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Tom Brady's Post Game Press Conference Transcript


On how they were able to make the switch in the second half down 24-0:

"Well, I talk about it all the time so you're bored of hearing it, but our execution was a lot better and we didn't give ourselves a chance in the first half with the turnovers.  They got a big lead, we found ways to just put one play after the next one, and the next one, and the next one, and ended up scoring some points.  We got the lead, and then we didn't do much after that until the defense really bailed us out.  It was a good team win, that's a real good football team, and I'm glad we got the win."

On the play of Julian Edelman:

"He's been so dependable and consistent all year for our team.  He's been the one veteran player on offense that's been in there who's been in around.  He always does a great job.  He's tough, he's smart, he's disciplined.  It's fun to see him do well, because he deserves it."

On what it says about his team's mental toughness to be able to fight back tonight:

"Well, that's what it's all about. You've got to put a lot of the stuff aside, you've got to forget about what happened in the first half because it was a terrible half of football.  I mean, I don't even know what you coach at that point.  So we came in and we talked about some of the things they were doing and then what we needed to do, which we needed to put together some good plays which would make a good drive, and then if that happened to be a few good drives, then we'd be back in the game, which ended up happening.  We found a way to get back in it and then took the lead, had some chances where we could have had a bigger lead, but we'll learn from those things and try to get better."

On the touchdown to Gronkowski and his reaction on the play:

"I get pretty excited.  He's been close a few times and he's gotten in a few times, so I was pretty pumped up.  I'm always pretty pumped up after we score.  It's nice to celebrate.  Usually I'm pretty grumpy to be around so that's about the only time I get really excited is after we score a touchdown."

On the play of Kenrell Thompkins:

"He made some big plays for us.  He made some big plays last week and when he gets an opportunity, he takes advantage of it.  That's the great part about him, he's a real fighter.  He's a tough kid, he wants to do what's best for the team, he's got a great attitude, and I love being his teammate.  Hopefully he keeps making more of them."

On if they're starting to get an identity:

"Yeah, it's a little bit better on a night like tonight where the weather conditions are a factor.  You've got to figure a way to do different things, and they try to stop those things, and then you've got to figure out something else to do.    We've been a little bit more consistent on offense, we need to keep being that way, keep really leading the charge and it was a good win."

On the fact he had better protection in the second half and how much that helped him:

"That definitely helped.  I thought the offensive line played really hard.  That's a good pass rushing group, Von Miller's one of the best in the league and Shawn Phillips is a really great player so they had some inside guys that put some pressure on us early and we found a way really get the tempo of the game and then settle into our protections for what was working and we did a better job of handling them there in the second half.
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