Tom Brady on frustration: I can’t feel what isn’t authentic to me

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was not shy about airing his frustration with the offense’s play after a 17-10 win over the Eagles in Week 11 and that sparked a response from former teammate Rob Gronkowski.

Gronkowski said on FOX’s pregame show Sunday that Brady and the Patriots “should be happy” after winning games and said he doesn’t miss that part of being in New England. Brady and the offense scuffled again this week, but got a 13-9 win over the Cowboys.

The quarterback was less outwardly peeved during both his postgame press conference and a Monday morning appearance on WEEI that featured a question about Gronkowski’s comments. Brady said he can’t “feel other than what is authentic to me” when the team plays less than its best.

“I think everyone deals with things differently and I think that was part of having a guy like Gronk in the locker room that was so great was he approached it like he does,” Brady said. “He always looks at the bright spots in everything. When you have great attitudes like that, it is good to have. He was a great player for us for a long time. We have different challenges that we face and for me personally, I don’t have one emotion after every game. There’s probably five or 10. The moment you catch me is how I will feel at a particular time and sometimes it takes time to digest things and deal with things. Hopefully we can process those by the time the preparation for the next week starts.”

Brady’s approach may not be the one that Gronkowski would choose, but no one’s going to argue about how well it has worked out for him over the years.

67 responses to “Tom Brady on frustration: I can’t feel what isn’t authentic to me

  1. It was pouring heavily most of the game yesterday, plus pretty windy. Its rare that any offense would score much in those conditions.

    And the Pats had a real bright side in Meyers making some big catches, and N’keal Harry making the excellent TD grab. Things are looking up Tom.

  2. harrisonhits2 says:
    November 25, 2019 at 11:55 am
    And the Pats had a real bright side in Meyers making some big catches, and N’keal Harry making the excellent TD grab. Things are looking up Tom.
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    Harry also had a crucial drop. Not something to look forward to.

  3. MortimerInMiami says:
    November 25, 2019 at 11:54 am
    The Ravens are in Brady’s head, he knows he’s not beating them in the postseason this year.
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    To be fair…they ‘weren’t beating the Chiefs in the playoffs’ last year either…until they did. You can’t ever count out Belichick.

  4. Brady has become a grumpy old man. Just don’t turn the ball over and this defense and special teams can beat any team. Yes, even the Ravens who will be throttled the second time around.

  5. Just because the outcome was in your favor, it doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t be unsatisfied with the process if you think you could have performed better.

    If I shoot a basketball and it unintentionally goes in from a bank, I can be happy I got the points, but also want to work on fixing my shot so I increase my percentage of making future shots.

    The great ones recognize this,hence, the rings, and I am a Brady/Patrios hater.

  6. Darn, why are you guys hating on TB12 like this. He is possibly the greatest qb to ever play. Is there one of you that would honestly say you wouldn’t want him in his prime on your team. I would take him any day of the week. I watched him throw perfect spirals on the money yesterday & his receivers dropped at least 4 passes.

  7. After each and every win this season, you hear the same thing over and over from Boston media – The New England Patriots won but it wasn’t pretty.

    Leaves an unsettling feeling heading into December and January, and the Pats are who they are – great defense, great coaching, holes in offense.

    BB said recently that there is a way to win every game, you just have to figure out how.

    So far so good. But it ain’t pretty.

  8. Ravens fans talk a lot of smack for being 4-10 lifetime against Brady.
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    2-2 in the playoffs and should have been 4-0 if not for Lee Evans and Billy Cundiff in one and a Julian Edleman trick throw for a TD in another. Playoffs is all that matters. No other team can say that except Manning a couple of times

  9. It was a good game in very tough conditions so I’m glad we recorded it to watch again. This is where mental toughness comes in to not get down on the offense or Brady get down on himself. Five weeks to go, keep trying to improve.

  10. Hey Brady,

    Your too old, you cheat, you can’t run, you can’t throw past 2 yards, you are nothing without Belicheck.

    ………..

    Please continue to feed the beast.

    Sincerely

    Pats fans

  11. johnnycantread says:
    November 25, 2019 at 11:50 am
    An authentic cheater.

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    Give it a rest already. Same tired and whiny excuse is getting old and boring.

  12. I watched two games back-to-back yesterday afternoon, Brees slinging it effortlessly in a dome, then Brady battling a constant downpour, raining at a 45 degree angle with brutal winds and frequent gusts.

    If anyone thinks that Manning or Brees, playing in as many bad weather games as TB12 has over 18 years, would have nearly as many yards or TD passes, then you’re crazy.

    Flip it and put Brady in a home dome in a warm weather division and he’d be making a run at 85K yards by now.

  13. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    November 25, 2019 at 11:58 am
    “Give me attention! Look at me! Give me attention!”

    -Tom Brady

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    …..and you do. Lots of it even.

  14. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    November 25, 2019 at 11:58 am
    “Give me attention! Look at me! Give me attention!”

    -Tom Brady

    15 65 Rate This

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    I don’t think any QB doing their weekly radio spot in any market qualifies as that.

    Gomer Manning’s head on my tv screen every 10 mins, however, DOES.

  15. factschecker says:
    November 25, 2019 at 12:20 pm
    Seems like every year the offense hits it’s low only to snap out of it when the playoffs start.

    1 0 Rate This

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    And the thing is, it’s all right there, minus Develin and Gronk’s blocking. The run game won’t be quite as good, but it’s sort of sad right now how much talent Brady has around him and how people think he doesn’t have it.

    You just saw 2 rookie WRs in a monsoon have a key impact because Brady was finally forced to use them.

    There is no reason whatsoever, that the best OL in the conference, with Wynn back, the best RB group, the second best WR group behind KC, could somehow be a problem for this offense moving forward.

    Sanu is better than Hogan, Dorsett is better 1 full year in as he catches everything, and you have big bodies with the rookies, one more of a red zone chip and one more of a mid field sticks mover with Edelman underneath. It’s literally a plethora of talent and this doesn’t even count White or Burkhead out of the backfield.

    The odds of this not settling down are distant, IMO. There is no way BB/McD/Brady won’t figure this out. I am not buying it. They did it last year, with less options in the passing game because Gronk was on his last legs physically.

  16. The 2019 Pats remind me of the 2015 Broncos. Each team with a great defense and a HOF QB on the sharp decline and near the end of his career. Denver won the Super Bowl that year and I wouldn’t be surprised of the Pats go all the way again this season.

    The epilogue is that the Broncos went into the tank after Manning was gone (mostly owing to lack of a decent QB and the departure of Wade Philips as DC). However, I expect that New England will continue to enjoy a measure of success without Brady as long as Belichick sticks around as HC.

  17. First of all I was pleasantly surprised upon using the ESPN Playoff Machine that it put Houston in the hole, Cleveland in the 6 hole, and Indianapolis in the 5.

    There’s a good chance Cleveland upsets Baltimore and Indianapolis upsets the Chiefs. Let’s not crown the Ravens just yet. The postseason is a whole different animal and Belichick has now seen Lamar. I have always said of the Belichick-Harbaugh rivalry that the team I favor in the playoffs is the one that lost the regular season matchup.

    Still, I think the Patriots are obliged to take Brown back just to keep him from the Ravens and Chiefs and Texans. You KNOW one or all of these teams will pursue Brown once he’s cleared to play. And with Brown back in the fold, the Patriots solve their offensive woes. Brown draws the double team and still catches 5 for 60 while Edelman goes hog wild.

  18. qckappa says:
    November 25, 2019 at 12:05 pm
    Darn, why are you guys hating on TB12 like this. He is possibly the greatest qb to ever play. Is there one of you that would honestly say you wouldn’t want him in his prime on your team. I would take him any day of the week. I watched him throw perfect spirals on the money yesterday & his receivers dropped at least 4 passes.

    45 9 Rate This

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    There were two drops, one each by the rooks. I also saw arimailed passes, which we’ve seen all year. Brady has to be better. With Wynn back, the left side improving, the odds are good as long as he doesn’t abuse his stupid Circle of Trust crap. We saw how overrated that was last night.

  19. In the Brady era the World Champion Patriots, winners of more Super Bowls than any NFL team since the 70’s, no team having won more than them…are undefeated in rematches in the same season vs teams that won big over the Patriots the first time.

    That news is just horrible for the Ravens. UH OH! 😀

  20. Hey truth professor why don’t you while you’re at it consider putting Brady in the Patriots in a real division. Not that joke of a division they’ve been Waltzing through for 20 years.

  21. observantfan says:
    November 25, 2019 at 12:28 pm
    Hey truth professor why don’t you while you’re at it consider putting Brady in the Patriots in a real division. Not that joke of a division they’ve been Waltzing through for 20 years.
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    The whole NFL is a joke division for the Patriots for the last 20 years.

  22. observantfan says:
    November 25, 2019 at 12:28 pm
    Hey truth professor why don’t you while you’re at it consider putting Brady in the Patriots in a real division. Not that joke of a division they’ve been Waltzing through for 20 years.


    That’s 6 time World Champion, 4 time Super Bowl MVP, 3 time league MVP and Greatest quarterback of all time Tom Brady to you.

    Address the man properly boy!

  23. 2-2 in the playoffs and should have been 4-0 if not for Lee Evans and Billy Cundiff in one and a Julian Edleman trick throw for a TD in another. Playoffs is all that matters. No other team can say that except Manning a couple of times

    Oh the “IF” game is fun to play.

  24. TheCakeIsALie says:
    November 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm
    Ravens fans talk a lot of smack for being 4-10 lifetime against Brady.
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    That’s 2-2 lifetime in the Post Season. Not bad, IMO. Bested by the Broncos with 3 post season wins

  25. The loss of Gronk, injuries on the offensive line, new faces with the wide receivers has impacted the pats offense to put up big numbers on the score board. Id also add that Brady cannot make all the throws he used to and defenses have keyed on that subtly. Brady and the pats still most likely will get to the super bowl and win it, but Brady will not look the same from here on out. He hasn’t look the same all season to be exact.

  26. Your too old, you cheat, you can’t run, you can’t throw past 2 yards, you are nothing without Belicheck.

    Brady has never been a runner and he is currently 4th in the NFL in passing yards ahead of Wilson and Rodgers.

    Is it possible at all for you JEALOUS crybabies to come up with ANYTHING original other than the same lame comments over and over ?

  27. observantfan says:
    November 25, 2019 at 12:28 pm
    Hey truth professor why don’t you while you’re at it consider putting Brady in the Patriots in a real division. Not that joke of a division they’ve been Waltzing through for 20 years.

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    Non-Divisional Records

    Team W L T PCT
    New England 115 35 0 0.767

  28. Voteforwiggsmofo says:
    November 25, 2019 at 12:34 pm
    2-2 in the playoffs and should have been 4-0 if not for Lee Evans and Billy Cundiff in one and a Julian Edleman trick throw for a TD in another. Playoffs is all that matters. No other team can say that except Manning a couple of times

    Oh the “IF” game is fun to play.


    It is fun indeed 🙂 How about if Asante Samuel doesn’t drop an Eli interception ball, and IF Malcolm Butler wasn’t benched and if Welker doesn’t drop a near routine catch the Patriots are looking at 9-0 in Super Bowls in the Belichick era. 😀

  29. GoodellMustGo says:
    November 25, 2019 at 12:28 pm
    In the Brady era the World Champion Patriots, winners of more Super Bowls than any NFL team since the 70’s, no team having won more than them…are undefeated in rematches in the same season vs teams that won big over the Patriots the first time.

    That news is just horrible for the Ravens. UH OH! 😀

    ~~~~~

    LOL half the comments are Ravens run a high school, simple, offense and Lamar can’t throw, etc. etc. Then there are some that say BB will stop it the second time, he just needed a look. I would have figured a genius like BB would watch old games and could stop a high school, simple offense the first time.

  30. The boss has this attitude, the role-player has Gronk’s. That seems appropriate.

    We see the effect of “everything’s fine, nothing to worry about” in a lot of mediocre teams across the league.

  31. observantfan says:
    November 25, 2019 at 12:28 pm
    Hey truth professor why don’t you while you’re at it consider putting Brady in the Patriots in a real division. Not that joke of a division they’ve been Waltzing through for 20 years.

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    I just looked it up and Brady by division:

    NFC North:.850
    NFC East: .812
    AFC North: .806
    AFC East: .794
    AFC South: .787
    NFC South: .750
    AFC West: .647
    NFC West: .667

    So he actually beats the cream-puff AFC North, NFC North and NFC East at a higher percentage than the other divisions including the AFC East

  32. Not a Pats’s fan but you know they’re good when Brady’s at the point of being upset over wins because they lose so few games. I just want to see someone else represent the AFC for once though.

  33. The man handles himself like a robot. The commentary from Gronk is reminiscent of Jerry Rice being all business and Deion telling him to chill, they were definitely going to whip the Chargers back in 1994. Deion was right, they sure did. I thought Gronk was an awful lot of fun to listen to I hope he gets on the TV with those guys in a regular role

  34. The funniest part is that the Patriots are also 4-0 against the NFCE. In other words, if you moved them into a “real” division like the NFCE, they’d immediately be the division leaders. By contrast, the Cowboys currently have a losing record against all other divisions this year: 1-2 against AFCE, 1-2 against NFCN, 0-1 against NFCS. They should consider themselves lucky they’re not in the mighty AFCE, but that may be cold comfort against the 8-3 Bills this week.

  35. Hey, Tom – there’s always retirement.

    I was thinking of that watching the game yesterday. It’s cold, raining, the offense isn’t moving, he’s taking some big hits. Here’s a guy at 42 w/ 6 rings, and he could be kicking back & enjoying life from somewhere far away, and he’s still choosing to go through the grind.

    That’s why he made history, but I do find it hard to comprehend. He’s driven beyond most rational humans.

  36. Lol why do people pretend like Brady is the only qb in the league that has to deal with injuries to skill positions? He has a top 10 ranked offensive line, cake schedule against soft passing defenses, a stable of competent rbs, and the best defense in football. Why so many excuses for him?

  37. Brady handled that question brilliantly. You can tell he and Gronk have nothing but respect for each other.

  38. I doubt anyone scrolls this far and I’m not a Pats or a TB12 die hard by any means. Tom and the team played poorly in the rain, his drive makes him always want more and I commend him for that.

  39. The hardest thing to do is tell an aging QB that hes done. The Question is..how long is it going to take Bill to tell him. Think about it. Bill wanted Jimmy G in there already and Tom got rid of that problem. Bill gets rid of players about 2 years before they hit the decline. That was 2 years ago. How long are you gonna bite your tongue Bill? How long?

  40. Brady knows what it takes to win a championship. Keep grinding Tom. We appreciate it in New England. For the rest of you whiners and excuse makers. Who cares ?

    Around these parts Brady is LEGEND

  41. Those that doubt Brady for years have looked like moronic fools. Oh and by the way they lost the game too. Win the game or shut up. Your incessant whining makes you and your team look weak. No crying in football. Brady is a LEGEND in New England.
    No matter your excuses we are the greatest dynasty in NFL history. Period. And as a special treat when the dynasty comes to an end NFL films will remind you every year of the greatest dynasty in NFL History. You can watch it over and over and over. d every future team that is any good will be compared to them. That is your misery. Of course with all the whining and excuse making you deserve it.

  42. I, for one, am eagerly looking forward to the day we all look BACK on this dynasty.

    But yeah, you’re right – the Pats are the Yankees of the NFL. Very unlikely to ever be matched.

  43. I watched two games back-to-back yesterday afternoon, Brees slinging it effortlessly in a dome, then Brady battling a constant downpour, raining at a 45 degree angle with brutal winds and frequent gusts.

    If anyone thinks that Manning or Brees, playing in as many bad weather games as TB12 has over 18 years, would have nearly as many yards or TD passes, then you’re crazy.

    Flip it and put Brady in a home dome in a warm weather division and he’d be making a run at 85K yards by now.
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    or better yet, take them out of the weakest division in football and put them in the afc north or the nfc east. dont think the pats are the same team not playing the dolphins, bills, and jets six times a year, having a playoff spot wrapped up by december.

  44. markhiggs says:
    November 25, 2019 at 4:20 pm
    The hardest thing to do is tell an aging QB that hes done. The Question is..how long is it going to take Bill to tell him. Think about it. Bill wanted Jimmy G in there already and Tom got rid of that problem. Bill gets rid of players about 2 years before they hit the decline. That was 2 years ago. How long are you gonna bite your tongue Bill? How long?

    He’s not done, that’s why he is still there

    Plenty of analysts and current and former QBs have pointed out Brady “still has his arm strength “ and he still slides in the pocket and can still read a D

    We saw it last night. His longest passes were INTO the wind

    He hit Meyers 35 yards down the seam on a rope and the rookie dropped it

    I’m 3rd and 19 he ducked out of a sack moved out of the pocket set his feet and hit KE 20 yards for a first down

    Later hit JE 23 yards then Meyers and for 17

    All in the wind and rain with a wet ball

    The issues on the offense this season are not Brady it was until last night the left tackle was out

    He’s had how many different combination of wr this season
    No TE

    Just like 06

    Brady is fine.

  45. Brady=6 rings
    Brees, Foles, Wilson, Rodgers, Lamar, Dak, DaShaun, Goff, Cousins, Carr combined=4 rings

    Tom’s not crying. You’re crying.

  46. or better yet, take them out of the weakest division in football and put them in the afc north or the nfc east. dont think the pats are the same team not playing the dolphins, bills, and jets six times a year, having a playoff spot wrapped up by december.

    Yeah because they are only 30-10 vs the big bad AFC north
    That includes owning the Steelers 12-4
    And 10-4 bs the Ravens

    Of and they just swept the NFC East

    You people and constant excuse making is pathetic

  47. markhiggs says:
    November 25, 2019 at 4:20 pm
    The hardest thing to do is tell an aging QB that hes done. The Question is..how long is it going to take Bill to tell him. Think about it. Bill wanted Jimmy G in there already and Tom got rid of that problem. Bill gets rid of players about 2 years before they hit the decline. That was 2 years ago. How long are you gonna bite your tongue Bill? How long?
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    The hardest thing to do it tell you that you know nothing about football. Missing his center and with a JAG a left tackle and no Fullback, the Patriots running game also struggled. Did pretty well last night. Brady has had no protection, and not much of anyone besides Eldelman to throw to. Come back in January and let’s talk about it. You will have an excuse, I’ll have W’s.

  48. or better yet, take them out of the weakest division in football and put them in the afc north or the nfc east. dont think the pats are the same team not playing the dolphins, bills, and jets six times a year, having a playoff spot wrapped up by december.

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    when i think of tough divisions the nfc east never comes to mind. just bc all 4 teams are awful and competing with each other to be the cellar dweller doesnt make it a tough division. normally theres a 7 and 8 team in the nfc east with a chance to win it in week 17. thats terrible.

  49. I always found it sad listening to obnoxious Steelers’ fans bragging about how many rings they “had.” Patriots’ fans are just as bad if not more. You don’t have any rings and your team and its intentional grounding QB is on very thin ice. I would prepare for a big post season letdown,

  50. The texts (inflater), destruction of evidence (obstruction) and the equipment guys bringing the ball into a private room speaks for itself. Guilty and punished. Human trafficking support by RK….corrupt from the top down. Nothing under BB is legit, sorry sport!

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