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10/10/2011 - 10:21am
Brady on D&C: 'Tougher than it needed to be'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday.

Brady ran off the field at the end of the game without shaking hands, and he was shorter than usual in his postgame press conference. He explained that it was a combination of frustration and weariness.

"I expect a lot out of our team, just like our coaches do and all the players do," he said. "I thought we were capable of playing better than we did yesterday. Even though we won -- yeah, I feel great about that. Believe me, I know how tough it is to win and how much it sucks to lose. And we played a good team yesterday that has been a tough opponent for us and is a tough opponent every single time we play them. But I thought we made it a little tougher than it needed to be."

Asked why he seems more serious in general lately, Brady answered: "There's a lot that goes into every...

10/10/2011 - 7:35am
Mashup: Golf fan throws hot dog at Tiger

A 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday after running toward the seventh green at CordeValle golf course in San Martin, Calif., and throwing a hot dog in the direction of Tiger Woods during the final round of the Frys.com Open. "I was kind of focusing on my putt when he started yelling," said Woods, who finished in a tie for 30th. "Next thing I know, he laid on the ground and looked like he wanted to be arrested, really, because he laid on the ground, put his hands behind his back and turned his head."

The man told police he wasn't throwing the hot dog at Woods, even though he called Woods' name before tossing it in the air. "He was very cooperative," Sgt. Jose Cardoza said. "They said, 'Why did you do this?' He just shook his head in guilt or remorse. He didn't give a reason why he did it."

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10/09/2011 - 8:37pm
Rex Ryan: Patriots 'are the better team'

FOXBORO -- Rex Ryan spoke to the media following the Jets' 30-21 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. The Jets have now lost three straight games and stand two games behind the Patriots (and Bills) in the AFC East standings.

"Obviously, they are the better team right now," Ryan said. "The score indicated that. I was encouraged, though, by our team. We did some good things. We got back to some runs and completions. I thought we did some good things offensively. Against New England, you've got to get off the field. We couldn't do that, and you've got to give them all the credit. That's an excellent football team and we've got to be smarter, got to play smarter."

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10/09/2011 - 7:59pm
Brady: 'We left a lot of points out there'

The Patriots scored 30 points and gained 446 yards of offense, but quarterback Tom Brady wasn't particularly pleased after his team's win over the Jets.

"I thought we could have done a lot better offensively," Brady said. "I thought we did a decent job at times, but we obviously left a lot of points out there."

Brady threw for 321 yards and a touchdown, but he did throw an interception near the end zone at the end of the first half. The Pats also settled for three field goals, including one that made it 27-21 and kept it a one-score game after New England took over on the Jets' 25-yard line.

Brady had praise for running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who ran for 136 yards on 27 carries. "He ran great. He always does," Brady said. "He's a tough runner, he's a real smart runner. He's patient. He sees the holes. That was a big part of the win. When we call upon him we need him, and he makes the plays."...

10/09/2011 - 7:56pm
Belichick on win over Jets: 'We stepped up'

Patriots coach Bill Belichick lauded his team's effort -- both during the week of practice leading up to the game and on Sunday -- that helped permit New England to claim a 30-21 victory over the Jets. Belichick suggested that there was evident progress in his team, especially on the defensive side, in earning the win against a key division rival.

"This was one of our better weeks of practice. Hopefully that was reinforced by what we did in the game," Belichick said. "Division game, hard-fought game like it always is. But I'm really proud of our players. We stepped up. That was a great drive there offensively to answer the touchdown with a field goal. I thought we played better on defense. Some good things to build on. We've still got a long way to go."

The Pats limited the Jets to 255 total yards of offense and forced seven three-and-outs. That effort represented improvement to Belichick, even though he suggested that the...

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