After last night’s loss to the Miami Dolphins, the Patriots were not really interested in answering a lot of the media’s questions. However, Belichick, Brady, and others still made an appearance at the postgame press conference.
Here’s a transcript of Brady’s interview with reporters yesterday:
Q: What is your general feeling after the game and having to play on Wild Card weekend for the first time in nearly a decade?
TB: Yeah, it was just we didn’t play the way we’re capable of playing and it ended up costing us. Just too many bad mistakes.
Q: Did you feel 100 percent today? There were some throws in the first half that seemed to get away. Did you feel as if you were dialed in today, or were you just a little off?
TB: You know I could always do things better. So, I don’t think there’s any one particular thing other than obviously I hate turning the ball over, but I just don’t think we did a good enough job. I certainly didn’t do a good enough job. We’ve got to do better next week.
Q: On the interception, what did you see?
TB: It was just a bad throw. It was just a bad throw.
Q: How did you feel physically today?
TB: Good. Yeah, I feel good. I have no problems. So yeah, no problems.
Q: What’s your confidence level in the state of the offense following the regular season, and do you think it’s good enough to come back and make a Super Bowl run?
TB: I think we’ve got to think about trying to win one game and not think about many things other than that. So, we didn’t play the way we were capable. We got beat, and now we’ve got to play next week and we’ve got to play a lot better next week.
Q: On the possession right before the end of the half, would you have liked to have done more there, and were you surprised that you just kind of ran the ball and that was it?
TB: I’ll have to look. I don’t know. We weren’t executing great, so I can understand the decision. But, it was a lot of things today.
Q: You were treating this game like a playoff game this week, but it really wasn’t. Is it tough to get motivated for the game when you know it’s not really one-and-done, but something else?
TB: Well, it was a great chance for us to not play next week. So, we didn’t take advantage of it. We just didn’t play good enough and we all wish we would have done a better job. Certainly I do.
Q: What have you seen from the offensive line in terms of making progress this season?
TB: Yeah, they’ve been fighting really hard for us, and doing a good job in the run game and the pass game. They battled out there today. We just – we got control and then we just – you know, it just wasn’t a great game.