Tom Brady is feeling good, despite disappointing performance in Buffalo

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Monday was the 18th anniversary of Tom Brady‘s first NFL start. Reminded of that fact by Jim Gray of Westwood One during the Bengals-Steelers pregame show, Brady said he didn’t realize it.

A full generation later, and 25 percent of the way into his 20th NFL season, Brady realizes that he’s feeling good, despite last week’s comment that he’s not a “spring chicken.”

“I said that tongue in cheek last week, again I know that things in context don’t come out that way,” Brady said. “But that was kind of said as a joke and became a headline. I’m feeling really good, we’re four games into the season. A lot of guys are already missing the whole season with injuries because it’s a contact sport. I feel good, I came out of the game really clean and I’m excited to go out and practice this week and see if we can make some improvements.”

Improvements definitely are needed; the New England offense punted nine times in 12 possession during Sunday’s game at Buffalo.

“The flight home yesterday sucks, the night of sleep sucked, and you watch the film and that sucks and then you just lick your wounds and you get up and you try to do better the next week,” Brady said. “We’ve lost a lot of games playing poorly, and sometimes when you don’t play well on offense but play well on defense, you win.”

How well are they playing on defense? Consider this quote from Brady, in light of his tenure with the team.

“Our defense is playing great football,” Brady said. “The best football I can ever remember our defense playing, which has been spectacular to watch.”

That’s why the Patriots continue to create a distinct vibe that, one again, they’ll be in the mix foe a Supre Bowl appearance.

47 responses to “Tom Brady is feeling good, despite disappointing performance in Buffalo

  1. Look to the X, Tommy…Look to the X…It won’t bite you. LMAO

    Since Givens left the team, that spot has been an issue for him. I don’t know why other than the defacto X starter isn’t as potent as the Z.

    There’s just no excuse for it.

  2. Mahomes is so much better at this point of their respective careers, its not even close.

  3. @phinatic29

    You are right. There have been a lot of QB’s who were way better than Brady at this point. I just don’t recall seeing any of them in the HOF.
    Mahomes is great, buy you forget it takes a team. BB is one of the best at putting a team together. Reid is not bad, but the Pats have been substaining for 20 years now.

  4. Father Time is clearly trying to level up by defeating Luck, Roethelisberger, Dalton, Eli, Matt Ryan, Flacco, Rivers, Rodgers, and finally the great Drew Brees before he even thinks about stepping onto Brady’s bridge.

  5. “Mahomes is so much better at this point of their respective careers, its not even close.”

    He is far and away a better quarterback.

  6. phinatic29 says:
    October 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm
    Mahomes is so much better at this point of their respective careers, its not even close.

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    Maybe, but Brady was the one completing three 3rd and 10’s in OT in the AFCCG on Mahomes turf to take away Mahomes chance to get the ball. Meanwhile Reid chose to take the FG with 11 seconds left instead of giving Mahomes one more shot to win the game.

    For how old Brady is the KC pass rush still couldn’t get to him.

    Brady is still good enough to win. That’s all that matters.

  7. Vasteelerfan says:
    October 1, 2019 at 4:32 pm
    You gotta love the Lance Armstrong of the NFL’

    Except for a dirty hit the Cheaters would have lost…..karma is coming.
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    Well at least he doesn’t stick his foot out to try to trip a kick returner like the coach of your team.

  8. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    October 1, 2019 at 4:59 pm
    “Mahomes is so much better at this point of their respective careers, its not even close.”

    He is far and away a better quarterback.

    Tom Brady is 42 years old.

    That being said, he’s still plenty good enough.

  9. Mahomes is so much better at this point of their respective careers, its not even close.
    =====

    So obvious, it doesn’t even need to be said.

  10. The very definition of a “First world problem” should be, beating a 3-0 team ON the road, and losing sleep because the offense didn’t play well and you didn’t blow them out.

    I tell you, these are trying days to be a Pats fan. 😉

  11. What, only haters posting so far? Kudos to you for even reading a Brady article. You probably had some quaint “cheater” or “not-the-GOAT” quip just saved up from Sunday that you wanted to post. How come there aren’t any articles about McDermott screwing the Bills: two wasted second half timeouts on (very) bad challenges, a third unnecessarily wasted on A PUNT! Not going for 3 left his team facing the number 1 defense and needing 85 yards and TD with the backup QB. And he made it to the 40 with one and half minutes to play. Better coaching might actually have won the game for the Bills. (and I’m a Pats fan!)

  12. Except for a dirty hit the Cheaters would have lost…..karma is coming.

    ————–

    McDermott might want to tell Allen that he’s in the NFL now and to slide.

  13. Respect for the Pats but their division is them, and 3 Cleveland Browns…no wonder they win the division every year. Bills, Jets and Dolphins? Must be nice.

  14. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    October 1, 2019 at 4:59 pm
    “Mahomes is so much better at this point of their respective careers, its not even close.”

    He is far and away a better quarterback.

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    Don’t you find it funny that Brady is 42 and people still find the need to compare him to the next 24 year old phenom that comes along. It’s ok that Mahomes is great. I can cheer for Mahomes. He’s exciting to watch. Doesn’t take anything away from Tom Brady. Brady beat KC twice last year and he’s still out there winning games. Whatever he’s doing it’s enough for Patriots fans.

  15. Vasteelerfan says:
    October 1, 2019 at 4:32 pm
    You gotta love the Lance Armstrong of the NFL’
    Except for a dirty hit the Cheaters would have lost…..karma is coming.
    ——————————————————————-
    You just have to laugh. Now karma’s gonna catch up to them after they’ve won 6 Super Bowls?
    Isn’t the whole idea to have it happen after…I dunno…two Super Bowls or something?

  16. Mahomes is so much better at this point of their respective careers, its not even close.

    ——–

    Mahomes definitely makes the physical plays, and always did. But it takes more than a great QB to win championships, as we all know.

    I guess the haters have to take the low hanging fruit and wave it around.

  17. phinatic29 says:
    October 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm
    Mahomes is so much better at this point of their respective careers, its not even close.
    ———————————————-

    But not better at winning, interesting that.

  18. At some point this offense will need to make plays. Otherwise the Patriots risk injuries with defense playing too many snaps because the offense can’t sustain drives. Brady has weapons so there are no excuses.

  19. Are there people actually suggesting that experience, leadership, and many examples of legendary play in the biggest games, that has helped a team win week after week, and multiple Super Bowls, is more important than QB rating?

    How presumptuous of you!

  20. wib22 says:
    October 1, 2019 at 5:13 pm
    brady is washed
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    Yeah, his wife probably gives him a hand scrubbing his back. You jealous?

  21. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 1, 2019 at 5:40 pm
    Brady has weapons so there are no excuses.
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    If you actually were a Pats fan, or bothered to watch their games, you’d know the current issue isn’t the skill players.

  22. SaintsGotRobbed says:
    October 1, 2019 at 5:15 pm
    Respect for the Pats but their division is them, and 3 Cleveland Browns…no wonder they win the division every year. Bills, Jets and Dolphins? Must be nice.

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    The same tired story every day. Regardless of the mountains of evidence to the contrary that requires all of about 2 min to find and minimal critical thinking to consume.

    The AFC East is bad, It’s Belichick not Brady, it’s Brady not Belichick, they cheat, they’re lucky, the refs are in their pocket, it’s Goodell’s favorite team, etc.

    The reality is Belichick, Brady and so many other coaches and players for the Patriots are very, very good. They have a great process, great preparation, great work ethic and it’s enough to give them an edge. They did miss out on winning a Super Bowl for 10 years in there, so it’s not an insurmountable edge, but it’s there.

  23. terripet says:
    October 1, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Most overrated quarterback of all time

    ___________________________________

    The dumbest statement of all time.

  24. Lol the Pats have a couple subpar games every year and every year for the last 10 years the cacophony of fools comes out and tells us Brady is terrible and finished every single time.

    Its good to have dreams I guess, but that’s all it is. It was a month ago that Brady was throwing perfect 30 and 40 yard rainbows against the Steelers that were right on the money. Sorry to crush those dreams but no, 3 weeks later Brady has not substantially declined.

  25. Even in 2007 Brady had a bad game against the Jets when he had 140 yds passing and no TDs.
    I just love it when he has a bad game and people say he is done. Style points only count in gymnastics and figure skating. The Patriots are 4-0 after a week when alot of players were limited in practice. Edelmans ribs, Bradys calf, Newhouses illness, Gordons hand, Cannons shoulder etc. and they went to orchard Park against a tough defense and came away with a win.They weren’t going to risk further injuries to those players and the game plan showed that.
    The haters try to say he is done, weak schedule blah blah like they do every year(didn’t Cleveland just whip the ravens).I bet they were on the Lamar Jackson train when he threw 5 tds.
    BB will correct the mistakes as will the team. Playing bad and winning takes mental toughness which this team has.
    Mahomes is a Phenomenal player, nobody can say otherwise. But unless you forgot… Brady went to his locker room to encourage him. Just saying.

  26. Does anyone really think Brady won’t be hoisting 2-3 more Lombardi’s if he plays to 45?

  27. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 1, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Brady has weapons so there are no excuses.
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    Who exactly are his “weapons”?

  28. RG3 was better than Brady, Vick as well. They said so on TV so it must be true. Mahomes may play long enough to break TB records. Prolly take more than a couple seasons.

  29. Yes Patrick Mahomes is much better than Brady but do people realize the Brady is technically old enough to be his Dad.At 42 Brady is still a top 10 Quarterback in the league and that alone is Amazing

  30. Mahomes is really good and folks are already putting him above Brady. I’ll wait till I see Mahomes winning SBs in his old age like Brady. Brady won his first SB the first time he took over the team. Brady won his first SB at age 24. Maybe Mahomes will do it too this season at the same age and follow Brady’s footsteps. Mahomes is a special player and is capable of doing Brady’s feat.

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