Tom Brady on sideline screaming: ‘I was pretty agitated all night’

Tom Brady gets pumped up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills.
Tom Brady gets pumped up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills. –Charles Krupa/AP

Tom Brady was spotted screaming at his teammates along the sideline on a few occasions during the Patriots’ 20-13 win over the Bills.

“I was pretty agitated all night,’’ Brady said Tuesday on WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan Show.’’ “For three hours and 20 minutes, I was pretty agitated.

“You see things, and you want to try to create some urgency, and see if we can get into the game and start to tighten things up,’’ he said. “You’ve got to figure out, when things aren’t going well, how to rally. When things don’t seem to be going well, how are you going to find that rhythm? And just making sure everyone’s focused, and letting them know I’m focused, and they need to be focused, and that we can all be more focused together.“


Brady was pressured and hit often by the Bills’ pass rush. In the first half, he struggled to get the ball downfield, and completed 12 of his 22 passes — seven of his 10 first-half incompletions appeared to be throwaways.

Brady began to boil over after the Patriots had a 3-and-out to finish the first quarter.

His anger seemed to escalate as the game continued.

Aside from the struggles in pass protection, the Patriots also dealt with an officiating gaffe, where a Danny Amendola reception — which looked like it could have been a huge gainer — was stopped short by an inadvertent whistle. The NFL later said it was a mistake by the officiating crew.

“I really don’t know what happened,’’ Brady said of the play during his postgame press conference. “We were on the sideline and he sprung free, so that ended up being a good play for us. I wish we could’ve converted it into more points.’’

He downplayed the error on Dennis and Callahan.

“The refs make mistakes, too,’’ Brady said Tuesday. “They’re not perfect, we’re not perfect too, as players. I know they get a lot of criticism, but they’re a good crew.’’

Brady wasn’t the only one agitated on Monday night. Bill Belichick had a “get off my lawn’’ moment during one of the Patriots’ offensive drives in the first half, where he seemed to mutter expletives, perhaps directed toward the raucous crowd.


And of course, Rex Ryan had a moment, too.

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Bill Belichick’s not mad; this is just his RBF

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