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."
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Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
We check in with safety Patrick Chung for a brief visit on Patriots Monday and discuss the win over Houston, and the upcoming game against the Bills.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Rob Bradford is joined by former Red Sox, and current Cubs, catcher David Ross, who admits to joining teammates Jon Lester, John Lackey and many members of the Chicago front office in at least contemplating the idea of a Red Sox vs. Cubs World Series. Ross also compares his retirement tour to David Ortiz's, reveals stories of clubhouse celebrations, while suggesting that Lester is pitching better than ever.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with Sox slugger David Ortiz in his final regular season week of his career. We touch on the 2016 Sox heading into the playoffs, retirement, memories and Jose Fernandez.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
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DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Kirk flipped out at Curtis and Fred Couples cried.
In hour three Tomase, Callahan and Minihane discuss Trump's comments this morning on Fox and Friends as well as Big Papi's farewell weekend at Fenway.
The guys continued to pick through Trump's performance in the debate and Kirk discussed a new Hollywood divorce in Headlines.
An angry female caller got Ordway rattled to the point where he starts complaining about an LA bar that only lets beautiful people inside. Unfortunately for Glenn (and most of the WEEI staff, really), he doesn't think they'd let him in.
Glenn, Lou and Christian kick off the show talking about last night's presidential debate, and how poorly Donald Trump looked during it.
In their first game since the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez, Dee Gordon hit a lead off home run -- his first home run of the season. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about the tragic news and the emotion surrounding that game last night.
We sit down with the head coach of the Patriots Bill Belichick to break down the win over Houston, and look ahead to the Buffalo Bills this Sunday.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
Lucy, Ken and Curtis are back for episode four after the Monday edition was spiked by station management for "an unfathomable screw up". The new, careful edition discusses the John Tomase appearance and Curtis' trip to meet Jim from The Office with Kirk.
Thomas and Conor give a breakdown of the BC-Wagner game this weekend and look forward to next week's Buffalo game.
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