Patriots quarterback Tom Brady acknowledged a 41-14 victory over the Dolphins last night was a “big win” for the Patriots and the feel-good atmosphere in the locker room even had coach Bill Belichick in a good mood.
But Brady cautioned not to read too much into the fourth game of the season this morning in his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan program.
“There was a lot of questions and doubts about our team, and I think as a team we really showed what we are made of,” Brady said.
Brady knows what awaits when Belichick re-assembles the team to begin practicing for the Ravens game Oct. 17. The Patriots have a bye this weekend.
“I’m sure there will be plenty from the last four weeks that he’ll have some comment about. By no means have we figured this all out,” Brady said.
Brady was asked about whether he was aware, during the game, that receiver Randy Moss did not have any receptions. It was the first time in Moss’ Patriots career that he finished a game without a catch.
“Sure, you want to get everyone involved. He’s always involved in our offense, and we have certain plays that are designed to him that are risk/reward type plays,” Brady said. “When we have those opportunities, he’s going to get it.”
Brady also pointed out how Moss’ presence affects the game in more ways than his personal stats.
“He’s a big part of our offense, but when they take him away, really what it does is opens up other guys, and they’re really fortunate to have him on their team,” Brady said.
“Even though he didn’t have a catch, He’s a big part of the win,” Brady said. “He doesn’t ever say anything. He understands sometimes that’s just the way it goes.”
Brady himself didn’t have a big stats night, either. He only passed for 153 yards and one touchdown as special teams and defensive plays led to several scores.
“We didn’t have a lot of touches,” Brady said of the offensive unit. “We were just watching the special teams do everything.”