ever play QB. Epic really. Fun to watch. Don’t much care for the Patriots, but they are arguably the greatest football dynasty with what they’ve accomplished the last 18 years. Truly a great playing wonderful football towards the end of his career. Congrats.

  8. I was planning to go to Home Depot tomorrow. I am afraid someone might hit me with a shovel. Arthur Blank cannot be a happy man right now.

  9. I think of the people that spent the last 17 years denying themselves great football from the greatest QB of all time because of hate and conspiracy theories. It makes me smile.

  10. Tom Brady showed some true class tonight. It’s tough to win a super bowl. There’s so much pressure. To win two super bowls is really amazing. When you get to 3, 4, and 5 super bowl wins, you’re at a different level than everyone else. Matt Ryan just completely fell apart in the second half. He couldn’t function under so much pressure. Now he knows what Cam Newton went through. There is a certain mental toughness required to win on a stage that big. As big a night as it is for Brady, he’ll go to bed tonight thinking of his mom. Hope she’s going to be ok.

  11. Betcha Steven Gostkowski is REALLY glad his team made those 2-point conversions, after he missed a PAT tonight. Remember last year in Denver when they had to go for 2-points because he missed a PAT- but they failed and lost the game?

  12. Should I Be Offended by Redskins? says:
    Feb 5, 2017 11:24 PM

    Atlanta had too much of that Packer playoff choke run off on them.

    Very Green Bay-esque
    _________________

    It is awesome that the Packers dominate your life.

  13. darkneptune73 says:
    Feb 5, 2017 11:26 PM

    RIGGED. NFL is rigged.
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    Yep. Suspend TB for 4 games. Take away 2 draft picks…..then let them win the SB. Makes sense.

  14. RIGGED. NFL is rigged.. maybe.. I mean there were some calls 1st half that kept the falcons from running away with the game. Ya I know they were penalties. But I’ve heard people say there are penalties on every play.. just not all called. Thats what I can’t get over. Were the calls fair and not one sided.

  15. This was a team win for the Patriots. Brady wasn’t super impressive to be honest, but he got it done late, which is what matters. Yards are meaningless.

    I counted 4 Brady throws that were waiting to be INTs in the last 2 Patriot drives, but didn’t happen.

    Patriots’ defense stiffened in the second half to give them a chance, while the inexperienced Falcons faltered rather than finished the game.

  16. When your offense runs 33 plays in 3+ quarter your defense is done.

    TOP 40:31 – 23.27 Even with the 5 minutes in OT the Pat’s won by 12 minutes.

  17. I always like Brady but I go back a few years. YA Tittle, Namath, Unitas, Farve. People that changed the game. After tonight I realized Tom Brady is the greatest Quarterback that I have been blessed with to watch. The man is the greatest that ever played the game by far New England is the best team ever in the NFL. Post free agency included. They take no names, undrafted players, low round draft picks and do nithing fancy but win games and world championships. I bow in reverence to the New England Patriot players, coaches and owner.

    Greatest team team ever in the NFL. If I was Brady? I would gracefully make this his last curtain call. Congrats to all Patriot fans. Great job

  18. I really question why the Super Bowl logos where on the field right where the extra point would be tried from. The pats miss came off the painted logo. The third extra point for the Falcons the holder moved on the fiels so the ball and the kickers plant leg where on the green part of the field.

  19. Lots of S including Falcons inexplicably failing to attempt a FG w 3 min left. Greedy and overconfident, Dan Quinn victimized again by the Pats in a SB, lol

  20. That was great making Goodell hand the trophy to Kraft before they booed him off the podium, while Brady ignored him. #pantsonfire

  21. Pats defense came up huge in the second half, and especially in the 4th quarter. They flailed on a few plays early, but only gave up 14 points total on drives; one pick-6 by Brady + the fumble by Blount essentially accounted for the Falcons’ other 14 points.

    On offense, that double-clutch catch by Edelman and a bunch of key catches by Amendola in the 4th sealed this thing. Everyone thought the game was over at the half, but Brady led them back. Is there any argument now against this guy being the GOAT?

  22. skawh says:
    Feb 5, 2017 11:24 PM

    Ryan gave the game to NE by taking a sack rather than throwing the ball away and kicking a field goal to go up by 11 to ice the game.

    NE won their last SB by a faulty play call by Seattle’s OC Darrell Bevell.
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    Right. It has nothing to do with NE, they just keep getting real lucky and stumbling into 7 SBs and winning 5.

  23. I’m a Steelers fan and I must admit what a team, coach, and QB.

    The icing on the cake was goodell getting booed.

  24. 68 million under the cap in 2017 and about to get a 1&3rd for Jimmy G.

    See you in Minneapolis and again in Atlanta. Who knows might even be living it up in South Beach and then LA.

    🐐🐐 So proud to be a patriots fan.

  25. It is truly pathetic that some just can’t get over their bitterness and jealousy towards Brady. Just appreciate his greatness players like him come around once in a lifetime. The five time champ and undisputed GOAT!

  26. First one without an asterisk. He served his time and won legit. I semi-rooted for him because people tried to friend-shame him and his coach. But it turned into a yuge win. A huuge fantastic win. Too bad the Patriots fan base couldn’t be swapped with Atlanta’s. wrong people happy tonight.

  27. I would blame the play calling more than Ryan. Go back and look at those sacks. They happen pretty fast.

    Easy to say after the fact what should have been done, but in real time those plays are bang bang.

  28. Bart Starr won 5 World Championships in 7 years… he also won 3 in a row – an NFL record that is unmatched; get back to me when any other QB or team or Coach exceeds that, let alone matches said.

    Tom Brady has finally won a 5th World Championships but he’s been in the NFL since 2000, 17 years. His post season record overall also pales compared Starr; be too late to keep trying Tom… you, Belicheck & NE et al are merely running past the finish line of a race Starr won many years before.

    There is Bart Starr, and Lombardi and the Packers… then comes everyone else, including their lessers NE, et al.

  29. Brady’s scrubs now have SB ring, some of them now have 2. It’s heartwarming that the rejects have their dreams come true.

  30. Matty “ICE”… Please.
    Matty “Take a Sack” is more legit.

    Atlanta is just what I thought they were, a good team with an average QB and a bad clock managing coach.
    Kudos to the Patriots and the best ever, Tom Brady. Coming from a Raider fan.

  31. I remember when I lost money betting on the Patriots in the Super Bowl back in 85. Every single other person in the room was rooting for the Bears. I got mocked when I made that bet and mocked after the game.

    I could have never imagined at the time what was in store for myself and other Pats fans a little less than two decades later.

    I’m fully aware of how fortunate I am to be witnessing this phenomenal, unprecedented run of excellence. It will not last forever. It would not surprise me if Brady and Belichick both announce their retirements after this, because seriously, what else is there for either of them to prove?

    But right now, tonight, knowing that all serious debate on the GOAT, both at quarterback and coach, has ended, leaves me happy, for the team, for Tom and Bill, and for myself, having been able to witness the greatest Super Bowl comeback in history.

  32. defscottyb says:
    Feb 5, 2017 11:28 PM

    Thank God I’m not a Falcon fan LoL
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    I’d move…how could one live with that…25pts up, only 23min left…so sad. Makes Cleveland feel like a nice place to live.

  33. To all my dear Brady lovers, although your legacy will always bear some taint, after tonight:

    Best Team Dynasty: Pats
    GOAT HC: BB
    GOAT QB (and arguably player): Brady
    Worst SB which turned into the best: 51

    Congrats to all. Heck of a game and very impressive. Enjoy this victory!

    Pats Hater

  34. Norseman says:
    Feb 6, 2017 12:05 AM
    This was a team win for the Patriots. Brady wasn’t super impressive to be honest, but he got it done late, which is what matters. Yards are meaningless.

    I counted 4 Brady throws that were waiting to be INTs in the last 2 Patriot drives, but didn’t happen.

    Patriots’ defense stiffened in the second half to give them a chance, while the inexperienced Falcons faltered rather than finished the game.

    Brady’s last 5 drives of the game.

    26-33 284 yards 2 Tds o ints 31 points 122.7 QB rating

  35. RE LEE says:
    Feb 6, 2017 1:01 AM
    Brady’s scrubs now have SB ring, some of them now have 2. It’s heartwarming that the rejects have their dreams come true.

    I have always been something of a “scrub”. Only on a second take reading your post was it ‘received’ in the spirit it was intended .
    Excellence in Scrubs !
    For the Kids at Children’s Hospital !

  36. Congratulations to the Patriots. No contest, hands down, Bill Belichek is the Greatest Coach of All Time; Tom Brady is the Greatest QB of all time.

    The organization is incredible, they do not draft big names and despite key injuries, all the team does is win.

    Signed,

    A Steelers Fan

  37. patriotinvasion says:
    Feb 6, 2017 12:23 AM
    Spygate DEAD. Deflategate DEAD. HATERS DEAD!!!!!

    ————-

    Spygate we are stuck with sadky. Deflategate was a mannequin from the start. It cant be dead because it never was anything in the first place.

  38. ’m fully aware of how fortunate I am to be witnessing this phenomenal, unprecedented run of excellence. It will not last forever. It would not surprise me if Brady and Belichick both announce their retirements after this, because seriously, what else is there for either of them to prove?
    ******************************8
    You miss the point. The point being they don’t play to prove anything but they play because they love the game. BB and TB will be active for another 5 years.

  39. Dolphins fan here:
    I watched Marino play. I watched Griese play. My wife is a Cowboy fan, so we’ve seen Staubach too. But if I had to do an all-time-draft right now, Tom Brady would be my pick at quarterback.
    Somehow, someone on all these threads wanders off and takes time to dispute that Jerry Rice is the GOAT at wide receiver. I don’t know that he was more talented than, say, Moss, but you draft the head as well as the body: Rice is my top draft pick at WR.

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