Tom Brady obviously has won a lot more games than he’s lost, but some of those losses — like dropping two Super Bowls in heartbreaking fashion — have been pretty crushing.
Sunday night’s loss to the Denver Broncos, however, might be near the top of the list when it comes to the New England Patriots quarterback’s most frustrating defeats. Brady was visibly upset during and after Sunday’s loss, and he still sounded pretty upset Monday morning on WEEI’s “The Dennis and Callahan Morning Show.”
“It was a very hard loss. I don’t think I’ve ever been so visibly pissed off after a loss,” Brady told WEEI. “I think everyone felt the same way. Hopefully we can use it as motivation going forward. There are things we could have done better, and it’s certainly not to leave it up to a call here or a call or there one play. There’s things across the board we can do a better job of, and that’s where our focus is going to be this week.”
Brady didn’t want to blame the officiating for the loss, but he certainly didn’t shy away from questioning some of the obviously questionable calls, most of which went against the Patriots in the overtime loss.
“I think the circumstances of the game, the circumstances of the situation that we were in with winning and having a good lead in the fourth quarter and having a couple of third downs called back — huge third downs we made called back by penalty,” Brady explained. “Losing a player like Gronk in the fourth quarter and fighting back like we did to get us to overtime. I thought the first play of the overtime, the guy hooked (Brandon LaFell) and they didn’t call that. Then they got the ball and they scored the touchdown, so I think it was kind of how it all played out. I was just pretty pissed off.”
Brady and the Patriots will take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13, which could be very bad news for Chip Kelly’s squad. Not counting the Patriots’ Week 17 loss to the Buffalo Bills last season — in which Brady played sparingly — they are 10-0 in their last 10 games following a regular-season loss. Brady has 18 touchdown passes and just five interceptions in those 10 games.
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