Tom Brady on Eagles’ Philly Philly play: Good execution wins games

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Tom Brady was watching Thursday night’s NFL season opener with his son, Jack. He recognized the Eagles’ “Philly Philly” play call in the second half.

The Eagles borrowed the play from the Patriots.

New England ran a version of the play in Super Bowl LII, but Brady dropped the pass from receiver Danny Amendola.

The Patriots ran it with one running back and two tight ends, and the Eagles used one running back and one tight end.

Brady was asked Friday about quarterback Nick Foles‘ 15-yard catch from receiver Nelson Agholor to set up Philadelphia’s first touchdown in the Eagles’ victory over the Falcons.

“Good execution wins games,” Brady said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN. “I think that’s ultimately what we have to do. When you have to make the plays, you either make them or you don’t.”

60 responses to “Tom Brady on Eagles’ Philly Philly play: Good execution wins games

  1. Honestly, if he catches an easy pass, wide open, they win the SB, even with a cheaing Goodell instructing the refs to cheat for Philly whenever possible.

  2. Theres no guarantee they win anything Brady could have thrown for 600 yards and scored with 0:15 seconds left and the Eagles could have went down the field to score. There was nothing stopping the Eagles offense at all. That mediocore pass rush and secondary got lit up by Pederson/Foles. Brady cant play D. Just one more stop would have helped them but the defense couldnt do anything. Bend dont break doesnt work when you keep breaking esp on 4th down!

  3. When I look at the greatest players in every sport, and greatest teams for that matter, they always execute the basic plays perfectly. A-Rod throws the back shoulder pass so well it’s effectively un-defendable. Randy Johnson threw a slider that everyone in the world knew was coming, yet no one could do a damn thing about. Tim Duncan had the bank shot. Everyone wants to do fancy, sweet looking things but the truly epic players are capable of doing basic plays no matter if you know it’s coming or what you do to stop it.

    Plain, simple, brutally efficient execution of plays is what makes people and teams unstoppable. That part of the game gets lost on a lot of guys, even at the top levels.

  4. The patriots dont win by good execution. Its called refs in foxborough, holding by the offensive line and illegal pick plays. When the eagles ran a fake walkthrough they looked clueless on defense

  5. 600+ yards of offense and didn’t have to punt once. Lost the game. Seems impossible, but it happened.

    I’ll be amazed if they can figure out a way to upgrade the defense this year, but history has amazed us many times with the Belichick/Brady Patriots so I hold out hope that they’ll figure it out as the season gets going and rolls on.

  6. Yeah, let’s ask the expert who dropped the same pass. JaMarcus Russell would have caught it, as would Ryan Leaf, Geno Smith and Tim Tebow. Brady dropped it.

  7. Not a pats fan at all.
    In fact I’m a dolphins fan 🙁

    But Brady always answers any question with class. If you ask him a pointed question, in hopes even to make him look bad, the guy is going to take the high road. That is the definition of class.

  8. averagjoe says:
    September 7, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    Yeah, let’s ask the expert who dropped the same pass. JaMarcus Russell would have caught it, as would Ryan Leaf, Geno Smith and Tim Tebow. Brady dropped it.
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    Yeah but those other guys were in the side yard of their neighborhood, not in the SB. Maybe Running out wide catching passes is something Tom isn’t good at. Or maybe he will have another shot, who knows. He dropped it. They lost. It’s 2018-19 now and he seems ready to start over again and me likey!

  9. Die-hard Eaglea fan, but I’ll never understand the hatred towards Brady. Dude is one of, if not, the greatest players of all time. I respect and admire excellence.

  10. All it will take is for Foles or whatever other QB out there to get trucked by a safety or LB in pursuit and the gimmick will be put to bed permanently.

  11. Steeler fan here. Brady (like P Manning ) gets way too many flags going his way, but, I have the upmost respect for him. Didn’t he have 11 stitches in his hand, less than a month before the Super Bowl.? Don’t understand all the hatred for a dropped pass.

  12. And Eagles got away with an allowed illegal formation on that supposed perfectly executed play. And allowed a TD on a bobbled ball that didn’t meet the catch rule, and on the final Mary both Hogan and Gronk were mugged by Philly’s D. That’s part of why a QB can throw a record 505yds & 3TDs with no INTs but still lose by one score.

  13. tylawspick6 says:
    September 7, 2018 at 7:01 pm
    Honestly, if he catches an easy pass, wide open, they win the SB, even with a cheaing Goodell instructing the refs to cheat for Philly whenever possible.

    But he didn’t’, he dropped the ball and you lost. No matter how many times you watch video of the game the Pats still come out LOSERS.

  14. All it will take is for Foles or whatever other QB out there to get trucked by a safety or LB in pursuit and the gimmick will be put to bed permanently

    Doubt you’ll see it again just for that reason. I think they only went to the well again because nothing else was working.

  15. But he didn’t’, he dropped the ball and you lost. No matter how many times you watch video of the game the Pats still come out LOSERS.

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    Really? Yeah they lost the last SB. But they are far from losers no matter how big you type the word. We all know they have easily been the best team over the last 20 years, and most likely thats got you mad. Maybe they beat your tema like a drum every year. Maybe you are just tired of seeing them on TV and in the SB every other year. Who knows….but they aren’t losers.

  16. veragjoe says:
    September 7, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    Yeah, let’s ask the expert who dropped the same pass. JaMarcus Russell would have caught it, as would Ryan Leaf, Geno Smith and Tim Tebow. Brady dropped it

    So Brady can’t even compliment the other team without the CRYBABIES coming out.

  17. Number 12 is the best to ever do it. Everyone that hates on him are going to miss watching him when he is done. If you don’t…I feel sorry for you.

    – Bears Fan

  18. If the tuck rule never happened , nobody would be talking about Brady. Take him out of that system and he would be a scrub just as he was at Michigan.

  19. streetyson says:
    September 7, 2018 at 8:10 pm
    And Eagles got away with an allowed illegal formation on that supposed perfectly executed play. And allowed a TD on a bobbled ball that didn’t meet the catch rule, and on the final Mary both Hogan and Gronk were mugged by Philly’s D. That’s part of why a QB can throw a record 505yds & 3TDs with no INTs but still lose by one score.

    First off the clement touchdown is the only thing you have an argument over. The Ertz touchdown was a touchdown by rule of three steps becoming a runner and breaking the plane. Hogan and Gronk were doing the same and then holding themselves throughout the game. As for the illegal formation alshon was in; watch the game again. You will see him asking the line judge if the location was okay where he was at. Those types of plays are 50/50 calls in any other scenario.

  20. The Patriots actually ran this play two seasons ago. Patriots fans know this. The opponent was the Philadelphia eagles under chip Kelly.

    We were down like three scores in a crazy game we just couldn’t get anything right. Was late in the season. Brady called out CLEMSON!! WE GOTTA GO!

    It ended up being a double reverse pass that he caught down the sideline for 36 yards or so. You can YouTube it, but they took this play right from the Patriots two years ago.

  21. Eli would have made that play, even Peyton would have, but then again the Manning’s have had Tom’s number. The last time he beat a Manning in the playoffs was 2005!

  22. maxman99 says:
    September 8, 2018 at 2:04 am
    Hopefully Tom does a better job executing a handshake when he loses to a backup QB.

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    Its obvious that you love everything about Brady except that he didn’t fight through a mob to share the spotlight with the winning QB.

  23. dltarnnr says:
    September 7, 2018 at 9:48 pm
    If the tuck rule never happened , nobody would be talking about Brady. Take him out of that system and he would be a scrub just as he was at Michigan.

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    It’s time to stop with that nonsense.

    First of all it was a rule in the NFL rule book so the fact that the referees called it according to the rule book was what it was their jobs to do.

    Second of all if you look for a video online titled “THE TUCK RULE – 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY” you can see #21 Eric Allen Raiders cornerback standing on the Patriots sideline as the Patriots are talking about the play the Patriots are going to run.

    In the video Eric Allen also admits that the told the Raiders that information and the Raiders put a defense in to specifically cover the player that Tom Brady was going to pass to. That is why Tom Brady had to tuck the football in the first place.

    So if the Raiders did not steal the Patriots play call with that sleazy tactic, then the tuck rule play never happens and Tom Brady likely completes a pass to win the game. Tom Brady obviously had the skill to do it.

  24. streetyson says:
    September 7, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    And Eagles got away with an allowed illegal formation on that supposed perfectly executed play. And allowed a TD on a bobbled ball that didn’t meet the catch rule, and on the final Mary both Hogan and Gronk were mugged by Philly’s D. That’s part of why a QB can throw a record 505yds & 3TDs with no INTs but still lose by one score.

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    Don’t forget the 2 stolen draft picks which would have been sacking Foles during the entire game. Everyone capable of understanding 7th grade science knows that the draft picks were stolen to give other teams have a chance to “win”. So the Eagles “won” a participation trophy when you consider the stolen draft picks. The missed & bad calls just make it easier for the Eagles to “earn” that participation trophy.

    Any word on when Roger Goodell plans on releasing the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 NFL season ? Does it usually take the NFL over 3 years to type a single press release ?

  25. I also love how the Patsies complain about Gronk getting mugged, but forget that if Alshon’s arm isn’t being held the Eagles put up another 7 instead of Foles throwing a pick.

  26. factpurveyor says:
    September 8, 2018 at 9:23 am
    dltarnnr says:
    September 7, 2018 at 9:48 pm
    If the tuck rule never happened , nobody would be talking about Brady. Take him out of that system and he would be a scrub just as he was at Michigan

    Such a stupid comment!

    First explain how a game in 2001 would effect the rest of the SB they won??

    You can’t.

    Second, can we stop with it’s just “the system “ already?

    If that’s the case then the two QB that pretty much every calls the GOAT are just good vector the “system”

    Joe Montana played in the west coast “system “
    When he went to KC Gunther Cunningham came with him and they ran the same “system”

    You clearly don’t have a clue.

  27. maxman99 says:
    September 8, 2018 at 2:04 am
    Hopefully Tom does a better job executing a handshake when he loses to a backup QB.

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    Well to be fair Brady just doesn’t have the vast experience with losing as your team does. Maybe your lesser team’s QB can help Brady work on that

  28. the GOAT never stops driving himself to play better and tells it like it is. it’s what made him the GOAT. no one competes like brady. after one of the many vicious hits he has taken they did an mri of his abdomen and found that he has the longest gut of any human. if indeed he is even human.

  29. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    September 8, 2018 at 10:43 am

    I’m sure Jimmy G. catches that pass. The Patriots traded the wrong QB.

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    Your pathetic Dolphins should have traded for Jimmy G.
    Dolphins haven’t won anything since the 1970’s and now they missed their chance for another 10 years.

  30. “And Eagles got away with an allowed illegal formation on that supposed perfectly executed play. And allowed a TD on a bobbled ball that didn’t meet the catch rule, and on the final Mary both Hogan and Gronk were mugged by Philly’s D. That’s part of why a QB can throw a record 505yds & 3TDs with no INTs but still lose by one score.”

    Exactly how many “gates” are there associated with the Patriots, and you’re going to complain the refs may have missed a call or two? The Patriots are the #1 team for cheating in the league, and they find new and creative ways to lose cash and draft picks every 3 years or so. Go pound sand, Patriot garbage, and feel lucky you have the greatest QB and coach in history

  31. psubeerman21 says:
    September 8, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Exactly how many “gates” are there associated with the Patriots, and you’re going to complain the refs may have missed a call or two? The Patriots are the #1 team for cheating in the league, and they find new and creative ways to lose cash and draft picks every 3 years or so. Go pound sand, Patriot garbage, and feel lucky you have the greatest QB and coach in history

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    There is only one “gate” associate with the Patriots. That is the ticket gate where football fans line up to purchase tickets.

    It may be time to clear your mind of the single incident from a single game played over 10 years ago, where a memo from that year indicated that a camera needed to be moved about 10 feet to a different location within the stadium. The Patriots were over punished for having that camera 10 feet from where it would have been allowed for a portion of one half of a single game.

    The NFL then used headlines to convince dimwits that someone let air out of one teams footballs to give that team an advantage. While failing to report that the footballs of both teams were below regulation PSI.

    This perceived “advantage” was also disproven after Brady scored 28 points against the Colts in the 2nd half after the NFL corrected the natural football deflation issue. The results in every Patriots game since January 18th 2015 also disproves that silly “advantage” assertion.

    Roger Goodell is still hiding the PSI report from the 2015 NFL season.

  32. Good coaching decision also wins games. Sitting down the Butler without any good reason cost the Pats a Super Bowl win. Brady is putting it behind him because no one can go back in time and change history.

  33. factpurveyor says:
    September 8, 2018 at 9:23 am
    dltarnnr says:
    September 7, 2018 at 9:48 pm
    If the tuck rule never happened , nobody would be talking about Brady. Take him out of that system and he would be a scrub just as he was at Michigan.

    ————————————————————————–
    It’s time to stop with that nonsense.

    First of all it was a rule in the NFL rule book so the fact that the referees called it according to the rule book was what it was their jobs to do.

    Second of all if you look for a video online titled “THE TUCK RULE – 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY” you can see #21 Eric Allen Raiders cornerback standing on the Patriots sideline as the Patriots are talking about the play the Patriots are going to run.

    In the video Eric Allen also admits that the told the Raiders that information and the Raiders put a defense in to specifically cover the player that Tom Brady was going to pass to. That is why Tom Brady had to tuck the football in the first place.

    So if the Raiders did not steal the Patriots play call with that sleazy tactic, then the tuck rule play never happens and Tom Brady likely completes a pass to win the game. Tom Brady obviously had the skill to do it.

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    It’s a waste of time to educate someone that doesn’t want to be educated. People love to hate Brady and they will manufacture reasons in their heads to perpetuate and justify the hate.

    I disagree with your categorization of Eric Allen’s eavesdropping as a “sleazy tactic” however. That’s football. As long as he didn’t break any rules to listen in, then I have no issue with it.

    These same people that continue to chirp about the stupid Tuck Rule all seem to conveniently ignore the fact that the same call went against the Pats earlier that same very season (vs. the Jets), so it’s not like the call was out of left field.

  34. omeimontis says:
    September 8, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Good coaching decision also wins games. Sitting down the Butler without any good reason cost the Pats a Super Bowl win. Brady is putting it behind him because no one can go back in time and change history.

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    Coach BB doesn’t talk about player issues in public. Never has and never will.
    Which means that we probably don’t have all the information that Bill had.
    BB probably had a reason. Remember that BB sat Welker in the beginning of an important game for making fun of another teams coach.

  35. “These same people that continue to chirp about the stupid Tuck Rule all seem to conveniently ignore the fact that the same call went against the Pats earlier that same very season (vs. the Jets), so it’s not like the call was out of left field.”

    They also ignore that they Raiders supposedly amazing defense failed to stop the Pats driving down and scoring twice to first tie and then win the game.

  36. iowamiah says:
    September 7, 2018 at 9:34 pm
    Number 12 is the best to ever do it. Everyone that hates on him are going to miss watching him when he is done. If you don’t…I feel sorry for you.

    – Bears Fan

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    Oh please Iowamiah… TB is a system QB, boring to watch, and cheated. The whole team cheats. Spygate, PEDSgate 5x’s, IRgate, snowplowgate, walkthroughgate, formationgate, tampergate, headsetgate, deflategate, tuckgate

  37. Brady is class and at a different level it took a perfect storm by my super bowl champion Eagles to beat him and gronk no one else showed up for the pats

  38. Tom vs Mannings since 2006

    Pats – Indy Loss 2006 Conference Peyton winner
    Pats – NY Loss 2007 Superbowl Eli winner
    Pats – NY Loss 2011 Superbowl Eli winner
    Pats – Den Loss 2013 Conference Peyton Winner
    Pats – Den Loss 2015 Conference Peyton Winner

    The last time Tom Brady beat a Manning in the Playoff’ was January 16, 2005 – Since then the Mannings own Brady and the Pats when the money is on the table!

  39. Bubbalicious says:
    September 8, 2018 at 2:44 pm
    Tom vs Mannings since 2006

    Pats – Indy Loss 2006 Conference Peyton winner
    Pats – NY Loss 2007 Superbowl Eli winner
    Pats – NY Loss 2011 Superbowl Eli winner
    Pats – Den Loss 2013 Conference Peyton Winner
    Pats – Den Loss 2015 Conference Peyton Winner

    The last time Tom Brady beat a Manning in the Playoff’ was January 16, 2005 – Since then the Mannings own Brady and the Pats when the money is on the table!

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    and just who became
    commissioner in 2006 and who protected gomer manning’s hgh cheating?

    these are not coincidences

  40. When Tom Brady, the Greatest Nfl Player of All-Time, and the Greatest NFL Leader of All-Time, speaks on anything, no matter how trivial, people listen, and comment.

  41. maxman99 says:
    September 8, 2018 at 2:04 am
    Hopefully Tom does a better job executing a handshake when he loses to a backup QB.
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    The backup QB who’s gone to the Pro Bowl and started for the Super Bowl champions the other night???

  42. Brady has faced off against the Mannings in Six Championship Games (Conference or SB). The Mannings won the last five! The Mannings own Tom. He can come over to their Mansion and be a server at their dinner parties.

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