Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on Dennis & Callahan to recap Sunday's 24-23 loss to the Seahawks. The Patriots led 23-10 with just over nine minutes left in the fourth quarter but failed to score again as rookie quarterback Russell Wilson led the Seahawks on a pair of touchdown drives.
"The other day was clearly frustrating for everyone involved," Brady said. "We played the kind of game we wanted to play for most of it, and didn't play really well when we needed to. Football is about being ahead in the end, doesn't matter if you lead in the first quarter, second quarter or third quarter, what matters is being ahead in the end. We just let one get away from us."
The end of the first half saw some uncharacteristic play from Brady, who was nearly picked off the end zone before being flagged for intentional grounding on with two seconds left at the Seattle 3-yard line, a penalty that ended the half (with the required 10-second runoff after an intentional grounding). Brady was asked about the sequence of events.
"You got two shots at the end zone," said Brady of the final two plays of the half. "The first was incomplete, and the second was an intentional grounding. I just kind of stepped up in the pocket and threw the ball over the middle, just trying to throw the ball away. There just wasn't anyone very close to where I was throwing to, and they made the right call."
Wes Welker caught 10 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown from Brady on Sunday, but also received a brutal hit to the chest from Seattle safety Brandon Browner. Welker missed just three plays before returning and immediately catching a third-down pass.
"He got drilled, he got drilled," Brady said. "He's so tough, there's nobody as tough as Wes. His mental toughness, his physical toughness. He runs over the middle fearlessly and makes play after play after play. He made a ton of plays the other day and was open on a ton more plays that I didn't throw to him. He finds the hole and knows how to get open. He's just a great player for us."
The Jets, also 3-3, will be at Gillette Stadium this weekend without Darrelle Revis, out for the season with an ACL injury. Brady was asked if his approach to the Jets will change without the All-Pro cornerback.
"He's a phenomenal player," Brady said. "As good a corner as there is in the league and as good as corner I've faced, but their team has always been built around their defense and not just one player. He's a great player and I don't want to discount him, but they've got other great players, too. Antonio Cromartie is a great player and they have some guys on the line that can rush and a solid group of linebackers. It's going to be a good challenge for us, it feels like we're playing good defenses every week and the Jets are no different."
PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
We go inside the Patriots with head coach Bill Belichick as the Patriots prepare for the Super Bowl. We get some final thoughts on deflated balls, and some actual GAME talk about the Seahawks as well.
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Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.
Kirk wasn't taking any crap from Woody in North Reading.
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.
Former Panthers GM and current ESPN 730 radio host in Charlotte, Marty Hurney spoke, ambiguously, about a lot of "rumors" he's heard about the New England Patriots, dating back to 2001. He did admit he believes Bill Belichick's assertions during Saturday's press conference.
Saturday Night Live did a cold open featuring actors portraying Greg Gumbel, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Also, the story of Robert Allenby is unraveling quickly.
Patriots DE Chandler Jones spoke about he doesn't really have a problem "avoiding the noise" about "Deflate-gate" since he doesn't watch ESPN or the news, but prefers cartoons like Family Guy. He also talked about the time he played the Seahawks in his rookie year. Although the teams are different, Jones will likely line up opposite Russell Okung, and try to tackle Marshawn Lynch. Keeping contain on Russell Wilson will be important for Jones and Rob Ninkovich.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton are live from radio row and recapping the latest in Deflategate including Belichick's impromptu weekend presser, and the national media's predictable reaction to it.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
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Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
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