How does Tom Brady feel about playing with Antonio Brown? The quarterback is focused on what Brown is doing on the field, not off of it.
After the Patriots defeated the Dolphins 43-0 on Sunday, Brady expressed his satisfaction with Brown’s performance, even amidst the sexual assault accusations against him.
“It was a good start,” Brady said about the victory. “I was just trying to find an open guy and [Antonio Brown] was snapping off some routes and did a good job. It was good to find him, everyone contributed.”
When asked if he feels ‘conflicted’ about Brown playing on Sunday, Brady was stern: “I don’t make any of those decisions,” he said. “I just show up and do my job.”
The connection between the two was evident early on in the game, with Brown scoring a touchdown in the second quarter. He received a team-high eight targets from Brady, connecting for four catches for 56 yards.
Even with their on-field chemistry, Brady still feels like the Brown and the entire team have a “long way to go” :
“We really do,” said Brady. “We haven’t been working together very long, myself, even [Julian Edelman] this year, Josh [Gordon] this year, Phillip [Dorsett] been out there a lot but just everyone together…We’re trying to get everyone in a rhythm.”
“Whether it’s [Antonio Brown] or anyone else, it’s really — we always put in a lot of work as a group, individuals, walk-throughs, practice, film, corrections, field, between periods and so forth. We’re just trying to do the best we can do, get up to speed and ultimately come out here and play well.”