Tom Brady on Patriots loss

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Here are a few quotes from New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, following the Patriots’ 28-21 loss to the Jets.

“It’s like you’re on the treadmill running 10 miles per hour and someone hits the stop button,” he said. “I think we certainly expected to play better today. I think we’re a pretty good football team but not when we play like we did today. A lot of credit goes to the Jets and the way their players performed. It’s disappointing the way we performed. I certainly wish I did a better job.”

Brady said the Patriots’ offense couldn’t consistently put together plays and that “there were too many plays that weren’t the way we drew them up.”

As for the Jets’ defense: “I think they played a lot more coverage today, probably similar to what they did last week. They mix it up quite a bit. They certainly have a lot of calls. It was a good plan by them and you have to give them a lot of credit.”

As to the zone coverage the Jets showed tonight, rather than the man-to-man they employed for much of the year:

“I don’t think we’re surprised by anything,” he answered. “I thought they could certainly zone us off more. They did. At times, we handled it well. At times, we didn’t. They mixed it up. I thought they executed pretty well. They didn’t give up any big plays. We just didn’t make enough plays.”

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