Tom Brady on Antonio Brown: It was a good start

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The Patriots routed the Dolphins on Sunday and one of their touchdowns in the 43-0 victory was scored by the newest member of the team.

Antonio Brown caught a 20-yard touchdown in the first half and was targeted eight times overall by Tom Brady in the win. He caught four passes for 56 yards overall and got a positive review from his new quarterback when all was said and done.

“It was a good start,” Brady said, via WEEI.com. “I was just trying to find an open guy and he was snapping off some routes and did a good job. It was good to find him.”

Brady wasn’t the only one with nice things to say after the game. Julian Edelman said Brown was “awesome” and Josh Gordon discussed how quickly Brown has picked up the offense.

“He’s got a great football mind, football IQ,” Gordon said. “Guys that are football smart just pick it up faster than others. He’s one of those guys that is gifted in that area. He was able to come here and adapt on the fly and he is still learning, as we all are. But it goes to show how much he really wants to be a part of this offense, how much he really wants to contribute and how fast he did it. It was great to see him make that progress today.”

Brown didn’t speak to reporters after the game and hasn’t answered any questions since a lawsuit alleging rape and sexual assault was filed against him last week. The NFL will be interviewing his accuser on Monday and there’s a chance the league could take action that makes Sunday’s good start a one-time affair.

61 responses to “Tom Brady on Antonio Brown: It was a good start

  1. It was a pasting for the ages. Miami fans run their mouths so much, it was great to see that kind of a beatdown down there in that horrible sports town of frontrunners and fake tradition.

  2. blacknyellablacknyella says:
    September 15, 2019 at 9:56 pm
    He pushed off
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    Ok, Tony. We heard ya already. Give it a rest.

  3. blacknyellablacknyella says:
    September 15, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    He pushed off
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    Gimme a break. Did nothing to move the defender, it was the same kind of innocuous contact you see on virtually every pass play.

  4. Great talent, but hard to root for him. Even if you hate Oakland, you have to admit he totally screwed them over with his antics. Again, great player, but not a good person. Regardless of whether the rape allegations are true, he’s shown he’s self centered, and I hope karma greets him sooner than later.

  5. blacknyellablacknyella says:
    September 15, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    He pushed off

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    Oh, I’m sorry, should we adjust the score to 37-0 to keep it closer?

  6. If a man rapes a woman, he should apologize from the bottom of his heart and provide for her whatever help she needs to get through it. And he should be in prison.

    But there are among us mentally challenged men who will rape, but could never apologize, there are evil men among us who will rape and would never apologize, unless they are looking for a lighter sentence.

    If Brown raped her, $2 million dollars is nothing for what he owes her.

    There are women among us who will make false rape accusations. Would this woman ruin a man’s career based on a lie?

    We won’t know until this has been settled one way or the other.

    If she isn’t making this up, he owes her a lot more than money. If she is making this up, I hope Brown finds peace, for himself and his children.

  7. To the “he pushed off” crowd.

    It was a perfect back shoulder throw. The defensive back didn’t locate the ball and was leaning into him.

    No star receiver ever gets called for that play. It was reviewed by New York. Enough said.

  8. The moral outrage about Brown signing with the Pats is over-the-top. Please ! A great athlete who draws a crowd on and off the field. The crowd had their own issues.

  9. He was being smothered. He wasn’t open so he pushed off in order to create separation. Otherwise, he would not have caught the pass. It ultimately wouldn’t have mattered because the game was a blowout, but to try to justify the push off isn’t logical.

  10. egbrady says:
    September 15, 2019 at 10:15 pm
    Imagine if Brady’d had a hall of famer receiver as a target all those years.
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    You mean like Randy Moss, Wes Welker, and Rob Gronkowski?

  11. “He’s got a great football mind, football IQ,” Gordon said. “Guys that are football smart just pick it up faster than others.“

    To be fair, AB has been studying the Patriots play book for 2-3 months now…

  12. Jamsamwich says:
    September 15, 2019 at 11:44 pm
    He was being smothered. He wasn’t open so he pushed off in order to create separation. Otherwise, he would not have caught the pass. It ultimately wouldn’t have mattered because the game was a blowout, but to try to justify the push off isn’t logical.
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    Not sure calling it a pushoff is logical either though. Its common when looking up for the ball for guys to have a hand on their coverage as a means to measure where they are. DBs do it too, on most plays you see both of them doing that. As far as calling that a push, he didnt move the guy at all it would be a pretty lame push. It looked more to me like it was his body turn that kept the DB from defending the catch, not a shove. Apparently the refs and the league saw that too.

  13. 64 13 Rate This
    Angel Valle says:
    September 15, 2019 at 11:02 pm
    Miami massacre
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    I prefer “The Curb-Stomp at the Hard Rock”

  14. Article 3 (a): “Incidental contact by an opponent’s hands, arms, or body when both players are competing for the ball, or neither player is looking for the ball. If there is ****any question**** whether contact is incidental, the ruling shall be no interference.”

    incidental: “being likely to ensue as a chance or minor consequence” (MW)

    There certainly was a question whether Brown’s contact on that TD was incidental, so the no call was appropriate according to the rules.

  15. For my money Patrick Mahomes is already better than Brady has ever been.
    if you want to see the real goat watch the Cheifs.

  16. phinatic29 says:
    September 16, 2019 at 8:02 am

    For my money Patrick Mahomes is already better than Brady has ever been.
    if you want to see the real goat watch the Cheifs.
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    No question that Mahomes looks like the real deal, and the only QB playing today with the talent that may one day challenge Brady for the GOAT title, but he needs to help the Chiefs put a few pelts on the wall before any GOAT talk.

    Yes, to paraphrase Lombardi, Winning Super Bowls is important, it is the only thing.

  17. Right now PM looks like Dan Marino….far from the GOAT status, but he does have the potential to get there maybe after 8-10 years of sustained success which has to include 4-5 Lombardi ‘s to even enter the GOAT conversation

  18. brown should have signed with chiefs. if hill can walk away with no suspension, brown would not even be called in for the token chat with goodell.

  19. phinatic29 says:
    September 16, 2019 at 8:02 am
    For my money Patrick Mahomes is already better than Brady has ever been.
    if you want to see the real goat watch the Cheifs.

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    Mahomes is 0-2 in games that matter. 😀

  20. I like thinking that the Dolphins will go 0-16, and the Patriots will go 19-0 winning the Super Bowl in Miami of all places and making the 1972 Dolphins and Cheating Don Shula irrelevant.

    🙂

  21. kissbillsrings says:
    September 16, 2019 at 8:37 am
    Right now PM looks like Dan Marino….far from the GOAT status, but he does have the potential to get there maybe after 8-10 years of sustained success which has to include 4-5 Lombardi ‘s to even enter the GOAT conversation


    The same Mahomes that got shut out in the first half of a conference championship game in his home stadium.

    The same Mahomes that is partially responsible for both losses to the World Champion Patriots.

    Wasn’t all that impressed yesterday either. The Raiders were blowing coverages everywhere on his TD passes. A real defense like the World Champion Patriots won’t do that.

    Fun kid to watch but the future GOAT talk is hilarious. Remember how great RG3 was? 🙂

  22. A good “practice game” for Brown. Just like in pre season when players are learning new offenses. Who better to play against when learning a new offense than a train wreck team like the Dolphins.

  23. captainobvious says:
    September 16, 2019 at 9:07 am
    It looks like Miami is headed for another perfect season!

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    I hope Shula is putting the champagne on ice now. Celebrate early and often.

    The Dolphins should be ashamed of the product they have rolled out the past two weeks. That effort, and i use that term loosely, should be an embarrassment for the organization. I actually feel sorry for the players. It just shows years of neglect and incompetency by team management. Now the NFL will likely gift them the top pick.

    The talking heads and prognosticators marvel at the team the Browns have assembled. Why? They were able to get all these top players because of neglect and incompetence over two decades of awful football. They have given the Dolphins a good road map.

  24. look to the left on the replay…Pat’s receiver was absolutely mugged…no call…and you guys are bitching about a push…haters…smh

    blacknyellablacknyella says:
    September 15, 2019 at 9:56 pm
    He pushed off

  25. The TRUE GOAT isn’t even finished adding on to his legacy yet & may not be for 3 more years if he plays to 45 as he said his goal was……
    Patrick will still be on the outside looking in for a good many more years….. maybe forever!!!!
    Remember it’s a TEAM SPORT not a stat collector sport like Manning thought it was…… he’s not even brought up anymore when the topic of GOAT QB/PLAYER is even discussed!!!!

  26. It’s a team game, Goodell. If the Chiefs win that coin toss, Mahomes probably has his 1st ring & the Pats have 5.

    “A fun kid to watch.” He was amazing yesterday, and has been in general. Whole new gen of QB’s in the league now – old man Brady is still chugging along, but Pats fans will have to adjust to a new reality at some point in the near future.

  27. tylawspick6 says:
    September 15, 2019 at 9:51 pm
    It was a pasting for the ages. Miami fans run their mouths so much, it was great to see that kind of a beatdown down there in that horrible sports town of frontrunners and fake tradition.

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    Pats fans calling anyone frontrunners is great. Your team also moved our of NE for lack of fan attention before this current run.

  28. Oh it’s just not fair Brady now has one of the best wide receivers in the game to go along with the greatest coach of all time, and my team only has a guy who feels dangerous, and my team only has a guy that dresses like a clown after every game, and throws like a pitcher with a broken arm waa waa waa

  29. mainepatriotsfan says:
    September 16, 2019 at 7:48 am
    Push off for sure. Pretty subtle in regular speed, I can see how the ref’s easily missed it.
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    If you watch any film on the game’s greatest receivers, you’ll see nothing but subtle push offs.

  30. 8oneanddones says:
    September 15, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    How about that defense? 3 points in 2 games.
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    Defense is good. Though they don’t play a playoff team in their 1st 8 outings, so… w/e.

  31. Defense is good. Though they don’t play a playoff team in their 1st 8 outings, so… w/e.

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    They only gave up 3 in the SB as well
    .so…..w/e.

  32. patswinyoucry says:
    September 16, 2019 at 11:33 am
    They only gave up 3 in the SB as well
    .so…..w/e.
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    Rams offense without Gurley is nothing and the Patriots barely put up any points against the Rams in the most boring SB ever.

  33. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    September 16, 2019 at 11:51 am
    If Tom Brady is so great then why does he rely on his defense to win games?
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    Down 28-3 in the SB to Atl says otherwise…

  34. billsrthefuture says:
    September 16, 2019 at 10:14 am
    It’s a team game, Goodell. If the Chiefs win that coin toss, Mahomes probably has his 1st ring & the Pats have 5.

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    Its a shame the toss didn’t go the other way. Its only a maybe that it might have changed the outcome of the game but its a definite that we would not have had to listen to all the losers complaining about coin tosses being unfair.

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