If you hadn’t seen the final score, you would think Tom Brady and the New England Patriots lost against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Sources say Brady could be heard yelling at his teammates in the locker room after their lackluster play.
Brady wasn’t only hard on his teammates, he was hard on himself. Brady knows this is the time of year that makes or breaks a team.
After back to back playoff level games vs. the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers, the common thought was the Patriots would crush the 2-12 (now 2-13) Jaguars.
However, the Patriots came out flat, fell behind 13-3, and had to battle to the final seconds to secure a win. Brady spoke about the teams less than stellar performance and what should be expected going forward.
“It’s hard to dig yourself out of those things,” Brady said during his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan program via Marie Torto of the Boston Globe. “You’ll get away with them once in a while, but on a consistent basis it’s hard to keep getting down like we get down and come back and win.”
"I don't really care," he said. "I would just like to go out there and play our best football here next week and beyond. I don't care who we play or where we play or when we play or the time or the place or the opponent. It's about us.
We've lost four games this year. We were pretty capable of winning all four of those games. If it wasn't for some of our own mistakes that we made, we could have.
I'm sure a lot of teams could say that, too. I have a lot confidence in our team and what we're doing. I just hope that our best football is still ahead of us."
“I think it’s the self-inflicted errors,” said Brady. “I think that’s the biggest problem. I think the thing is that we show that we’re capable of doing that, we just don’t do on a consistent basis ... There was too much up and down for us yesterday."
“That’s the frustrating part is to have opportunities like that and really not take advantage on either play, so what should be good gains end up being interceptions or incomplete passes … Those are the ones that we have to make,” he said.