Morning sports update: What Tom Brady said about having a low quarterback rating against blitzes

"Hopefully we can figure that out, get out of the basement and move our way up."

Tom Brady during the Week 10 loss to the Titans.

Wednesday night saw the Celtics produce a dominant 111-82 win over the Bulls at TD Garden, while the Bruins fell 6-3 to the Avalanche in Colorado.

Tom Brady responded to a question about having a low rating against blitzes: Tom Brady has the lowest quarterback rating among starters in the NFL against blitzes, according to an ESPN statistic:

Brady was asked about this fact during a Wednesday press conference. Here’s his response:

Well anytime you’re last in the league in anything, that’s probably not very good. I haven’t studied that as much. I think if they blitz it gives us great opportunities to make plays and if we’re not doing that, then we’ve got to figure out how to do it. I think if you rush three, or four, or five, there’s going to be opportunities, really in any case. It’s just what you do with the opportunities. Hopefully we can figure that out, get out of the basement and move our way up.

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