On Monday, Tom Brady responded to Seattle defensive back Richard Sherman's assessment the Patriots “aren't built for a heavyweight fight” by saying “that’s to be determined in January, and it’s only October."
In an interview with Jim Gray on Dial Global Sports, the Patriots quarterback was asked about Sherman's postgame tweaking of Brady in the media and on Twitter about Brady and the New England offense. The Seattle defensive back, who picked off one Brady pass in Sunday's 24-23 win over the Patriots, said the Patriots run a “gimmick offense” and that he and Brady were jawing at each other for most of the game.
“He’s a very good player and I have a lot of respect for that defense and certainly that secondary. They play very well together,” Brady said of Sherman and the Seahawks. “My dad taught me at a young age to play with class and respect and give my opponents respect, and certainly I have a lot of respect for the Seahawks.
“My dad also told me to worry about the things that I can control and certainly not worry about the things that I can’t. And I really don’t have feelings either way toward what someone may say or think. Really, what’s important is how I feel. We went out and we played a very good team on the road and had an opportunity to win there in the fourth quarter and just didn’t take advantage of it.”
As for the Patriots, Brady said there's a long way to go.
“I don’t think anything’s decided here in the sixth week of the year, or how capable you are of winning big games. That’s to be determined in January and it’s only October, so we’re just going to keep trying to get better,” he said. “Obviously, 3-3 is not where we wanted to be, but that’s where we’re at. And if we’re going to move forward and improve then we’ve got to be determined to do that. And that’s a commitment that each of us players have to make.”
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