What Tom Brady said after Sunday’s victory against the Jets

"No one feels sorry for us; we don’t feel sorry for them. It’s just, we’ve got to go out there and try to win a game."

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady discussed his thoughts on Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jets.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady discussed his thoughts on Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jets. –@Patriots

New England did it again. Even with a third quarter exit by wide receiver Julian Edelman who suffered a chest injury, and a scare by Josh Gordon who stepped out of the game after jamming his finger in a face mask, the Patriots managed to come out with a 30-14 victory on Sunday over the New York Jets.

Quarterback Tom Brady discussed his thoughts on the game, preparing for the Buffalo Bills, and how the team needs to continue to execute despite injuries this early in the season.

  • Brady on the win: “We’ve all got to go in there and play it out. It’s the NFL, so anything happens. I’m glad we won, and defense played great again. I keep saying that, which I’m very happy about and it’s great to see them play that way. Yeah, good win.”
  • On Josh Gordon’s catch in the third quarter: “Yeah, it was a huge play. Is that the one we got the turnover? No, that was after that. We had good field position and Josh made a huge play. Made a bunch all day. He went wire-to-wire; he’s going to be pretty tired tomorrow. Proud of him and what he accomplished today. That was a huge play in the game. All the guys played tough, played hard, so it was just a good win.”

  • How the team needs to deal with injury: “I mean, it gets hard and it’s this part of the football season. Attrition plays a part. It’s a physical, violent sport and guys take big hits and they get injured and you just do the best you can to kind of rehab those and get back as quickly as possible. But, a lot of guys are dealing with stuff. That’s just the nature of the sport, and it’s a tough sport.”
  • On Julian Edelman’s injury: “I mean, when you have good players out there, it helps. So, your best players playing is a good thing. When you’re missing your best players, it gets more challenging and your margin of error goes down … So, it’s just part of it, and we’re going to deal with it all year, and guys who are in there, they have to go and do a really good job. When we’re all healthy, it feels good, but we’ve still got to go execute. And when we’re not, we’ve still got to go execute, and that’s what we’re going to try to do.”

  • Preparing for the next game against the Bills: “This is part of the challenge – a lot of things you can’t plan for, and you’ve just got to do the best you can do, and a lot of moving parts, a lot of guys playing a lot of positions they’ve never really been in…There’s nobody feeling sorry for anybody out there. There’s no teams that are, ‘Man, poor Patriots.’ No one feels sorry for us; we don’t feel sorry for them. It’s just, we’ve got to go out there and try to win a game. Certainly, 3-0 is a good feeling, but you don’t really get anything for three wins. We’ve got to do a lot more than this.”